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The District 26 committee meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7pm at Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church, 118 Theresa Street in Fitchburg. All interested AA's and GSRs are welcome to attend.

Address donations to District 26 to:
District 26 Treasurer, PO Box 454
Leominster MA 01453.

About Our District

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, a DCM represents the District's collective conscience to the Area Delegate who in turn represents the Area's conscience at the annual General Service Conference attended by the area delegates from all the Area Committees in the United States and Canada.

District 26 is comprised of AA groups and members from the following local towns:

District 26 is one of the largest in Area 30. Due to the large number of groups, District 26 is represented by multiple DCMs. The District 26 committee has other service positions and committees that perform services to fulfill A.A.’s primary purpose within the district, as shown below.

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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 Intergroup Office, a Berkshire Intergroup Office and a Cape Cod Intergroup Office within Massachusetts.

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.