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.

Announcements

  • MA Meeting schedule for the Feb 12-14 weekend (MA Convention weekend): Friday night meeting in Walnut Creek is cancelled. Saturday and Sunday meetings in Oakland will be held as usual.
  • 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 http://mawsconvention.org/.
  • District 2 delegates to MAWS will be elected at the March 13 DSC meeting. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, please attend.
  • H&I subcommittee is looking for volunteers to participate in panels, especially younger people. Contact the H&I chair (Jon G) for more info.
  • Got talent? Sign up and prepare your act for the Friday Night Talent Show at the 2016 MA Convention. Contact Mark D or email us.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) and convention planning meetings meet on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland. On Feb. 6: Convention planning phone meeting at 5:30pm; no DSC meeting this month. View on map.
  • Volunteer for the 2016 MA Convention! Sign up at a meeting or send an email to volunteer@madistrict2.org.
  • 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.