Step 1 Register
Start by filling out the Online Registration Form. Once you register: Your meeting will become known to several levels of A.A.
(don’t worry, you will become familiar with these):
◦ District 04: Santa Clara County North
◦ Area 06: California Northern Coastal Area
◦ GSO: The General Service Office in New York
The GSR Kit which includes the A.A. Service Manual and other service literature will be mailed to you ONLY if you indicate that you want a physical copy when registering. These are the main resources for learning about general service.
Learn what it means to be a GSR.
Step 2: Get Connected
The next step is to get connected:
Find your meeting’s subdistrict (see the District Map page).
◦ What is the subdistrict number?
◦ Who is the DCM?
Contact your DCM. They are here to help you! They can also help you find a service sponsor.
What is a service sponsor? Like a regular sponsor, a service
sponsor guides you through the ins and outs of general service.
There is a lot to learn, and a service sponsor can not only help
you learn, demystify, and master the material, but also make
your time in general service an enjoyable and rewarding
Step 3: Attend Meetings
Plan to attend these meetings. You can subscribe to our District Calendar.
GSR Orientation (Hybrid):
An orientation session happens at 7pm before each monthly
District Business Meeting.
District Business Meeting (Hybrid):
2nd Wednesday every month 7:30-9pm.
Area Assemblies: These full day HYBRID events include service
representatives from all over the California Northern Coastal
Area. There are FOUR throughout the year.
2024 Assembly Dates:
◦ Pre-Conference Assembly: April 6-7 (Petaluma)
◦ Post-Conference Assembly: May 11 (Willits)
◦ Summer Assembly: August 10 (Campbell)
◦ Fall Assembly: November 9 (Livermore)
Step 4: What’s Next?
As a GSR, you have a key role in the communication between your group and A.A. as a whole. You are the link in this two-way flow of information.
You will need to stay informed about what is happening at the District, Area and General Service Office (GSO). This website is designed as a resource to assist you.
GSRs regularly make reports to the group. These reports serve as an important link to A.A. as a whole. Your reports may concern information about what’s happening in general service that you think will be of interest to the group.
You are asked to communicate any thoughts from your group’s members on certain topics called motions at both the District and the Area. This is done by taking a group conscience.