[new] DISTRICT INVENTORY, October 2nd at Bridge to Shore

The District Inventory will be held 10/2/22, 2pm at the Bridge to Shore Group at 4214 Capitol of Texas Highway

DISTRICT INVENTORY QUESTIONS

1.    What is the basic purpose of the District Committee?

2.    What additional activities can we engage in, to carry the message?

3.    Considering the number of alcoholics in our district, are we reaching enough people?

4.    What has the District done lately to bring the AA message to the attention of professionals who can be helpful in reaching those who are in need of A.A.?

5.    Do we try to illustrate a good cross section of A.A. in our message carrying?

6.    Do new G.S.R.’s stick with us, or does our turnover and missed meetings seem excessive?

7.    How effective are we in communicating with all our groups?

8.    Do all AA’s know about district meetings and have the opportunity to attend?

9.    Has enough effort been made to explain to all, the value and purpose of a G.S.R.?

10.    Do all G.S.R.’s have adequate opportunity to serve on committees?

11.    Are district officers picked with care and consideration?

12.    Do our groups carry their fair share of supporting the Area and the General Service Office (GSO)?

13.    How well are our groups informed about what is happening in A.A. worldwide? 14. Are our District meetings informative and enthusiastic?

We ask that you consider these questions prior to the District Inventory and suggest that you share with your Group members.  District 3B3C wishes to express our deepest gratitude for Southwest Texas Area 68 Past Delegates Yolanda F and Jamie W for their willingness to facilitate this Inventory.

Information regarding the COVID-19 Virus

The G.S.O. staff has established open communication with the Fellowship to provide up-to-date responses to the increasing number of questions from A.A. groups and members. The office has also developed an information sheet which is posted on www.aa.org.

The links below give you basic information on the update and on the AA On-line Intergroup.
GSO  Update:https://aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus

Link to AA On-Line Intergroup:
https://www.aa-intergroup.org/

Accessibilities Committee

Accessibilities Committee Mission: “Respect for the dignity of others is the foundation for all our efforts to carry the message to alcoholics with diverse need, with emphasis on identification rather than on how we are different.” – The A.A. Guidelines on Accessibility for All Alcoholics

Committee Meets:

Thursday, April 21 7:00 – 8:00pm
Monthly on the third Thursday
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Accessibilities Committee Guidelines:

Become familiar with workbook and other materials pertaining to this committee. When possible, make effort to inform members on the multiple aspects of types of accessibility needs in order to raise awareness in helping to carry the message to as many members and suffering alcoholics as possible. Also when possible, gather information from groups about how they address any accessibility needs within their community.

Committee Chair Contact:

Accessibilities – Deb M. Deb’s e-mail 

Service Opportunities:

Looking for committee service members to join District 3b 3c as we carry the message to those with special needs. This is a new committee, so if you are interested in volunteering please reach out to Rosi S.

Want to measure the accessibility of your meeting and report back to the committee to pass along to members in need? 

This group survey will help: Group Accessibilities Survey

Current Happenings/Events:

AA Deaf Intergroup has created a website that includes a calendar of meetings with ASL interpreters throughout Central Texas. More information can be found at http://centexdeafintergroup.org

To contribute online, please see the link above and click on the box for “make a contribution” or send your contributions to:

AADI
PO Box 90674
Austin, Tx 78709-0674

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Hill Country Intergroup is providing information on meetings connecting on the internet.
austinaa.org
You may contact HCI at austinaa@gmail.com to provide information for internet meetings to be posted on the intergroup website.

Worldwide internet meetings can be located at the Online Intergroup: Alcoholics Anonymous 
http://www.aa-Intergroup.org
Please note that this website is getting hit by large numbers everyday.

American Sign Language meetings are being conducted through the internet. Contact the Central Texas Deaf AA Intergroup
http://centexdeafintergroup.org

Reminder: GSO provides a link to Understanding Anonymity which explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/understanding-anonymity

Alcoholics Anonymous: GSO provides updates.
http://aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus

GSO: shared experience around meetings online.
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/options-for-meeting-online

AA Grapevine: They are providing FREE access to most of Grapevine 2020.
http://www.aagrapevine.org/we-are-here-to-help

Official SWTA68 Website
https://www.aa-swta.org/

Ad Hoc Committee

District 3b3c will occasionally appoint committees to help organize and carry out events sponsored by the district. Stayed tuned to this page for upcoming group service opportunities.

Committee Meets:

Committee Chair Contact:

Service Opportunities:

Upcoming Happenings/Events:

Corrections Facilities Committee

Corrections Facilities Committee Purpose: 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 way from the facility to the larger AA community through pre-release contacts.

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News from GSO – June 30

GSO Memo to Literature Chair

Warmest greetings from your friends at G.S.O. in New York!

Welcome to all new Literature Chairpersons and best regards to all chairpersons who continue to help carry our message of hope and recovery through service on Literature Committees. If you have rotated on, please forward this report to your new Literature Chairperson along with the New Literature Chairperson Form and return envelope so that we can update our mailing list.

For those of you who are new, we try to communicate with you during the year to provide current literature information from the A.A. World Services Board, the General Service Office Publishing Department and the trustees’ and Conference Committees on Literature.

Read entire GSO Memo.