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District 5 AA

Serving Central Oregon Including: Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs

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NEW GSC Information from Area 58 Assembly


Good Morning D5,

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to and participated in the Area Assembly this past weekend.  It was great seeing you there and being a part of the process along side all of you.


Now it's time to have similar discussions within our District and home groups and forward that feedback onto the delegate.  Please send any and all feedback either to myself ( or directly to the Alternate Delegate Jim F ( no later than May 1st so that it may be compiled and sent to the Delegate in time for this year's conference. 


Attached you will find the complete list of agenda items and the summaries prepared by the Area's trusted servants for this year's General Service Conference. (Summaries are available in Spanish upon request and background material will be available after March 1st) These ‘Summary’ handouts are intended to make the agenda topics and background material simpler to understand for participants. Most of the agenda item summaries should be all you need to have a discussion. If questions arise, I have a full set of background docs for research purposes.


A common thing I heard at the sharing sessions this past weekend was "I was against this until I read the background material."  Please, Please, Please don't be afraid to ask for the full background materials on all or any given agenda item.  Due to its sensitive nature, and size of the files I will make it accessible to you and your group upon request.


AAWS Guidelines agenda items and background materials. Our practice is to send final Conference committee agendas and background information on agenda items to Conference members, upon request, and leave to the discretion of each area delegate the extent to which copies of these materials are further distributed to other interested members in the area. If we receive a request for Conference committee background from a member, we will refer that request to the appropriate delegate for follow up. Since some of the materials may contain full names or other confidential matter, we must rely on the delegates to take this into consideration when distributing this material. We would like to point out that the internet and web sites are a public medium and that it may not be appropriate to make these materials accessible to the public. We would like to emphasize the confidentiality of background material.


As is mentioned in the statement from GSO, we all need to be very careful to protect

the background material. These documents contain full names, addresses, and other

identifying information and are, therefore, highly confidential. Nothing you receive

should find its way outside of our fellowship. Once you have completed

your agenda discussions within your district and homegroup, destroy any printed materials and delete any files you may have copied to your computer. GSO adds another caution: “We would like to point out that the internet and web sites are a public medium and that it may not be

appropriate to make these materials accessible to the public.”


District 5 was assigned the Literature Committee Agenda items however if your homegroup has an interest in agenda items for another committee please have a discussion around those agenda items also and provide the delegate with that feedback as well.


The District will be hosting a General Sharing Session on April 7th (details forthcoming) to discuss and gather feedback for any Agenda items that may be of interest to you or your home group.  In an effort to be prepared and have the necessary information on hand I would appreciate it if you would submit any agenda items to me that are of interest to you and your home group that you would like to discuss at the sharing session so that I can prepare materials ahead of time.  


Remember:  All feedback needs to be submitted to the Alternate Delegate no later than May 1st!!


As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me I'm only happy to help.


Yours in Love and Service,


Brad L

District 5 DCM



"Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others,..."  Alcoholics Anonymous, Pg. 102



01 Summary Agenda

02 Summary CPC

03 Summary Corrections

04 Summary Finance

05 Summary Grapevine

06 Summary Literature

07 Summary P&A

08 Summary Public Information

09 Summary Report_Charter

10 Summary Treatment and Accessibilities

11 Summary Trustees

12 Summary Archives

13 Summary ICRF

2019 Final List of Agenda Items (English)

2019 Final List of Agenda Items (Spanish)

2018 Pacific Regional Forum Final Report

Dear A.A. Friends,

Greetings from all of your friends at your General Service Office!

Please find a copy of the 2018 Pacific Regional Forum Final Report. Only last names of Class A Trustees and non-A.A. employees appear in this report. Please feel free to make additional copies.

This Final Report will soon be posted on G.S.O.'s A.A. Website in the Regional Forums portal. 

Please note, once translation is completed, the Pacific Regional Forum Final Report in Spanish will be available at


In Fellowship,

GSO Staff

Regional Forums Assignment


Estimado amigos de A.A.,

Saludos de parte de sus amigos que trabajan en la Oficina de Servicios Generales.

Les enviamos un ejemplar el informe final del Foro Regional del Pacifico en inglés. En este informe, los únicos apellidos que aparecen son los de los custodios Clase A y los de los empleados no alcohólicos. Siéntanse libres de hacer copias.

El Informe Final aparecerá publicado en un futuro próximo en el sitio web de A.A. de la OSG en la sección de Foros Regionales.

Cuando tengamos el material traducido, el Informe Final del Pacifico estará disponible en español en



Personal de la OSG

Despacho de Foros Regionales


Link for hard copy of Pacific Regional Forum Final Report (PDF)

68th General Service Conference (GSC) Final Report

Please find the 68th GSC report attached and the note concerning the printed version from the Area Delegate below.


Have a wonderful week!!!!!


Yours in Love and Service,


Brad L

District 5 DCM




Greetings OR Area!

Attached to this email you will find the anonymity-protected, digital version of the 2018 Conference Final Report in English and Spanish.

I’ve been informed that the printed version is delayed due to the following reasons: 

Our Publishing Department shares that it has taken longer than hoped to prepare this year’s Final Report. Essentially, there are two reasons for the longer-than-desired delay:


1.     The report is considerably longer than its predecessors, in part because of all the material related to the Manuscript issue which is included in full as part of the report of the General Service Board; additionally, by Conference action, the committee considerations of each committee, along with the delegate area highlights, are printed in their entirety, requiring additional time for translation, etc., whereas in prior years these aspects of the report were simply summarized; and

2.     The unusual confluence of events stemming from additional Conference actions that put 3 totally revised pamphlets, two completely new pamphlets, a bevy of other corrections and updates, and an every-other-year edition of the Service Manual (all of these items in 3 languages) on the publishing plate at the same time.


These factors were on top of the already rigorous schedule of regular reprints, newsletters, book updates, and revisions.


The print version has been put into the hands of the printer and should arrive at the end of September.



See you all in Welches!


Vera F

Oregon Area 58

Panel 68 Delegate





WEBSERVANT NOTE: these are large files...

Link to: 68th GSC Final Report (Anonymity Protected, English, PDF)


New Video from AAWS - New York GSO

Home Away From Home Group

The Home Away From Home Group (HAFHG) of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday, from 7-8: 30 pm, and Sunday, from 2-3: 30 pm, in Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI) -- a men’s minimum/ medium security prison near Madras OR. Meeting attendance ranges between ~8-40 inmates of varying lengths of sobriety. Thursday meetings are AA literature based. The third Sunday is a speaker/ open discussion meeting. Other Sundays are open discussion meetings. The first Sunday of the month we hold our business meeting and also celebrate milestones in sobriety.


The Home Away From Home Group needs volunteers! We currently rely on approximately five AAs to cover the 104 meetings scheduled for 2018. We have not had a “dark night” -- meetings canceled due to insufficient volunteer coverage -- in years. We urgently need AAs -- women or men -- to make firm, sustained commitments to help maintain this corrections group. AAs interested in attending the HAFHG must first be cleared to enter the facility as a “visitor” before beginning the process to become a “badged volunteer.” Visitor clearance normally takes 1 week; completing all requirements for volunteer credentials can often be done in 3-6 months. Please contact volunteers: Tim C, (541) 610-6404 for information on supporting the HAFHG with your physical presence.


New AAWS Grapevine YouTube Page


New Video for Employment/HR Professionals from AA General Service

The Archives Committee Needs your help!!!

Preservation and history of our experience is vital to those yet to come.  Would you like the District 5 Archives display or an Archives presentation to come to your home group or activity?  Do you have something from the past that you would like to add to our Archives? Would your home group consider developing a written record of its history?  Is there an “old-timer” in your home group whose story should be preserved? For details, contact your District 5 Archive Chair at:

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District 5 AA Meetings

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District 5 Meetings are now on the Meeting Guide App.  Find out more here!! 

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Contact your group's General Service Reps (GSR), or get in touch with the District Committee Members (DCM).

DCM:  Brad L                   

Alt. DCM:  Bonnie C        

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