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

  • September 17th - 12th Annual Recovery Walk and Celebration at Waterfront Park in Martinez. Come celebrate a day of recovery with others who have overcome addictions. We will pass out literature and schedules at our booth. The walk starts around 10:00 AM followed by a barbecue lunch and speakers. Contact Kathy if you want to help at the booth.
  • MA hike the first Saturday of every month. Next hike Saturday, September 3 at Briones Regional Park. Meet at the Alhambra Creek staging area at 9:30am.
  • MA District 2 is looking for events and hospitals & institutions (H&I) chairpeople. If interested please attend the next district service committee (DSC) meeting.
  • Fundraiser at Oakland A’s games this summer. September 9; game is at 7:30pm. Contact Dave for details.
  • Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) for districts 1 and 2 meets on the second Sunday of the month at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, 6:00pm.
  • Friday women's meeting is open to all women, including transgender/queer. Meets 7pm at Kaiser CDRP, 2nd Floor, Room 8, 969 Broadway, Oakland.
  • Support MA meetings: Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning meetings needs support. District 13 (MA Online) needs support from folks with clean time.