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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 Committee September 8, 2019 Elections

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

District Committee Member (DCM), Alternate DCM, Treasurer, and Secretary.

All the details for these great opportunities to be of service are outlined below in the District Guidelines and in the A.A. Service Manual. If you are available for any of the open positions you must attend the District meeting in September and be prepared to give your service resume.  

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 4:00PM

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church

 

If you have any questions please contact the DCM.

dcm05@aa-oregon.org, or 435-612-2449

 

Use this flyer to help spread the word!!!!

 

District Committee Member (DCM)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 4-5 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of GSR term
  • 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.
  • First year of term attends the Oregon Area Orientation, to be fully funded by the District
  • Appoint Service Committee members as described
  • Set agenda for and chair District business meetings
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Help Service Committees as needed
  • Attend Area Assemblies
  • Appoint ad hoc committees to address specific issues as needed
  • Assist the Web Site Committee
  • Maintain records of District Activities during term to submit to the Area 58 Archivist after rotation
  • Coordinate and take part in a District Inventory within the first year of the term
  • Update the Districts Guidelines as needed to reflect current practice
  • Assist District Secretary by reading and approving minutes prior to mailing
  • Assist Area Registrar with updating Group information, as well as current GSR information. Changes are typically submitted to the Area Registrar by using AA’s Group Information Change Form, as well as the AA New Group Form
  • Assist GSRs when needed at group meetings
  • Assist Area Delegate with the processing of Conference agenda items at District level
  • Schedule and chair the district’s General Service Conference Sharing session and provide the Area Alternate Delegate with the minutes.
  • Schedule Delegate Post Conference report back to District annually
  • Schedule in-district GSR school annually
  • Schedule District workshops
  • Attend PRAASA when funds are available, and give a verbal and written report to the District. Attendance to PNC or the Pacific Region Forum may be an option in addition to PRAASA, or in place of PRAASA, depending on the Districts current financial standing.  DCM to determine funds needed and submit as a District 5 budget item
  • Makes copies of and distribute district documents as needed – i.e., Delegate Agenda items, District Committee Contact Sheet, Treasurer reports, guidelines, meeting minutes, Area Delegate communications, etc.
  • 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
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

Alternate District Committee Member (Alt DCM)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of a GSR term
  • 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
  • Prepare and facilitate GSR assembly orientations in the month prior to each assembly
  • Perform duties of DCM in DCM’s absence
  • Assist DCM as needed
  • Attend and coordinate District 5 sponsored workshops
  • When possible, attend quarterly Oregon Area Assemblies
  • Assist GSRs when needed at group meetings
  • Visit the groups within the district and make announcements when necessary
  • Assist DCM with the processing of Conference agenda items and reports at the District level.
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

District Secretary

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of GSR term
  • Generally as described in the AA Service Manual
  • Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Traditions or a service sponsor
  • Attend monthly District meeting and record minutes
  • Facilitate district meeting when DCM and Alternate DCM are unavailable
  • Provide District meeting minutes to DCM for distribution to GSR’s
  • Reprint, make available for the web and distribute District Guidelines when requested by the DCM
  • Two-year term rotating on odd number years

District Treasurer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recommended 2 years of continuous sobriety
  • Recommended completion of a GSR term and/or experience as Group Treasurer
  • 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 Treasurer report monthly to the DCM for Distribution to the D5 committee members one week prior to the monthly district meeting
  • Submit written report to the District Secretary for inclusion into the minutes monthly
  • Picks up mail from District 5’s post office box
  • Keeps a current record of group contributions to the District
  • Makes deposits and cuts checks for District expenses
  • Provide financial statement at the monthly District meeting
  • Be prepared to determine if funds are available for the GSR Scholarship program at the District meeting 1 month prior to Area Assemblies
  • Present an annual budget for next fiscal year, in October, to be taken back to the Groups for approval at the November/December District meeting
  • Update budget as needed when new motions are approved by the District Committee
  • 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:  Brad L                             dcm@district5aa.org

Alt. DCM:  Bonnie C                  altdcm@district5aa.org