Group Services

Group Services
The Area 53 Group Services Committee helps GSRs and DCMs with information, literature and Service Manuals, and assistance they may need. The committee maintains the online content for GSR School. New GSRs can review the online GSR School materials.

2017-18 Chair: Dan S.
Email: groupservices[at]area53aa[dot]org

Committee News

Group Services Committee Meetings

The Area 53 Group Services Committee will meet on September 9 and September 23 at the COGF Meeting Room,645 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. The committee will meet 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on both dates – please come to either or both! The purpose of the meeting is to planning the upcoming GSR School hosted by District 15 & 16 on October 15, 2017 in Athens Ohio.


District 15 & 16 GSR School

Districts 15 & 16 are hosting a GSR School at Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., Athens, OH on Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 from 1 – 5 pm. This event will be presented by Dan S., Area 53 Group Service Chairperson, and all materials will be provided by Area 53 Group Services Committee. Districts 15 & 16 will provide beverages and snacks. Please see the flyer for further information.

Download: GSR School Flier


Ohio State Convention Workshops

At the June 4th assembly information will be available on the program and registering for the Ohio State Convention coming up on July 28-30 at the DoubleTree in Columbus Ohio. On Friday, July 28, there are two workshops starting at 4:00pm (see below). The convention program, registration flier, online registration, and other details are available … Continue reading Ohio State Convention Workshops


2017 Area 53 Mini-Conference Program

The program for the 2017 Area 53 Mini-Conference on March 10-12 at Salt Fork State Park promises a full weekend of A.A. events. Registration is still open and room reservations are still available.

The activities kick off with two workshops at 4 pm on Friday.

GSR School: Dan S, our Group Services Committee Chair, will present an abbreviated version of the GSR School that we offer in various districts throughout Area 53. This workshop has proven to be useful to help GSRs better understand their role and ways that they might more effectively represent their groups.

Service Panel: Marcia H. District 26 DCM, will chair a panel entitled “Having had a spiritual awakening…” The panelists will share their service experience – how they came to General Service and how it has impacted the quality of their sobriety.


GSR School in Athens

Districts 15 (Athens) and 16 (Marietta) are hosting a GSR School on Nov 6 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2 S Court Street, Athens Ohio. The purpose of the GSR School is to help new GSRs become comfortable and effective in service to their home group. This workshop is open to all interested members of AA. Workbooks and other materials will be available. Avalanche Pizza, snacks and beverages are included. Presented by: Greg S., Portsmouth and Bill Y., Columbus.

GSR School in Athens flier


District 19 GSR School (Sep 2014)

Everyone is invited to attend this 3-hour workshop, especially new GSRs and those interested in the service role of a GSR for their home group. You might learn: how to be an effective GSR, what your group’s GSR does and more about the AA general service structure. Call Steve D. at 937-728-1413 and let him know you are coming.


GSR School in Dublin OH (Jul 2014)

Title: GSR School Date / Time: July 20, 2014 – 3p-5p Location: Dublin Springs Hospital, 7625 Hospital Drive, Dublin OH Map / Directions: Click here Description: GSR School hosted by District 22.


District 26 GSR School (Gahanna)

Title: District 26 GSR School (Gahanna) Location: Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road, Columbus Ohio 43227 Date/Time: April 20, 2013 / 10:30am – 2:00pm Description: District 26 (Gahanna, Bexley, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, Whitehall) will be hosting a GSR School at Eastview United Methodist Church in Whitehall Ohio. This will be a fun interative … Continue reading District 26 GSR School (Gahanna)


GSR Preamble

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 … Continue reading GSR Preamble


District 7 GSR School – October 14

Title: District 7 GSR School Location: Putnam Presbyterian Church ,467 Woodlawn Ave, Zanesville OH 43701 Date / Time: Oct 14, 2012 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Description: Mark the date – more details to follow soon. [mappress mapid=”29″]