District Service

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D7 Service Opportunities

      1. The Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) Committee brings meetings to people in facilities who need experience, strength, and hope. We need volunteers to keep things going. We're especially looking for online panel leaders for the first and third Fridays of the month. Panel leaders need to find 3 speakers for each meeting. You'll be given training and tips for leading your panel. Thanks in advance for your service! Please call Jay at (323) 823-4584 or email mad7hospitalsandinstitutions@gmail.com


      1. Our remote meetings draw a lot of newcomers and could especially use support. There are service positions available for anyone interested:

            • The Tuesday Chronicles, Tuesdays at 1 pm, could use support from people with recovery time! It’s a very popular online newcomer meeting.

            • Wha? Whoa... Wednesday, Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, could use support filling commitments.

            • Higher Ground Online, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, also needs help filling commitments.


Want to start your own meeting?!

  • SHARE! (Self-Help and Recovery Exchange) in Downtown, Los Angeles has just reopened and wants to extend an invitation for our fellowship to host meetings at their site. SHARE! offers hybrid meetings as well as in-person meetings; they are open 7 days a week. Get in touch via their website at https://shareselfhelp.org/ and ask about their offer of free rent at this location for a new meeting.


More info for each meeting is listed on our meetings page.

Thank you for your strength, your hope, and your service.

OTHER DISTRICT BITS

  1. Life With Hope - the book and the workbook - are available from our Literature Chair at cost. Email mad7lit@gmail.com for more info!

  2. The District Treasurer’s email is now mad7.treasurer@gmail.com

  3. Physical chips?! GSRs, take note, and tell your groups in your next business meeting: distributing virtual chips is great, but you can also celebrate with real sobriety milestone chips. Send milestoner info (name, sobriety milestone, meeting they took a chip in, and mailing address) to the Chip Chair. Your meeting's treasury can reimburse the District for sending out chips.

  4. The Chip Chair's email is now mad7chips@gmail.com

  5. High on Hope, Saturdays at 10:30 am, will be an in-person meeting as of August 6, 2022. Location and other details TBD; stay tuned!

MA WORLD SERVICE NEWS

District 7’s Relation to MA World Services

The fellowship of Marijuana Anonymous is served by the non-profit corporation called Marijuana Anonymous World Services. The purpose of MAWS is to provide services necessary for the fellowship of MA to function. Similarly, District 7 provides services to MA meetings in our territory, the Southern Los Angeles Metro area. District 7 is one of many MA Districts that have chosen to support the broader services offered by MAWS (shout out to our sweet sister district, District 6, serving North Los Angeles!).


Typically, each D7 meeting elects a General Services Representative, or GSR, who makes weekly or monthly announcements from our district or from World Services at their meeting. GSRs meet once a month to share information and updates, and to collect the pitch points we make in our GSR announcements.


For more information about the different levels of service that make up Marijuana Anonymous, take a look at the "Services" tab on the MarijuanaAnonymous.org website.