Announcements

Updated July 19, 2017

NEED DISTRICT DELEGATE & COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

District 2 is looking for a volunteer to complete the remaining term (Current to May 2018) for a District 2 Delegate. Those interested in more information may also contact Nina or the DSC.

Delegate Job Summary:
  • Finishing out the current Delegate term from July 2017 – May 2018
  • Serve as a liaison between MAWS and District: providing MAWS updates, communications, and summaries.
  • Sign up for, regularly attend and report back information to District 2 from one of the MAWS Committee’s (such as Hospitals and Institutions, Policies and Procedures, Literature, Finance, etc)
  • Sobriety and clean time requirement is a minimum of 1 year.
  • Suggested experience service at the District or MAWS level of MA.
  • For a more detailed job description click here.

District 2 is also looking for a Communications Chair.  This person will be responsible for responding to all voicemail and email communications received by MA District 2, linking newcomers and visitors to MA District 2 information.

HOSPITALS & INSTITUTION MEETINGS NEED VOLUNTEERS

MA District 2 now has two Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) meetings:

Every Wednesday, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm at Merritt Peralta Institute treatment services, 3012 Summit St. 5th floor, Oakland CA. Those interested in being speakers or secretaries for this meeting should contact Kathy L.

Second Wednesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Thunder Road adolescent program, 390 40th St, Oakland, CA. Members needed to participate. Contact Melina R. or the DSC for more info.

DISTRICT 2 IS HOSTING MAWS ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

District 2 will be hosting the 2018 MAWS Conference, which is MA’s annual business meeting. Those interested in being a part of a 2018 MAWS Conference hosting committee should contact their GSR, John L or the DSC.

DISTRICT 1 SAN FRANCISCO MERGES WITH DISTRICT 2 EAST BAY

The meetings in San Francisco petitioned the District 2 District Service Committee (DSC) to accept them into District 2 San Francisco & East Bay, and the District 2 DSC accepted this proposal, and renamed the District to be "San Francisco & East Bay."

As many of you know, some time ago District 1 merged their DSC into District 2's DSC, and we have been functionally a single District since then. Over the past month, our two remaining Meetings in San Francisco voted to formally join District 2, as District 1 no longer meet the requirements of having 3 Meetings and an actual DSC to be a District. Also, we have had no new money come in to the District 1 treasury, as SF meetings are struggling to just make rent, so our District would not be able to renew its remaining services: the website, voice mail, and the A New Leaf subscription, as the general fund is effectively exhausted.

The money that was collected at meetings for Public Information (PI) in San Francisco has been transferred to the District 2 treasury, but will remain earmarked for PI in San Francisco. So there is a budget here for building up the program here if members step up to lead some PI efforts here.