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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

Singleness of Purpose

"The Primary purpose of any A.A. group is to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics.  Experience with alcohol is one thing all A.A. members have in common.  It is misleading to hint or give the impression that A.A. solves other problems or knows what to do about drug addiction."

General Service Representatives

Welcome To Alcoholics Anonymous General Service

 “The General Service Representative (GSR) has the job of linking his or her home group with A.A. as a whole. The GSR represents the voice of the group conscience, reporting the group’s thoughts to the District Committee Member (DCM) and to the Delegate, who passes them on to the conference. The communication is a two-way street, making the GSR responsible for bringing back to the group Conference Actions that affect unity, health, and growth. Only when a GSR keeps the group informed, and communicates the group conscience, can the Conference truly act for A.A. as a whole.”  The A.A Service Manual, pg. S26

Through your elected District Committee Member (DCM) and the Oregon Area Delegate, you will become the two- way link between your group and the world of AA as a whole. As such, you and your fellow GSRs all over the world have become the key to the unity of AA.  You will learn more about General Service, which is based on THE THREE LEGACIES of RECOVERY, as outlined in the Twelve Steps; UNITY, as outlined in the Twelve Traditions; and SERVICE, as outlined in the AA Service Manual Combined With Twelve Concepts For World Service.

By your active presence in General Service, you will be helping to ensure that AA will still be here for future generations of suffering alcoholics.

More information about the role of a GSR can be found in the AA General Service manual and in the GSR pamphlet by GSO.

Congratulations!!!   You are now engaged in one of the finest forms of Twelfth Step work!

Area 58 Assembly Orientation


Prior to each Area 58 Service Assembly, the district hosts an assembly orientation. The object is to create an environment where you can learn about the assembly and ask questions prior to attending. It is the goal of this orientation to provide you with the knowledge necessary to make your experience fun and effective for both you and your group. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming orientation and sharing our experience, strength, and hope with you.  

Here are the handouts from some past assembly orientations:

May 2018 Service Assembly Orientation (A Sample Agenda for GSR Orientation)

February 2018 Service Assembly Orientation (A Sample Agenda for GSR Orientation)


I'm a GSR...Now What!!!

Your group has elected you to the position of GSR. What do you do?  Where do you go?  This information will help you find your way.  

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              

Alt. DCM:  Kyle R