District Service

pitch points FOR 4/15 - 5/15/2022

It's that time of year again: the MAWS 2022 Conference is coming up May 27, 2022!

Urgent Announcement!

District 7 is still in need of a delegate and alternate. Without a second delegate, our District will lose a vote at the world level and our District's group conscience will not be effectively carried. This kind of service is essential for the future of MA.

  • If you are able to be of service to the District and the Fellowship as a whole, attend the 5/11 DSC meeting.

  • The delegate commitment is 1 year with a year of sobriety required. Its open to all willing to be of service to the District. Thanks!

  • Please review the agenda items with your meeting, and call a business meeting to have your group conscious vote on all 4 items. Have the votes from each meeting tallied by 5/11.

  • Here's a direct link to "Living Every Day With Hope," the MA daily reflections reader that we'll all be voting on as one of the agenda items.

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 a panel leader for the first and second Fridays of the month. 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:

            • By Musket or by Pot, Mondays at 9 am could use support.

            • The Tuesday Chronicles, Tuesdays at 11 am, could use support from people with recovery time! It’s a very popular newcomer meeting.


OTHER D7 Meeting ANNOUNCEMENTS!

  • On Tuesdays, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm PDT the online MA Book Study meeting is starting back up again! AA's classic "THE LITTLE RED BOOK" is the current focus. All are welcome, no matter what step you're on!

  • Higher Ground - IN PERSON! As of April 5, 2022, Tuesday night’s MA ‘Higher Ground’ meeting is back in-person! Masks are optional.

    • The Tuesday night Higher Ground Online meeting from 7:30 - 9 pm will also continue, so you'll have options!



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


Upcoming event!

Join us on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 5 pm PDT at the Cheviot Hills Rec Center, Diamond 4, for KICKBALL and a BBQ/POTLUCK PICNIC!

Here's the info, including a map, for the Cheviot Hills Rec Center: https://tinyurl.com/ycug2qj5

Everyone is welcome!


Donations marked "friends & family" for food & district events are welcome, too: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/MAdistrict7

Thanks to Phil, our Events Chair!

MA WORLD SERVICE NEWS

  • Subscribe to the MAWS Carry The Message newsletter. It's a great way to stay up to date on all MAWS does. There are several paid special worker positions open at MAWS and ANLP, and details for these opportunities are in the newsletter.

  • One more note on that 5/11 District Service Meeting where we'll be tallying votes for the MAWS Conference agenda items: If you're both a District Chair and GSR you only have 1 vote. So if you're a Chair, please find someone from your meeting to attend the DSC on 5/11 to represent the meeting you are the GSR for, so all voices in the district are heard.

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.