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Area Service Committee

The purpose of the Greater Smoky Mountain Area Service Committee (GSMASC) is to aid the area's Groups and Members in carrying out their primary purpose. This aid is generally in the form of providing services, such as taking meetings into hospitals and intitutions, making NA literature available, organizing NA activities, and providing information about the purpose and scope of NA to the general public. This helps to remove any need for the Groups to individually organize these services, allowing them to focus on their primary purpose and to provide services that no single group could easily have the money or manpower to provide.

An ASC is responsible to the Groups they serve. As such, the Group representatives, GSRs and their alternates, are the heart of the ASC. It is they who decide what services the ASC should provide, elect administrative officers and subcommittee chairpersons, delegate the organization of day to day tasks to subcommittees, and elect an RCM and alternate RCM to represent them at the regional level.

The GSMASC holds a business meeting on the fourth Sunday of every month (third Sunday in November and December). An archive of the ASC meeting minutes is available here. The ASC meeting provides a forum where the GSRs and alternate GSRs, the RCM and alternate RCM, subcommittee chairpersons, administrative officers, and any NA member who wishes to participate can meet regularly to collectively aid the Area's Groups in organizing the services they need.

In general, the services provided by the GSMASC are organized into the following subcommittees that are responsible for the day to day tasks.

Activities
H & I (Hospitals and Institutions)
Literature
Outreach
PI (Public Information)
ROR (Recovery On the Ridge)

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ASC Meeting Minutes

GSMASC Bylaws - 06-21-2010
Group Report Form
Motion Form
Literature Order Form
Group Visitation Report
GSR Orientation


Ninth Tradition of NA

NA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.