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District 5 AA

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

The Home Away From Home Group

The Home Away From Home Group needs volunteers!

We meet Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, and Sundays, 2-3:30pm, in Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI), near Madras OR.

DRCI is a men’s minimum security prison. We urgently need AAs -- women or men -- to make firm, sustained commitments to help maintain this corrections meeting.

Thursday meetings are literature based. The 3rd Sunday is a speaker/ discussion meeting. Other Sundays are open discussion meetings. Attendance ranges between ~12-40 inmates of varying lengths of sobriety.  AAs interested in supporting the Home Away From Home Group must first attend as a “visitor” before beginning the process of becoming a “credentialed volunteer.” Visitor clearance usually takes 1 week; completing all requirements for volunteer credentials can usually be done in 3-6 months of 1st visit.

Please contact Tim C (541-610-6404) for more information or to obtain a background check form

Anonymity & Safety Meeting

Saturday,  March 10th, 2018

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

 St. Helens Hall

231 NW Idaho Avenue, Bend, OR. 97701


Presented by Madeleine P., Past Pacific Region Trustee & Anne M., Past Area 58 Delegate



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CPC/PI Joint Committee Meeting

 March 10, 12:15-1:15

Deschutes Public Library Downtown Bend

Hutchinson Room.

Pre-Conference Agenda Item Sharing Session

Pre-Conference Agenda Item Sharing Session

March 18th 3:00-4:30 @ TEC

Bring your thoughts and ideas about the 2018 General Service Conference agenda items.

All input will be collated and passed along to the Area 58 Delegate.

CTF Committee Meeting

 May 7, 5:30-7:00

Deschutes Public Library Downtown Bend

Hutchinson Room

"Old Timers" Potluck & Meeting

Saturday,  March 31st, 2018

5 pm to 7 pm  - Meeting starts at 5:30

 Grace Gate Community Church

1368 S Hwy 97, Redmond, OR 97756

Please Bring: A salad, or chips, or a desert. Our Group will provide the main dish and Beverages!

If you have 20 years plus you will be asked to share. All others are welcome to come and listen and enjoy.

For more information contact:

Bob R 503-348-5314

Laura R 541-420-22

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District 5 Grapevine Committee Opening (interim 10 months remaining)

Grapevine Chair

The purpose of the District Grapevine Chair is to act as advocate for the Grapevine/La Viña at the district and group level, alerting the groups to the use of the Grapevine publications as recovery tools.

Generally as described in the AA service Manual

Attend and report at monthly District meetings

Visit groups and talk about the Grapevine both at group level and meeting level as the group will allow

Attend November Area Assembly

Two year term rotating on even number years

There is a two year sobriety requirement for this position, and it is appointed by the DCM.

Please contact District 5 DCM: Brad L. at (541) 419-9678 or for further details, if you are interested.

See the flyer: Grapevine Chair

3rd Annual Unity & Service Conference

3rd Annual Unity & Service Conference

July 20-22, 2018

Hilton Hotel, Concord, Ca.

See the flyer for more information

Area Newsletter Renaming

The Area Newsletter chair is looking for some creative help to name the Area Newsletter something other than Area Newsletter.  The District who submits the winning name will get home baked cookies at the next assembly.  You can submit your suggestions to the newsletter chair at

See the flyer: Area Newsletter Renaming



Being of service and carrying the message are an important part of sobriety.

 Find out how you can be of service today!  

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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