WELCOME TO ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS GENERAL SERVICE
As an elected General Service Representative (GSR) you now represent the voice of your A.A. Group’s Conscience to the A.A. General Service Conference held in New York each April. 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 A.A. as a whole. As such, you and your fellow GSRs all over the world have become the key to the unity of A.A.
You are your A.A. group’s link with Oregon Area General Service, the General Service Office (GSO), and the General Service Conference. As such you have an active part in building a strong service structure. 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 A.A Service Manual Combined With Twelve Concepts For World Service.
By your active presence in General Service you will be helping to insure that A.A. will still be here for future generations of suffering alcoholics.
You are now engaged in one of the finest forms of Twelfth Step work!
District 5 Guidelines
Click here to download a complete copy of the Guidelines District 5 Guidelines
GSR School Workbook
Click here to download a complete copy of the GSR-School-Workbook in English
Click here to download a complete copy of the GSR-School Workbook in Spanish
GSR Service Pamphlet
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Click here to download a copy of the New Group Form
Click here to download a copy of the District 5 Motion Template
Group and GSR Change Form
Click here to download a copy of the Group and GSR Change Form
Sending 7th Tradition Money Up the Line
Once the basic group expenses have been taken care of, for example: (rent, refreshments, A.A. literature, Grapevine literature, local meeting lists, G.S.R. travel expenses to attend service functions), and a “prudent reserve” has been set aside to cover any emergency contingencies that might arise, the group may decide to further carry the message by sending money to the following A.A. service entities.
When sending money “up the line,” be sure to include your group number
If you do not find your group number, it means your group is not registered with Area 58. If you are not registered, you may consider it with your group using the New Group Registration Form.
The local district , which communicates directly with the groups, providing the district group conscience for the area assemblies, and serving as a link between the area delegates and the G.S.R.s.
District 5, P. O. Box 7241,Bend, OR 97708
The area committee , which coordinates vital A.A. activities over a broad geographic area; sends a delegate to the annual General Service Conference; holds area assemblies to determine the needs of the Fellowship; and provides information at all levels of service.
Area 58 Treasury, 1900 NE 3rd Street, Suite 106-172, Bend, OR 97701
Central Oregon Intergroup, which may provide phone service for Twelfth Step calls and other inquiries; coordination of group activities; A.A. literature sales; institutions work; public information and cooperation with the professional community activities.
COIG, 337 W. Antler, Suite B, Redmond, OR 97756
A.A.’s General Service Office , which functions as a storehouse of A.A. information, communicating with members and groups around the world; publishes A.A.’s literature; and supplies information and experience to professionals and others interested in
A.A.General Service Office, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station,New York, New York 10163