We are somewhat new at this and hope this helps as we begin to organize.
Basically, a GSR has the responsibility to bring all region info to their group and to bring their group's conscience to the region.
Our region chair, Tim V. sends out emails regularly concerning region issues.
Those emails are titled "Region Updates".
You will find information such as treasurer's reports, updates on our website, and information regarding the formation of the region subcommittees in those email updates.
An example of how the GSR serves the group and the region...
In August of 2015, the region update email contained information concerning the formation of subcommittees.
The region was looking for members who were willing to chair one of two subcommittees:
2) Conventions and Events
The GSR shared the subcommittee info from Tim's August update with their group and ultimately two people volunteered and the positions were filled.
This is just one example of a GSR responsibility as a communicator between the group and the region.
The Guide to Local services defines what a GSR is and what a GSR's responsibilities are.
Below, you will find information from the Guide to Local services with some added details from the Nar-Anon Central Region.
WHAT IS A GSR (Group Service Representative)
The GSR is a vital link in the continuing function, growth, and unity of worldwide Nar-Anon. GSRs are elected by their groups for a three-year term. GSRs should be members with experience and stability in the Nar-Anon program and an understanding of the Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts and how they work. It is suggested that each group have an alternate GSR.
1. Becomes familiar with the Nar-Anon Guides for Local and World Services
Central Region Note: You can obtain these guides here: http://www.nar-anon.org/service-literature/ Click on Service Literature and scroll down to access both the "Guide to Local Services" and the "Guide to World Services"
2. Attends all area meetings and region assemblies, and reports to the group on the proceedings of these events
Central Region Note: We are not currently organized into areas but we will be organizing region assemblies where GSRs will be expected to attend.
3. Votes their group’s conscience at area meetings and region assemblies
Central Region Note: Again, we are not currently organize into areas but we will be organizing region assemblies where the GSRs will vote their group's conscience. The first vote will concern voting for the chair of our now forming subcommittees.
4. Completes and submits the GSR registration form to the Regional Service Committee (RSC) secretary (form available in Guide to Local Services)
Central Region Note: We have not adopted this practice yet, for the time being, please register all meetings with World Services here: http://www.nar-anon.org/groups/ You can either submit a group (if your group is new) or edit a group. Please use the edit a group tool to submit any changes to World Services, the Central Region is notified of any changes to groups in our region.
5. Brings the group’s viewpoint on any situation or problem concerning Nar-Anon to the area meeting or region assemblies
Central Region Note: As we are not currently organized into areas, we invite any and all feedback concerning any situation or problem concerning Nar-anon to be submitted directly to the region through this link: http://www.naranoncentral.org/contact.html