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District 5 AA

Serving Central Oregon Including: Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs

Area 58 Service Assembly September 2018

Oregon Area 58 Service Assembly

September 21 - 23 2018

Welches, OR

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New District 5 Workshop Set: AA History Workshop 27OCT18

Hello Everyone,


Attached is a flyer for the upcoming AA History Workshop.  Area archives will be there with a display and a presentation.  District 5 Archives Chair Valorie will be giving a presentation on the history of the Big Book, and Reilly K with over 50 years of sobriety will be talking about her early days in AA.


It is sure to be chalked full of fun and information.  Please join us and spread the word by printing, posting, handing out the flyer, and announcing this event at every opportunity you have.  I look forward to seeing all of you there!!!!


Yours in Love and Service,


Brad L

District 5 DCM



Link to AA History Workshop Flyer (PDF)


68th General Service Conference (GSC) Final Report

Please find the 68th GSC report attached and the note concerning the printed version from the Area Delegate below.


Have a wonderful week!!!!!


Yours in Love and Service,


Brad L

District 5 DCM




Greetings OR Area!

Attached to this email you will find the anonymity-protected, digital version of the 2018 Conference Final Report in English and Spanish.

I’ve been informed that the printed version is delayed due to the following reasons: 

Our Publishing Department shares that it has taken longer than hoped to prepare this year’s Final Report. Essentially, there are two reasons for the longer-than-desired delay:


1.     The report is considerably longer than its predecessors, in part because of all the material related to the Manuscript issue which is included in full as part of the report of the General Service Board; additionally, by Conference action, the committee considerations of each committee, along with the delegate area highlights, are printed in their entirety, requiring additional time for translation, etc., whereas in prior years these aspects of the report were simply summarized; and

2.     The unusual confluence of events stemming from additional Conference actions that put 3 totally revised pamphlets, two completely new pamphlets, a bevy of other corrections and updates, and an every-other-year edition of the Service Manual (all of these items in 3 languages) on the publishing plate at the same time.


These factors were on top of the already rigorous schedule of regular reprints, newsletters, book updates, and revisions.


The print version has been put into the hands of the printer and should arrive at the end of September.



See you all in Welches!


Vera F

Oregon Area 58

Panel 68 Delegate





WEBSERVANT NOTE: these are large files...

Link to: 68th GSC Final Report (Anonymity Protected, English, PDF)


Enlace a: 68.º informe final del GSC (Anonimato protegido, español, PDF)

Area 58 Open Service Positions Note from Ron W./Area 58 Chair

Le invitamos a la junta en español Alcohólicos Anónimos


El Distrito 5 CTF ha estado ayudando a las reuniones y paneles de AA de habla hispana en Bend y Madras.

Consulte su folleto reciente sobre una reunión de habla hispana en Bend que necesita ayuda, Los Primeros Pasos - los miércoles a las 6:45 p.m.


District 5 CTF has been assisting Spanish-Speaking AA Meetings and Panels in Bend and Madras. 

Please see their recent flyer about a Spanish-Speaking meeting in Bend, Los Primeros Pasos, that needs support, Wednesdays in Bend at 6:45 pm. 

Enlace al folleto Los Primeros Pasos Flyer (PDF)

Link to Los Primeros Pasos Flyer (PDF)

GSR School Announced & Flyer - Nov. 3, 2018


Happy Tuesday All,


The details for the 2018 GSR school have been finalized.  The event will take place on November 3 from 12-3 at the Alano Club in Redmond.  Come and join Vera F and Jim F as they talk about all things related to the GSR role and General Service. Food and beverages will be provided.  Please see the attached flyer for all the details!!!


I tried my best to not call this a GSR school although at its root that is what it is in an attempt to encourage non-GSRs to attend as well.  Please encourage everyone you can to come and learn about A.A. as a whole, what it does, and why we need it.



Yours in Love and Service,


Brad L

District 5 DCM


Link to GSR School Flyer (PDF)

Home Away From Home Group

The Home Away From Home Group (HAFHG) of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday, from 7-8: 30 pm, and Sunday, from 2-3: 30 pm, in Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI) -- a men’s minimum/ medium security prison near Madras OR. Meeting attendance ranges between ~8-40 inmates of varying lengths of sobriety. Thursday meetings are AA literature based. The third Sunday is a speaker/ open discussion meeting. Other Sundays are open discussion meetings. The first Sunday of the month we hold our business meeting and also celebrate milestones in sobriety.


The Home Away From Home Group needs volunteers! We currently rely on approximately five AAs to cover the 104 meetings scheduled for 2018. We have not had a “dark night” -- meetings canceled due to insufficient volunteer coverage -- in years. We urgently need AAs -- women or men -- to make firm, sustained commitments to help maintain this corrections group. AAs interested in attending the HAFHG must first be cleared to enter the facility as a “visitor” before beginning the process to become a “badged volunteer.” Visitor clearance normally takes 1 week; completing all requirements for volunteer credentials can often be done in 3-6 months. Please contact volunteers: Tim C, (541) 610-6404 for information on supporting the HAFHG with your physical presence.


District 5 Open Positions Flyer

New AAWS Grapevine YouTube Page


Opening for Nontrustee Appointed Committee Member for Trustees’ Committee on Literature

New Video for Employment/HR Professionals from AA General Service

Annual Corrections Book Drive

Please bring new or used Big Books and 12&12s to the September Assembly.


Central Oregon Intergroup has a collection box that will be delivered to the Assembly.  Please feel free to drop off your contributions there.


Download the flyer to take to your groups.


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:

Spread the word with this flyer!!!

District 5 AA Meetings

Exciting News!!!!

District 5 Meetings are now on the Meeting Guide App.  Find out more here!! 

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Contact your group's General Service Reps (GSR), or get in touch with the District Committee Members (DCM).

DCM:  Brad L                   

Alt. DCM:  Bonnie C        

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