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.
MAWS Effectiveness Survey
MA World Service (MAWS) is conducting an “Effectiveness Survey” ("MES") across all districts, meetings and members, to evaluate what the society of MA thinks about MAWS' effectiveness to date. MAWS seeks to collect an MA-wide group conscience about what type of work MAWS needs to be engaged in, and to help evaluate MAWS performance.
Each month we would like answers to the monthly survey
from you, your meeting, and/or your district:

You can discuss find the current 'MES' question on the MA Forum, and send your ideas and thoughts via email at

    Service Opportunities
    • Our district needs your help on Events : This is a great service opportunity - planning and coordinating MA events with the Fun Team Chairperson. Ask your GSR for more information. 
    •  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.
    District News
    Contact your meeting GSR with any questions, or
    use the Contact Form to request more information.
    Our District 2 Service Committee (DSC)
    • The Service Committee for MA District 2 meets at 6pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at St. Leo's Church in Oakland; Use the door from the parking lot at the side of the church
    • DSC meetings are open to all members
    • Elections for all DSC service positions are held each year at the October meeting.


    • Friday meeting location change: On August 28th, the Friday 7:30 PM Meeting moved to Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Redwood Room, 3rd floor, 1425 South Main Street, Walnut Creek. Park in the parking structure (enter off Newell Ave.); the Medical Office Building entrance is in front of the disabled parking. Take elevator to 3rd floor, turn right at information desk and follow signs.
    • New Thursday meeting, 8pm in Albany. Details on the meetings page.
    • Get into service! District 2 is looking for a PI (public information) chair to help ensure people know about MA. If you're interested, email or come to the next DSC meeting.
    • MA is working on a Daily Meditation book. If you would like to help, please visit the site below and submit a story or daily meditation: MA Daily Meditation submissions.
    • Help plan the 2016 MA Convention! District 2 is hosting the 2016 international MA convention and needs members to serve on the Convention Planning Committee. If you're interested in helping out, attend the committee meeting the second Sunday of each month at 5pm at St. Leo's Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave, Oakland.
    • Wednesday Night Monthly 'Potless' Potluck - last Wednesday of the month, after 6:15 meeting until 9pm. Bring a dish and enjoy the food & fellowship.
    • Support MA meetings: Monday MA meeting needs support from people with clean time; Sunday meeting needs people interested in getting into service; new Thursday night meeting in Vallejo needs support; and District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.
    • Current issue of A New Leaf, MA's monthly newsletter, available online.