WHO WE ARE
District 620 is the Alcoholic Anonymous (A.A.) service body that comprises of all General Service Representatives (GSR’s) for the A.A. groups that meet in areas of East Harlem, Central Harlem, Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.
WHY DO WE NEED A DISTRICT?
The District is a vital link between the group, the greater area and A.A. as a whole. It can do service work to help the still suffering alcoholic that the individual or group alone may not have the resources to do.
WHAT KINDS OF SERVICE ARE PERFORMED AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL
· Presents an annual workshop on AA service topics to inform our group members about service needs and opportunities in our fellowship.
· Public Information Committees activities in the area at fairs, block events, schools, health education events, churches and more to provide information tables for the public.
· District 620 serves committee Giving by Manhattan County.
· Maintains and contain to build archive of the historic record of A.A. in Harlem and District 620
· Provides meetings to Homebound members
· Website Committee – Provides updates for all current A.A. events
· Annual 24-Hour Holiday Alka-thon
· Annual Dinner Dance
· Annual Gratitude Cookout
WHY WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS?
District 620 uses group and member contributions to support our work in the District. The vital services include workshops expenses, purchase of literature, banners, printing costs, transportation expense, rental of meeting space and storage facility and ,website.
What is a General Service Representative (GSR)?
The GSR is elected by the group just like any other group officer and is the link between the group and affairs of A.A. as a whole. When decisions are made in A.A., the groups are in charge. It is their voice that is passed on through the GSR to the Delegate of the Area. The Delegate then carries that voice through the General Service Conference every year. Through the GSR the group conscience becomes part of the “collective conscience of our whole fellowship.” If a group does not have a GSR, they essentially do not have a voice in A.A. The District is a wonderful place to start this process as a new GSR.
What is a District Committee Member (DCM)?
The DCM is the chair of the district committee. The DCM is the district’s voice in area committee and assembly meetings. The DCM is the vital link between the group’s GSR, the area service structure and the Area’s Delegate.