A. This body shall be known as the Southern California Regional Service Conference of Narcotics Anonymous, hereinafter called SCRSC.
B. This conference shall serve that portion of California bounded on the north by the southern borders of Ventura, Kern and Mono counties including the portions of Kern and Inyo Counties east of State Route 14, U.S. Route 395 and the eastern face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; on the south by the northern border of San Diego county; on the west to include Catalina Island; and on the east by portions of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
C. We shall have the option of including neighboring areas. (Return to top)
A. The primary purpose of the SCRSC is to serve the areas within its region and to contribute to the growth of NA, both by initiating much of the work to be finalized at the World Service Conference and by helping to support our World Services.
B. To ensure that our purpose is carried out, the SCRSC shall have committees directly responsible to those they serve, through the SCRSC. (Return to top)
A. The SCRSC shall maintain a bank account.
B. The SCRSC shall maintain a centrally located office for its conferences; for storage of minutes, records, archives and other assets; for a mailing address; and to meet the needs of the Fellowship and public within its boundaries.
C. The SCRSC and its committees shall provide input to be finalized at the annual World Service Conference, i.e., literature, public information, hospital and institution material, etc. All such input shall be submitted to the WSC as needed.
D. The SCRSC shall conduct training workshops as needed.
E. The SCRSC participants shall conduct an annual service inventory at the May SCRSC meeting prior to election of new officers and following the WSC. (Return to top)
A. The SCRSC shall hold Regional Service Conferences on the third Sunday of each month at the Regional Service Office (RSO) unless it falls on Fathers Day or Easter. In such an event the SCRSC will meet on the third Saturday of that month.
1. Special meetings may be called by a majority of area representatives or by the Chair or Vice Chair on being advised of a matter of special urgency.
2. Reasonable notice of such meetings must be given to all participants by the Chair.
B. All Regional Service Conferences shall be open to any member of NA as non-participant observers, but shall be closed to the general public.
1. The only participants shall be those listed under Section V.
2. An open forum may be called, and can include members at large at the Chair’s discretion.
C. The SCRSC shall remain in session until the end of business for the SCRSC or a motion to adjourn is approved. (Return to top)
A. The SCRSC shall be composed of:
1. Duly elected officers:
b. Vice Chair
d. Vice Treasurer
f. Alternate Secretary
g. Regional Delegate (RD)
h. Alternate Regional Delegate (RD Alt)
2. Regional Committee Members (RCM)) and their Alternates who have been elected and represent their group's conscience.
3. Committee and ad hoc Chairs and Vice Chairs
4. SCRSO Board Liaison & Alternate Liaison.
B. These participants shall attend all Regional Service Conferences until the close of business. Members of NA, outside the SCRSC, may attend Regional Service Conferences as non-participant observers using their RCM’s as channels by which to communicate, or may be granted the floor by the Chair.
C. RCM’s and their Alternates representing a newly formed area and attending a Regional Service Conference for the first time will not be recognized as a voting participant until their attendance at a second, consecutive conference.
D. Absence at two consecutive conferences by an RCM and RCM Alternate implies inactivity of that area as a voting member of the SCRSC. That area will be recognized as a voting participant once its RCM or RCM Alternate attends two conferences consecutively.
E. Absence at two consecutive conferences by any elected officer may be cause enough for removal.
F. Any RSC or Committee officer shall not, within the past five years, have been convicted of a crime (i.e., felony or misdemeanor) or have had a civil judgment entered against him or her relating to the misappropriation or misuse of funds or property.
G. Officers include the following:
(1) Service at the regional level; at least two years within the last four years.
(2) Five years clean.
(1) Arranges agenda and presides over conferences maintaining order and calling for two pros and two cons as discussed under Section VI Part I.
(2) Initiates any necessary correspondence.
(3) Maintains a good working relationship with all other officers of the conference.
(4) Cosigner on the SCRSC bank account.
(5) Votes in case of a tie.
(6) Initiates the annual audit of the SCRSC ledgers and journals.
(7) Represents the SCRSC and holds a vote at the SCRSO Board of Directors meetings.
2. Vice Chair
(1) Service experience at the regional level; at least two years within the last four years.
(2) Four years clean.
(3) Willingness to serve as Chair if elected the following term.
(1) Performs Chair's duties in the absence of the Chair.
(2) Stays informed of all committees’ activities and is available for any committee problem.
(3) Is available to serve as Chair pro tem in the event there is no committee chair/vice chair available.
(4) Maintains an index of actions and motions made at Regional Service Conference.
(5) Cosigns on all SCRSC bank accounts.
(6) Maintains archives and records.
(1) Service experience at some level; at least two years within the last three years.
(2) Three years clean.
(3) Access to a typewriter or word processor.
(1) Takes accurate minutes of each conference, regular or special.
(2) Works with Chair on correspondence including notification to any Area Service Committee (ASC) or Regional Committee when the respective RCM or Regional Committee Chair is absent at two consecutive Regional Service Conferences.
4. Alternate Secretary
(1) Two years clean.
(2) Access to a typewriter or word processor.
(1) Performs the Secretary's duties in the absence of the Secretary.
(2) Updates the Regional mailing database and makes labels for the mailing of the minutes.
(3) Sees that a copy of the SCRSC informational package, Including but not limited to: Guide to Local Service in Narcotics Anonymous©, Twelve Concepts for NA Service©, the current approved Guidelines of the SCRSC, it’s subcommittees and ad hocs, and the Bylaws and operational guidelines of the SCRSO, is issued to all new RCM’s, RCM Alts, Committee Chairs and elected officers.
(4) Makes copies and distributes the minutes via mail prior to the next SCRSC to RCM’s, Alternates, and the SCRSO.
(1) Service experience at the Southern California Region; at least two years within the last five years.
(2) Five years clean.
(3) Accounting experience strongly suggested.
(1) Custodian of all the SCRSC bank accounts.
(2) Gives financial report at every Regional Service Conference and at the end of the term to be used in the RD’s report to the WSC.
(3) Makes available for auditing all financial records on demand.
(4) Cosigner on the SCRSC bank account.
(5) Donates to the WSC per Section VII.
(6) Prepares estimates and recommendations of prudent reserve requirements and reports these to the SCRSC on request.
(7) Participates in the annual audit.
6. Vice Treasurer
(1) Service experience at the Southern California Region; at least two years within the last five years.
(2) Five years clean.
(3) Accounting experience strongly suggested.
(1) Attend all SCRSC meetings.
(2) Will assume the Treasurer’s position if the Treasurer resigns or is removed.
(3) Assists in giving financial report at every Regional Service Conference and at the end of the term to be used in the RD's report to the WSC.
(4) Assists in making available for auditing all financial records on demand.
(5) Co-signer on the SCRSC bank account, but can only sign during absence of the Treasurer.
(6) Assist in the donation to the WSC per Section VII.
(7) Assists in preparing estimates and recommendations of prudent reserve.
(8) Participates in the annual audit.
(9) Be able and willing to be nominated and accept the position of Treasurer at the end of the current Treasurer’s term.
The primary responsibility of the RD is to work for the good of NA by providing two-way communication between the Region and the rest of NA. The RD is the Fellowship's link with Narcotics Anonymous World Services (NAWS).
(1) Five years clean.
(2) Service experience at the regional level; at least two years within the last five years.
(1) Attends all SCRSC Conferences; maintains communication with and is available for any problems within the ASC’s.
(2) Works closely with regional officers and committee representatives as a source of information and guidance in matters concerning the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of NA service.
(3) Participates at the WSC and conferences as the voice of the Region. The RD has received a vote of confidence from the RSC to vote on items not on the agenda or where a specific decision has not been obtained, by virtue of being elected RD. The RD must evaluate each item with the needs of the Fellowship in mind.
(4) Distributes copies of the WSC Reports to RSC officers and RCM’s.
(5) Maintains a file of all World level NA business at the Regional Service Office.
(6) Responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of the annual Southern California Regional Assembly Workshop (SCRAW) with the assistance of the Regional Activities Committee.
(7) To assist the members of the Region in understanding the motions and issues of the Conference Agenda Report (CAR).
8. Regional Delegate (RD) Alternate
(1) Four years clean.
(2) Willingness to serve as RD if elected to the following term.
(3) Service experience at the regional level; at least two years within the last four years.
(1) Performs duties of RD in absence of RD.
(2) Attends WSC and conferences with the RD.
(3) Attends RSC Conferences and helps RD maintain communication with ASC’s.
(4) Prepares for RD’s duties by working closely with the RD.
(5) Assists RD in planning, coordination and implementation of the annual Southern California Regional Assembly Workshop (SCRAW).
H. In addition to the requirements listed above, each elected officer shall have the following:
1. Willingness and desire to serve.
2. Personal time and ability to serve.
3. Working knowledge of the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of NA.
4. Continued abstinence during term of office.
I. Each of the above listed participants normally serves for a period of one year and shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.
J. Each of these offices is open to any member of the Fellowship who meets the requirements stated above and is present at the time of nominations. Any nominee must be present to accept and qualify for the open position before he/she can be elected to that position.
K. No chair or vice chair of an SCRSC committee shall hold a chair or vice chair position on any ASC within the Southern California Region.
L. Based on our experience and to ensure continuity, outgoing officers are encouraged to remain active within the Conference and help train newly elected officers.
M. No member shall hold a voting position at the SCRSO Board of Directors and the SCRSC simultaneously. (Return to top)
A. Each duly elected RCM is entitled to one vote. In the event of an RCM’s absence, the RCM Alternate shall have the RCM’s vote.
B. Each Committee Chair who represents a committee has one vote. In the event of the Chair’s absence, the Vice Chair shall have the Chair’s vote.
C. The Chair shall have a vote in the event of a tie.
D. A quorum at each SCRSC meeting shall consist of more than 50% of the areas eligible to vote, as represented by their RCM and/or RCM Alternate. A quorum is necessary to carry out business. Once a quorum is achieved at each SCRSC meeting, the quorum shall stand for the remainder of the meeting.
E. Unless otherwise stated in these guidelines, all matters before the conference shall be decided by a majority vote. A majority vote is more than 50% of the voting members present.
F. A two-thirds vote of all voting members shall be required for the removal of any officer.
G. A two-thirds vote of the RCM’s shall be required to decide all regional money matters.
H. Election of officers is by a majority of the voting body. In the event that a majority vote is not achieved (such as when there may be more than two candidates for one position), a runoff election will be conducted until a clear majority can be achieved.
I. There will be two pros and two cons heard on each motion made. Each motion must be seconded before a vote is taken. Discussion may be extended by a majority vote.
J. RCM’s are the only participants who may vote on action items. An action item is any matter that is referred to the areas of the Region for direct input.
K. A two-thirds vote of the RCM’s shall be required to submit a motion from the Region to the WSC or its committees.
L. All SCRSC participants are eligible to make or second motions except the SCRSO Board Liaison, Alternate Liaison, RSC Chair and RSC Vice Chair.
M. Affirmation of Trusted Servants: The SCRSC shall vote to affirm any member elected to be a SCRSC subcommittee or ad hoc committee Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, or Co-Treasurer. Affirmation by the SCRSC shall occur at the next SCRSC regular meeting following their election to office, with the electee present. The only exception to this is the RSO Board of Directors; this body will send a nominee to be affirmed by the SCRSC. (Return to top)
A. The SCRSC shall maintain a bank account requiring two signatures for financial transactions. Eligible signers for this account include the regional Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer.
B. To ensure monetary security of the SCRSC, no two signers on the bank accounts of this Region may reside in the same household.
C. All bank deposits of the SCRSC, it’s subcommittees and ad hocs, shall be made within four business days.
D. The SCRSC shall finance the RD and RD Alternate expenses relating to travel, lodging and dining while attending the WSC and relevant meetings. In addition, the SCRSC may reimburse the RD and RD Alternate for other expenses incurred in the course of world service, at the Region's discretion.
E. At its discretion, the SCRSC may reimburse world level trusted servants for expenses incurred in attending WSC and relevant meetings, providing they meet the following qualifications:
1. They are in active service to the Southern California Region.
2. They are active in the corresponding regional committee.
3. They submit written reports and minutes of all WSC and relevant meetings they attend to the SCRSC and its relevant committees.
F. Travel Policy
1. This policy has been drawn up to provide a basis for sending trusted servants of the Southern California Region to service related events at the expense of the Regional Service Conference.
a. The RSC shall determine if there will be travel, other than what has been approved in the annual budget. This will be determined by a motion passed by two-thirds vote.
b. Those traveling must maintain all receipts and submit, at the following RSC, such receipts or expense slips.
c. A cash advance will be made available, unless requested otherwise, for SCRSC-authorized travel only. There should be some planning so as to receive maximum benefit from pre-travel arrangements.
d. The RSC will cover all expenses incurred from travel including shuttle transportation from the airport/station to the lodging and back to the airport/station. This may be for airfare, bus fare, train fare, cab fare or personal car. If a personal car is used the RSC will reimburse 31 cents per mile. There should be careful consideration to the total cost prior to the trip and the making of any travel arrangements.
e. The RSC may authorize a rental car only in advance of the trip. This will be on the precondition that other means of transportation are unreliable or if there is some safety threat.
f. Meals will be reimbursed up to $50.00 per day. Receipts should be dated and amounts clearly listed.
g. Hotel rates will be paid but should be investigated prior to the event. This does not include movies or excessive telephone expense. If it is at all possible there should be an effort made to share the room with someone who is also attending the event. If it is not possible to share a room with another RSC authorized person, the RSC will cover the full room fare. If it is not possible to share the room due to an unauthorized guest occupying one part of the room, the RSC will not cover any portion of that room occupied by the unauthorized guest. If there is a man and a woman they will be authorized separate rooms.
h. The RSC will cover one phone call per day to their home residence. This is in addition to necessary service related calls.
i. The RSC shall be the only body to authorize travel of regional trusted servants. Committees shall make all travel requests through the RSC unless a travel budget has been approved previously by the RSC.
G. There should be careful consideration towards the use of RSC funds for personal activity. Trusted servants are a valuable asset to the function of our primary purpose, there is, however a need for vigilance when acting on behalf of the RSC.
H. Committees or individuals wishing to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the course of service to this Region or on the World level, are asked to submit anticipated costs and provide receipts for funds expended.
I. The SCRSC Treasurer shall present an annual budget for approval by the SCRSC in January each year, containing line items submitted by the subcommittees without bank accounts.
J. The SCRSC shall maintain a working prudent reserve equal to 1/6 of the annual expense budget rounded up to the nearest thousand. One-half of the monies above the prudent reserve shall be donated to the WSC on a quarterly basis unless otherwise directed by the voting participants of the Region. In addition, once a year, the RSC will donate all monies over its prudent reserve to the World Service Conference (WSC).
K. All Trusted Servants desiring to perform a money-handling service position shall be apprised of SCRSC Guidelines, and shall have completed and signed Enclosure 1, the “Trusted Servants Financial Services Acknowledgement”, prior to performing such service. (Return to top)
of SCRSC Funds
The 11th Concept of N.A. Service establishes the sole priority for the use of N.A. funds: to carry the message to the addict that still suffers. The 12th Concept of N.A. Service gives the SCRSC a mandate from the NA groups that call for total fiscal accountability. With this in mind, any misappropriation or misuse of funds by any Regional trusted servant(s) or N.A. member(s) cannot be tolerated.
The definition of “misappropriation of funds” includes, but is not limited to, theft, embezzlement, or use of N.A. funds for purposes not expressly authorized by a Regional committee, subcommittee, or ad hoc. This includes the theft of cash, check, any financial instrument (i.e. refunds, royalties, or rebates from vendors to the N.A. fellowship), or asset (i.e. equipment, supplies, or physical inventory.
Misconduct is defined as any action contrary to the 12 Traditions of NA, the 12 Concepts of NA Service, the guidelines of the SCRSC, the guidelines of a SCRSC subcommittee or ad hoc (if applicable), or violation of California state or US federal law to the extent that such misconduct is detrimental to the NA fellowship. This includes conduct that creates a benefit to a member or outside enterprise to the detriment of the N.A. fellowship.
Action – Suspension
Should any SCRSC Executive Committee member, subcommittee member, or any non-elected N.A. member be suspected to have misappropriated or misused SCRSC funds or have been involved in misconduct, the SCRSC Executive Committee duly elected officers will vote, in person or by phone, to immediately “suspend” the member(s) involved from further Regional Service. Suspension in this instance is not disciplinary action; it is the pause in active service to allow time for investigation of an incident.
1. A suspended officer or member may no longer represent him/herself to the fellowship or service Boards/Committees as an officer or member of the SCRSC, its subcommittees, and its ad hocs. Additionally, a member, upon notification of being suspended, by phone or letter from the Chair, may not be reimbursed for any service-related expenses incurred during the course of their suspension.
2. Upon suspension of any member(s), the SCRSC Executive Committee duly elected officers must make a full and timely investigation of the matter and report the findings at the next SCRSC meeting.
3. Any member who participates in or who had knowledge of the suspected misappropriation or misuse of SCRSC funds or misconduct shall be subject to the same actions taken against the suspected member(s) and are required to be present at the SCRSC.
4. The presiding officer of the SCRSC, immediately upon calling the following SCRSC to order, must report all interim actions/decisions made by the Executive Committee duly elected officers, fully disclosing the alleged misappropriation or misuse of SCRSC funds or misconduct and the individual(s) involved. Any member suspected of misappropriation or misuse of SCRSC funds or misconduct may exercise the 10th Concept of N.A. Service to redress the issue at this time.
– Removal and Reinstatement
Once the SCRSC Executive Committee’s duly elected officers investigate and report to the SCRSC its findings of the suspected violation of this section, the SCRSC must immediately vote on a motion to remove the individual(s) from office and/or the committee "with cause”, to reinstate, or to extend the investigation. The Chair will notify said member by phone or certified mail as well as notifying the area by e-mail and certified mail.
1. Should the SCRSC remove an officer(s) or member(s) with cause, the said individual’s participation within the SCRSC is immediately terminated.
a. Suspended or removed officer(s) or member(s) may no longer represent themselves to the fellowship or service Boards/Committees as an officer or member of the SCRSC, its subcommittees, or its ad hocs for a period of five (5) years from the date of interim suspension.
b. Any member removed from office and/or committee by the SCRSC for misconduct may no longer represent him/herself to the fellowship or service Boards/Committees as an officer or member of the SCRSC, its subcommittees, and its ad hocs for a period of 2 to 5 years, at the discretion of SCRSC, on a case-by-case basis (This period of time will be voted on and determined at the time of removal from office and/or committee).
c. If a trusted servant resigns from office or a committee prior to the SCRSC having taken the aforementioned action and reaching a final resolution, the SCRSC shall proceed to suspend the trusted servant. The SCRSC shall investigate the matter and follow the aforementioned process to its normal conclusion.
2. Upon reinstatement, by a required 2/3 vote by the SCRSC, said member’s suspension will be lifted and the member will resume their role as a full participant of the SCRSC, its subcommittee, or ad hoc, as applicable.
1. A member removed from office for the misappropriation or misuse of SCRSC funds might be subject to criminal and/or civil legal proceedings. A 2/3 majority vote of either the SCRSC or the SCRSO Board of Directors shall be required to file charges with the local Law Enforcement Authorities, inclusive of the Local Police and DA’s Office.
2. Members removed from office for the misappropriation or misuse of SCRSC funds may, at the discretion of the SCRSC or SCRSO Board of Directors, be asked to sign a promissory note and make restitution in full of all misappropriated or misused SCRSC funds in lieu of filing charges. (Return to top)
A. Nominations and elections for all officers and participants listed in Section V will be held in May of each year, and they will take office in July.
B. All nominees must be present at the time of their nomination for election to a position on the SCRSC.
C. In the event of a vacated office, special elections may be held to fill in the position temporarily until the next regularly scheduled election.
D. SCRSC duly elected alternate officers (as defined in Section V.A.1.), and subcommittee/ad hoc alternates, i.e., Vice Chair and Alternate Treasurer do not automatically assume the vacated position. They must be affirmed by the SCRSC. (Return to top)
Committees are directly responsible to the SCRSC. Newly proposed committees shall function as ad hoc committees until they are established and have approved guidelines. It is necessary to clearly define the responsibilities of these committees so that they may fulfill the purpose for which they are created.
A. The SCRSC shall be responsible for the approval and implementation of guidelines to be drafted by the committee officers and active members utilizing the suggestions below and presented for approval at a regular SCRSC conference.
B. All committee chairs or pro tem chairs shall attend all SCRSC conferences. The Committee Chair is responsible for creating a working committee made up of members willing to serve.
C. Guidelines for a SCRSC committee should include but are not limited to the following:
4. Voting procedures
5. Meetings including time and place
6. No SCRSC committee shall create a guideline which conflicts with the guidelines of the SCRSC.
D. Our experience shows that there is a need for each committee to have as one of its functions to keep a file listing contacts and procedures for the activities it performs. This is for use by future participants and goes hand in hand with the concept of trusted servants training their successors.
E. In addition to the above, it is our experience that each committee, to ensure that its primary purpose is carried out, has the following:
1. A bank account and prudent reserve, where applicable.
2. A treasurer with experience and willingness necessary to provide the SCRSC with an accurate monthly accounting of finances in written form, where applicable.
F. Every committee shall carry out its work in accordance with our Twelve Traditions and our Twelve Concepts.
G. Committees without a bank account shall submit in December each year, to the SCRSC Treasurer, their budget requests for the coming year, to be approved by the SCRSC in January.
H. When a Regional Subcommittee or Ad-hoc Committee member has a family relationship, or potential conflict of interest with a Vendor, or any person that is being considered for, or has been awarded a contract, or otherwise paid for any services provided, disclosure must be made at the next RSC meeting following the establishment or potential establishment of conflict of interest.
I. Any Subcommittee or Ad hoc Committee must get a minimum of three (3) written bids from separate vendors/contractors before awarding a contract for services and/or products over $500.00 with the following exception: If there are not three sources. (Return to top)
A. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
1. The Executive Committee shall consist of all the duly elected SCRSC officers, and standing committee chairs.
2. Prior to submission to the Regional Service Conference, the Executive Committee shall review guidelines and proposed budgets and suggest modifications, if needed.
3. The Executive Committee shall function under the SCRSC Guidelines in lieu of publishing their own.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional H&I Committee is to serve the needs of all the Areas within the Region by conducting activities that promote growth, strength and unity of all H&I efforts and needs within the Region and the Fellowship.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Literature Committee is to carry the message of Narcotics Anonymous in written form. All actives directed to that end shall be carried out in accordance with the Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous, the Twelve Concepts of Narcotics Anonymous, and the Handbook for Narcotics Anonymous Literature Committees.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Activities Committee is to provide activities for the NA Fellowship, to promote unity within the Region, and to act as a liaison between each Area's entertainment functions.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Convention Committee is to coordinate and conduct an annual Southern California Regional Convention within the boundaries of the Southern California Region; and to assist in evaluation and input on conventions for other areas, regions and the WSC, as necessary.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Spring Gathering Committee is to conduct business and plan events to successfully put on the Spring Gathering of Narcotics Anonymous within the boundaries of the Southern California Region; and to assist in evaluation and input on conventions for other areas, regions and the WSC, as necessary.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Public Information Committee is to coordinate Area public information efforts and provide information about Narcotics Anonymous to the public within the boundaries of the Southern California Region.
The purpose of the Southern California Regional Phonelines Committee is to prove support for existing area Phonelines and coordinate efforts toward regional Phonelines. (Return to top)
A. Temporary committees, which are created by either the SCRSC Chair or a simple majority vote of the voting body.
B. Their chairs may make motions regarding their committee, but cannot vote nor second actions.
C. They cease to exist either when their task is completed or at the discretion of the SCRSC.
D. All new and existing SCRSC Ad hoc committees must adopt and adhere to the following financial guidelines:
1. All "votes of confidence" given to any member(s) of the Committee for the expenditure of funds must have a dollar limitation on the face of the check or no expenditure can be made.
2. All expenditures must be completely documented. Each expense must have a written receipt with the vendor's name, address, telephone number, purchase date, type of service(s) or product(s) received, event or purpose authorized for, amount paid and balance due, if any. If paid in cash the name of the Ad hoc committee member making the payment. No exceptions will be made.
3. Cash expenditures are not to be made over twenty dollars ($20.00). In the event a vendor demands cash for services, a check will be issued, endorsed by the vendor and can then be cashed by the Treasurer at the event box office.
4. The original bank statement for the SCRSC Ad hoc committee bank account will be available to view at each meeting and put into the archives.
5. At all SCRSC Ad hoc committee events, the gross revenues will be administered by the Treasurer. A cash count will take place a minimum of three (3) times evenly during the course of the event (i.e. start, middle and end). The record of the cash count will be maintained with the event report sheet as a permanent record. One (1) Officer and two (2) or three (3) active Ad hoc committee members, elected by a 2/3 majority vote of the active members will assist the Treasurer in the cash counts.
6. An Event Report Sheet will be kept for all Ad hoc committee events. The Report Sheet will be part of the permanent record of the Ad hoc committee.
7. For each Ad hoc committee event only a check will be issued to set up the 'bank'. The bank is only to be used for the purpose of making cash change for cash. Upon the close of the event, the amount of the bank will be taken out of the gross revenues and cash on hand. It will be separately deposited into the Ad hoc committee bank account. The bank is never considered an expense or revenue to the event.
8. All revenues of the Ad hoc committee must be deposited after receipt the next business working day into the Ad hoc committee bank account. A detailed record of each deposit will be kept as a permanent record by the Treasurer. A separate deposit will be made for each event. No two (2) events’ revenues will be deposited together. If funds cannot be deposited by the next business day then the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are to be notified immediately by the Treasurer.
9. A maximum of $13,000.00 may be kept in the Ad hoc committee bank account. Any monies over the $13,000.00 prudent reserve will be donated to the Southern California Regional Service Committee.
10. The Ad hoc committee checking account shall require two (2) signatures on each check. To insure monetary security of the Ad hoc committee, no two (2) signers on the Ad hoc committee bank account may reside in the same household nor shall the payee be a signer on the check. (Return to top)
To function according to its bylaws, Articles of Incorporation and Guidelines. (Return to top)
A. Any portion of these Guidelines may be waived at any time by a two-thirds vote of the voting body.
B. “A Guide to Local Services in Narcotics Anonymous” should be used only as a reference to the SCRSCNA Guidelines.
C. Any portion of these guidelines may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the RSC. The amended section shall be added to the guidelines by the creation of an addendum. One month following ratification, the RSC Secretary will provide a contents page (showing the location and title of the addendum), and the addendum itself, to the RSC’s Participants.
D. An Annual Guideline Review Ad-hoc committee, chaired by the RSC’s Vice-Chair, will convene in February, and be slated to conclude by April. The previous years addendums will then be incorporated into these guidelines. (Return to top)