It’s a group of AA members from District 10 whose sole purpose is to assist Shiawassee groups in serving their current members and reaching out to newcomers.
Everyone! (especially you). GSRs represent specific groups but every AA member is encouraged to attend and bring ideas/suggestions as to ways district can better serve your group. YOU ARE THE BOSS!
My group isn't registered and we don't have a GSR (general service representative) can we still be represented?
Yes! Every group in the district has a vote at ShiaCoaa. Just designate someone to be your rep.
A. Compile, update and distribute meeting directories that assist newcomers to locate meetings.
B. Maintain and staff the AA Hotline that directs newcomers and visitors to meetings
C. Maintain the SHIACOAA.ORG website that provides meeting lists and information about events here and in surrounding districts.
D. Plans educational and sober recreational events
E. The most important service: Listening to YOU!
District 10 group services (directories, website, hotline, etc.) are paid for by voluntary donations individual groups within our district make to ShiaCoaa (district 10 area 32)
Can my group mail it's donation to ShiaCoaa? Or make a digital donation? How about contributions to on-line meetings?
Yes! You may click on this link to our Treasurer and send an e-mail requesting information regarding mailing or digital donations. Please include your group's name and meeting day, place or time.
If your group is registered with the General Service Office it's already part of the General Service Conference Structure of AA. Unsure if your group is registered? Check the meetings calendar on our Home page. Groups service numbers are listed in blue. Being part of the service structure is entirely up to each individual group in keeping with our 4th Tradition. If your group isn't registered and decides through an informed group conscience, Tradition 2, that it wishes to be, contact us, we can help.
Registered groups send a General Service Representative (GSR) to our district meetings to have it's voice heard in matters concerning AA locally, statewide and nationally. GSR's elect a District Committee Member (DCM) who, in turn, carries the group and district's voice to area assemblies and elects a delegate from the area to serve at the General Service Conference held yearly to carry out the business of AA. This, in a nutshell, is how the AA Groups maintain control of AA. Every level of General Service is in place to aid, assist and support your group in it's efforts to carry AA's message of recovery to that next alcoholic showing up at your tables looking for help.
Remember...your group can still be represented at our District whether or not it's registered with the General Service Office. We are here to help the groups within our service area, but in matters concerning The General Service Conference Structure of AA, your group should be registered with GSO.