Tradition 9 states: NA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
In the Western Cape, we have created a number of subcommittees responsible for serving our attending members and those yet to come. We try to carry the message to the still-suffering addict by attraction rather than promotion and as such make our best effort to keep our fellowship alive and free, exciting and educational, and a place of profound connection with other addicts.
Service in subcommittees has made a difference in many a addict’s life. If you would like to read some of their experiences and reasons for doing service click here.
Our subcommittees are:
The primary purpose of the Events Subcommittee is to plan events that raise funds for the fellowship and create opportunities for members to fellowship. They also assist meetings and ASC with hosting events.
The primary purpose of the Literature Subcommittee is to make sure all meetings in the Western Cape have access to the literature and key tags that you see at the meetings.
Public Relations (PR)
Public Relations carry the message to those who may come in contact with addicts in their community, such as doctors, social workers, teachers, and community leaders. We do this so that they may learn about NA and encourage the still suffering addict to come to our meetings.
Hospitals & Institutions (H&I)
Members carry the message of recovery to hospitals, institutions, lockdown facilities, detox units, rehabs, all places where the still suffering addict does not have access to an NA meeting.
Website Committee enhances communication in our area by making information of meetings and operations readily and easily available online to both newcomers and established members, so that all addicts have access to as much information as possible about the who, what, where, when and how in the Western Cape.
The aim of FD is to strengthen and support the growth of the fellowship. We help and support struggling and new meetings.
The phone line subcommittee takes the calls to NA’s hotline, 083 900 6962, and assists addicts, their loved ones, or anyone else who calls. We primarily try to get the addict to a meeting.
Local Translations Committee (LTC)
Local Translations Committee (LTC) or Translations subcommittee is responsible for translating NA Conference Approved Literature into the various South African languages so that ‘Every Addict in South Africa has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture’.
The following subcommittees host online meetings that any member can attend. Please view the links below for upcoming meetings held by each subcommittee.