Pamphlets and PDFs
Secretary Handbook (PDF)
Pamphlet: The AA Group: Where It All Begins.
Pamphlet: The G.S.R. (General Service Rep)
AA Group Service Positions
The elected AA Grapevine Rep will tell the group about new books, products and information from AA Grapevine magazine’s Web site. Anyone can sign up at http://www.aagrapevine.org to get email notifications from the AA Grapevine Web site. AA Grapevines books, are in the Store link.
Group’s Monthly Business Meeting
The group will have a business meeting once a month, announced in advance so members who wish to attend can plan on attending the Group Business meeting. The elected GSR will facilitate the meeting and the secretary will take notes. The treasurer will give a report, a printed report, and be able to show, pass around, the bank statement for the groups bank account.
Self-Support Quarterly Disbursements
Group Disbursement (of the 7th Tradition Basket) amounts are up to individual groups to decide their own percentages for disbursements to District, Area, and to the General Service Office (AKA “the GSO”). Also,some groups with available money, want to reimburse their GSR for travel to Assemblies four times a year and one or two assemblies may require a hotel for one to two nights, with reimbursement to the GSR to be discussed at the group business meeting. It will depend on the Treasurers report to find out if the group can afford any of the expenses for sending the GSR to General Service events. Not being able to reimburse a GSR is not a reason to skip having the GSR elected, as the Group is not connected to AA as a Whole without having their own GSR to gather the group’s opinion on all business matters pending at each Assembly. The Groups should participate in AA’s decision-making process. See Pamphlet about the Group, at the top of this page..
Regional Service Assembly
Some large groups also reimburse the GSR for travel in March each year to the PRAASA, Pacific Regional AA Service Assembly. The Service tab of this site’s menu bar has a link with more information about PRAASA. AA members and anyone interested in service can attend PRAASA… Nine states are participating in our Pacific Region of AA.