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en cualquier momento: (325) 673-2711

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AA Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.


Eastland AA Anniversary

When: October 19, 2019 from 1:30 PM till 9:00 PM. Where: The Lumberyard @ 313 W. Main St. Eastland, TX 76448. Schedule: 1:30 PM 4:00 – 5:30 5:30 – 7:15 7:15 – 7:35 7:45 – 9:00 Open Meeting Speaker: William M. Dinner & Raffle Eastland AA History Speaker: Joe G.

What is District 71?

The Short Answer
District 71 is a geographical subset of the Northeast Texas Area 65 of the General Service Conference.  It’s boundaries are defined in the map shown here.

The Long Answer

A.A. is a fellowship having one primary purpose: to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.  Anything which supports that effort is a service. Services are rendered individually, by collections of individuals, and the general service structure. That structure is composed of AA groups, districts, areas, and the General Service Conference. AA general service resources can be found on the GSO website here, where you can also find the AA Service Manual, which describes in a generic way the group, district, and area activities and their function within AA General Services.

District 71 is both a service concept and an implementation of the AA General Service Structure.  As a concept, it describes the activities within the geographical area described above. Any individual engaged in AA service within this area is welcome to participate in District 71 activities.  Everyone is welcome to attend District 71 meetings. Each AA group within the district boundaries is served by District 71.

As implemented, District 71 follows the outline for any district as described in Chapter 3 of the AA Service Manual.  Each group’s G.S.R. is a member of District 71. The district sponsors several well-defined committees with a focus in one service area, like Treatment Facilities, Public Information, Correctional Facilities, etc.  The chair of each of those committees is a member of District 71. The district requires the efforts of a Secretary and Treasurer who are also members of District 71. The district is led by the District Committee Member (D.C.M.), who also serves as a formal link to Area 65.

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For a list of AA meetings in the area, click on Meetings.

If you need to talk to someone right now about your drinking, please call our 24-hr hotline, and we will connect you to someone in your area who can help:

(325) 673-2711

To contact someone about the information on this website, email contact71@district71.org.