God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called

In A.A.’s Legacy of Service, Bill W. states it quite succinctly: “Our Twelfth Step – carrying the message – is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principle aim and the main reason for our existence.” Bill W. goes on to say that is more than just a set of principles. Rather, it is a society of alcoholics in action.

AA District 3 of Area 50 WNY is organizing to help pass the message to all who suffer from Alcoholism.

To do this, certain service positions have been created. Many of these positions are committed to taking responsibility for Service opportunities. These trusted servants help communicate their efforts and needs to both Home Groups and Area 50 and aid the Groups’ efforts to be of Service to our community.

The amount of time required to successfully be of Service to our community varies from 5 to 10 hours per month. The primary commitment is to attend a once monthly District meeting. This meeting last about 1-1.5 hours. During this meeting, information is shared by District officers and Group Representatives, events are planned, and service opportunities are discussed.

District 3 meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 400 Ridge St, Lewiston, NY 14092

You need not be nominated to hold a service position. You only need to show an interest and attend the October and November District 3 meetings to communicate your interest to be of service.

If you are interested in exploring AA Service Work, are currently doing service through your home group or are just curious about the whole AA and Service Concept, please contact your DCM by phone, text or email and they will answer whatever questions you may have.

Do not be afraid, your commitment is your own to make, no one will twist your arm.  Many have found service to AA has greatly enriched their own sobriety. The only requirement to serve is membership in AA and solid sobriety.

Please join in communicating our AA message to those in need.

The District Committee Member is an essential link between the group’s GSR and the Area’s Delegate to the General Service Conference.  As leader of the District Committee, made up of all GSR’s in the district, The DCM is exposed to the group conscience of the district. Assists Committee Chairs. Carries information and announcements between the District and the Area.
Acts as DCM when current DCM is unavailable;  assists new GSRs.
Alternate DCM
Receives the contributions from the groups, pays the district bills, and maintains a bank account.  Prepares a report monthly submitted to the GSRs at the district meeting.Is acting DCM when current DCM is unavailable;  assist new GSRs.
Records the minutes from the district meeting, noting motions that pass and fail.  Maintains a mailing list consisting of the district officers, GSRs, and group contact persons.  Mails or e-mails a copy of the minutes each month to the mailing list.
Maintains a working relationship with the Area Corrections Chair.  Coordinates with the county and state correctional facilities for AA meeting scheduling, clearances, and contact information.   The purpose of a correctional facilities committee is to coordinate the work of individual AA members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the transition from the facility to the larger AA community through pre-release contacts.
Corrections Chair
Members of these committees provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession.  This group includes health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism.  Information is provided about where we are, what we are not, what we do, and what we cannot do.
Cooperation with Professional Community (CPC)
Maintains a working relationship with the Area Corrections Chair.  All committee members need to be thoroughly familiar with the AA program and able to provide consistent and accurate information about the Fellowship.  PI visits:  Some examples of visits might include schools, local businesses, church, and civic groups.   Where no CPC committee exists, PI committees might also be in contact with professionals, such as clergy, health care providers, lawyers, and teachers. 
Public Information Chair (PIC)
Assists District by maintaining/contributing to the District website (On Area50WNY.org website.  Creates and maintains a social media presence.
Technical Social Media Chair