(Usually assigned to the Area 79 Alternate Delegate.)
Ensure that the area literature display is available for all quarterlies
and assemblies, and that it is stocked with sufficient quantities of A.A.
conference-approved literature and service material.
Maintain the area literature inventory, and order literature on a periodic (usually quarterly) basis.
Communicate with other GSC committee members to ensure that literature
needs are met. When possible, meet requests by other committee chairs or individuals.
Report total inventory valuation to the area treasurer on a quarterly basis.
Inform the fellowship of the Area 79 practice of literature self-support
and of the contribution tins on the display tables at Area 79 events.
Collect the money from the contribution tins and work with the area treasurer to ensure it is accounted for.
Introduce new literature, and changes to current literature, to the fellowship.
Chair the Area 79 literature committee meeting at quarterlies and assemblies.
Become familiar with the general content of all literature, in order to provide information to inquirers.
With the participation of the literature committee, update and produce
Area 79 literature, including the Book of Motions, GSR Handbook and DCM Fact Sheet.
Order Area 79 publications, including the Bottle Book and Pioneers in Skirts.
Duties common to all GSC members
Attend and participate in all regularly scheduled General Service Committee (GSC) meetings (held in Vancouver on the first Wednesday of each month).
Reply to email, telephone and written questions.
Attend and participate in all quarterlies and assemblies.
At each quarterly, assembly and GSC meeting, provide reports on activities since the previous event.
Chair appropriate committee at quarterlies and assemblies.
Maintain contact with district and local committee chairs.
Maintain contact with district committee members (DCMs) assigned to GSC member’s committee.
Submit regular expense reports to the treasurer.
Participate in preparation for the General Service Conference by reviewing and summarizing the assigned agenda background material, providing information to DCMs, chairing the committee meeting at the Pre-conference Assembly, and providing the committee’s recommendations to the assembly and delegate.
Be available for travel assignments, including taking Area 79 archives to A.A. events.
Review www.bcyukonaa.org content as it relates to the member’s position, providing updates and new materials to the website chair as needed.
The time commitment required is substantial and will vary from position to position, and also with the particular skills possessed by the member. Generally, some time will be spent every day to check and respond to emails and phone messages. Some jobs have workloads that are heavier at certain times than at others.
It is encouraged that you speak with members of the GSC (current or past) to ask more specific questions if you wish to put your name forward for a position.
General Service Committee membership may sound demanding, but, as we so often find in A.A., the rewards are far greater than time and effort put in.