District 27 Mission Statement

District 27

Philosophy

District 27's philosophy, as derived from "A.A.'s Legacy of Service' (Bill W., 1951), is to assist its GSRs to help ensure that their groups carry the message. "Our Twelfth Step--carrying the message--is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principle aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven't been given the truth may die. Hence, An A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer..." (S1, AA Service Manual, 2012-2013)

Purpose

District 27 shall be guided and directed by the Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service, the guiding principles by which A.A. members recover and by which their Society functions through the principles of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts.

District 27's primary purpose is to stimulate A.A. member' interest in general service by relying on good communication as the primary means to show that "service can add a rich dimension to their sober lives and Twelfth Step work, and that participation is vital to the future of A.A." (S23)

District 27 accomplishes its purpose by:

  1. Keeping in frequent contact with its member groups, learning their problems and finding ways to contribute to their growth and well-being. (S31)
  2. Identifying areas of need or underserved locales.
  3. Serving as a liaison between Area 14, Area Committees, and other Districts in our Area, to ensure that members are well informed about service.

What is District 27

District 27 is a collection of Groups located within Dixie, Gilcrist and Levy counties, extending North to Steinhatchee and Bell, West to Cedar Key, East to Trenton and South to Williston. It covers 2330 Square miles in total.

District 27 is part of the geographic region designated as Area 14 by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Area 14 is overseen by the North Florida Area Conference (NFAC) Committee Chairpersons, and District Committee Members (DCMs). The NFAC is a meeting of the NFAC Committee and the General Service Representatives (GSRs) of registered groups within the Area.

District Meetings

District 27 meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at St. Albin's Episcopal Church, Chiefland, from 6-7 P.M. The District 27 meeting is made up of GSR's, District Officers and Committee Chairpersons, who give reports, share information, and resolve problems and garner solutions, Any A.A. member is welcome to attend.