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

Narcotics Anonymous Brisbane South Group Service Forum

Monthly Meeting Minutes – September 2021

Date: 04/09/2021

Time: 12pm

Venue: Bethania Community Centre

Administration Committee for meeting March:

Position Name Present
Chairperson Jeff Yes
Secretary Chris O Yes

Group Service Representative (GSR) in attendance:

Location/Details Meeting Day/Time GSR/REP
Online/Zoom Just for Today Daily 9:00–10:00am REP Nic
Springwood Steps Lunchie Mon 12:30–1:30pm Absent
Alex. Hills Living in the Solution Mon 6:45–7:45pm Absent
Bethania Taboo Topics Mon 7:00–8:00pm GSR Pete
Daisy Hill Spiritual Principals Tue 7:00–8:30pm REP Kellie
Richlands Give yourself a break Tue 7:00–8:00pm Absent
Acacia Ridge Topic Wed 7:00–8:00pm Absent
Waterford West JFT Wed 7:00–8:00pm GSR Chris O
Springwood Topics Lunchie Wed 12:30–1:30pm GSR Beth
Bethania Traditions Discussion Group Thur 5:45–6:45pm GSR Sharra
Bethania Literature Study Thur 7:00–8:00pm GSR Shaun
Wynnum Thursday Thur 7:00–8:00pm REP Beth
Beenleigh Topic Fri 7:00–8:00pm GSR Jeff
Richlands Anything is Possible Fri 7:00–8:00pm Absent
Park Ridge Topic Sat 5:30-6:30pm GSR Kellie
Alex Hills Literature Study Sat 5:30–6:30 REP Jeff
Loganlea Just for Today Sun 5:30–6:30pm Absent

Order of Business

1. Chairperson Opens Meeting:

  • Identifies their role in administration of GSF
  • Greets and 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

2. A Moments’ Silence

  • To remember why we are here and our primary purpose, ‘to carry the message of freedom from active addiction.’

3. Service Prayer (encourage all meeting participants to read):

God, grant us knowledge that we may Serve according to Your Divine precepts. Instil in us a sense of Your purpose. Make us servants of Your will and grant us 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. Around the room identification of those present at the meeting

5. Brisbane South GSF Monthly Group Reports

Daily/Online

Daily/Online Just for Today (Zoom 9:00-10:00 AM)
GSR Nic
Funds Held $86.68 (Prudent Reserve $69.36)
Attendance
Rent Zoom invoice Paid?
Other Matters

 Monday

Springwood Steps Lunchie (12:30-1:00 PM) (Monday and Wednesday Lunch meeting)
GSR Beth
Funds Held 226.65
Attendance 3 – 5 on Monday 6 – 10 on Wednesday
Rent Waiting for August rent invoice
Other Literature fully stocked; All service positions are filled; Fund flowed $100 to NANASA

Monday lunchtime meeting is struggling for numbers, please support if possible

Alexandra Hills Living in the Solution (6:45-7:45 PM)                                           
GSR Sharra
Funds Held $61.50
Attendance 04/05/21
Rent ?
Other Heaps of literature
Bethania Taboo Topics (7:00-8:00 PM)
GSR Pete
Funds Held $46.15
Attendance 15
Rent Rent up to date
Other Literature fully stocked

Tuesday

Richlands Give Yourself a Break (7:00-8:00 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters
Daisy Hill Spiritual Principles (7:00-8:30 PM)
GSR Michael (represented by Kellie, GSR Park Ridge)
Funds Held $174.00 (Some $ not added to report)
Attendance 15 – 20
Rent Paid up to date
Other Matters Fine for literature and key tags, no issues

 Wednesday

Springwood Topics Lunchie (12:30-1:30 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters
Acacia Ridge Topic (7:00-8:00 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters
Waterford West JFT (7:00-8:00PM)
GSR Chris O
Funds Held $78.05
Attendance 20 – 25
Rent Donation and Firewood
Other Matters A donation of $50 is made to the venue when cash is available; representative of the group also purchases firewood when required as this is an outdoor meeting around a camp fire…. Cool hey.

Could use literature; No other issues.

Thursday

Bethania 12 Traditions Discussion Group (5:45-6:45 PM)
GSR Sharra
Funds Held $10.50
Attendance 4 – 6
Rent Rent due, awaiting invoice from venue (new management)
Other Matters Needs support
Bethania Literature Study (7:00-8:00 PM)
GSR Shaun
Funds Held $330.00
Attendance 10 – 15
Rent Rent due, awaiting invoice from venue (new management)
Other Matters Fund flow after literature purchase
Wynnum Thursday (7:00-8:00 PM)
GSR Beth
Funds Held $220.40
Attendance 25
Rent Paid up to date
Other Matters Trusted Servant Topics: At the beginning of the meeting, 3 topics are chosen by homegroup members. JFT Readings based on topics are then selected by the chairperson.

Atmosphere of Recovery: Each meeting a group member serves as a greeter. The greeter welcomes attendees, takes details and temperatures and ensures those new to the rooms are well supported and introduced to others. Having a small group allows us to maintain strong relationships and connection between members.

Other Topics – PR Ideas, H&I Ideas, Issues: Our group continues to seek to boost attendance by sharing meeting details at local meetings and through NA Brisbane South Facebook page.

Friday

Beenleigh Topic (7:00-8:30 PM)
GSR Jeff
Funds Held $150.90
Attendance Approx 20
Rent Paid up for 12 months until January 2022 ($520)
Other Matters $125 Fund Flow

Big literature order

 

Richlands Anything is Possible (7:00-8:30 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters

 Saturday

Park Ridge Topic (10:00-11:00 AM)
GSR Kellie
Funds Held $203.70
Attendance 10 – 12
Rent Paid up to date
Other Matters Fine for literature and key tags, no issues
Alex Hills Literature Study (5:30-6:30 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters

Sunday

Loganlea Just for Today (5:30-6:30 PM)
GSR Absent
Funds Held
Attendance
Rent
Other Matters

Subcommittees

Public Relations Subcommittee
Chair Rep Beth
Update Update as follows:

GSR REPORT PR SOUTHSIDE (BASYSIDE AND LOGAN AREA)AUGUST

  • We have 6 members and a few people interested
  • Krissy has attended a meeting with the QLD and NT areas and we are working closely with them sharing resources and information. The idea that Southside came up with – now that Telstra has made it free to call from telephone booths we should try to get our blue drug poster put onto the side with our hotline number so anyone can call free of charge for an extended period of time – John is still in talking with Telstra.
  • Peter M. came and did a presentation that he has made, he also did another presentation that he did for Tweed hospital recently and one of our members will be organising to present with him when COVID dies down. Hopefully a hospital or similar, it will be about NA meetings are and show the statistics of how NA helps us. It was really informative and it will hopefully spread the message.
  • Dan has been preparing to do a presentation at the CFMEU head office with Peter B which will be really amazing
  • We have been going to local Police Station’s, PCYC’s and Bayside Addiction and Mental Health doing poster and card drops and are working to do a poster drop also on the island city cat over to Russell and Mcleay which will be really helpful for those struggling on the island to get the word out. All places have been really responsive especially the police stations and addiction place so hopefully we can get some more people into the rooms this Spring.

8. Old Business

  • Goodna meeting taken down from website
  • 12 Step feast postponed indefinitely due to venue restrictions and travel bans
    • GSR’s encouraged to take back to meetings for suggestions for a COVID friendly social activity at a venue that can accommodate a gathering
    • For example
      • PCYC Woodridge
  • GSF Treasury report: Treasurer not present

9. New Business

  • Christmas events; Please take back to meetings for suggestions and bring proposals to the next GSF for discussion and budget. (Please see website or another member for suggestions on how to write a proposal).
  • GSF attendance: Attendance low for this September GSF.
    • Suggestions:
      • Tea and coffee/Refreshments
      • Announce at meetings in our area
  • Prison H&I
    • Need female representatives for women’s prison 

Next GSF confirmed as Saturday April 2nd October 2021@ 12pm at Bethania Community Centre

10. Announcements

Administration Committee for meeting next GSF (April):

Position Name
Chairperson Rey
Secretary Allysa

11. Close with the 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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