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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

District 5 Elections

 District 5 Elections!!!
The following positions will be elected at the September District 5 meeting:  District Committee Member (DCM), Alternate DCM, Secretary, & Treasurer.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!
September 8, 2019
4:00 
TEC, Bend, OR
 

2019 Area 58 Inventory

Hello District 5,

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! The Area Inventory will be conducted at the next Assembly, which will be in LaGrande on September 21st– 23rd, 2019. 

This inventory will be in a modified sharing session style. Please find a link below to a list of questions that have been gathered from different pieces of A.A. approved literature and tailored to fit the Area.

Please share this list with your group. The Area is asking each group to report back with up to five topics selected from this list of questions. There is also room for adding a topic(s) that is/are of local interest. Each member, group and district may choose up to five topics in the order they prefer. The more responses we get, the more we learn what the groups really want the more we know how better the Area can serve the groups. 

Please email your selections to me by September 1st.    

             dcm05@aa-oregon.org

On Saturday at the assembly, everyone will have an opportunity to choose the three topics to be discussed the next day. These final three will be presented at the door before the inventory begins. Participants will be randomly grouped with about 10 people, a note-taker and a facilitator. The discussion will take place on three topics, then each note-taker will present a short summary of their group from the podium. All written notes will be collected, and a final report of our inventory discussions will be available at the November Assembly. 

Thank you for your participation in organizing our 2019 Area Inventory. Please feel free to email me or give me a call if you have any further questions.  

-- 
Yours in Love and Service,
Brad L
District 5 DCM
435-612-2449
 
"Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others,..."  Alcoholics Anonymous, Pg. 102
 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Needs Your Help!

 

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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.

 

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

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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 know what to do about drug addiction."

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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? 

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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:  Brad L                             dcm@district5aa.org

Alt. DCM:  Bonnie C                  altdcm@district5aa.org