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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

District 5 Committee Chair Openings

   Openings are available now!!!!!

There are five District 5 Committee Chair service positions coming available.  The positions are:

Access Committee Chair, Correctional Facilities Committee Chair, Website Committee Chair, Public Information Committee Chair, and Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Chair.

All the details for these great opportunities to be of service are outlined below, in the District Guidelines and the A.A. Service Manual.

All of these positions are appointed by the DCM. 

The two-year terms for all these positions will start on October 1, 2019 

If you have any questions please contact the DCM.

dcm@district5aa.org, or 435-612-2449

 

Click here for the Flyer to help spread the word!

 

Access Committee Chair (Interim until October 2020)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the committee is to increase awareness of all issues that may prevent access to AA meetings within District 5 and serve as a resource for gathering and sharing information and experience that can be used to make the AA message and the program of recovery available to everyone who reaches out for it.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Coordinate with Central Oregon Intergroup to help keep meeting schedules current regarding accessibilities issues.
  • Visit groups and talk about accessibility concerns at the group level as the groups will allow.
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Coordinate with other committee chairs to address any accessibility issues that may be discovered
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on even number years

 

Correctional Facilities Committee Chair

    Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose is to facilitate AA meetings inside the Deschutes/Jefferson/Crook County correctional facilities. This is done by organizing outside AA members to attend inside meetings on a regular basis.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Maintain and organize a volunteer base
  • Assist volunteers in obtaining clearance to enter the various facilities
  • Maintain good communication with the correctional facilities coordinator
  • Address any problems or concerns brought to AA from the correctional facilities coordinator
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on the odd year

 

Website Committee Chair

    Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the committee is to manage and maintain the District 5 Web Site: district5aa.org

 

The purpose of the web site is to assist the groups of the District to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still-suffering alcoholic, facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, and AA members, and to improve an understanding of the workings of the District in order to encourage participation in service work.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit a written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly.
  • Shop for the best price for the cost of services provided to enable the web site to exist and ensure that the web site is self-supported by the District without  receiving anything of value from any source outside the fellowship of AA
  • Accurately maintain and update the web site as needed including:
  • Receive and respond, in a timely manner, to feedback about the District Web site
  • Post activities and events, in a timely manner, to the District Web Site Calendar
  • Post District business meeting minutes on Web Site (to be received by email from DCM)
  • Post all motions as received by the DCM preferably by the 1st of the month following the District meeting they are presented at
  • Provide security for the web site as needed
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Ensure that all web site material conforms to the AA Traditions and the group conscience of District 5
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 

Public Information (PI) Committee Chair

    Duties and Responsibilities:

Public Information Committee (PI): The purpose is to carry the AA message to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing and providing AA Literature to the general public - media, schools, industry, etc. – about what AA has to offer. This is done through public service announcements, visits to schools, and other organizations.

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 

Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee Chair

    Duties and Responsibilities:

Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee (CPC): The purpose is to provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes, among others, doctors, clergy, judges social workers and law enforcement. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can and cannot do. 

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Generally as described in the A.A. Service Manual, A.A. guidelines, A.A. committee workbooks and other AAWS approved literature.
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Make AA literature available upon request to groups, at District 5 sponsored workshops and at community events
  • Increase awareness through workshops and presentations
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 

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