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1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH -

Convention Committee- 4:30 pm (Contact chair for directions)
The Ocean Area Convention is a semi-annual fundraising event that brings our fellowship together for the purpose of celebrating recovery in Narcotics Anonymous. Workshops and other activities and events, are scheduled during the convention to encourage unity, fellowship and service among our members. Because these conventions are a function of the Ocean Area Service Conference, they should be guided by the 12 Concepts and 12 Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous and reflect our Primary Purpose: "To carry the message to the addict who still suffers" Contact Lisa F. - 201-401-6839
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2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH -

Public Relations (PR) 6:30 - Christ Episcopal Church- 415 Washington St. Toms River, NJ. Meeting is downstairs in the classroom
We are an operating committee of the OASC of Narcotics Anonymous. We serve the OASC and are fully accountable to that conference. Our purpose is to inform the public that recovery from the disease of addiction is possible and available through the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of NA. We offer information about recovery including how and where to find it. For more information contact Laura B. 848-525-9254 lbernard2952@gmail.com
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1st TUESDAY OF THE MONTH -

Activities Committee - 6:30 pm - First Assembly of God Church , 800 Bay Ave., Toms River (rear entrance please)
The primary purpose of the Activities Committee, is to plan and coordinate activities for NA members served by the OASC, and to promote unity and fellowship within the NA program. To provide social functions and celebrations of recovery to NA members in a safe atmosphere. To organize activities supporting the OASC and other NA Service structures. For more information contact Carly F. 848-224-3488.
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3rd SUNDAY OF THE MONTH -
Joint Administrative Conference (JAC) - 2:00 pm at Christ Community Center, 405 Washington St. Toms River, NJ
Meeting is held prior to Area. All sub-committee chairs give reports at this time, discuss concerns, needs, and questions. ANY QUESTIONS
CONTACT OCEAN AREA VICE- CHAIR- Kris B. 848-448-8949
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OCEAN AREA SERVICE CONFERENCE (OASC) - 3:00 pm at Christ Community Center, 405 Washington St. Toms River, NJ
The Ocean Area Service Conference is a monthly business session/ conference of elected trusted servants from the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous, existing for the express purpose of communicating with one another on all matters pertaining to our common welfare, unity, and our common purpose, to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. Communication and disbursement of all information to and from all member groups of the area through their trusted servants (GSR). Maintain steady distribution levels of all Narcotics Anonymous literature to said representatives. To provide an Area Service Representation for active participation in the New Jersey Regional Service Conference. Contact OASC Chair- Pop- 732-223-3483
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LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH -
Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) - Meeting 6:30 pm Ocean County Courthouse Cafeteria, 129 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ.
The Ocean Area Hospitals and Institutions Sub- Committee is a service board of volunteer members of NA existing for the sole purpose of carrying the NA message of recovery to addicts who are unable to attend regular NA meetings. H&I carries the NA message to the inmates, patients, and residents following regulations of the institutions that we serve while adhering to these guidelines, the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of NA. This is a service committee that is at all times accountable to the OASC. We shall maintain effective liaison and cooperation with that committee by giving a written report. Workshops are held on odd-numbered months following the subcommittee meeting, same location.
For more information contact H&I Chair
Tina W. 732-604-3331

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1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH-
Policy Committee - - Meeting at 415 Washington Toms River, NJ (Contact Chair for Time)
The Policy Committee is the source of accurate information about the operating procedures within the Ocean Area Service Conference. It supports all Committees. Policy Chair- Chris L. 732-383-0173
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- WEBSITE COMMITTEE Purpose is to provide a website ocanj.org to the Ocean Area Service Conference (OASC) of Narcotics Anonymous that enables members and addicts in need the ability to obtain information regarding upcoming events and meetings within and outside of Ocean Area, the Just for Today Meditation, information on how to get involved in service structure, regional and world information, and literature. For more information, Please contact Website Chair - Elias V. webmaster@ocanj.org/732-912-1665

OPEN COMMITMENTS ON GROUP LEVEL:
SUNDAY-POINT PLEASANT- RECOVERY BY THE SEA- GSR.
MONDAY- TOMS RIVER- MEN IN RECOVERY- ALT. GSR.
MONDAY- TOMS RIVER- SURRENDER TO WIN- GSR, COFFEE, CLEAN TIME, CHAIR.
MONDAY- BRANT BEACH- WAVE OF RECOVERY- ALT. GSR.
MONDAY- POINT PLEASANT- GLAD IT'S HERE- TREASURER.
TUESDAY- LANOKA HARBOR- NEVER ALONE, NEVER AGAIN- ALT GSR.
TUESDAY- TOMS RIVER- CARING IS SHARING- GSR, SECRETARY, TREASURER, SPEAKER BOOKER.
TUESDAY- LITTLE EGG HARBOR- LIVING JUST FOR TODAY- GSR.
WEDNESDAY- TUCKERTON- CORNERSTONE OF RECOVERY- ALT. GSR, TREASURER.
THURSDAY- BRICK- A NEW BEGINNING- ALT GSR, COFFEE.
FRIDAY- BEACHWOOD- FREEDOM GROUP OF NA- ALT. GSR.
FRIDAY- MANAHAWKIN- SERENDIPITY- ALT GSR.
SATURDAY- TOMS RIVER- EARLY MORNING RECOVERY- ALT. GSR.
SATURDAY- BRICK- KEEP IT SIMPLE- GREETER, COFFEE.
SATURDAY- LAKEWOOD- KEEP COMING- GSR.
SATURDAY- MANAHAWKIN- OUR GRATITUDE SPEAKS- GSR.
SATURDAY- POINT PLEASANT- THE TIES THAT BIND US- ALT. GSR, TREASURER.
SATURDAY- BAYVILLE- AT THE END OF THE ROAD- SET UP, GREETER.

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OPEN COMMITMENTS ON AREA LEVEL

ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE VICE CHAIR - 1YEAR CLEAN/1 YEAR COMMITMENT; SERENITY KEEPER - 90 DAY CLEAN TIME REQUIREMENT- 6 MONTH TERM.
VICE-LITERATURE SALES CHAIR - 1 YEAR CLEAN/ 1 YEAR COMMITTMENT