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 online at the State Convention homepage.
GSR School Presented by Dan S., Area 53
Join in helping “Support Our Future” by attending the GSR School. Together we will work to build the bridge of communication between our home group and the whole of Alcoholics Anonymous.
“The general service representative has the job of linking his or her group with AA as a whole. The GSR represents the voice of the group conscience, reporting the group’s thoughts to the district committee member and to the delegate, who passes them on to the Conference. This communication is a two-way street, making the GSR responsible for bringing back to the group Conference Actions that affect AA unity, health, and growth. Only when the GSR keeps the group informed, and communicates the group conscience, can the Conference truly act for AA as a whole.” (From page S26 of the AA Service Manual.)
DCM College Presented by James T., Area 54
DCM College is a sequel to GSR School, a workshop held annually to prepare new GSRs for service. It was established in Area 54, Northeast Ohio General Service, as the result of an Area Inventory that was done in 2012. The Inventory revealed that a major concern was the effectiveness of DCMs. Thus, DCM College was born.
The program consists of an overview of the DCM position and detailing of DCM responsibilities in three categories: responsibilities to the District, to the Area, and to Area Officers. This is followed by a sharing session in which experienced DCMs may share their “experience, strength and hope,” and answer question raised by participants.
The main part of the program is presented through a very informative and entertaining PowerPoint slide show. In keeping with the “college” theme, the program opens to the sound of various college fight songs, and concludes with a “graduation” ceremony in which participants are awarded a “BS Degree” with a major in “DCM-ology.”