Service Positions District 15 (Marietta)

Service Opportunities for District 15

  • Literature/Outreach Representative
  • Grapevine Representative
  • Website Manager
  • CPC-PI Coordinator
  • Treatment Chair

It is suggested to have one year of continuous sobriety for any of these positions. You must be a member of a group that is part of District 15. The District includes Noble, Morgan, Monroe and Washington counties.

If interested in any position, please come to our next District Meeting on October 24. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, Wooster & 4th Streets starting at 6:30pm. Any AA member is welcome to attend a District Meeting. You may also contact Bruce W. at 614-301-8025.

Visit our District Web Page on the Area Website

Area Planning and DCM Committees Meet Tomorrow

The Area 53 Committee and the District Committee Member (DCM) Committees both meet tomorrow, Sunday, October 8 at COGF Meeting Room. From the area web calendar:

Quarterly meeting of the DCM Committee for Area 53 DCMs and other interested AAs. Meets in the morning at 10:30am before the Area Committee meeting at 1pm.

Quarterly meeting of the Area Committee for officers, committee chairs and DCMs. Planning for the quarterly assembly and discussions about the business of the area. Open to all interested AAs. Meets at 1:30pm following the DCM Committee meeting at 10:30am.

The G.S.R. Kit – The Details

Have you ever heard somebody refer to a GSR Kit? What is in a GSR Kit?

Once you’re listed with the General Service Office (GSO) as a new GSR, GSO staff will automatically send you a GSR Kit to help you get started in your service position. These materials are sent to new trusted servants at no charge, thanks to contributions to GSO. Be willing to become a GSR and these are the awesome gifts you get:

The A.A. Service Manual/Twelve Concepts for World Service (BM-31)


  1. Memo to you, the new G.S.R.(F-57)
  2. Concepts Checklist (SMF-91)
  3. Traditions Checklist (SMF-131)
  4. A.A. Group Information Change Form (F-28)
  5. Your A.A. General Service Office (F-6)
  6. Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix (F-3)
  7. Self-Support Card (F-42)
  8. Corrections Correspondence (F-26)
  9. The A.A. Group Treasurer (F-96)
  10. Group Contribution Envelope (FR-2)
  11. Birthday Contribution Envelope (FR-5)
  12. A.A. Grapevine Today/La Viña Hoy (one page flyer) (F-188)
  13. Your Seventh Tradition Contribution: Carrying Our Message Beyond Your Home Group (F-203)


  1. Twelve Concepts Illustrated (P-8)
  2. The A.A. Group (P-16)
  3. Inside A.A. (P-18)
  4. G.S.R.: General Service Representative (P-19)
  5. Twelve Traditions Illustrated (P-43)
  6. Circles of Love and Service (P-45)
  7. Grapevine and La Viña (P-52)

Literature Catalog (includes A.A.W.S. and A.A. Grapevine material)

If you would like to discover other resources available to the General Service Representative, please attend the G.S.R. School hosted by Districts 15 & 16 Sunday, October 15, 2017 (1:00 – 5:00 PM), Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., Athens, OH.

Dan S., Chairperson, Area 53 Group Services Committee

Who me? Be a G.S.R?

A Note from Your Delegate:

The journey to service, beyond the important chores of making coffee, chairing and cleaning table, is experiencing how other groups operate. One great way, is to contemplate, “What is a “General Service Representative?” What are the requirements?

Lets think. “Am I sober? Am I willing and am I breathing?” If yes, you qualify!

Lets go further. Be curious and consider attending a GSR school – it will be informative and entertaining. Plus, they have snacks.

My journey to getting becoming your Delegate started as a GSR. Dan S., your Area 53 Group Service Chairperson, has done a great job of arranging a GSR school for Sunday October 15, 2017 (1pm–5pm) in Athens. Check the website calendar for more details.

Service brings Love.
Frank G., Delegate, Area 53 Panel 67

CPC-PI Staffs Job Fair on September 30

Your Area 53 CPC-PI committee will join over 50 business and health, legal and community service organizations September 30 at Hope Works 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. CPC-PI was invited by Peace Lutheran for the job fair which is co-sponsored by The Allen Foundation.

An AA CPC-PI committee informs the public-at-large and the professionals who provide services to or employ persons with an alcohol problem. The committee uses the flyer “Information on Alcoholics Anonymous” and as many as 32 other conference approved literature to inform the public and professionals about what AA does and doesn’t do and how to contact AA for help.

Maureen T., Teri G., Dan S. and Dave C. will be CPC-PI volunteers answering questions and reaching out from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday.

For more information about CPC-PI contact Dave C. at cpcpi[at]area53aa[dot]org.

Please visit our Committee Page

District 30 Sponsorship Workshop on October 20

A sponsorship workshop will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220. It will be in the Youth Lounge on the second floor; use the west entrance. Get experience, strength and hope from our sponsorship panel.

The event is sponsored by District 30. We will also have a sponsorship family recognition with a prize for the largest. There will be a bakeoff competition. Bring your favorite dessert and sample other’s concoctions. Beverages will be provided.

Hope to see you there.

Please visit our District Page

Reminder: 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

CPC-PI Reaches Out In August

The Area 53 CPC-PI committee reached out to approximately 1000 professionals at the 2017 Addiction Studies Institute (ASI) held August 2-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Over the three day period, our information table volunteers signed up 32 professionals to subscriptions to the General Service Office (GSO) quarterly newsletter, “About A.A,” and to additional packages of conference-approved literature from New York.

ASI is the largest midwest conference of its kind providing educational sessions for chemical dependency counselors, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, prevention specialists, nurses, psychologists, physicians, healthcare specialists, criminal justice professionals, clergy, and educators.

Many thanks go to your trusted servants: Joel H., Cheryl S., Frank G., Maureen T., Mary S., Ben O., Jessica D., Jimmy M., Stephen S., Tim B., Taffy J., Stephanie B., Candyce, and Nita S.

Please visit our Committee Page

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.

Area 53 – Mini-Conference Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that we meet this Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus. The main purpose of the meeting will be a “final” review of 2017 mini-conference and planning for 2018. Subjects will include our financial condition, speakers, and sub-committee assignments. Beyond 2018, we will have a discussion about possible venues to consider.