District Trusted Servants


The "trusted servants" of District 54 are the four elected positions that carry out the essential duties of the District that fall outside the scope of the Service Committee chairs and the group representatives. They are in October of every even-numbered year, to serve the Panel (2-year term) which begins January 1 of odd-numbered years until December 31 of the even-numbered year. Below, we provide a general description of the duties of each.


 DCM (District Committee Member)
According to the AA General Service Office pamphlet F-12, "Your D.C.M. (District Committee Member)", "...the DCM is the vital link between the group's GSR and the area service structure, including the area's delegate to the General Service Conference." Thus in some respects, the DCM represents the District as the GSR represents their group - in particular in their attending of Area Committee meetings, where the Area Assembly's agenda is set. They relay information on upcoming Area and GSC events to the General Service Representatives.

Additionally, within District 54, the DCM is charged with facilitating the monthly District meeting, which includes allowing for discussion on issues to be addressed at upcoming Area Assemblies. They are also the primary caretakers of the District 54 Guiding Principles, and are charged with making sure service committee chair positions are filled.


Alt-DCM (Alternate District Committee Member)
Within District 54, the Alt-DCM has a clearly defined set of duties besides being "DCM backup". They are the custodians of three lists:
  1. Ride Share: a list of AA members within District 54 willing to provide transportation to other members to service-related events.
  2. Speaker Lists: trusted servants who are willing to speak at other groups on the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and/or 12 Concepts of AA.
  3. Digital Archive/Group Histories: a repository of the background of each AA group in the District willing and able to provide such information.

Treasurer
The Treasurer for District 54 conducts all financial transactions for the District. As per our Guiding Principles, they also chair the Budget Committee and participate in the year-end process of submitting a budget for the following year, the final form of which is approved in December. They also process all expense forms to reimburse District committee chairs. (A copy of the form is available below.)

The Treasurer also appoints an Assistant Treasurer, who is presented for "disapproval" by the District (meaning it is assumed they get the job unless there is strong opposition).


Secretary
The District 54 Secretary is much more than a mere record-keeper. By taking minutes and distributing them to the GSRs and Trusted Servants, the Secretary makes all members of AA within the District aware of opportunities to be of service to the still-suffering alcoholic.

Minutes for a District meeting are distributed within ten days to each Trusted Servant, to check for accuracy. Minutes are finalized at the following District meeting, where they are saved electronically and posted to this site.

The Secretary also maintains the list of groups within the District and the list of GSRs and Trusted Servants.


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District 54,
Mar 4, 2017, 8:46 PM