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EKASC Online Chat for the 12 Traditions meeting will be held every Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm.

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Please be responsible and respectful of the others while participating within the chat room. Your conduct should involve common sense, basic social etiquette and follow the guidelines below. Moderators/Admins reserve the right to remove anyone from the room for violating any of these guidelines or for any other behavior that is deemed to be inappropriate.

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EKASC 12 Traditions Chat
Moderator Rob L
For me it's a simple as remembering Traditions free and Tradition 5 I think tradition for is a plea placed in between who needs to be here what the requirements are to be here and who we're trying to serve who's the most important person what is our primary purpose I think autonomy is right smack-dab in the middle of those for a good reason
Jason C
Do everything within our steps, traditions and concepts
Moderator Rob L
Question 6 when could our exercise of autonomy have a negative effect on other groups or na as a whole
Moderator Rob L
I've seen when some groups become radical and Rogue and decides that they're not going to follow the service structure they're going to get their literature from world they're going to contribute directly to World they endorse outside Enterprises when they hold Raffles and there's a number of ways we could have their could be negative consequences that affect the Nae as a whole and I've seen it es
Moderator Rob L
Especially out in the county
Jason C
If we fall into competition with other groups or manipulate NA litterateur to express issues or personalities beyond NA
Moderator Rob L
Goid answer
Jason C
You too
Jason C
Wrap it up or save the rest for next week?
Moderator Rob L
Question 7 na service bodies are directly responsible to the any groups keeping autonomy in mind what responsibilities are obligations do na groups have to and a service bodies
Moderator Rob L
Up to you
Jason C
Keep going
Moderator Rob L
Let's do 7 and 8 because 9 10 and 11 are the same questions in every group inventory questions asking about bridges and Amity and principles
Moderator Rob L
I'll tell you it's really practiced but I've seen groups who send members to service bodies like cut like standing committees subcommittee and they report directly box they also make sure gsrs are prepared when they get to area to carry group conscience these are obligations I believe are necessary components for a home group
Jason C
NA groups should relay the message of the needs and activities of our service bodies to the fellowship. More importantly ensure good communication between the group and service body
Moderator Rob L
Last question 3 parts 1 at a time
Moderator Rob L
Question 8 why is the image of Na so important in the community
Moderator Rob L
My answer is because first impressions mean everything people won't remember what you did right they will focus on what is wrong we need to have a strong unified message in our communities
Jason C
We want to be seen as working towards solutions and not problems
Moderator Rob L
Part 2 what part does each group play in the overall reputation of Na as a whole
Moderator Rob L
Again we are a reflection of Na when we are seen as divided when we are seen as radical and roll when we are seen as disunified it hurts us and it hurts an aged reputation
Moderator Rob L
Na not an aged microphone is wacky today
Jason C
How we respect our meeting places. Cleaning up and being responsible to open and close the facility as well as respecting our neighbours
Moderator Rob L
And finally how does our group contribute to public perceptions
Moderator Rob L
All agree that cleaning up after ourselves and letting the facilities know that we're grateful for their willingness to give us moderate rent is a factor as well the newcomer goes back to the community and they report to other addicts and other services what they experienced here so again a reflection of an a we need to stay consistent and stay in the solution not the problem
Jason C
How we carry ourselves at our group. As well as making service attractive and working to better our community
Moderator Rob L
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
Jason C
Agreed community groups get a lot of feed back from newcomers
Moderator Rob L
Good 1 thanks for coming do 9 10 and 11 fir yourself and we'll do the service part next week ciao 4 now signing off
Jason C
See you soon
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