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Alcoholics Anonymous

Area 58, District 5-Serving Central Oregon Including: Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, & Tumalo

May 2021 Assembly

AA Beginners Orientation.

 

Are you brand new to the AA program? There is a meeting specifically designed to familiarize you with Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

When: The last Saturday of each month at noon.

 

Where: Online Zoom meeting.

 

Click for instructions.

 

 

 

General Service Office Financial Issue

 

Due to the effects of the Covid 19 measures GSO Revenues are significantly under projections. As a result a draw-down against the strategic reserve has been necessary. It is hoped that the Fellowship can reduce or eliminate this issue through contributions and literature sales. Please circulate this information.

 

 

 

Grapevine You Tube

Grapevine has a You Tube Channel!

 

Click here for ZOOM instructions.

 

Carry the Message Project

 

 

 

Information available from the 69th General Service Conference

The 69th General Service Conference's Electronic-Interim-Report-Anonymity Protected, (English & Spanish), General Service Board's Treasure Report, and the internal communication Audit are available for download on the Area 58 website on the Delegate's page.

 

The link is below: https://www.aa-oregon.org/delegate/

 

 

The D5 Treatment Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous Needs Your Help!

The District 5 Treatment Committee is in urgent need of your help. Please take this to your groups, discuss it, bring it up at your business meeting, and spread the word to others. You can contact Tim C. with any further questions. His contact information is below. Thank you for considering this opportunity to be of service.

 

REQUEST THAT YOUR HOMEGROUP CONSIDER “SPONSORING” A SATURDAY SPEAKER PANEL/ DISCUSSION MEETING AT ST CHARLES BEND ON A RECURRING BASIS

 

Basic Facts:

St Charles Bend has no official detox unit

Currently, ~50% of beds on the Hospital’s 4th floor are occupied by alcohol & drug patients

AA had no presence in St Charles facilities for over 25-years

An AA committee (CTF) has facilitated a weekly panel at St Charles since Oct 2018

This panel runs from 1:30-2: 45 pm every Saturday

It presently appears on the COIGAA meeting schedule as “CTF Saturday Speakers”

It is open to all and affords a scheduled “meeting” at a time when there are no others  

WE ARE ASKING YOUR GROUP TO HELP TO MAINTAIN THIS AA COMMITMENT

 

How You Can Help:

Have your homegroup “sponsor” 1x Saturday every other month

This translates to only 6x Saturdays per year for a 1-year commitment

No solid commitment is needed upfront! We can simply try it out!

 

What Is Involved:

Have 1x homegroup member, sober in AA, act as a Coordinator/ Facilitator

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would coordinate 2-3x speakers to share their experience with the AA Program of Recovery for ~15-minutes at the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would also announce the upcoming speaker panel/ discussion meeting at your homegroup, as well as other meetings they attend

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would run the speaker panel/ discussion meeting, much like a meeting secretary

 

How the CTF Committee Will Support Your Group:

Maintain the cooperative relationship with St Charles Hospital, the host facility

Provide AA literature packets and Big Books for distribution at the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

Provide, and/ or cooperate with your group to develop a Format for the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

Help connect your group to other AAs in District and Area also committed to carrying the AA message into treatment/ medical facilities

Ensure the scheduled speaker panel/ discussion meeting happens

 

Thank you for considering this service request!  Please let me know how I can help connect you and your group to still suffering alcoholics

 

Tim C, for District 5 CTF,  541-610-4431, d5aa.ctf@gmail.com

Basic Information re: CTF Committee & Speaker Panels

 

 

The District 5 CPC Committee Needs Help

 

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                         Click for information.

 

The Archives Committee Needs your help!!!

Preservation and history of our experience is vital to those yet to come.  Would you like the District 5 Archives display or an Archives presentation to come to your home group or activity?  Do you have something from the past that you would like to add to our Archives? Would your home group consider developing a written record of its history?  Is there an “old-timer” in your home group whose story should be preserved? For details, contact your District 5 Archive Chair at: archives@district5aa.org

Spread the word with this flyer!!!

New Video for Employment/HR Professionals from AA General Service

Singleness of Purpose

"The Primary purpose of any A.A. group is to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics.  Experience with alcohol is one thing all A.A. members have in common.  It is misleading to hint or give the impression that A.A. solves other problems or knows what to do about drug addiction."

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A.A. Public Service Announcements

District 5 AA Meetings

Exciting News!!!!

District 5 Meetings are now on the Meeting Guide App. 

Find out more here!! 

 

Don't have access to the app? 

Find a Meeting via the Web

Be of Service

A.A. Needs Your Help!!

If you are an A.A. member and would like to get involved in the service structure of Alcoholics Anonymous, attend your group's business meeting.  Make yourself available to be your group's GSR (General Service Representative), come to the next District Business Meeting and/or get in touch with the District Committee Member (DCM).

DCM:  Bonnie C                        dcm@district5aa.org

Alt. DCM:  Kyle R                  altdcm@district5aa.org