The GSR has the job of linking the AA group with AA as a whole (see the Service Manual “The Group and Its GSR” pg S25 2008/2009 edition) The GSR is expected to attend the Group’s business meetings, is listed as the mail contact for their group with GSO and should share with their Groups all mail from GSO. The GSR works to stimulate interest in General Service and encourage Home Group Members to become involved. He/she should practice and inform the group of the principle of rotation. The GSR has the responsibility of representing the group at District and Area functions. In most cases, this requires the GSR to report his/her Group’s conscience based on the information discussion of the issue. In other cases, usually minor business issues known as housekeeping issues, GSR’s make decisions based on their knowledge of the group’s will. The GSR also brings information regarding service to the group. Each GSR attends the Western Washington Area assembly to vote her/his group’s conscience on Area Business.
The Alternate GSR fulfills the duties and responsibilities of the GSR in the event the GSR is unavailable, resigns or is unable to serve for any reason. District 37 expects the Alternate GSR to attend the GSR Group’s business meetings and the District meeting and be prepared to vote his/her Group’ conscience on District issues.
District 37 GSR meetings are held monthly, usually the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7 PM, at the Intergroup Office, 2203 Fairmont Ave, Vancouver, WA. To view our upcoming meetings go to the calendar in the menu bar.
Ti view our District 37 Handbook please click here.
AA Approved Literature:
Click here to view ‘GSR- General Service Representative…Your Group’s Link to AA as a Whole’.
Click here to view ‘The AA group..where it all begins’.
Click here to view ‘Inside AA – Understanding the Fellowship and its Services’.
Click here to view ‘Traditions Checklist From the AA Grapevine’.
Click here to view ‘Let’s be Friendly with Our Friends: Friends on the Alcoholism Front’.
Click here to View ‘Your AA General Service Office (GSO)’.
Click here to view ‘Is Your Group Linked to AA As A Whole?’.
Click here to view ‘FAQ on Practicing the 7th Tradition at Virtual Meetings’.
Click here to view ‘The Illustrated 12 Concepts of World Service’.
Click here to view ‘AA Legacy of Service’.
Click here to view ‘Safety in AA….our common welfare’.
Click here to view ‘Safety Card for AA Groups’.
Click here to view ‘Self Support Card’.
Click here to view ‘Self-Support: Where Money & Spirituality Mix’.
Click here to view ‘The AA Group Treasurer’.