TRADITION TWO: For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
2023 DISTRICT 1 COMMITTEE TRUSTED SERVANTS
DCM: Leslie L: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Eva O: email@example.com
Tech Chair: Leslie L. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrections Chair: Mike A. & Eva O.
CPC/PI Chair: Chris D.
Treatment Chair - Jim B.
Events Chair - Robyn D.
GSR - Joe C. - Coloma Winners Group - Coloma
GSR - Phil S. - South Town 12 Steppers - Benton Harbor
GSR - Eva O. - Primary Purpose Group - Saint Joe
GSR - Blair J. - Lakeside Zoom Group - Lakeside
GSR - Cheryl R. - Buchanan Serenity Group - Buchanan
GSR - Robert B. - Twin Cities Group - Saint Joe
GSR - Mike O. - New Beginnings Group - Coloma
GSR - Rich J. Teetotalers - Coloma
GSR - Jim B. - The Michigan Dawn Patrol
What is a D.C.M.? The heart of A.A. is the group, which elects a general service representative (G.S.R.). The G.S.R. attends district meetings that are made up of the groups in that district.
The G.S.R.s elect a district committee member (D.C.M.). Thus, the D.C.M. is the vital link between the group’s G.S.R., and the area service structure, including the area’s delegate to the General Service Conference.
By choosing its most qualified member as G.S.R., a group helps secure its own future — and the future of A.A. as a whole.” Bill W.
When you’re a general service representative (G.S.R.) You are linking your home group with the whole of A.A. In 1950, a new type of trusted servant, “group representative,” was suggested to help in the selection of delegates to the newly formed General Service Conference. By 1953, the job of group representative was also seen as a good means of exchanging up-to-date information between individual groups and “Headquarters” (now the General Service Office). That’s still an important side of your work. But now, as general service representative, you have an even bigger responsibility: You transmit ideas and opinions, as well as facts; through you, the group conscience becomes a part of “the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship,” as expressed in the General Service Conference. Like everything else in A.A., it works through a series of simple steps.
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District, Intergroup, and Area Committees are organized to coordinate service work throughout the Fellowship.
Communication and experience are shared through regular meetings of these groups.
A.A. uses service committees to focus their outreach efforts on a specific area.
Corrections, Cooperation with the Professional Community, Literature, Accessibility, Treatment, Public Information and Archives are ways to get involved.