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 meeting to be the group’s voice and vote in matters relating to how Los Angeles Central Office serves and supports LA County AA. The CSR is the communication link between your group and the Central Service Committee. Central Service Representatives bring input and the voice of their group to Zone meetings and Intergroups, and from Zone meetings and Intergroups back to their meeting.

Participating groups in Los Angeles County give Central Office its authority, because Central Office is an A.A. service entity directly responsible to those it serves as described in Tradition Nine.

CSR Packet

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?

LACO is a partnership among the groups in our community, just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals, 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 meetings at Los Angeles Central Office and Intergroup meetings at locations throughout  Los Angeles.

Intergroup meetings are in May and November, Central Service Committee meetings are all other months, the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM, unless indicated on the Events calendar.

Central Office Committee Descriptions

Archives Committee

Are you interested in AA’s more than 80-year history? Are you detail-oriented and organized, artistic, scientific, or all of these? Be part of the Los Angeles Central Office Archives Committee; help Central Office discover and display Los Angeles AA history and share it with Southern California. This committee meets the 4th Sunday of every month from 10 AM to 2 PM at Los Angeles Central Office, join us!

Directory Committee

The Los Angeles Central Office Directory Committee’s mission is to ensure the Meeting Directory is as helpful and accurate as possible. Preparations are underway for a first-time-ever census of all listed meetings to confirm and supplement the information in the lacoaa.org online and print meeting directories. A detailed project management outline is being finalized and next steps are volunteer recruitment and training.

Your service is greatly needed for a successful census outcome! Please join the Directory Committee the third Sunday of every month from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM at Los Angeles Central Office.

Events Committee

The 75th Anniversary Party for Los Angeles Central Office was a great success! More Los Angeles Central Office, Central Service and Intergroup events are in the works, including an 80th year celebration of the first A.A. meeting in Los Angeles.

Wanted: Your participation, experience and expertise. Join the Events Committee by emailing events@lacoaa.org. Thank you! 

Hello Central and LACO Literature Committee

The LA Central Office Literature Committee produces the quarterly e-magazine, Hello Central. Reviewers, editors, writers and graphic artists needed!

Wanted: Art, Stories and Talent. Be the next Hello Central Editor, review and edit Los Angeles Central Office literature, bring your experience and join in!

Attend the Hello Central and Literature Committee at Los Angeles Central Office the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Policies and Procedures

The P&P Committee is responsible for reviewing the current by-laws and any related procedural documents to ensure that they are accurate and consistent with each other, as directed by the Central Service Committee. Any revisions or additions will be presented to, and voted on, in accordance with the current By-Laws.

Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community

Public Information informs the public about the A.A. program and Cooperation with the Professional Community helps professionals understand how and why A.A. works.

Would you like to strategize about how to best serve the Los Angeles community through carrying the message outside of AA meetings? Be a speaker, engage, we respond to all requests, we answer the call!

Join the PI/CPC committee at Central Office on the 3rd Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm.

Web Team

The purpose of the Web Team is to improve and maximize the potential of lacoaa.org. The committee focuses on continued development of lacoaa.org to the end the newcomer feels welcome and A.A. members are able to obtain the information they seek.

Experienced developers, programmers and web designers needed, and anyone interested in making the Los Angeles AA Central Office website the best it can be. Email webteam@lacoaa.org to learn more about participating!

Answering Phones

Los Angeles Central Office receives calls every day and night. People trying to get sober or wanting to know where a meeting is, visitors and those new to Los Angeles need caring AA members to answer!

Phone volunteers typically work a 4 hour shift twice a month.

Are you interested in this important 12th step work?

Please email your full name and phone number to volunteer@lacoaa.org. A staff member will call you to schedule your orientation.

Thanks for being of service!

Speak at Meetings

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

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

12th Step Calls

Los Angeles Central Office maintains a list of AA members willing to take 12th step calls, members who are willing to reach out to people that have contacted Central Office looking for help so they can stop drinking.

If you would like to serve as a 12 Step Call worker, email 12stepcall@lacoaa.org.

Thank you.

More Service Work

GENERAL SERVICE – AASCAA – AREA 05

The Los Angeles AA community is part of General Service Area 05, our link to the GSO office in New York by way of a Delegate who represents the voice of Area 05 groups at the General Service Conference in April. For more information visit: area05aa.org

General Service Local Districts

The Los Angeles area is further broken down into districts.

The Combined Hollywood, Wilshire and Downtown Districts

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

The Combined 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: area05aa.org

The 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 LAHIC visit: lahic.org

See the LACO 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 www.hispanaaala.org, 323-750-2039