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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 

Archives Committee


“We are trying to build up extensive records which will be of value to a future historian... It is highly important that the factual material is placed in our files in such a way that there can be no substantial distortion... We want to keep enlarging on this idea for the sake of the full-length history to come...”  Bill W., 1957


Who we are

The Archives Steering Committee (ASC) is responsible for all archived materials belonging to District 5, and development of policies and procedures for doing this important work.  The ASC provides oversight for the District Archivist and assists with developing motions (related to archives) requiring District Committee approval.  Examples of archives motions: archival preservation materials needed in excess of the current budget, or to provide other budgetary resources (e.g. increased repository rent).

Due to the special nature of preservation duties and repository maintenance, it may be necessary to involve committee members who may not be alcoholic but have special expertise applicable to archives.  Such non-AA friends would be familiar with our Primary Purpose and AA Traditions.


What we do

  • Receive donated archive materials
  • Determine ownership/copyrights for donations
  • Hold and preserve donations
  • Create oral histories of District “long-timers”
  • Maintain the physical District Repository and indexes to archive materials
  • Provide access to materials as determined by current district policy, and in keeping with AA Traditions
  • Serve as a resource for District Groups and members
  • Provide for deaccession of archives materials as determined by current district policy


How you can help

  • Nominate “long-timers” to have their story recorded
  • Develop the history of your HomeGroup (we can help)
  • Donate archive materials to the District Repository
  • Volunteer for the Archives Steering Committee
  • Assist the District Archives Chair with sorting and preservation
  • Help us get the word out with the Archives presentation/display


Archives Committee Resources

GSO Literature

GSO Archives

Markings eNewsletter  

GSO Digital Archives

Oregon Area 58 Archives

District 5 Archives Committee Policy Manual (coming)


Contact Archives Committee Chair at:

District 5 Archives Committee Chair

P. O. Box 7241

Bend, OR 97708



District 5 AA Archives Flyer (PDF)

New Archives Flyer in PDF Link

District 5 AA Archives Flyer

 Link to District 5 AA Archives Flyer: 


Your District 5 Archives

Preservation of our experience and history is vital to those yet to come:

  • 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 a “longtimer” in your home group whose story should be preserved?

  • Would you like the District 5 Archives display or an Archives presentation to come to your home group or activity?

    For details, contact your District 5 Archive Chair at:

District 5 AA Archives Committee Reports

2018 June Archives Report

2018 May Archives Report

2018 April Archives Report

2018 February Archives Report

2018 January Archives Report


Be of Service

We Need Your Help!!

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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