District 5 Webmaster: Vicki R. – District5@district5msca09.com

*DISTRICT 5*

of

MSCA09

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WELCOME TO DISTRICT 5!

We are a group of sober, grateful, and service-minded, members of A.A.


** WHEN AND WHERE DOES “DISTRICT 5” MEET? **

MONTHLY DISTRICT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING (Zoom)

(Held the Monday night prior to the Thursday night District 5 Monthly GSR Meeting.)

Next Meeting Date: Monday, October 10, 2022

Time: 6:00pm PT

Zoom Meeting ID: 897 037 1755

Zoom Passcode: 06101935

MONTHLY GSR BUSINESS MEETING (Hybrid)

(Held every 2nd Thursday of the month)

Next Meeting Date: Thursday – October 13, 2022

Time: “GSR School / Orientation” (New GSRs) – 6:30pm PT

Time: “Business Meeting” (All GSRs) – 7:00pm to 8:30pm PT

In-Person: The Church of the Foothills

Address: 19211 Dodge Ave., Santa Ana (No. Tustin), CA 92705

Zoom Meeting ID: 897 037 1755

Zoom Passcode: 06101935

Meeting Agenda: September 8, 2022

district 5 Cities and unincorporated communities:

Note: Clicking on City logo will open up their website in a new window.

Boundaries: From the southwestern corner of the city of Santa Ana at McArthur Boulevard and the Santa Ana River. North along the western city limits of Santa Ana to the City of Orange at Garden Grove Boulevard. Along the western and northern city limits of Orange to the Riverside County line. South along the Riverside / Orange County line to Black Star Canyon Road. Southwest on Black Star Canyon Road to Santiago Canyon Road. West on Santiago Canyon Road to Orange City limits. South along Orange and Tustin city limits to Santa Ana. West along Santa Ana city limits back to the southwestern corner of the city of Santa Ana at MacArthur Boulevard and the Santa Ana River.

Please Note:


A.A. RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT:

“I am Responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,

I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that:

I am responsible“.

~ Alcoholic Anonymous © (A.A.)
Did you know?? “Old Preamble Used by Early Groups OF A.A.

** SOBRIETY RESOURCES **




Please Note: Per OC Intergroup Association’s July 2022 issue of “Lifeline”, they are holding off on printing new directories because the meeting information is still changing rapidly. New directories will be printed in time, but information from the website is always the most current.



** DISTRICT 5 **

MAILING ADDRESS:

District 5 of MSCA09

P.O. Box 3374

Tustin, CA 92781-3374


Please Note: Due to missing / non-archived District 5 historical information, below is just a ‘bit of history’ on District 5 and is an ongoing ‘work in progress’. District 5 is extremely grateful to Mitchell B. (our current MSCA09 Panel 72 Delegate / Past MSCA09 Archives Chair and District 5 Panel 66 Secretary) for the district information he was able to provide us. Be sure to check out Area09’s Archives website: https://msca09aa-archives.org/ for more ‘fellowship’ history. Or better yet…go and visit the archives at: MSCA 09 Headquarters, 7111 Arlington Avenue, #B, Riverside, California 92503.

1940’s History:
  • 1946: A meeting group named “The Midway Group”, which met on Wednesdays, was formed in Orange, California.
    • Source: “55 New Groups Register In Month” / Grapevine, Nov. 1946
  • 1947-May 12: In order to pay their May 1947 bills of $145.00, the ‘Joint Committee Meeting’ sends out a ‘division of the costs’ breakdown letter to the Orange Group (City) and other applicable (Los Angeles and Orange county) groups reflecting the group’s requested / responsible for portion of those $145.00 costs. Per the letter, Orange Group (City) portion was $10.00.
    • Source: Early-Area-09-1941-1947.pdf
  • 1947-Aug: Orange Group at Woman’s Club of Orange (Meeting Day: Friday) is listed in ‘AA LA Meeting Directory’.
    • Source: AA LA Meeting Directory – August 1,1947
1950’s History:
  • 1957: “In 1957 Southern California Area 5 was divided into 33 districts and renumbered (most of the order of the renumbering is unknown, but assume was numbered 1 through 33). Districts 20 and 29 formed what is now Area 9. Prior to the renumbering of the districts, District 5 was made up of Districts 60 and 63 in the old Area 5. After the renumbering it was part of Districts 26 & 27.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
  • MSCA 09 was first known as “California Southern Coastal” and nicknamed “Panel 2” because of its even year term. At the time of the split, Districts 1 through 10 were formed. However, the cities / sub-districts within District 5 were not the same as our current District 5. (This was also the case of other Districts.)
    • Source: Mitchell B. / Past MSCA 09 Archives Chair – May 2019
  • 1958-Oct 12: Election of new delegate and area officers took place.
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
  • 1958-Nov 16: First meeting of new Area 9 was held.
    • Note: Area 9 was not officially recognized, and terms did not start, until January 1959.
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
  • 1959-Jan: Area 9 officially recognized, and terms started.
    • Note #1: Area 9 got an early start back in Oct. 1958 due to having the duty / responsibility of hosting the “1960 International Convention”.
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
    • Note #2: Orange and (parts of) Santa Ana were a part of what was then District 7.
    • Source: Mitchell B. / Past MSCA09 Archives Chair – May 2019
    • Note #3: The “25th Anniversary International Convention”, hosted by Area 09, was held July 1-3, 1960 in Long Beach, CA.
  • 1959: “Current day District 5 appears to be part of Districts 6 & 7.
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
    • Note: Santa Ana – Districts 6 & 7 / Orange – District 7
1960’s History:
  • 1961-1966: “Area Rosters / Documents are missing.
    • Source: MSCA09 Archivist – Mar. 2002
  • Btw. 1961-1963: Districts 2, 4 & 5 were re-districted and Districts 12 & 13 were created from those 3 districts. (Information does not reflect names of cities and/or meeting group locations.)
    • Source: Mitchell B. / Past MSCA09 Archives Chair – May 2019
  • 1965: Original District 5 absorbed into District 2. New District 5, which is the current one today, was created.
    • Source: Orange County Lifeline – Nov. 1965 & Mitchell B. / Past MSCA09 Archives Chair – May 2019.
    • Note: Ellery S. (Past MSCA09 Panel 20 Delegate) wrote the following: “…Now we hope to be the midwife at the birth of District 5. Recently our Genera1 Assembly remapped our districts. Most or them changed their boundaries only slightly, but one inactive district was absorbed into a nearby active district, and its number, 5, was assigned to the Santa Ana – Orange – Tustin region, which was formerly part of the relatively enormous District 7. That was fine, but nothing happened, because District 5 didn’t realize it was being born. Our Workshop decided to help. A Committee Member was appointed to serve until elections could be held, and we invited them to join with us, together with the G.S.R.’s of his district, until they had grown enough to go out on their own. Perhaps “invited him” isn’t the right word, because we held our next meeting at his home. The growth hasn’t been spectacular, but already District S has doubled in representation: in addition to the Committee Member, one other group was represented. For next month, other members of our Workshop will work to stimulate interest among the groups of that district, and if we are lucky, Warren and Betty’s home will be too small to hold everybody who shows up. Perhaps I should have waited a month to write this. I almost did.
  • 1967-Jan: “It appears the boundaries of districts had been redrawn and/or renumbered and District 5 looks to cover the same cities as it does today.
    • Source: Mitchell B. / Past MSCA09 Archives Chair – May 2019
1970’s History: (Updated 09/25/22)
  • 1970-Dec: Ellery S. (Past MSCA 09 Panel 20 Committeemen’s Chair) “…District 5 committeeman had not attended any meetings and GSR’s should keep it in mind to elect someone interested in general service”.
    • Source: MSCA09 Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Dec. 20, 1970
    • Note: In prior 1970 MSCA09 meeting minutes, Frank O’R. was reflected as District 5’s committeeman.
  • 1971-Apr: “ATTENDANCE REPORT. Jack W. reported on the results of a letter he sent out as encouraging.  Received many answers from districts.  Has four names in District 5 and will send out another letter this week to secretaries in that area to get a committeeman for District 5.  Will also be put in the ‘ Lifeline’. John McA. commented that for all meetings in 1970, District 5 had one GSR attend. No one so far this year…”
    • Source: Southern Calif. Panel 2 General Service Assembly Meeting Minutes – Apr. 4, 1971
  • 1971-Feb: Frank O’Rourke reflected as committeeman (aka DCMC).
    • Source: Southern Calif. Panel 2 Service Committee Roster – Feb. 11, 1971
  • 1971-Jul: Due to GSO’s preference of Area09 having a name other than “Panel 2”, the Area votes to change its name to “Mid Southern California Area”.
    • Source:
  • 1972: 26 Groups in Orange County.
    • Source:
  • 1972-Jun: Area directory being put together by Mid Southern California Area reflects District 5 as having “One group listed, 1 GSR, 0 alt., 1 secy.
    • Source: MSCA09 General Service Committeemen’s Meeting – Jun. 11, 1972
    • Note: Only having one group listed may have been due to being the only group at the time having returned the Area’s requested form.
  • 1973-Mar: Noted in Area’s Special Committeemen’s meeting minutes; (District 5 DCMC) “Virgil D. has not been able to get to the meetings”.
    • Source: MSCA09 Special Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Mar. 11, 1973
  • 1974-Mar: Frank A. is District 5’s DCMC, per Area’s Chairman (Jerry F.)
    • Source: MSCA09 Committee Members Meeting General Service Minutes – Mar. 10, 1974
  • 1974-Jun: District 5’s DCMC (Frank A.) did not attend Area’s meeting. However, Area’s Chairman (Jerry F.) stated the following District 5 information: “meetings are being held and there is interest. A chairman has been selected to handle the clubs in the district“.
    • Source: MSCA09 Committee Members Meeting General Service Minutes – Jun. 9, 1974
  • 1976: Gene S. (District 5 DCMC) “…reported District 5 is holding GSR Workshops the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Orange Co. Central Office in Santa Ana for new and old GSR for orientation.”
    • Source: MSCA09 General Assembly Meeting Minutes – Sept. 26, 1976
  • 1976: “District 5 had its initial meeting recently of GSR’s…”
    • Source: MSCA09 Newsletter – Sept. 1976
  • 1977-Apr: Gene S. (District 5 DCMC)…”reported his District is meeting the first Friday of each month at Mercury Savings and Loan at 7:00 PM, located at Irvine and Newport Blvds.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Area Assembly Meeting Minutes – Apr. 3, 1977
  • 1977-Apr: “…A Saturday night institutional meeting will begin soon at Care Manor in Orange. This is a comparatively new development for institutional committees. Historically, such committees have gone into detention-type hospital and penal facilities. This meeting in Orange is the first of its type in a private hospital in Orange County…”.
    • Source: MSCA09 Newsletter – Apr. 1977
  • 1977-Jul: Gene S. (District 5 DCMC) and Jo Anne A. (District 5 Alt-DCMC) “…reported summer slump; trying to revive interest and get new GSRs.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Area Assembly Meeting Minutes – Jul. 10, 1977
  • 1977-Dec: Gene S. (District 5 DCMC) “reports interest in working with the spanish speaking groups in his area. They are attempting to train and make better communications.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Dec. 11, 1977
  • 1978-May: Jerry F. (District 5 “acting” DCMC)…”sent out letters to 30 groups in (District) 5 and received 1 reply. He read us a very sarcastic (!) letter which had us all in stitches which he sent to the Groups. He then told us he did not mail it. So, he is getting the District started again and learning to be patient!”
    • Source: MSCA09 Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – May 14, 1978
  • 1978-Jul: “District 5 (Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana) will have had their first District meeting in over a year by the time this newsletter goes to print. About four members responded to a contact. Time and place of the second District meeting will be July 23, 1:30 P.M., Staff Clinical Conference Rm. – Care-Manor – 401 So. Tustin Ave. – Orange. Time and place will also appear monthly in the Orange County Lifeline….if you are a group General Service Representative (GSR) in Tustin, Orange or Santa Ana, mark down the date and try to attend.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Newsletter – Jul. 1978
  • 1978-Sep: Jerry F. (District 5 DCMC) …”had two GSR’s with him today. They (District 5) are considering meeting with (Districts) 6 and 7 for a time until they grow. They are thinking of starting a Workshop with these other groups on the role of the GSR.”
    • Source: MSCA09 Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Sept. 10, 1978
  • 1979-Jan: Jerry F. resigned as District 5 DCMC due to the “press of business”.
    • Source: MSCA 09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Jan. 14, 1979
  • 1979-Mar: District 5 is noted as being in-active in the “NEW GSR’S THIS IS YOUR CONTACT or M.S.C.A. WHO’S WHO!” section of MSCA’s newsletter.
    • Source: MSCA09 Newsletter – Mar./Apr. 1979
  • 1979-Mar: MSCA09 Delegate (Goldene Lahann – Panel 28) requested that Alt-Delegate (Denver Colvin) make an attempt to get District 5, which included Santa Ana, Tustin and Orange, going again. Alt-Delegate accepted.
    • Source: MSCA09 Officer’s Meeting Minutes – Mar. 21, 1979
  • VICKI R.’S NOTE: Sadly, from what has been found so far, it looks as though District 5 did not have a “DCMC” throughout 1979. The search continues…
1980’s History: (Updated 09/22/22)
  • 1980: District 5 and District 18 held a few of their monthly meetings together.
    • Source: MSCA09 – District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – 1980
  • 1980-Jan: (Camille) Francis (District 5 DCMC) …”had her first meeting on Thursday. Jerry F. showed Box 459 to eleven GSR’s. She brought one new GSR with, Alvin.”
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Jan. 13, 1980
  • 1980-Jul: Frances-Camille (District 5 DCMC)…”meets with District 18. At their meeting last Thursday Denver & Frank gave reports on New York and New Orleans, respectively.”
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Jul. 13, 1980
  • 1980-Sep: Camille Frances (District 5 DCMC)…”says her district meets with District 18. She introduced us to a new GSR, Ken M.” (Ken “45” M.)
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Sept. (14), 1980
  • 1981-Sep: Ken M. (District 5)…”said their last meeting was small but he introduced us to 2 new GSRs, Bobby and Don.”
  • 1981-Dec: Ken M. (District 5)…”introduced us to a new GSR, John. Lois W. and Bill V. talked about General Service at the last District Meeting.”
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Dec. 13, 1981
  • 1982-Oct: District 5 held Oct. 1982 meeting at Ken “45” (D5 Panel 32 DCMC) house due to low attendance at Sept. meeting.
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Sept. 12, 1982
  • 1983-Jan: District 5 holds meetings the 1st Thursday of the month and changed meeting locations.
    • Source: MSCA09 District Committeemen’s Meeting Minutes – Jan. 9, 1983
  • 1983-Oct: Sharon K. of District 5 recommended MSCA 09 hold their next two (2) years Assemblies at the Villa Center in Santa Ana. Motion made, seconded, and passed.
    • Source: MSCA09 Area Assembly Meeting Minutes – Oct. 16, 1983
  • 1984-?: District 5 starts meeting at Unity Church, 710 S. Cambridge, Orange.
    • Source: MSCA09 ASC Meeting Minutes – Oct. 14, 1984
  • 1984-Dec: District 5 plans to get a P.O. Box.
    • Source: MSCA09 ASC Meeting Minutes – Dec. 9, 1984
  • 1985-Jan: Ken “45” M. of District 5 accepted as Chair of 1985 4-Area Sharing Session.
    • Source: Mid Southern California Actions for the year 1985 –
    • Note: Ken M. attended his first MSCA09 meeting in September 1980, as a new GSR.
  • 1985-Mar: District 5 mans the General Service booth at OCAA Convention.
    • Source: MSCA09 ASC Meeting Minutes – Mar. 10, 1985
  • 1985-May: Ken “45” M. from District 5 moves we establish a District “20” that would cover all of MSCA. Lindy seconds. Carried.
    • Note: District 20 is a Spanish Speaking District.
    • Source: MSCA09 ASC Meeting Minutes – May 5, 1985
  • 1986-Apr 02: District 5 holds a “Secretary’s Night” at the Elk’s Club in Santa Ana. The topics were Prudent Reserve, Steering Committees, Donations, and Responsibilities.
    • Source: District 5 Flyer – 2008
  • (New) 1989-May 21: By MSCA09 motion made and adopted: “Change District committee coordinator (DCC) to District Member Chairperson (DCMC)“.
1990’s History:
  • 1992-Jan: District 5 has two group members volunteer for Area 09 positions; Elaine S., as CPC Co-Chair, and Nick M., as Newsletter Editor.
    • Source: MSCA09 Area Newsletter- Feb. 1992
  • 1992-Nov: MSCA09’s November ASC rollcall reflects “Once again, District 5 outnumbered the audience with 22 participants“.
    • Source: MSCA09 Area Newsletter – Nov. 1992
  • 1993: District 5 is holding monthly GSR meetings at Southwest Senior Citizen Center (2201 W. McFadden, Santa Ana, CA)
    • Source:
  • 1994: Current District 5 cities of Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Villa Park reflected in “MSCA09 Atlas Map”.
    • Source: MSCA09 Atlas Map – Dec. 1994
  • 1995-May 20: Proposal presented by District 5 GSR, Doug H., that “A.A.W.S. publish the A.A. Service Manual in a pocket-sized edition”. After a discussion session, the question was called and, lacking substantial unanimity, the proposal was defeated.
    • Source: Mid-Southern California Area Actions for the Year 1990
  • 1997: District 5 is holding their monthly GSR meetings at Church of the Foothills (19211 Dodge Ave., Santa Ana / N. Tustin, CA). Monthly rent at that time was $25.00.
    • Source: District 5 Meeting Agenda & Financial Report – Oct. 1997
    • Note: As of this ‘bit of history’ date (July 10,2022), District 5 has been holding their meetings there for twenty-five (25) years!!
  • 1998: District 5 begins the process of creating their first set of “Guidelines”.
    • Note: In a cover letter attached to the first draft of guidelines, and dated 9 June 1998, Michael M. writes the following: “The draft District 5 Guidelines are a copy of the District 7 Guidelines from the early 1990’s. These Guidelines are being used as a baseline for our District 5 Committee to shape the Draft into a set of Guidelines that will serve our District 5.”
  • 1998-Apr 05: District 5 hosts “Pre-Conference Workshop” at 424 W. 3rd St., Santa Ana.
  • 1998: A.A. Survey: 2,000 groups were selected. 18 of those 2,000 were in MSCA 09. 2 of those 18 were in District 5.
    • Source: District 5 General Service Meeting Agenda – Aug. 13, 1998
  • 1999-Mar 21: District 5 holds “Guidelines Review” meeting at Val Verdes Estate Clubhouse, 446 South Tustin Ave., Orange.
    • Source: District 5 General Service Meeting Agenda – Mar. 11, 1999
  • 1999-May: District 5 group approves and issues their first set of “Guidelines”.
    • Note: The Guidelines took fourteen (14) months to create and go through the review, edit / revise process before finally being approved.
    • Source: District 5 General Service Representative Meeting Minutes – May 13, 1999.
  • 1999-July 18: District 5 Memorial Service held at Santa Ana Alano Club for Ken “45” M. (past District 5 DCMC / Panel 32).
    • Memorial Flyer – July 1999
  • 1999: Current District 5 cities of Orange, Tustin, Santa Ana, and Villa Park reflected in “Friendly Notes”.
    • Source: Friendly Notes – Sept. 1999
  • 1999-Oct: District 5 has group do a nine (9) question “District 5 Inventory”.
  • 1999-Oct 03: District 5 and District 20 co-host MSCA09’s October 3, 1999 Elections.
2000’s History:
  • 2000-Jan: District 5 begins its first ‘revision’ review of their ratified “Guidelines”.
  • 2000-Apr: District 5 approves and issues their “Guidelines-Rev. A”.
  • 2001-Jan: District 5 begins paying $35.00 per month rent to Church of the Foothills.
    • Source: Church of the Foothill’s Building Use Committee letter – Dec. 14, 2000.
  • 2001-May: 112 meeting groups known to be within District 5.
    • Source: District 5 “Redistrict Study” – May 2001
  • 2001-May: District 5 goes from having six (6) sub-districts to twelve (12).
  • 2009-Nov: District 5 to host MSCA 09’s January 10th, 2010 Area Assembly at Elks Lodge, 212 Elks Lane, Santa Ana.
    • Source: District 5 General Service Meeting Minutes – Nov. 12, 2009
  • 2010-Apr: Per District 5 approved Motion; Villa Park meetings are absorbed into the East Orange sub-district.
    • Source: District 5 General Service Meeting Minutes – Apr. 18, 2010
  • 2012-Feb: Per District 5 approved Motion; District 5’s annual “Budget” changes toFinancial Forecast”.
    • Source: District 5 Committee Meeting Minutes – Feb. 9, 2012
  • 2013-: District 5’s past DCMC (Panel 62 – 2013/2014), Joe C., is elected MSCA09’s (Panel 64 – 2015/2016) Alternate-Delegate.
  • More will be revealed…
Old Flyers (1980-2019):

EVENTS / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS / Etc.


Alcoholic Anonymous © (A.A.): “The general service representatives (G.S.R.s) of the U.S. and Canada are the foundation of our general service structure. Just as members make up a community, each A.A. group is part of a larger whole. Through your G.S.R., you can make your group’s voice heard.

Each group’s G.S.R. usually participates with the G.S.R.s of other local groups in regular district meetings. There the G.S.R.s discuss plans and make decisions on how to best serve the local groups. They also learn more about what is happening in A.A. world service. G.S.R.s also take part in area assemblies. They give input to those who represent your area at the General Service Conference.

GSR RESOURCES
  1. GSRLISTW – (Contents of General Service Representative (G.S.R.) Kit List)
  2. G.S.R. General Service Representative” (P-19) Pamphlet
  3. The A.A. Group Handbook
  4. GSR App
  5. AA ‘Group’ Change Form (Please return to District 5)
  6. AA ‘New Group’ Form (Please return to District 5)
  7. AA Group History Form (Please return to District 5)
  8. Area09 “2022” Meeting Event Calendar
  9. District 5 Monthly GSR Meeting Agenda: October’s agenda will be posted when available.
NEW GSRs – District 5’s Monthly GSR Meeting: September 8, 2022
  • Missing gsr
ALL GSRs – As of District 5’s Monthly GSR Meeting: September 8, 2022

Group #

102350

649516

649516

357588

126119

725120

123931

700349

126635

718618

686410

722902

655929

100561

146970

125583

130429

678232

168129

725707

179495

135004

660951

MEETING NAME

12 Steps and 12 Traditions Study Group

777 Newcomers Men Stag Group

Chapman & Lewis AA Group

Dirty 5:30 Group

Early Birds Group

Forever Non-Professional

Hart Park Newcomers Group

It’s in the Book

Keep It Simple

Ladies Night Book Study

Monday Night Mens B.Y.O.B.

Name in the Hat

Other 12 & 12 Group

Saturday Night Visiting Speakers Grp

(Crazy Group) Sunday Morning B/B Study Group

Sunday Night Speakers of Orange

Tustin (6am) Attitude Modification

Tustin Big Book Study

Tustin Rush Hour

We Got A Coffee Pot Mens Stag

Wed Nite Womens Solutions Grp

Winners Circle

Womens Experience, Strength & Hope

GSR

Steve C.

Ryan H.

Glenda R.

Chet K.

Matt D.

“Jr.” – David L.

Roger F.

Gloria Z.

Gina H.

Ashley Y.

Jason D.

Ryan P.

Gina H.

Ben B.

Greg A.

Manny A.

Tami C.

Melissa A.

Kevin K.

Will G.

Noelle P.

Lisa H.

Rachel Y.

“THE GSR PREAMBLE”
   “We are the General Service Representatives.  We are the link in the chain of communication for our groups with the General Service Conference and the world of A.A.
     We realize the ultimate authority is a loving God as he may express Himself in our Group Conscience.   As trusted servants, our job is to bring information to our groups in order that they can reach an informed group conscience.  In passing along this group conscience, we are helping to maintain the unity and strength so vital to our fellowship.
     Let us, therefore, have the patience and tolerance to listen while others share, the courage to speak up when we have something to share, and the wisdom to do what is right for our group and A.A. as a whole.”

DID YOU KNOW THAT…During the MSCA 09 Area Assembly meeting held on June 11, 1985, under “New Business”, the changing of the GSR Preamble was brought up. At that time Goldene L. (Past MSCA 09 Delegate – Panel 28 1978/79) was asked to write up a rough draft. Her draft (the above / current version) was approved and accepted by the MSCA09 Area Assembly during their January 12, 1986 meeting.

** Original version of the GSR Preamble **


=PANEL 72 TRUSTED SERVANTS (TS) / OFFICERS=
District Committee Member Chair
(DCMC):
Isaac M.
Alternate-District Committee Member Chair
(Alt-DCMC):
Greg A.
Secretary:
Ryan. H.
Treasurer:
Vicki R.
Registrar:
Ashley Y.
For description of duties, click on applicable service position.
=STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS (SCCs)=
Accessibilities:
Your Name??
Archives:
Rachel Y.
Cooperation with Professional Community (CPC):
Convention Liaison:
Your Name??
Grapevine:
Roger F.
General Service Representative (GSR) School:
Joey P.
Hospital & Institutions (H&I) Liaison:
John R.
Intergroup Liaison:
Gina H.
Literature:
Steve C.
Newsletter (& Website):
Vicki R.
Public Information (PI):
Your Name??
For description of duties, click on applicable service position.
=DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEMBERS (DCMs)=
Women’s Day:
Your Name??
Women’s Evening:
Tami C.
Men’s Groups:
Al G.
East Orange/Villa Park/East District 5:
Steve C.
West Orange:
Greg A.
Orange Friendship Club AM:
Your Name??
Orange Friendship Club PM:
“Jr.” – David L.
Santa Ana (Northeast & Southwest):
Your Name??
Santa Ana Alano Club:
Your Name??
North Tustin:
Chris W.
South Tustin:
Chris W.
For description of duties, click on applicable service position.
=VOLUNTEER POSITIONS=
Cake Services:
Steve C.
Coffee:
Steve C.
For description of duties, click on applicable service position.

You can find information on all District 5 positions in the “District 5 Guidelines / 2021-10-11: REV. I (CURRENT) — Pages 5-13.

NEW ‘DISTRICT 5’ POSITION / COMMITMENT HOLDERS: September 8, 2022
  • District Committee Members (DCM)
    • Women’s Evenings: Tami C.

District 5 thanks those who volunteer!!

Looking to be of service?? ‘District 5’ has the following OPEN service positions that they would love to have you fill. (For more information about a particular open position, just click on it.)

COMING SOON: A master list of all the known meetings / groups in District 5 is in the process of being finalized. The list will be as accurate as the available resources (MSCA09 / GSO Database, OCAA Online Meeting Directory, and District 5 Database) allow from the information they have received from the individual meetings / groups.

A great reminder of how important it is that the meetings / groups update District 5 in order for us to update our database and then forward the information onto MSCA09 / GSO whenever there’s a change (GSR, meeting location, in-person / hybrid / virtual, etc.). Bottom line…’Progress Not Perfection‘!


GUIDELINES
  • List of Guidelines Prior to Rev. G
    • Rev. F: 2015-September 10
    • Rev. E: 2013-May 13
    • Rev. D: 2009-June 9
    • Rev. C: 2009-January 8
    • Rev. B: 2009-November 9
    • Rev. A: 2000-April 13
    • Original Ratified Guidelines: 1999-May 13
MOTIONS: 2022 (Updated 09/16/22)
FINANCIALS / CONTRIBUTIONS: 2022
TREASURER REPORTS: 2022
JANFEBMARAPR
MAYJUNJULYAUG
SEPOCTNOVDEC

MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS

MAILZELLE
District 5
P.O. Box 3374
Tustin, CA 92781-3374
district5treasurer
@District5msca09.com
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GSO “CALL FOR RECOVERY STORIES”

In response to the 2021 General Service Conference advisory action, the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous ‘Literature Committee’ is soliciting recovery stories for the following A.A. literature. (Click on the literature link below for full details.)

“WHAT’S NEW”: (Updated 09/16/22)

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