Calendar and GSR To-Do’s


2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm: District Meeting

JANUARY

  • Announce that the General Service Conference is in April and that Agenda Topics will arrive in mid February
  • Identify the process by which you will collect your group conscience on the Agenda Topics (i.e. in a group sharing session, by individual email or phone call, etc)
  • Schedule a time or date range to collect your group’s conscience on the Agenda Topics in mid to late March

FEBRUARY

Mid February: Final Agenda Topics for the General Service Conference are distributed

Mid to late February: Full Background Materials are available upon request (not required reading for GSR’s)

  • Select how many and which of the final Agenda Topics to present to your group (i.e. many GSR’s choose 3-4 but you are welcome to discuss more or less)
  • Announce the day and time of your group’s Agenda Topics sharing session
  • Invite your group members to attend PRAASA (Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly) in early March

MARCH

Early March: Background Summaries for the final Agenda Topics are distributed

Early March: PRAASA (Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly)
Attendance is not required but helpful in gaining additional information about agenda topics.

Mid March: San Francisco’s Agenda Topics Workshop, which generally includes sessions on how to obtain an informed group conscience, what the delegate needs to know, presentations on the Conference theme and the background material on specific Agenda Topics

  • Review the Background Summaries for your group’s selected Agenda Topics
  • Collect Group Consciences on Agenda Topics via sharing session(s) or different method
  • Collect Group Consciences on Area motions to be discussed and possibly voted on during the Pre-Conference Assembly
  • Invite your group members to attend the Pre-Conference Assembly in April
  • IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND APRIL’S PRE-CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY: Email your group consciences to your DCM or directly to the Delegate by deadline

APRIL

Early April: Pre-Conference Assembly (Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5:30pm), where GSRs deliver group consciences to the Delegate in-person, or ask your D.C.M. to deliver them in-person (preferred method)

Early to mid April: Deadline to submit group consciences to the Delegate electronically

  • Deliver your group consciences to the Delegate in person or via your DCM at the Pre-Conference Assembly (preferred method) or via web-form or email
  • Invite your group members to attend the Post-Conference Assembly in mid May
  • Collect Group Consciences on Area motions to be discussed and possibly voted on during the Post-Conference Assembly

MAY

Mid May: Post Conference Assembly and Delegate’s Report

  • Continue to invite your members to attend the Post-Conference Assembly
  • Report back to your group the relevant information from the Delegate’s Report, especially regarding the Agenda Topics discussed by your group

JUNE

June or July: Delegate’s Report in San Francisco

  • Submit ideas for Summer Assembly presentations and roundtables
  • Invite your group members to attend the Summer Assembly in August

JULY

June or July: Delegate’s Report in San Francisco

  • Submit ideas for Summer Assembly presentations and roundtables
  • Invite your group members to attend the Summer Assembly in August
  • Collect Group Consciences on Area motions to be discussed and possibly voted on during the Summer Assembly

AUGUST

Early to mid August: Summer Assembly

Mid August: General Service Conference Final Report distributed by anonymity-protected PDF and printed copies

  • Share relevant information from the Conference Report that is of interest to your group
  • Make the Conference Report available to your group members
  • Invite your group to propose future Agenda Topics for consideration at the District and Area

SEPTEMBER

• Continue to share relevant information from the Conference Report
• Continue to invite your group to propose future Agenda Topics
• Invite your group members to attend SF Unity Day in October


OCTOBER

Mid October: San Francisco Unity Day.

2nd Tuesday of the Month: District Elections begin (even years only)

  • Invite your group members to attend SF Unity Day
  • Collect Group Consciences on Area motions to be discussed and possibly voted on during the Fall Assembly
  • Invite your group to hold its own Group Inventory
  • Submit Inventory Questions for November’s Area and District Inventories (odd years only)

NOVEMBER

Early November: Fall Inventory Assembly (odd years) or Fall Election Assembly (even years)

2nd Tuesday of the Month: District Inventory (odd years only); or District Elections continue (even years only)

  • Identify an outside facilitator for your Group Inventory (if applicable)
  • Select questions for Group Inventory (if applicable)
  • Schedule and hold a Group Inventory (if applicable)

DECEMBER

2nd Tuesday of the Month: District Elections continue (even years)

  • Discuss the minutes from your Group Inventory (if applicable)