The quick answer:
District71 is a geographical subset of the Northeast Texas Area 65 of the
General Service Conference. It's boundaries are defined in this map which can
A more complete 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 at
At that link you can find the AA Service Manual which describes in a generic way
the group, district and area activities and their function within A.A General
District71 is both a service concept and an implementation of the A.A General
Service Structure.
As a concept it describes the activities within the geographical area described
above. Any individual engaged in A.A service within this area is welcomed to
participate in District71 activities. Everyone is welcome to attend District71
meetings. Each A.A. Group within the District boundaries is served by District71.
As implemented, District71 follows the outline for an District described in the A.A.
Service Manual, Chapter 3. Each Group 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 District71. The District
requires the efforts of a Secretary and Treasurer who are also members of
District71. The District is lead by the District Committee Member (D.C.M.) who
also serves as a formal link to Area 65.
This website is sponsored by District71.
The guidelines for this website can be found here: District 71 Web Guidelines