If you are interested in filling one of these open positions, we suggest that you attend the Quarterlies.
All information on when and where is on the Area72aa.org website!
Purpose is to explore, develop and offer resources to make Alcoholics Anonymous available to people who are blind, deaf, chronically ill or physically disabled.
The Alternate DCM acts in place of the DCM when the DCM is unable to perform his/her functions and to assist the DCM in the performance of their duties. The Alternate DCM also chairs the Budget Committee.
The archivist is responsible to maintain a historical record of all district business as well as other collected historical memorabilia. This record includes, but is not limited to, past district GSR meeting minutes and financial reports, collected literature, newspaper articles, photographs, and event programs/flyers.
Bridging The Gap
Temporary contact program which is designed to help the alcoholic transition between exiting a treatment program and into regular AA meetings. Provides transportation or other assistance in getting to meetings, contact information for fellow alcoholics, offer appropriate literature and schedules for local meetings.
The budget committee consists of elected member and is chaired by the Alternate DCM. The committee is responsible to propose district budgets based on previous expenses and future needs as well as to audit the district treasury, literature locker, and committee expenditures. The Budget Committee meets quarterly to ensure that financial solvency is maintained. Voting members of this committee should not hold positions that are affected by budget line items.
Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) (Open)
This committee is basically educational in scope. Their purpose is to explain what A.A. is, and is not, to the professional community. Typically CPC works with doctors, nurses, dentists, counselors, treatment center workers, lawyers, police, judges, teachers, clergy, employee assistance programs, union leaders, etc.
The corrections committee is responsible for working and corresponding with alcoholics who are in prison, jail, or other correctional facility. This committee coordinates the “Bridge the Gap” program to assist the alcoholic who is being released from a correctional facility to the A.A. groups in the community.
District Committee Member (DCM)
The DCM is the link between the district and the Western Washington Area #72 and the General Service Office (GSO). It is the DCM’s responsibility to:
- a) Lead the monthly GSR Meetings with the group’s GSRs and other trusted servants of the district.
- b) Inform all GSRs and committee members of all district, area, regional, and conference activities.
- c) Insure that group and district needs are communicated to the area and beyond.
- d) Attend all area quarterlies to discuss and define the agenda for area and beyond.
A more complete explanation of the DCM’s responsibilities may be found in the A.A. Service Manual, pages S28 – S31
The district registrar position is to help facilitate communication between groups and area committee by maintaining the district roster which includes current names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for all district officers, GSRs, and group contacts in the district. Process all group change forms and new group registrations throughout the year.
Interface with the Area Registrar on a regular basis to keep the database current and accurate.
Update the district roster and mailing list on a regular basis. Maintain records of all new group registrations and group change forms.
The secretary is responsible for maintaining a written record of all district business and activities and communicating this record to all GSRs and committee members. The secretary is responsible for all written communication between the district and area except for those duties assigned to the registrar.
The treasurer is responsible for receiving, documenting, and disbursing of district funds. These revenues are most often generated from individual group contributions and are distributed as needed and as directed by district motion vote or at the discretion of the Budget Committee.
This position is responsible for overseeing and planning any AA related social activities at the District level.
Grapevine and Literature (Open)
This committee is responsible to order, sell at GSO prices, and otherwise distribute A.A. approved literature to groups and individuals in need. The committee is responsible to communicate literature needs and suggestions from the groups to the district, area, and GSO.
This position shares information and literature between District and Intergroup, also informing the District of upcoming events and changes in the Intergroup area.
Publishes, on a quarterly basis, a newsletter which serves as our principal communication tool within the district. May appoint a working committee to assist in the format, content and distribution of the Newsletter. Receives, formats and edits news received from the district and prepares for district web chair.
Public Information (PI) (Open)
This committee is responsible to provide information and education to the non-alcoholic community. Public Information develops public service announcements, appears at schools and health fairs, and communicates with the media to explain the working of Alcoholics Anonymous and the importance of anonymity, as well to assisting A.A. members when speaking publicly to the community about A.A.
Follows the AA Guidelines for the Internet and all AA literature pertinent to our online presence. Ensures that information on the district website is accurate and up-to-date, especially regarding meeting locations, dates, and times, and event announcements. Attends quarterly Area Web Committee meetings.