RMR Nar-Anon

Service Committees

Service is the third legacy of recovery. All members of the Rocky Mountain Region Nar-Anon Family Groups are encouraged and welcome to participate in any of the following service opportunities:

While keeping the traditions and principles of our program in mind, this subcommittee acts as a vital link and resource between Nar-Anon and all outside entities. This includes, but is not limited, to recovery centers, hospitals, judicial systems, clergy, professionals in contact with family and friends of addicts. 

Members, groups, and committees reach out to carry the Nar-Anon message to those unaware of the Nar-Anon program. Additional outreach reference material is available in the GLS or at www.nar-anon.org.

The Outreach Committee meets every Monday at 4:00 pm MT in the RMR Clubhouse.   

Outreach Chair – Hila K.

outreach@naranonrm.org

While keeping the traditions and principles of our program in mind, this subcommittee acts as a vital link and resource between Nar-Anon and all outside entities. This includes, but is not limited, to recovery centers, hospitals, judicial systems, clergy, professionals in contact with family and friends of addicts. 

Members, groups, and committees reach out to carry the Nar-Anon message to those unaware of the Nar-Anon program. Additional outreach reference material is available in the GLS or at www.nar-anon.org.

The Outreach Committee meets every Monday at 4:00 pm MT in the RMR Clubhouse.   

Outreach Chair – Julie W.

outreach@naranonrm.org

The primary purpose of the hope line is to offer hope and guidance for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The hope line is intended for the newcomer, who has not found a Nar-Anon Family Group meeting. 

  • Maintain a telephone service on behalf of the RMR NFG.
  • Maintain a list of volunteers to answer calls.

The RMR Hope Line number is 1-888-307-9890.

To participate in the Hope Line call the hope line 888-307-9890.

The Hope Line Committee meets the fourth Friday of the month at 6:00 pm MT in the RMR Clubhouse.

Hopeline Chair: Laura S.

This subcommittee is responsible for administering the RMR NFG website, document retention technology, and archive storage platforms. To be effective, regular two-way communication and partnership between this committee and the groups, areas, region, and board of directors are essential.

A website is often one of the first points of contact for the public and potential Nar-Anon members. The Nar-Anon Family Groups’ Website Handbook S-318 serves as a guideline for operating and maintaining such websites.

Document retention technology and archive storage platforms ought to be consistent with the corresponding policies of the RMR NFG. This subcommittee maintains and coordinates the use of these technologies. The board of directors is responsible for developing the content and structure of the storage platforms in partnership with the subcommittee.  

The Technology Committee meets on first Friday of the month at 5pm MT in the RMR Clubhouse.

Technology Chair – Meg H.

technology@naranonrm.org

This subcommittee is responsible for creating and reviewing RMR website content. The intent is to improve our Search Engine Optimization scores and to publish Nar-Anon member recovery stories. Digital content may include articles, Nar-Anon speaker recordings, or other materials deemed useful by the committee. These materials provide outreach to those who find us via an internet search. To be effective, regular two-way communication and partnership between this committee and the technology committee is essential.

          Digital Content / SEO Chair – Debbie

          digitalSEO@naranonrm.org

This subcommittee meets from 5-6:30 PM MT in the Clubhouse to develop service literature, CAL, outreach literature/materials, and Serenity Connection news articles. This subcommittee hosts writing workshops and other related events.

Any new literature must adhere to the approval process for recovery, service, and outreach literature/materials documented in the Guide to World Services (GWS). The subcommittee assists the World Service Literature Committee.

  • Communicates and coordinates with the World Service Literature Committee at LitCom@nar-anon.org
  • The committee elects their chair for a one year term

Literature Dev Chair – Kari

         literature@naranonrm.org

These subcommittees plan, organize, and host regional conventions and events. The RMR NFG may create event subcommittees to support the common welfare and unity of the fellowship.

The Rocky Mountain Region shall host an annual Convention in Colorado on the same weekend, in the same location, as NA’s Convention known as CRCNA. Once CRCNA has selected the location for the next convention, the Convention Chairperson will secure the hotel contract at the same venue. 

Convention proceeds from Region Conventions shall be divided such that a portion remains in the Region Convention Account for seed money for the next year (up to $4,000), the balance is added to the RMR NFG general fund.

The current convention subcommittee will develop and maintain a “Pass it On” set of instructional materials within the RMR NFG records and archive folder(s). This form of sharing information ensures the growth and success of future RMR Conventions. 

The convention committee nominates and elects the chair for the next convention on Sunday of the current convention and announces the new chair before the close of the convention on Sunday.

The Convention Committee Meets weekly on Thursdays at 5:00 pm MT in the RMR Clubhouse.

Convention Chair:  Marilyn T.

Vice Chair: Michelle A-C.

convention@naranonrm.org 

The Day Of Sharing started in Spring 2011 and is the original Colorado Unity Event. It is held annually in either April or May. Its mission is to bring together the individual Colorado NFGs to share their collective experience, strength, and hope. 

Day of Sharing Chair – vacant

doschair@naranonrm.org 

A service opportunity is available for a leader who has a passion for supporting teens affected by the addiction problems of a loved one.  

This subcommittee implements screening, certification, and training of Nar-Anon members involved in the region’s Narateen service. The Rocky Mountain Region Safety Guidelines for Narateen outline the required procedures to protect Narateen participants and Nar-Anon members involved in Narateen service. 

This subcommittee prepares and submits an itemized yearly budget and presents verbal and written reports to the RSC. They also coordinate with NFGs seeking to start a Narateen Group. The NTPP is a member of this subcommittee and may not serve as chair. 

Narateen Chair – vacant narateen@naranonrm.org

Narateen Processing Person (NTPP) – vacant  ntpp@naranonrm.org

An Events Ad Hoc Subcommittee may be formed to create face-to-face or virtual events on behalf of the fellowship. This subcommittee plans, organizes, and hosts individual recovery or social events for the sole purpose of creating unity within the fellowship. 

Social events include but are not limited to hikes, walks, and picnics. 

These committees may be formed, as needed, by motion and approval of voting members of the RSC. The purpose of ad hoc or task force committees is to carry out a short-term goal as requested by the RSC.

 

The RSC must document a clearly defined set of duties and responsibilities before an Ad Hoc or Task Force is formed. In this way, we avoid confusion. These committees are accountable to the RSC or Assembly that created them. They report to the RSC or Assembly upon completion of their assignment. Any resulting recommendations belong to the floor of the RSC or Assembly for final action.

None at this time

In keeping with Concept One, the service structure will develop, coordinate, and maintain services on behalf of all Nar-Anon Family Groups registered with the RMR NFG. The RSC may establish subcommittees with three (3) or more members to carry out the work of the region. These subcommittees shall include but are not limited to, Outreach, Technology, Convention, Day of Sharing, and Narateen. These Subcommittee Chairs and any additional service positions shall be elected at the winter Assembly held on the 3rd Saturday of February.

Subcommittees with elected Chairs may elect their own officers. Subcommittee meetings may be held in centralized locations or virtually. Each subcommittee submits written reports of its activities and finances at RSC meetings and Assemblies. Itemized budgets must be prepared by subcommittees and submitted to the Chair and Treasurer before January 1st. 

This subcommittee is responsible for creating the Rocky Mountain Region’s digital newsletter. 

Committee meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5pm MT / 7pm ET for 45 minutes in the RMR Main Virtual Meeting Room.  

Newsletter Chair – Alicia H.

newsletter@naranonrm.org