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A New Leaf Publications (ANLP) is the publishing department of MA. A New Leaf Publications oversees and administers the publication, distribution, and business of MA literature and publications for the purpose of carrying the message of recovery and service to the society of Marijuana Anonymous and to entities outside of MA. 

  • Responsible for the literature after its creation, facilitating the process of getting the MA literature into the hands of members and the addict who is still suffering.
  • Formats all MA Literature including pamphlets for their publication 
  • Manages publishing contracts and oversees the distribution of Life with Hope and the Workbook
  • Produces the monthly literary publication A New Leaf – Created by Us, For Us

The following positions are currently open:

Secretary:

A New Leaf Publications (“ANLP”) Secretary [Volunteer, appointed by the MA World Services Board of Trustees. Estimated monthly time requirement: 4-6 hours]

Duties of the ANLP Secretary

  1. Act as a voting executive member of the ANLP Department
  2. Keep minutes during the monthly meetings of the ANLP Department; create agenda for the meetings by modifying prior month’s minutes; send meeting reminders/invites; add Secretary’s monthly service report into the agenda prior to the meeting
  3. Assist the other Department members in maintaining compliance with the ANLP Charter, MA World Services Bylaws and the Twelve Traditions. 
  4. Review A New Leaf monthly publication and other MA World Services-produced documents as requested
  5. Attend ANLP Steering Committee meetings
  6. Maintain the Secretary’s Google drive folder
  7. Suggested familiarity with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Docs. Training and support are available if needed.

Qualifications

It is highly recommended that the ANLP Secretary should have: 

  1. At least two (2) years of sobriety from marijuana, alcohol, and all other mind-altering substances (unless those other substances are taken as prescribed by a healthcare provider); and
  2. At least one (1) year of service experience at the World level, such as a member of ANLP, MA World Services Board Member, Conference Delegate, or a committee member. 

Should a candidate not be found who meets these qualifications, the MA World Services Board may vote to make exceptions within its discretion for candidates with at least one year of sobriety.  


Treasurer:

The Treasurer’s job is to manage and monitor all of A New Leaf Publications’ money. Working in compliance with all MA World Services requirements, including coordinating with and filing reports to, the MA World Services Treasurer and/or MA World Services Bookkeeper with regards to yearly taxes.

Typical duties of the Treasurer include:

  1. Review payments for service literature distributed and sold by A New Leaf Publications and communicate necessary information to other Department members as needed for shipping.
  2. Receive payments for subscriptions to the newsletter and purchases of Life with Hope and all other MA World Services approved literature distributed and sold by A New Leaf Publications and communicate necessary information to other Department members as needed for shipping.
  3. Pay (or reimburse) the normal operating expenses for A New Leaf Publications. Keep careful records and monitor all transactions. These expenses include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
    1. Printing, Postage, and Packing Materials for Service Literature Sales
    2. Post Office Box and Other Office Supplies
    3. Typical Publishing Costs, as needed 
  4. Administer the ANLP checking account and reconcile balances by transferring funds quarterly for expenses such as the ANLP Special Worker payroll.
  5. Report on the financial condition of A New Leaf Publications monthly during department meetings, including the quarterly Hazelden royalty statements to the MA World Services Board and A New Leaf Publications Department.

Qualifications. As an Officer, the Treasurer:

  1. Must be clean and sober for two (2) years from marijuana, alcohol, and all other mind-altering substances (unless those other substances are taken as prescribed by a healthcare provider).
  2. Should have at least one (1) year of service experience at the World level, such as a member of ANLP, MA World Services Board Member, Conference Delegate, or a committee member. Additional suggested experience as a District or World Services Treasurer, or any career experience in finance.

Should a candidate not be found who meets these qualifications, the MA World Services Board may vote to make exceptions within its discretion.


ANLP Design Editor (former title: Publishing Editor) [Volunteer, appointed by ANLP Department. Estimated monthly time requirement: 3 – 6 hours]

 

Duties of the ANLP Design Editor

  1. Act as a voting executive member of the ANLP Department 
  2. Attend monthly ANLP Department meetings, and other meetings as needed with other members of the Department
  3. Work closely with the Content Editor to produce the monthly A New Leaf newsletter and other projects as needed. 
  4. Work closely with the Creative Designer (Special Worker) to design the layout of the monthly A New Leaf newsletter, and other projects as needed.
  5. Produce the masters/final copy for each month’s issue of A New Leaf and ensure they are given to the ANLP Administrator (Special Worker) by the agreed deadline for distribution using Mailchimp to ensure the newsletter is sent in a timely manner
  6. Potential to assist with other upcoming projects, such as finalizing the layout of the new daily reader, Living Every Day with Hope, for publication.
  7. Suggested familiarity with MailChimp and Google Workspace. Training and support are available if needed.
  8. Term is for one (1) year from the date selected, for up to two (2) consecutive terms (or two years total). 

 

Qualifications

  1. It is highly recommended that the ANLP Design Editor should have at least two (2) years of sobriety from marijuana, alcohol, and all other mind-altering substances (unless those other substances are taken as prescribed by a healthcare provider); and
  2. Should a candidate not be found who meets these qualifications, the MA World Services Board may vote to make exceptions within its discretion for candidates with at least one year of sobriety.

 


Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or are interested in these volunteer service positions.