Reference and Service Materials
Some information concerning the A.A. Service Structure and service materials provided by the Area 79 Registrar relating to Group Records are provided below. For further information on the Service Structure, please visit the: A.A. World Services Website.
The following resources are available for viewing or download:
General Service and Information Pieces:
Why Do We Need A Conference (pdf, 1 page)
Part of the opening talk given by the late Bernard B. Smith, then non-alcoholic chairman of our board of trustees, at the 1954 Conference.
GSR Handbook (pdf, 32 pages)
A booklet which outlines the duties of the General Service Representative (GSR) and the Service Structure of AA in Canada and the United States.
DCM Fact Sheet (pdf, 2 pages)
Some information for incoming District Committee Members (DCMs) and an outline of the Service Structure in Area 79.
DCM Report Guidelines (pdf, 1 pages)
Friendly suggestions to DCMs on what to include in their DCM reports at Area Quarterlies and Assemblies.
Service Resume [pdf, 1 page]
For those wishing to submit their resumes or who are intending to stand for election at the October Voting Assembly, the use of the attached resume form is not mandatory for either elected positions or appointed positions. However, its use does assist both the candidate and the Fellowship in several ways. These include the provision of consistent information in an organized way and assisting candidates in adhering to time limits for presentation of resumes.
The A.A. Service Manual and 12 Concepts for World Service (pdf, 1.9MB, 206 pages)
The complete A.A. Service Manual combined with Twelve Concepts for World Service as written by Bill W.
Area 79 District Numbers & Geographical Areas (pdf, 2 pages)
Listings of all of the Districts in Area 79 and the Regions, Cities and Towns they encompass (by district number and by community).
Area Map of the U.S. & Canada (pdf, 1 page)
A map of the U.S. & Canada which shows the North American A.A. Service Areas; BC and the Yukon Territories are Area 79.
Box 4-5-9, News and Notes from G.S.O.
A link to the Box 4-5-9 page, on A.A.'s World Services website, from where current and past issues of the newsletter (pdfs) may be accessed. Box 4-5-9 is published quarterly by the General Service Office.
The Twelve Traditions Illustrated (pdf, 14 pages)
This pamphlet, on A.A.'s World Services website, presents both the spirit and the practical application of our 12 Traditions.
The Twelve Concepts Illustrated (pdf, 28 pages)
A brief, easy to read, illustarted pamphlet about the Concepts, available on A.A.'s World Services website.
Information and Forms about New Groups and Group Records:
Is Your Group Linked to AA as a Whole (pdf, 2 pages)
Service Material from the General Service Office.
GSO Info Sheet concerning New Groups (pdf, 1 page)
Some information about naming groups and the process that is followed by GSO.
Managing Group Records (1) (pdf, 1 page)
Outline of the General Service Office’s new system for managing group records online, launched in April 2007 (Poster).
Managing Group Records (2) (pdf, 1 page)
Group, District, Area and GSO records updating processes (Poster).
Area 79 Registrar FAQs (pdf, 3 pages)
Information FAQs from the registrar concerning Group Registration.
New Group Registration Form (pdf, 1 page)
The form needed to register a new group with Area 79 and GSO.
Group Information Change Form (pdf, 1 page)
The form needed to change your group record information with Area 79 and GSO.