At Your Service

The primary purpose of District 16 is to carry our message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. It is our hope that this website will assist alcoholics in developing face-to-face contact with one another. Through shared experience and the support we provide one another, our strides on the path of recovery become evermore strong.

The guiding principles of District 16 and the content in this site are taken from Alcoholics Anonymous as defined in the Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and other A.A. General Service Conference approved literature.

Service Area

District 16 serves the following cities in Jackson County, Oregon:

  • Applegate
  • Ashland
  • Butte Falls
  • Central Point
  • Eagle Point
  • Gold Hill
  • Jacksonville
  • Medford
  • Phoenix
  • Prospect
  • Rogue River
  • Ruch
  • Talent
  • White City

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Forms
Motions
Meeting Minutes & Agendas
Officers & Committee Chairs
Committees
District 16 Guidelines

District Business Meetings

If you are interested in attending a District Business Meeting, we encourage you to stop on by… all A.A. members are welcome!

Location of District Meeting

Place: Rogue Valley Medical Center, Smullin Health Education Center
2825 E. Barnett, Medford, OR, 97504 – Room 104, Medford view map
Day: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Time: 7:00–8:30 p.m

Meeting Contributions

Here is where to look up your meeting number and send disbursements of funds.

Oregon Area 58
Instructions for mail and online contributions

Forms

On this page you will find commonly used forms that you can open and print or save to your computer. Our aim is to provide easy access to the forms we use to conduct District business. If there’s a form you would like added to this page, please email the webmaster and we will consider your request.

  • New Group Form [Download]Register a new meeting and get it added to the meeting schedule.
  • Group Information Change Form [Download]Submit meeting changes (e.g., group name, meeting time, location). You can also use this form to register a new GSR for your group.
  • District 16 Motion Form [Download]Submit a motion to District 16.
  • District 16 Buddy Scholarship Form [Download]Submit Application to District 16.

District 16 Motions

Motion proposals are presented at the District 16 Business Meeting. Motions must be submitted on our official Motions Form, which can be downloaded from the the Forms page.

Details about the motion process and procedures can be found in the District 16 Guidelines.

We began listing motions on this page on July 20, 2011. Motions prior to July 20 are kept on file but not available for download from our website.

Status Column Terms

Tabled: The motion was not determined to be “urgent and/or administrative” and was not voted on, allowing time for GSRs to take the motion to their Groups for discussion. Debate on a tabled motion will resume under old business at the next District Business Meeting, at which time GSRs can share the input they received from their Groups.

Passed: The motion was determined to be “urgent and/or administrative” and was voted on. A simple majority of the voting body of the District Business Meeting voted in favor of the motion. The motion has been adopted.

Failed: The motion was determined to be “urgent and/or administrative” and was voted on. A simple majority of the voting body of the District Business Meeting voted against the motion. The motion will not be adopted.

District Business Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Keep up on what’s happening at your District Business Meetings by taking a look at the agendas and minutes. Agendas are posted prior to each meeting and outline the planned topics of discussion. The minutes are posted soon after a meeting takes place and summarize everything that was discussed, including final decisions that were made and any motions that were tabled for further discussion.

If you would like to attend a District Business Meeting, details are available here.

Officers & Committee Chairs

The following list contains the officers and committee chairs who serve District 16. You can also use our contact page to send questions or comments to us.

District 16 Officers & Committee Chairs(See below for description of acronyms)
Position Name Contact
DCM Gary M. email
LDCM-A (Ashland, Phoenix, Talent) Lorry H. email
LDCM-B (Medford) Terry C. email
LDCM-C (Other areas) OPEN email
Secretary Amy V. email
Treasurer Robert H. email
Access Chair OPEN email
Archives Chair Jennifer A. email
Correctional Facilities Co-Chair (Men) Richard R. email
Correctional Facilities Co-Chair (Women) Marci S. email
PI / CPC Chair Patty T. email
Grapevine Chair Jack I. email
Schedules Chair Chuck C. email
Telephone Hotline Chair Robin P. email
Coop w/ Treatment Facilities Chair Barry G. email
Events Chair Nick N. email

 

 

Liaisons to District 16
Position Name Contact
Al-Anon Liaison Laurie B. email
Central Office Liaison Renee H. email
OSYPAA Liaison Wade email

Description of Acronyms

DCM – District Committee Member

DCM-A, DCM-B, DCM-C – Local District Committee Member

CPC / PI Chair – Cooperation with Professional Community / Public Information Chair

Hop on over to the Committees page to learn about the services our committees provide to the Rogue Valley.

Committees

District 16 has a number of committees that serve the Rouge Valley so that we can better fulfill our primary purpose to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. If you would like to participate in serving the A.A. community, or are interested in learning more about service opportunities, please contact us.

Here are our committees and a little bit about what they do…

Access

Gathers information and shared experience from the General Service Office (GSO), Areas, Districts, and A.A. Groups on ways to carry the message of A.A. to the still-suffering alcoholic or current members with access/special needs and to communicate that information to the groups, districts, and service committees.

Archives

Collects, preserves and shares the rich and meaningful heritage of our fellowship. The Archives Committee receives, classifies and indexes all relevant material, including, but not limited to, administrative files, records, correspondence, literary works and artifacts considered to have importance to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Cooperation with the Professional Community/Public Information (CPC/PI)

CPC and PI function within one committee.

Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC):

Provides information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes, among others, doctors, clergy, judges social workers and law enforcement. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can and cannot do.

Public Information (PI):

Carries the A.A. message to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing the general public — media, schools, industry, etc. — about what the program has to offer. This is done through public service announcements, visits to schools and other organizations.

Correctional Facilities (CF)

Facilitates A.A. meetings inside the Jackson County correctional facilities. This is done by organizing outside A.A. members to attend inside meetings on a regular basis.

Grapevine

Acts as an advocate for the Grapevine/La Viña at the district and group level, keeping the groups aware and informed about using the magazine as a recovery tool.

Schedules

Provides a printed list of pertinent information regarding the meetings in District 16 to be made available to Groups, Jackson County Central Office and the District Committee.

Telephone Hotline

Provides the means of carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers when they reach out for help through the A.A. hotline listed in the phone book. The District works in cooperation with the Jackson County Central Office to carry out this responsibility.

Events

Responsible for coordinating District 16 speaker meetings, workshops and events. Attend monthly business meeting, give a report on up and coming events, distribute flyers for District 16 events and keep the District 16 website events calendar current.

Treatment Facilities (TF)

Coordinates the work of individual A.A. members and groups who carry the message to alcoholics in treatment facilities, and works to clarify what A.A. can and cannot do, within the Traditions, to help alcoholics in treatment.

Website

Manages and maintains the District 16 website. The purpose of the website is to assist the groups of the District to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still-suffering alcoholic, facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, District Committee members and A.A. members, and to improve an understanding of the workings of the District in order to encourage participation in service work.

If you’d like to learn more about service positions, committees, the structure of District 16 and how we operate, take a look at the District 16 Guidelines.

District 16 Guidelines

Please click here to view the PDF version of the guidelines that district 16 abides by.