The next District Committee Meeting (GSR Meeting) is at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (2105 West Market Street →) THURSDAY at 06:30 PM. GSRs, please be sure to represent your group at this meeting. If your group doesn’t have a General Service Representative, please hold a group business meeting to elect one.
General service representative (G.S.R.):
Working via the district and area committees, the G.S.R. is the group’s link with the General Service Conference, through which U.S. and Canadian groups share their experience and voice A.A.’s collective conscience. Sometimes called “the guardians of the Traditions,” G.S.R.s become familiar with A.A.’s Third Legacy— our spiritual responsibility to give service freely. Usually elected to serve two-year terms, they:
• Represent the group at district meetings and area assemblies.
• Keep group members informed about general service activities in their local areas.
• Receive and share with their groups all mail from the General Service Office, including the newsletter Box 4-5-9, which is G.S.O.’s primary tool for communicating with the Fellowship.
G.S.R.s also may assist their groups in solving a variety of problems, especially those related to the Traditions. In serving their groups, they can draw on all the services offered by G.S.O. (see p. 30).
An alternate G.S.R. is elected at the same time in the event that the G.S.R. may be unable to attend all district and area meetings. Alternate G.S.R.s should be encouraged to share the responsibilities of the G.S.R. at the group, district and area levels. (See The A.A. Service Manual, Chapter 2, “The Group and its G.S.R.,” for further information.)
(excerpted from “The A.A. Group …Where It All Begins” PDF →)
District meetings are held only once per month and only last an hour. We need all groups to be represented at these meetings. All AA members are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.