Service is one of the tools of our program. Any form of service – no matter how small – that helps reach a fellow sufferer adds to the quality of our own recovery. Members who are new to OA can give service by getting to meetings, putting away chairs, putting out literature, talking to newcomers, and doing whatever needs to be done for the group. Members who meet the abstinence requirement can give service beyond the group level in such activities as intergroup representative, committee chair, region representative or Conference delegate. There are many ways to give back what we have so generously been given. We are encouraged to do what we can when we can. “A life of sane and happy usefulness” is what we are promised as the result of working the Twelve Steps. Service helps to fulfill that promise.
To Help You Find the Right Service Position For You:
The members of CNMI have written up descriptions of the duties involved with all the board, committee, and other positions along with the abstinence requirements and term limits for each one. With this information, you can browse the list and decide where you’d like to serve as openings become available (*see note at the bottom of this page for currently open positions). There are 20 possibilities for you to consider. The various positions involve lots of different skills and time commitments so you can find one that is just right for you. At the intergroup meetings, you’ll find a really nice gathering of your OA fellows who are committed to their recovery and who find, and offer, mutual support as they give service to CNMI. If you have questions about a description or want more details, contact our nominating committee chair Kathy M at 505-730-6788.
Here are the board positions: CHAIR- service position description VICE CHAIR- service position description SECRETARY- service position description TREASURER- service position description REGION REPRESENTATIVE- service position description WSBC DELEGATE- service position description
Here are the committee chair positions: ARCHIVES- service position description ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR(ECC)- service position description INTERGROUP REP. SUPPORT- service position description NEWSLETTER EDITOR- service position description NOMINATING- service position description OUTREACH- service position description PUBLIC INFORMATION/PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH(PI/PO- service position description SPECIAL EVENTS- service position description SILENT RETREAT SUB.- service position description TWELFTH STEP WITHIN- service position description WEBSITE MANAGER- service position description YOUNG PERSONS’- service position description
Here are two other positions: INTERGROUP REPRESENTATIVE(IR)- service position description (this is an intergroup voting position) WSBC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR- service position description (this is not an intergroup position, but rather a service our intergroup gives at WSBC every spring)
Miscellaneous Service Opportunities:
Write an article for the newsletter. Our submissions are its lifeblood. Send your submissions to our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. Box 30273, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0273.
Carry the OA cell phone for a month. This service involves carrying the OA cell phone for the purpose of answering questions and giving information to any who dial our CNMI number. We ask for a one month commitment. Contact our vice chair, Kathy M. at 730-6788 to offer your services or with questions.
*And, Find the ‘currently open’ positions at intergroup on the ‘intergroup level service’ page.