NYC Area Open Service Positions

ALL trusted service positions are open in May! This is your chance to serve and getting really involved in your recovery by giving back. Come to the the April Meeting Sunday 4/21, 1-4, 154 Christopher St or talk to your home group GSR. Note: “Section” notations are from NYC area policy.

CHAIRPERSON (SECTION 13.2)
(a) 5 years clean.
(b) One to two years service experience at the Area level, preferably including a term as Vice-Chairperson.
Must be capable of conducting a business meeting with a firm hand, a calm spirit, and a clear mind.

VICE-CHAIRPERSON (SECTION 13.3)
(a) 4 years clean.
(b) One year minimum service experience at the Area level.

ALTERNATE TREASURER (SECTION 13.5)
(a) 4 years clean.
(b) One year minimum service experience at the Area level.
(c) Experience in business, accounting, bookkeeping or as a successful group/committee treasurer.
(d) Financially secure and good at managing personal finances.
(e) Demonstrated trustworthiness.

SECRETARY (SECTION 13.6)
(a) 2 years clean.
(b) Previous service experience at the Area level.
(c) Typing skills and access to word processor helpful.

Hospitals & Institutions Chairperson
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Public Information Chairperson (now known as Public Relations)
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Helpline Coordinator
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Literature Distribution Coordinator
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Events and Activities Chairperson (called Activities in Policy)
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Meeting List Coordinator
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below

Webservant
(a) see SECTION 13.1,9 below
(b) competency in “open source” and webhost technologies

SECTION 13.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS
(a) Personal time and ability to perform the duties specified (see Article 12. Duties Of Officers).
(b) Willingness and the desire to serve.
(c) The clean time and service experience stated below.
(d) Understanding of and practical experience with the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts of Narcotics Anonymous, NYCASC guidelines and Robert’s Rules of Order.
(e) Maintenance of clean time throughout the term of office.
(f) May hold no other NYCASC elected or representative position.

SECTION 13.9 SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
(a) 3 years clean.
(b) One year minimum service experience at the Area level, preferably on the subcommittee they are nominated to chair.

Announcement of elections for May – NYCASC
Below are excerpted from Area Guidelines, where designated by Section #s.

SECTION 14.1 ANNOUNCING THE COMING OF ELECTIONS The Secretary shall announce the coming of elections and invite the submission of nominees for the available positions at the two (2) regular meetings preceding the election meeting.

SECTION 14.2 NOMINATIONS Nominations for all elected positions shall come from the groups through their respective GSR or GSR Alternate. Nominations for the chairpersons of the standing subcommittees may come from either the groups or the respective subcommittee. If there is no nomination from either source, the position will go unfilled until a proper nomination is received.

SECTION 15.1 REGULAR TERM
(a) Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and standing subcommittee chairpersons shall serve one year terms to be elected in May.