This site is maintained by the District 04 of the Mid-Southern California Area 09 Website Committee for the purpose of dispersing information pertinent to service work within the District to the GSR’s, District Committee Members, Officers and other interested alcoholics.
A letter from District 04 Officers follows:
If you are new to General Service or a returning member, we hope your Service journey will bring you many sober adventures and much fulfillment.
Alcoholics Anonymous is divided into 93 Areas across the United States and Canada. We are a part of Mid Southern California Area 09 which is comprised of approximately 24 districts – 18 of which are English speaking with the remaining six being Hispanic.
District 04 serves approximately 300 meetings and is divided into nine subdistricts. They are as follows: Southwest (SW), Southeast (SE), Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Men’s, Women’s, LGBTQ, Rossmoor/Los Alamitos and Marina Pacifica.
As a GSR, you have a very vital job. You are the link between your group and A.A. as a whole. The GSR represents the thoughts, concerns, and conscience of his/her group and reports to the District and to the Area, via the Area Delegate – who passes these on to the A.A. General Service Conference.
The General Service Conference meets every Spring in New York and is attended by all the elected Delegates of the 93 Areas. It is here that new A.A. literature is formulated or updated and decisions affecting A.A.in it’s entirety, are decided, always with the input of the groups via the delegates.
Once the Conference is over, our Area 09 Delegate brings back the Conference Actions that affect A.A. unity, health and growth, to you – and you, in turn, communicate them back to the group. Only when a GSR keeps the group informed, and communicates the group conscience, can the Conference truly act for A.A. as a whole. You are critical to that process!
We wish you much joy in your new service position! Please remember, we are here to help in any way we can. We are so happy you have joined District 04!
The Executive Officers of MSCA 09 District 04 Panel 72