Brisbane South Group Support Forum (GSF) – Meeting Minutes January 2021

Date: 02/01/2021

Time: 12pm

Venue: Bethania Community Centre

Quorum: 6/11
‘Quorum: the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid’

Administration Committee for meeting January 2021:

Position Name Present
Chairperson Bridget L Yes
Secretary Ash S Yes

Administration Committee for meeting February 2021:

Position Name Present
Chairperson Ash S
Secretary Syrah

Group Service Representative (GSR) in attendance THIS meeting:

Name\Details Meeting Day/Time GSR/REP/Name
Bethania – Taboo Topics Monday 7:00 PM GSR Sharra
Living in the Solution – Alex Hills Monday 6:45 PM GSR Bridget
Daisy Hill Tue – Spiritual Principles Tuesday 7:00 PM GSR Hamish
Darra Tue – Give yourself a break Tuesday REP Jaz
Springwood Topics Wednesday 12:30 PM GSR Britt
Acacia Ridge Topic Meeting Wednesday 7:00 PM NO REP
Goodna Lucky Dip Topic Meeting Thursday 12:30 PM GSR Angelique
Bethania 12 Traditions Discussion Group Thursday 5:45 PM GSR Kylie
Bethania Thursday Night Literature Study Thursday 7:00 PM GSR Ash
Thursday Wynnum Thursday 7:00 PM GSR Leanne
Beenleigh Fri Topic Friday 7:00 PM GSR Dan
Park Ridge Saturday Topic Saturday 10:00 AM GSR Michael
Literature Study – Alex Hills Saturday 5:30 PM GSR Beau
Loganlea Sunday Just for Today Sunday 5:30 PM GSR Syrah
Zoom – Just for Today Daily 9:00am GSR Dee


  1. Chairperson opens meeting by:
    • Greets everyone with introduction & identifying administration of GSF
    • Welcomes all members and observers to the GSF meeting
    • Explanation of basic GSF order of business, meeting structure & suitable conduct
    • Emphasise that this is not our work, we are merely servants of a higher power
  1. Chairperson calls for a moments’ silence to be held by all meeting participants to remember why we are here & our primary purpose, ‘to carry the message of freedom from active addiction.’
  2. Service Prayer encouraged to be read by all meeting participants;

“God, grant us the knowledge that we may act accordingly to your divine precepts. Instil in us a sense of your purpose. Make us servants of your will and grant a bond of selflessness that this may truly be your work, not ours – in order that no addict, anywhere, need die from the horrors of addiction.

4. Narcotics Anonymous Literature readings; read and pass along

    • NA 12 Traditions
    • NA 12 Concepts

5. Around the room identification of those present at the meeting

6. Quorum

    • Count of voting members (GSR’s)? Yes
    • Vote to establish quorum carried? Yes
    • Vote to recognise observers?
      • Group Consensus Reached? Yes
      •  Sam
      • Jason
      • Gretel
      • Angelique
      • Alan
      • Chrissy
    • Vote to accept previous minutes as true and correct
      • Group Consensus Reached? Yes Seconded by: Ash (GSR – Bethania Thursday)

7. Apologies read out from GSR’s unable to attend? Yes – Tracey R from Acacia Ridge

8. Reports read from GSR’s & Sub-Committee Chairs; Written reports also collected and GSRs – TBA

9. Old Business – arising from New Business at last GSF:

Bank Account Details

  • Need the signatories on the meeting minutes – To resolve this next meeting Ash will be Chairperson, Wade will be the Vice Chairperson, Syrah will be Secretary. Consensus with the whole GSF

Christmas Event and Money

  • Ash to follow up with Michael and Michelle and update GSF at next meeting
  • Hamish has $10 left from his $40 and gave his receipt and the $10 to member Jeff to pay for the rental of the room for the GSF
  • Dee – Has receipts, has spent about $5.00 over

Social Media – Facebook group

  • Guidelines explained and that all posts are replied to by the group and that posts are decided by 3 people before being taken down and a reply sent advising which tradition it’s against
  • People advised that they do not have to be members of the Facebook group if they don’t wish

10. Discussion

11. New Business and tabled proposals:

Chrissy – Asking if we would like to setup a PR group

  • Chrissy advised of what she would like to do with a PR Group. Consensus passed by the GSF, Chrissy will create the group and provide an update to each GSF

Treasurers Role detail

  • Consensus passed of creating the role
  • GSR’s will take this back to their groups and there will be nominations at the next GSF
  • Suggestion of 2 years clean time requirement

Australia Day Event

  • Syrah has suggested to run an NA event for Australia Day
  • Suggestions that there is not enough time
  • Agreement made that there will be an event where people just bring their own food

Activity Committee Person

  • Discussed that as a group we prefer any member be able to run a group or meeting

Establish date for next BSNA GSF meeting

  • 2pm Saturday the 6th of February 2021

12. Announcements

13. Close meeting with Service Serenity Prayer

‘God, grant us the serenity
To accept the things we cannot change
The courage to change the things we can
And the wisdom to know the difference’

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