Welcome to District 04, Mid-Southern California Area 09 of Alcoholics Anonymous! 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.
For those of you who may be unaware, Alcoholics Anonymous is divided into 93 areas across the United States and Canada. Area 09 is comprised of approximately 22 districts – 16 of which are English speaking with the remaining six being Hispanic.
District 04 serves approximately 300 meetings and is divided into seven subdistricts. They are as follows: Southwest (SW), Southeast (SE), Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Men’s, Women’s, LGBTQ, and Rossmoor/Los Alamitos.
As 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 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 and decisions affecting A.A.in it’s entirety, are decided.
Once the Conference is over, your 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.
We wish you much joy in your new service position! Please remember, we are here to help in any way we can.
The Executive Officers of MSCA09 District 04