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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

   

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

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. Serice 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.

dcm05@aa-oregon.org, or 435-612-2449

 

Click here for the Flyer to help Spread the word!

 

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.

  • Generally as described in the AA Service Manual

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Helpful to refer to the GSO “yellow sheets” guidelines
  • Maintain and organize a volunteer base
  • Assist volunteers in obtaining clearance to enter the various facilities
  • Maintained 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)
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on the odd years

 Find More information here in the A.A. Guidelines for Corrections Committees

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.

  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings.
  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • 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
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • 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)
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 Find More information here in the A.A. Guidelines for the Internet

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

  • Generally as described in the AA Service Manual
  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Helpful to refer to the GSO “yellow sheets” guidelines
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 Find More information here in the A.A. Guidelines for Public Information Committees

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. 

  • Generally as described in the AA Service Manual
  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Attend and report at monthly District meetings
  • Monitor expenses and stay within budgetary requirements
  • Submit any receipts for expenses on a monthly basis
  • Helpful to refer to the GSO “yellow sheets” guidelines
  • Make AA literature available upon request at community events
  • Submit an annual budget request to the treasurer (due September 1st)
  • Attend November Area Assembly
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

 Find More information here in the A.A. Guidelines for CPC Committees

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