About Us



Overview

District 26 is an A.A. general service committee of Area 30 (eastern Mass). It is comprised of towns primarily in northwest Worcester and Middlesex counties.

Join District 26
The District 26 committee meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7 pm via Zoom, phone or in-person at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1200 John Fitch Hwy Fitchburg. All AAs are welcome. View the Calendar or Announcements page for Zoom and dial-in details.


Supporting District 26
Districts 26 is entirely funded by contributions from AA members and groups, and entirely served by AA member participation. Thank you in advance for your support.

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Treasurer
PO Box 454
Leominster MA 01453
Who We Are

District 26 includes towns in Worcester County, a few in northwest Middlesex County, and one (Orange) in Franklin County, as shown below and on the Area 30 District Map.


What We Do
District 26 has many trusted servant and committee roles (introduced here and fully described here). A GSR or interested AA member may stand for a servant or chair position, or join a committee. Per AA traditions and spirit of rotation, chairs and officer roles rotate every two years. District 26 service positions are listed in the table below.


Service PositionEmail AddressMore Info
Activities Committee activities@aaDistrict26.org more info
Archives Committee archives@aaDistrict26.org more info
Chairperson chair@aaDistrict26.org more info
Cooperation with the Professional Community cpc@aaDistrict26.org more info
Corrections Committee corrections@aaDistrict26.org more info
District Committee Member dcm@aaDistrict26.org more info
Grapevine Committee grapevine@aaDistrict26.org more info
Literature Committee literature@aaDistrict26.org more info
Public Information Committee pi@aaDistrict26.org more info
Registrar registrar@aaDistrict26.org more info
Secretary secretary@aaDistrict26.org more info
Treasurer treasurer@aaDistrict26.org more info
Treatment Committee treatment@aaDistrict26.org more info
Website Committee website@aaDistrict26.org more info
Worcester Area Intergroup Liaison wai@aaDistrict26.org more info

The AA Service Structure

AA's general service structure is discussed below and in the pamphlet Circles of Love and Service.

Alcoholics Anonymous' general service structure is often depicted as an inverted triangle. At the bottom of the triangle are two corporate entities: A.A. World Services and A.A. Grapevine, each governed by a corporate board but collectively referred to as the General Service Office (GSO). GSO is governed by the regional trustees and directors that comprise the General Service Board.

North America is partitioned into eight geographic Regions, each with an elected regional trustee who sits on the GSB. Each region is subdivided into a geographic Area. Each of the 93 areas is subdivided into Districts, and within each district—at the top of the triangle—are A.A. groups.

          

A District is a geographic area that gives local A.A. groups a voice in matters affecting them or A.A. as a whole. Each District has a District Committee composed of A.A. members, called General Service Representatives (GSRs). Each group can elect one GSR who serves as the link between the group and the A.A. service structure. The GSR attends district committee meetings, area assemblies and regional assemblies to connect and represent their group’s conscience to the AA fellowship.


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 conscience to the Area Delegate who, in turn, represents the Area's conscience at an annual General Service Conference (GSC) attended by the Trustees and directors of the GSB, GSO staff members. and the 93 Area Delegates of the U.S. and Canada.

The structure of the GSC is depicted in the diagram below. For a review of how the GSC functions: click here.



Massachusetts is split into two areas: Area 30 (map, website) and Area 31 (map, website), which come together each year to host an annual Mass State Convention. Massachusetts is part of the Northeast Region and represented on the GSB by the Northast Regioinal Trustee.



Each area may also have Central Offices or Intergroups that support local A.A. groups. For central and metrowest Massachusetts, the Worcester Area Intergroup is located in Worcester. For eastern and western Massachusetts, the Boston Central Service Office is located in Boston and the Western MA Intergroup Office is located in Holyoke. There is also a Berkshire Intergroup, a Cape Cod Intergroup, a Martha's Vineyard Intergroup and a Nantucket Intergroup.


The A.A. Service Manual describes Alcoholics Anonymous general service in detail, and the Area 30 Service Handbook describes Area 30 general service in detail.



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