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District 5 AA

Serving:  Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs 

District 5 Website Logo Contest

Logo Contest

 Deadline: January 31st 2018

Get your creative ideas ready! We would like to have a logo for the District 5 website, and you could be the group to bring this to fruition. The winning logo will be decided upon at the February District Meeting.  

Please submit your entries to and no later than January 31, 2018.  
Put your ideas to work for your group!
The group with the winning entry will get doughnuts or ice cream supplied by the District at your group's next business meeting.

District 5 Archives in Action

District 5 Archives

District 5 Archives:  Preservation and history of our experience is vital to those yet to come.  Here is an opportunity for you to have the District 5 Archives display or an Archives presentation in your home group or as an activity.  Do you have something from the past that you would like to add to our Archives?  Be a part of history in the making by having  your home group consider developing a written record of its history.  If you know of an “old-timer” in your home group whose story should be preserved, be sure to contact your District 5 Archive Chair to make arrangements.
For more details, contact your District 5 Archive Chair at:


The Home Away From Home Group

The Home Away From Home Group needs volunteers!

We meet Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, and Sundays, 2-3:30pm, in Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI), near Madras OR.

DRCI is a men’s minimum security prison. We urgently need AAs -- women or men -- to make firm, sustained commitments to help maintain this corrections meeting.

Thursday meetings are literature based. The 3rd Sunday is a speaker/ discussion meeting. Other Sundays are open discussion meetings. Attendance ranges between ~12-40 inmates of varying lengths of sobriety.  AAs interested in supporting the Home Away From Home Group must first attend as a “visitor” before beginning the process of becoming a “credentialed volunteer.” Visitor clearance usually takes 1 week; completing all requirements for volunteer credentials can usually be done in 3-6 months of 1st visit.

Please contact Tim C (541-610-6404) for more information or to obtain a background check form

District 5 Grapevine Committee Opening (interim 10 months remaining)

Grapevine Chair

The purpose of the District Grapevine Chair is to act as advocate for the Grapevine/La Viña at the district and group level, alerting the groups to the use of the Grapevine publications as recovery tools.

Generally as described in the AA service Manual

Attend and report at monthly District meetings

Visit groups and talk about the Grapevine both at group level and meeting level as the group will allow

Attend November Area Assembly

Two year term rotating on even number years

There is a two year sobriety requirement for this position, and it is appointed by the DCM.

Please contact District 5 DCM: Brad L. at (541) 419-9678 or for further details, if you are interested.

See the flyer: Grapevine Chair

Area Newsletter Renaming

The Area Newsletter chair is looking for some creative help to name the Area Newsletter something other than Area Newsletter.  The District who submits the winning name will get home baked cookies at the next assembly.  You can submit your suggestions to the newsletter chair at

See the flyer: Area Newsletter Renaming



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