Service at Area
Service is an integral part of staying clean and sober. Our work in service ensures that when someone is in need there is a phone number to call, a meeting list or website available, a news piece that accurately reflects what we do in CMA, a brochure to answer questions, a meeting to attend, or a chip to celebrate and encourage.
Service can be as simple as chairing a meeting, greeting, setting up before and cleaning up after a meeting, making the coffee or preparing refreshments, handing out chips or maintaining a phone list. If you would like to do a little more then maybe being a General Service Representative (GSR) would be a great way to get involved as a connection between an individual meeting and the area level.
The Minnesota Area of Crystal Meth Anonymous is directly responsible for supporting the individual groups and meetings in the Minnesota Area. Each meeting elects or appoints a General Service Representative (GSR) who is responsible for attending Area meetings and being the voice of that group’s collective conscience. They carry information between their group and Area and vote in matters presented at the area level.
Two delegates are elected by the Area to attend the General Services Conference (GSC) that is held annually. These delegates carry the voice of the Minnesota Area to the GSC and vote on matters, in accordance with that voice.
The Minnesota Area consists of several committees and service positions. These positions is elected for a two year term with the elected sitting as the co-chair for the first year and, after a confirmation, to sit as the chair for the second year.
Examples of what some of the committees do are:
The Activities Committee organizes fellowship for the area fellowships as a whole. Usually in the form of a dance or social function.
Public Information maintains the web site, meeting lists and information flow between the fellowship and area, as well as the public.
Hospitals & Institutions focuses on locations such as jails, prisons or facilities where those individuals cannot leave to attend a meeting, so we take one to them.
Positions and Committees
- Area Chair
- Area Co-Chair
- Activities Committee
- Public Information Committee
- Hospitals & Institutions Committee
- World Service Representative
- World Service Delegates
- Chips & Literature
If you think you may be interested in service at the area level, or simply want to find out more about it, please join us for one of our monthly meetings. Our service documents are available as well and contain more detailed information about responsibilities and our operations..