I'm a GSR...Now what?
Your group has elected you to the position of GSR. What do you do? Where do you go? This information will help you find your way.
Be of Service
If you are an A.A. member and would like to get involved in the service structure of Alcoholics Anonymous, attend your group’s business meeting. Make yourself available to be your group’s GSR (General Service Representative) or come to the next District Business Meeting to find out more.
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month at the Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale. Click here for our full Calendar to find out when the next District Meeting takes place.
General Service Representatives
Welcome To Alcoholics Anonymous General Service!
“The General Service Representative (GSR) has the job of linking his or her home group with A.A. as a whole. The GSR represents the voice of the group conscience, reporting the group’s thoughts to the District Committee Member (DCM) and to the Delegate, who passes them on to the conference. The communication is a two-way street, making the GSR responsible for bringing back to the group Conference Actions that affect unity, health and growth. Only when a GSR keeps the group informed, and communicates the group conscience, can the Conference truly act as A.A. as a whole.” The A.A. Service Manual pg. S26.
Through your elected District Committee Member (DCM) and the Area 15 Delegate, you will become the two-way link between your group and the world of A.A. as a whole. As such, you and your fellow GSRs all over the world have become the key to the unity of A.A. You will learn more about General Service, which is based on THE THREE LEGACIES OF RECOVERY, as outlined in the Twelve Steps; UNITY, as outlined in the Twelve Traditions; and SERVICE, as outlined in the A.A. Service Manual Combined With Twelve Concepts For World Service.
By your active presence in General Service, you will be helping to ensure that A.A. will still be here for future generations of suffering alcoholics.
Congratulations! You are now engaged in one of the finest forms of Twelfth Step work!