District 5 A.A.

Area 58 - Central Oregon

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Alcoholics Anonymous DISTRICT 5 


The geographical units known as districts link A.A. groups in local areas to each other and to A.A. groups across the country. The term “district” was mentioned during early General Service Conferences, and both “district” and “district committee member” were used informally in the 1950s. The term “district” was included in the 1955 draft of The Third Legacy Manual of World Service (now called The A.A. Service Manual). A 1975 supplement to The A.A. Service Manual formalized use of the term “district.”

Individual groups elect general service representatives (G.S.R.s) who attend district meetings. This group elects the district committee member. The D.C.M. conveys the groupconscience of their district’s A.A. members to the area committee. 

As The A.A. Service Manual explains, the “district committee member is an essential link between the group G.S.R. and the area delegate to the General Service Conference. As leader of the district committee, made up of all G.S.R.s in the district, the D.C.M. is exposed to the group conscience of that district.” 


What qualifies an A.A. member to be a D.C.M. is that the person has sufficient time in A.A. (generally four or five years), along with the time, energy, and commitment to devote to this service position. The D.C.M. is expected to attend all district meetings and area assemblies and to hold regular meetings of all G.S.R.s in the district. The D.C.M. also keeps the G.S.R.s informed about Conference activities. 

On the other side, it is up to the D.C.M. to keep the area delegate informed of what the groups are thinking.


The guiding principles of District 5 and the content in this site are taken from Alcoholics Anonymous as defined in the Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, the Twelve Conceptsand other A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature.

We also have local District 5 Guidelines that help us locally.

Monthly District Meeting

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Second Sunday of the Month
4:00–5:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 869 0310 1724
Passcode: 164

If you want to connect to and find out more about A.A. as a whole we welcome you to attend a District meeting, please join us... all A.A. members are welcome!

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Monthly D5 Meetings

A.A. District 5
Online Zoom Meeting

Second Sunday of the Month
4:00–5:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 869 0310 1724
Passcode: 164

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District 5 Calendar

Check out the calendar and announcements section for upcoming workshops, etc.