District 8 Officers and Committees
ALL TWO YEAR TERMS OF SERVICE
The Chairperson’s responsibilities are centered around the District meeting. The Chair sets the tone for the meeting, ensures all the issues on the agenda are addressed, keeps order, and also maintains a good working relationship with other officers the DCM and the committee chairs.
District Committee Member, (DCM): firstname.lastname@example.org
A person elected by the GSR’s, Officers and any other voting members, to represent all the groups in the district, at the Area Assembly. The DCM does so, however, with the good of the area and all of A.A. in mind. The DCM serves as a liaison between the district’s groups and the Delegate.
Maintains attendance records and records and reports minutes for all district meetings, mailing the minutes, (email acceptable), to all GSR’s, DCM’s, and those on the district mailing list. The District Secretary is also responsible for processing group change and new group forms, as given to them by the DCM, or from groups directly, and passing them on to the Area Registrar.
Receives and distributes money according to the group’s and district’s wishes wishes and keeps accurate, legible records of all transactions, in electronic spread sheets and mails bills or sends receipts as needed. Some basic bookkeeping knowledge is helpful.
Carries the message to those needing further accessibilities. This could pertain to sensatory related matters; with other physical mobility needs, and those with cognitive issues requiring assistance. The committee seeks ways further benefit can be made available, (i.e., audio tapes, braille, etc.), and developing new avenues, so all members who reach out may benefit equally from the A.A. message.
Collects, stores, and maintains both clerical and historical records of A.A.’s past. Archival records can serve as a historical snapshot, or documentation to draw from as reference material. Archives can be meeting minutes, reports, articles, talks, photos, tapes, books, artifacts and in physical or digital form.
Cooperation with the Professional Community, (C.P.C.): email@example.com
Interacts with different professionals, informing them about how A.A. can be a benefit and what it can and cannot do. This ranges from legal to medical, mental health, the clerical community, employee assistance programs, and other professionals.
Correctional Facilities, (C.F.C.): firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinates the efforts of individual members and groups, in an effort to carry the message of recovery to those in correctional facilities. This may include setting up and conducting meetings, providing literature, working on pre-release, Bridging the Gap, and even help with an interim sponsor, when appropriate.
Communicates between the Grapevine and fellowship and brings grass-roots opinions to the Grapevine staff so they can better serve the fellowship. Also promotes awareness and support of Grapevine subscriptions and its publications.
Orders, maintains and transports all A.A. literature to CMIA 32 Assemblies and some special functions. The ability to tow and store a small trailer is required with the position.
Public Information/Communications: email@example.com
Carries the A.A. message, information and awareness of the fellowship to the public. Having a solid understanding of the traditions and anonymity at the public level is essential.
Treatment Facilities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Encourages A.A. members to carry the message to those in hospitals, treatment centers and any type of care facility designed for recovery from being powerless over alcohol. Also Bridging the Gap, through workshops and working with treatment center staff to establish beginner’s meetings and direct the flow of discharging patients to outside A.A. meetings, using Bridging the Gap to establish rides, as necessary.
Maintains and updates, as needed, an Internet presence for CMIA 32 Alcoholics Anonymous, providing information, resources, contact information and links; doing so within A.A. traditions and guidelines. Digitally carries the A.A. message of recovery to the Alcoholic, who is still sick and suffering, and is a resource for family, friends and professionals. Area Webmaster also included and as a separate position.
It is suggested all officers have a minimum of two years continuous sobriety
It is suggested all committee chairs have a minimum of one year continuous sobriety
It is suggested all positions have an alternate should the elected position be unable to fulfill their obligation