New CSR?

Are you the new CSR for your AA group?

Congratulations!

WHAT IS A CSR AND WHAT DO I DO?


CSR stands for Central Service Representative.

Central Service Representatives are elected by their group or meeting to represent the group conscience in the operations of our Central Office. The CSR is the extremely important communication link between your group and our Central Office.

Our Central Office is essentially an A.A. service entity, “directly responsible to those they serve,” as described in Tradition Nine.

They serve the groups in Los Angeles, and you, the CSR, represent your group.

The Los Angeles Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous has no authority on their own account; they derive it from the participating groups, which Central Service Representatives (CSR’s) represent.

WHEN AND WHERE DO I ATTEND CSR MEETINGS?

The Central Service Representatives represent their groups and receive information at regular monthly meetings.

 

Find your monthly Zone meeting

Zone Meeting time and locations can be found in any meeting directory or online in this PDF: Zone Meeting Times

All Central Service Representatives (CSR) are invited to attend their monthly Zone meetings, as well as the biannual Intergroup meeting, where all Central Service Representatives (CSR) gather to share information on 12th step work and Central Office business.

What is Central Office?

Our central office involves a partnership among groups in our community — just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. It was established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups — functions which are best handled by a centralized office. It is maintained, supervised, and supported by our local groups.

It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers!

Central Service Committee

All AA members are welcome to visit the attend Central Service Committee meeting at Los Angeles Central Office, and Intergroup in May and November.

Central Service Committee meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 7 PM at Los Angeles Central Office.

Intergroup Meetings are in May and November, also at 7 PM, at the United Methodist Church at 4350 Wilshire Blvd.

Answering Phones

Los Angeles Central Office is looking for AA members to answer phones at the office.

We get calls every day and night from people trying to get sober, wanting to know where a meeting is, visitors to our area—–and we need people to answer these calls!

Phone volunteers typically work a 4 hour shift twice a month, and our schedules are flexible.

Are you interested in this important 12th step work?

Please email your full name and phone number to volunteer@lacoaa.org and expect a call with more information.

Thanks for being of service!

Speak at Meetings

AA members often contact the LA Central Office looking for members to speak at their AA meetings.

Would you like to make yourself available to speak at meeting and share your experience, strength and hope?

If you have at least 5 years of sobriety, please contact us at speakerlist@lacoaa.org.

Thanks for being of service!

12th Step Calls

Los Angeles Central Office keeps a list of AA members willing to take 12th step calls.

Generally, these are people that have contacted Central Office looking to stop drinking.

If you’re interested in being available for 12th step calls and helping another person get sober, please contact us at  12stepcall@lacoaa.org.

 

Thanks for being of service!

 

 

More Service Work

Service is the key to staying sober. Alcoholics Anonymous has many different opportunities for being of service in Los Angeles.

 

Here are some of AA service entities in LA to contact to keep practicing your 12th step:

General Service Area 5
The Los Angeles AA community is part of General Service Area 5, our link to the GSO office in New York and where we elect area officers and a Delegate to represent our area at the General Service Conference in April. For more information visit: aascaa.org

General Service Local Districts
The Los Angeles area is further broken down into districts.

THE HOLLYWOOD-WILSHIRE DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS:

The monthly meeting is every 3rd Saturday at 10 AM at 1773 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

THE WESTSIDE DISTRICTS:

 

This meeting is the 2nd Sunday of the month at 8AM in the center conference room, 2802 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Complete district information can be found here: aascaa.org/Districts/Districts.htm

 

 

Los Angeles Hospitals and Institutions Committee (“H&I”)
The Los Angeles Hospitals and Institutions Committee (“H&I”) carries the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to men and women in hospitals, mental health centers and correctional facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Get involved by attending the monthly committee meeting. Sign up to speak on panels. The monthly H&I Committee meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 8:00 pm. Orientation begins at 7:00 pm at: Veterans Memorial Complex , 4153 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230.

For information about the H&I monthly meeting and more, visit: lahic.org

See the print meeting directory information page here: About the Hospitals and Institutions Committee

General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous
The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous is located in New York City.  GSO provides numerous services, including, but not limited to; publishing & distributing AA literature, supervising group services, coordinating the AA World Convention and receiving and recording contributions from AA members and groups.  GSO is also a major exchange for all of the experiences of AA members throughout our fellowship’s history. For more information visit: aa.org

AA Grapevine
The AA Grapevine is a “meeting in a magazine”. You can subscribe or contribute articles, comics and art, etc. at: aagrapevine.org

SPANISH CENTRAL OFFICE (Mid-City)

La Oficina Central Hispanaa de Alcoholicos Anominos

2614 S. Normandie Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

hispanaaala.org

323-750-2039