What is a GSR and why do i keep hearing that term?
It's short for "General Service Representative," an important link in the structure of M.A.
What does a GSR "represent"? The GSR is one person elected by a meeting to represent that meeting at the District level by reporting on how the meeting is going, and getting chips or literature if needed, or any other support. Primarily this entails going to the District's monthly meeting on Zoom. The GSR job carries information in both directions--so they also represent the District back to the meeting by bringing announcements and news from the District and Marijuana Anonymous World Services.
When are the meetings? The meetings for District 7 (southen Los Angeles county) are held on Zoom on the second Wed. of each month at 7:30pm Pacific time. The link to the meeting is here. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you represent a meeting or not. People from other districts are also welcome. At the meeting you can learn ways to get more involved in your recovery. By meeting and collaborating with other M.A. members, you form more community.
What is happening there and what does it mean to be more involved? The District committee has many roles, some of which are open and ready for a new volunteer. You'd get help to learn all you needed (which is called service sponsorship, where a fellow who has knowledge of a job orients or trains you). Some of the District-level roles will sound familiar from the positions you can hold in an MA meeting, like Treasurer, Secretary, Literature, Chips and a Hospitals and Institutions Chair (H & I). Other District Chair roles include events, communications, webmaster, and public information.
What roles are currently open? Secretary/Scribe, Chips, H & I and a delegate to connect to Marijuana Anonymous World Services. The Secretary/Scribe takes notes of the monthly meeting.
How do I get on the email list and get monthly reminders about the meetings? Reach out to MAD7 @ googlegroups.com and ask to be added to the group.
NOV 2023 Pitch Points
New from World Services
Heads up - our neighbors in District 6 have 2 new in-person meetings!
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church and School
3625 Winter Canyon Rd. Classroom #8 Malibu 90264
Contact Brad E 503-860-7635
Info for friends and family members with a marijuana-addicted loved one from MAWS Correspondence Trustee, Nina:
There is a program for loved ones of Marijuana Addicts similar to Al-Anon and Nar-Anon. It is Mar-Anon. Check out their website at mar-anon.com. They have an online meeting daily and recently two in-person meetings have opened up though neither are in the District 7 area. (One just opened in the San Diego area.) Please pass on this information to interested folks.
OTHER DISTRICT BITS
Update how your meeting listing is displayed on this website to make sure all is up to date! Has anything changed or needs to be clarified? The webmaster has a new email address: info.MADistrict7@gmail.com
Life With Hope - the book and the workbook - are available from our Literature Chair at cost. Email email@example.com for more info.
The District Treasurer’s email is now firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chip Chair's email is now email@example.com