Service | MA District 2

About Service
Service is an opportunity for the recovering addict to take steps towards commitment, as well supporting both the 12th step and the primary purpose of MA: Staying free of marijuana, and helping the addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom. Without Service, there would be no MA.

MA's Service Structure has many opportunities to be of Service at Meetings, on the District Service Committee, and for the MA World Service. Ask at any meeting, and you're sure to hear some interesting stories and points of view on the value of Service.

For a description of service positions in
MA, you can take a look at the MA Service Manual.
Service Opportunities
  • Our district needs H&I Speakers:  MA hosts panels at Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) to carry the message of recovery to places that don't have MA meetings.  Speakers should have 90 days clean & sober.  Contact the H&I Chairperson through your GSR.
  • Meetings need service: Meetings have many service opportunities - Literature, Group Service Representative (GSR), Birthday Chip Person, Treasurer, Phone List Person, Setup, Cleanup, and Secretary for a meeting is a great way to explore service.
Our District 2 Service Committee (DSC)
  • The Service Committee for MA District 2 meets at 6pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at First Congregational Church at 2501 Harrison St. Oakland. Park in the back and use the blue door to enter the church.
  • DSC meetings are open to all members
  • Elections for all DSC service positions are held each year at the October meeting.


  • Registration is now open for the 2016 MA convention, hosted by MA District 2. February 12-14, 2016, in Walnut Creek. Learn more and register at
  • Friends of MA Holiday Party, Saturday, December 19 from 7:30-9:30PM at St. Alban's Church in Albany. Meet in the Parish Hall. More info in the flyer. Map here.
  • H&I subcommittee is looking for volunteers to participate in panels, especially younger people. Contact Jon G the H&I chair for more info.
  • Join MA District 12 (North Bay) for a Potless Pot Luck at Cotati Lions Club Sunday 12/6 at 4:00. 86 La Plaza, Cotati. MA meeting follows at 6:30.
  • We need a public address (PA) system for the 2016 MA Convention in February. If you have one that you're willing to lend, let us know.
  • Got talent? Sign up and prepare your act for the Friday Night Talent Show at the 2016 MA Convention. Contact Mark D.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) and convention planning meetings now meet at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland. For December and January, convention planning meeting at 5pm; DSC meeting starts at 6:30pm. View on map.
  • Friday 7:30 PM meeting now meets at Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Redwood Room, 3rd floor, 1425 South Main Street, Walnut Creek.
  • New Thursday meeting, 8pm in Albany. Details on the meetings page.
  • Volunteer for the 2016 MA Convention! Sign up at a meeting or send an email to
  • Wednesday Night Monthly 'Potless' Potluck - last Wednesday of the month, after 6:15 meeting until 9pm. Bring a dish and enjoy the food & fellowship.
  • MAWS is looking for volunteers to staff the MAWS hotline. If you're interested, contact Elizabeth or MAWS.
  • Support MA meetings: Sunday, Monday, and Saturday meetings need support from people willing to do service. District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.