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

  • Join the MAWS town hall October 1, 10am-12pm Pacific time, to learn the latest from MA World Services. Read the flyer for more information. Conference call information: Dialin 712-775-7031. Conference code: 877272#
  • MA hike the first Saturday of every month. Next hike Saturday, October 1 at Sibley Regional Park. Meet at the parking lot on Old Tunnel Road at 9:30am. More complete directions: Take Highway 24 to just before the Caldecott Tunnel and exit Fish Ranch Road. Turn left at stop sign and go over the freeway. Turn right onto Old Tunnel Road and park in the lot about 1/4 mile down, before the gate. Limited parking, consider carpooling.
  • District 2 officer and committee chair elections will be held at the October 9 District Service Committee meeting. If you're interested in service, please attend.
  • 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.
  • Volunteers needed to help staff MA table at Holy Names Wellness Fair, October 18. Mid-day event. Help spread the word about MA. Contact Joanne or Meredith for more info.
  • MA District 2 is looking for events and hospitals & institutions (H&I) chairpeople. If interested please attend the next district service committee (DSC) meeting.
  • Friday women's meeting is open to all women, including transgender, gender-queer, and gender non-conforming. 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.