D.C.M. District Committee Member

Sun, Nov 3, 9:48 PM
I wanted to let you know there is a link on our D41 Website that has a summary for each chair position. I have included the link below. Over the next few weeks it would be helpful if you could mention the need for group members to fill the D41 committee chair positions and the elections will be held at 7pm on Thursday, November 21st- Elmhurst Presbyterian Church. Please mention this at as many meetings as possible. I also encourage you to consider a chair position or consider nominating someone you think would be a good fit. If you are a currently a GSR and want to take chair at the upcoming elections you will have time to go back to your group and nominate a new GSR before your term starts in January.
As you read the job responsibilities you may worry there is too much involved. For me, I did about half of what I could have done as the Accessibility chair, Alternate DCM and as DCM. I think the most important responsibility to consider is the time it takes to get and to give the information you will receive from our Area 20 committee chairs and attending the D41 monthly GSR/Committee monthly meeting. I feel I do my best if I work my position like I work my recovery program.
You can share at meetings that the list of responsibilities can be found by going to
On the home page the first thing you will see Is District News, District Committee Elections 2020-22
Thank you for your service and for spreading the info on the upcoming elecetions,
July 13, 2019
… I am also attaching a letter about a GSO system update that could effect your group or chair positions. Here is a “bit” of what it says:
Important: Our literature ordering and contributions systems will be shut down during the
change-over period from Friday, July 26, 2019 at the close of business until Monday, August 5,
2019 when the new system will be available. Also, July 22, 2019 is the last day for us to receive
orders. Orders received between July 23 and August 4 will not be processed until we go live.
Online stores will close on July 22 at 5 p.m.

If the above dates change for any reason, we will reach out to you with an update as soon as possible.
July 12, 2019
Good morning!
We often don’t hold a July District Meeting but this year we will! There is so much going on I think we should keep the momentum up. Those of you who can make it- we will be in Calvin Hall at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church. I have attached an agenda and two flyers. One flyer for the September D41 GSR Committee Meeting which will be an open house with our Area Delegate presenting his experience at the 2019 General Service Conference. There has already been some interest in this event so please get the word out. I’ll have lots of copies on Thursday for you! The other flyer is the Fall Assembly (GSR’s and Committee Chairs are expected to attend) with parking info. It looks like you will need to park about a 3 minute walk from the church. I’ll review the motions we will vote on at the Fall Assembly at our August D41 meeting after I go to the Summer Committee Meeting :).
Thank you for your service and the positive energy you bring to our District each month. There is a wave of interest in our beloved program of AA and we are going to be ready  for it!
D41 DCM 
June 28, 2019
Good morning,
A few things I thought I would share with you after last Saturday’s Assembly. First, it was great to see Karl, Jennifer, Mike, Leroy, Gary, Bob and Dennis! Along with Susan and I; you can feel really good about the impact D41 is having on our Area decision making. I have listed below the motions that were up for voting. The vote to seperate the Spring Assembly from the Spring Conference did not pass. The Motion from the PI committee regarding billboards was tabled because and all others passed. The reason PI (Public Information) decided to table was; adding up all the possible costs from the other motions Area did not have enough without going into our prudent reserve. I feel very strongly that had it not tabled, the billboard motion would have passed. It was simply the order in which we discussed and voted on the motions.
List of Motions presented:
Motion to separate the 2020 Spring Assembly from the Conference

PACE bus signage motion
AREA participation at ECRF ($5400) Motion
DISTRICT participation at ECRF ($5200) Motion
Finance Committee Motion
PI Committee motion for billboards

Robert, our Area Delegate gave a summary of the General Service Conference in NYC he attended in May. He will be at our September D41 GSR Committee Meeting to present the summary and answer any questions we have. Our September Meeting will be an open house; anyone is welcome to come on a regular basis but we can get the work out about Robert’s visit and talk about our D41 upcoming elections for 2020-2022 and see if we can get our committee chairs filled. I’ll send a flyer to you later this week.
What I am most struck by is that the PI motions regarding Google Grants, Ad words, LinkedIn, and YouTube all passed in NYC. Along with the Area PI motions, we really need to ready ourselves, our groups and our answering service for the wave of people looking for recovery to come our direction.
The Big Book Conference in early November is looking for panels to support it’s Promise’s theme. They are looking for groups to moderate and bring a panel of members to present at the Conference. I have the contact info for any group interested in taking part on the level at the Big Book Conference.
Last but not least, I have attached the flyers for the Workshops being held at Christ Church in July and August. All we need to do is show up :).
Thank you all for your service,
June 21, 2019
Good afternoon,
For those of you who were able to make it to last night D41 GSR and Committee meeting this quick review will not be too informative to you :). I have attached the Agenda to that meeting again because some of you had trouble opening the one in my previous email.
Most importantly; there is an Assembly tomorrow for our Area where eight motions will be reviewed and voted on. If you attend as a GSR or Committee Chair your personal vote counts at this Assembly. Otherwise it is just my DCM vote that will represent how the majority of groups in District 41 feel regarding each motion.
The Summer Assembly will be this Saturday, June 22nd.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 40W605 IL Rt 38, Elburn, IL 60119

Registration and light refreshments 8:00 to 9am. 9am to no later than 4:00pm will consist of a summary from our Area Delegate’s trip to the General Service Conference and breakout groups for GSR’s and Committee’s. Lunch is usually $10 on site (you can leave at lunch, too). After lunch will be the voting on the motions. These motions can be found attached to previous emails I have sent or at aa-nia.org under NIA Agendas and Motions 2019 Spring Committee.
Last night we briefly discussed the struggle to cover so much info with you group as an acting GSR. Time for GSR reports don’t always allow for what may take upwards of half the meeting to present. I reminded everyone that, as a GSR, you are a trusted servant for your group. When you vote at the District or Area level, keep in mind the general values of your group members and vote to the best of your ability. A few District 41 members will be there tomorrow and we encourage you ro join us for part or all of the Assembly.
Last night we covered:
Accounting for District 41 and D41 Answering Service will begin to be reported in one spreadsheet on a monthly basis
Treatment Chair is now open along with many others
There are three upcoming Workshops that D41 will be associated with
Our D41 website has had lots of activity. We encourage you to check it out and help us build the one of the best tools we have to reach the alcoholic who still suffers
We are holding off on the purchase of Big Books discussed at our May meeting until after the Saturday Assembly
Next D41 GSR Committee meeting is July 18th, 7pm at the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church
Thank you, everyone, for your service!


D.C.M. District Committee Member


The D.C.M. carries the collective group conscience of the A.A. groups in the district to the area committee.


     By maintaining active contact, both with the groups in the district and with the area delegate, the D.C.M. is a key link in ensuring that all the A.A. groups are aware of the importance of their total participation in local, district, area and world services. Among the two-way communication responsibilities of the D.C.M. are:

• Holding regular meetings of all G.S.R.s in the district.

• Assisting the delegate in obtaining group information in time to meet the deadline for appropriate A.A. directories.

• Keeping G.S.R.s informed about Conference activities.

• Acquainting G.S.R.s with The A.A. Service Manual, Box 4- 5-9, and other A.A. literature.

• Holding workshops on carrying the message of the Seventh Tradition to nonsupporting A.A. groups.

• Holding sharing sessions on just about any service subject.

• And, of course, making a regular practice of talking to groups (new and old) on the responsibilities of general service work.




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