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2018 Australian Member Survey

2018 Members Survey

The data represented in this 2018 Member’s survey is a subset of a larger dataset from the 2018 NA World Services (NAWS) member survey.

This information is taken from respondents who identified as being from Australia.  The NAWS survey can be viewed here.

NAWS SURVEY 2018

 

Service Positions Vacant – Australian Regional Service Committee – Nov 2020

ARSCVice Chair.   

 Snapshot of position:  

 

You will assist in preparing for, and attend ARSC (virtual or live) meetings each year, 12 Admin meetings. Provide a support role to the Chair of the ARSC and you may become point person for vacant sub committee Chairs, this position requires reading skills, computer skills – email and office 365, communication skills and a knowledge of how NA Australia runs. An understanding of Consensus Based Decision Making (CMDB) is high priority! You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role with a view to roll into the Chair position. 

Clean time requirement – 2 years 

**This is a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting 

 

Assistant Treasurer 

 Snapshot of position:  

 

Works closely with the Treasurer and assists the Treasurer both at the ARSC (virtual or live) and between meetings of the ARSC. This position requires knowledge of all things monetary, budgeting, forecasting, banking. You are accountable and committed in your role to be confirmed as Treasurer in the next cycle. You have computer skills in email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. 

Clean time requirement – 5 years 

**This is a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting 

 

Outreach Chair 

 Snapshot of position: 

 

As Chairperson of Outreach you need great communication skills, pulling together a group of likeminded volunteers to help and support members or groups in isolated areas, hear and carry the message of NA. You have computer skills – email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. There is more about the services Outreach provides here. 

Clean time requirement – 5 years 

**This is a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

  

Outreach Vice Chair 

 Snapshot of position: 

 

You support the Chairperson in the subcommittee, learning the role with a view to step up into the Chair position. You need computer skills – email and Office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. 

Clean time requirement – 4 years 

**This is not a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

   

Policy Vice Chair 

 Snapshot of position:  

 

There are Policy heads and there are not!! This position requires you to attend meetings with like-minded people who enjoy reading and have the ability to proofread documents, so grammar police welcome. Computer skills required – email and Office 365. The willingness to learn how to work in documents and produce an up to date policy reference for the ARSC. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. 

Clean time requirement – 2 years 

**This is not a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

 

 Policy Subcommittee Member 

  Snapshot of position:  

 

There are Policy heads and there are not!! This position requires you to attend meetings with like-minded people who enjoy reading and have the ability to proofread documents, so grammar police welcome. You may contribute to the creation and development of N.A. literature; create, update and review policy and procedures relating to ARSC and its sub-committee functions. Computer skills required – email and Office 365 and an eye for detail. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. 

Clean time requirement – 2 years 

**This is not a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

 

Information Technology Vice Chair 

 Snapshot of position: 

 

Assist in the running of the IT Subcommittee. This is considered a learning role with a hope that you would step up to the IT Chair position when you have completed your term. Experience/skills in the following would serve the fellowship very well; maintain and develop WordPress sites, maintain the BMLT meetings listtechnical writing skills, Office365 administration including Azure AD, Exchange, Teams, SharePoint etc. Supporting current IT Chair person in all things tech, attending IT committee meetings and virtual attendance at ARSC virtual meetings (an entire weekend of service in each case). You need great communication skills, timeenergy and patience to devote to the ongoing needs of the IT subcommittee and the services we provide to the Australian fellowship. Commitment to invest time and effort in NA service. When we say dedication, we mean available after-hours dedication! It may cut into your gaming hours…. 

Clean time requirement – 2 years 

**This is not a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

 

Assistant Secretary

 Snapshot of position:

 

Assist the Secretary in the running, scheduling and recording of ARSC meetings every 4 months,and ARSC Admin committee meetings. Admin meetings are held on the 1st Monday each month at 7.30pm AEST using Zoom, and attendance is required. Liaise with Chair in preparing Admin meeting agenda. The Assistant Secretary is required to forward Admin minutes to Secretary for dissemination. Experience/Skills which would benefit the position are Computer skills, touch typing, Office365 and Zoom. Willingness to serve and give of your personal time is required for this position. Performs the duties of the Secretary in their absence.

Clean time requirement – 2 years

**This is a funded position in a F2F setting

 

Indigenous Vice-Chair

 Snapshot of position:

 

Assists the Indigenous chair in fellowship development within and around indigenous communities.  Good communication skills and empathy for and knowledge of indigenous culture and country is highly desirable. A willingness to serve and give freely of your personal time is required.  Performs the duties of the Chair in their absence.

Cleantime Requirement – 2 years

**This is not a funded position in a F2F ARSCNA setting

 

FSO POOL  

 Snapshot of position:  

 

Nominees need to fulfil the FSO Management Committees’ obligations under law and are required to follow FSO procedure pertaining to elections including making an employment resume available to the FSO Board prior to the election. Nomination and election procedures are the same as those for the RSC. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role. 

Clean time requirement – 5 years  

 

Applicants should fill in an ARSC Position Nomination formlocated under ARSC reporting templates and email it to secretary@na.org.au 

Hybrid Meetings – An Option for Reopening Face to Face Meetings

With the gradual easing of Covid19 restrictions across Australia, some of our NA groups are reopening face to face meetings or are considering the viability of reopening face to face meetings in the near future.

States and Territories are in different stages of the easing of restrictions, and with the implementation of ‘’safe practice’’ directives there are still some venues not reopening yet, or who can only legally allow a limited number of attendees at the venue.

As such, many groups are choosing to run meetings in “Hybrid mode”. Hybrid meetings include both a physical presence and a virtual or online presence.

Just as the NA website transformed to support virtual meetings, we now have the capability to display meetings with both a physical and virtual presence for a meeting. Whether groups are returning to face to face format, running hybrid mode, or remaining online, we can accommodate your situation.

If groups need to update their meeting for any reason, (EG. Return to face to face, change of venue, hybrid meeting, meeting closure etc), please submit a meeting update and we will respond to your requests in a timely fashion.

Click on the “Meetings” Menu and select “Meeting Update Form” and choose the options that apply for the changes you’d like to make for your group.

How to find the Meeting Update Form

Positions Vacant – June 2020

Australian Regional Service Committee (ARSC) Chair

Snapshot of position:

You will be attending 3 ARSC (virtual or live) meetings, 12 Admin meetings and up to 12 FSO meetings per year, this position requires reading skills, computer skills – email and office 365, communication skills and a knowledge of how NA Australia runs. An understanding of Consensus Based Decision Making (CMDB) is high priority! You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 3 years

Assistant Treasurer

Snapshot of position:

Works closely with the Treasurer and assists the Treasurer both at the ARSC (virtual or live) and between meetings of the ARSC. This position requires knowledge of all things monetary, budgeting, forecasting, banking. You are accountable and committed in your role to be confirmed as Treasurer in the next cycle. You have computer skills in email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 5 years

Outreach Chair

Snapshot of position:

As Chairperson of Outreach you need great communication skills, pulling together a group of likeminded volunteers to help and support members or groups in isolated areas, hear and carry the message of NA. You have computer skills – email and office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 5 years

Outreach Vice Chair

Snapshot of position:

You support the Chairperson in the subcommittee, learning the role. You need computer skills – email and Office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 4 years

NA Today Vice Chair

Snapshot of position:

Vice Chair positions are there to support the Chairperson and to learn the role. NA Today Vice will need experience or an interest in publishing, communication skills and computer skills – email and office 365 You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 2 years

Policy Subcommittee Member

Snapshot of position:

There are Policy heads and there are not!! This position requires you to attend meetings with like-minded people who enjoy reading and have the ability to proofread documents, so grammar police welcome. Computer skills required – email and Office 365. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 2 years

FSO POOL

Snapshot of position:

Nominees need to fulfil the FSO Management Committees’ obligations under law and are required to follow FSO procedure pertaining to elections including making an employment resume available to the FSO Board prior to the election. Nomination and election procedures are the same as those for the RSC. You must have commitment and time to invest in NA to fill this service role.

Clean time requirement – 3 years

Applicants should fill in an ARSC Position Nomination form and email it to secretary@na.org.au