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.

Information Resources

A.A. Literature

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.

More information about the role of a GSR can be found in the A.A. General Service Manual and the GSR Pamphlet by GSO.  

Congratulations! You are now engaged in one of the finest forms of Twelfth Step work!

GSR Workshop Power Point

Service Manual Audio Recordings

In 2023-2024 the Area 15 Outreach Committee presented a great 12 week seminar discussing the Service Manual. The virtual recordings of these meetings can be found here on the Area 15 website.

The Service Manual Audio Recordings  Presented by the Area 15 Outreach Committee

District 9 GSR Workshop

The District 9 GSR Workshop is held before every District Meeting and is the best way for new GSRs or members of A.A. to learn about how the GSO works and how to get involved. 

1400 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

G.S.R. workshop 12:30pm – 1:45pm

District Meeting at 2pm

GSR Workshop Blog

Previous Month's GSR Workshops

January 21st, 2024

February 18th, 2024 Today’s GSR Workshop was guest hosted by John. Our GSR Workshop coordinator Trish CK was out today, we wish her the best and please keep Trish and

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January 21st, 2024

January 21st, 2024   Today’s GSR Workshop was guest hosted by John. Our GSR Workshop coordinator Trish CK was out today, we wish her the best and please keep Trish

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November 19th, 2023

November 19th, 2023   We began this month GSR Workshop by reviewing the Guidelines and Job Description for the 2 Elections to be held in the Unfinished Business section of

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Coming Up Next Month..

February 18th, 2024

Stay tuned and check back for an update of what we will be covering in the February workshop! 

If you’re a GSR, Alternate GSR, member of General Service or member of the Fellowship of AA you won’t want to miss this Workshop!

As always the GSR Workshop will be held at The Sanctuary Church (1400 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) at 12:30pm – 1:45pm. We hope to see you there!