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District 26 is an AA service committee covering north Worcester county. The committee meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7 pm at Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church, 118 Theresa Street, Fitchburg — all interested AA's and GSRs are welcome to attend.

Districts 26 is funded by donations from AA members and groups. Donations can be mailed to:

   Treasurer
   PO Box 454
   Leominster MA 01453

Donations enable the service work and activities of District 26 to help the local AA community and still-sick alcoholic.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Who We Are
District 26 covers a geographical area of towns in the north of Worcester county. The District 26 committee is comprised of the GSRs and A.A. group members from this area.

Towns in District 26

District 26 includes towns in northern Worcester County, as listed below.

Towns in District 26        
Ashburnham
Ashby
Athol
Ayer
Bolton
Clinton
Dunstable
Fitchburg
Gardner
Groton
Harvard
Hubbardston
Lancaster
Leominster
Lunenburg
Orange
Pepperell
Petersham
Phillipston
Princeton
Shirley
Sterling
Templeton
Townsend
Westminster
Winchendon

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District 26 Service Positions and Committees

District 26 has several service positions an AA member can take. All GSRs and AA members who wish to serve the district can take a service position or join a committee for a term, which is generally 1 to 2 years.

Due to its size, District 26 has multiple DCMs. The District 26 committee has other service positions and committees to fulfill A.A.’s primary purpose, as shown below.

District 26 Committee Positions
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About the AA Service Structure

In North America, Alcoholics Anonymous is organized into a hierarchy often referred to as an inverted triangle. At the bottom of the triangle are two corporate entities: A.A. World Services and A.A. Grapevine that, through their governing trustees and directors, comprise the General Service Board. North America itself is partitioned into eight Regions, which in turn are comprised of 93 geographical Areas, which in turn are comprised of Districts, and within each district – at the top of the triangle – are the A.A. groups.

          

A District is a geographic partition that provides an opportunity for the A.A. groups in that vicinity to have a voice in matters affecting local A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole. Each District has a District Committee composed of representatives from the local A.A. groups, called General Service Representatives (GSRs). Each group may elect one GSR. The GSR is the link between the group and A.A. outside the group. The GSR attends district and area meetings and area assemblies to represent their group.

The District Committee elects at least one representative -- a District Committee Member (DCM) to serve as an essential link between the district and its Area. As a member of the Area committee, the DCM represents a District's conscience to the Area Delegate who, in turn, represents an Area's conscience at the annual General Service Conference which is attended by all the area delegates from the U.S.A. and Canada.

Within the AA service structure, Massachusetts is divided into two areas: Eastern Massachusetts (Area 30) and Western Massachusetts (Area 31).

Each area also has Central Service Offices or Intergroup Offices that provide services to the local A.A. groups. The Boston Central Service Office is located in Boston and the Western Massachusetts Intergroup Office is located in Holyoke. There is also a Worcester Area Intergroup Office, a Berkshire Intergroup Office, a Cape Cod Intergroup Office, a Martha's Vineyard Intergroup and a Nantucket Intergroup.

In North America there are a total of 93 service Areas. The A.A. Service Manual describes many of the concepts of service in Alcoholics Anonymous in much greater detail. Area 30 also has an Area 30 Service Handbook for its service volunteers.