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.


  • Members need to participate in monthly H&I meeting at Thunder Road adolescent program. Meeting is Wednesday at 7pm. Contact John L. for more info.

  • District 2 holiday party is scheduled for December 10 at St Alban's Church in Albany. More details to come.

  • MA holds phone meetings 3 times a day. It's a great option for people who need a meeting. Visit for more.

  • Support MA meetings in San Francisco (District 1): Help MA in San Francisco (District 1)! The district is down to two meetings a week and could use support from MA members who can attend either the Tuesday or Saturday meetings.
    • Tuesday at 7:30pm: Park Presidio Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Blvd. (enter on 7th Ave., up stairs to 1st floor)
    • Saturday at 10:00am: Yoga Society of San Francisco; 2872 Folsom Street (between 24th & 25th St.)

    Support especially needed from members with clean time.
  • 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 a treasurer. 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.