Welcome to the California Northern Coastal Area 06
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. A.A.W.S. page “What is AA?”
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What is CNCA 06?
CNCA is one of six A.A. General Service Areas in California, and geographically encompasses 21,427 square miles of coastal counties from the Oregon border in the north, down to San Luis Obispo County. [Area Map link]
CNCA serves more than 57,000 AA members in 23 Districts. Each district’s DCM Chairperson (DCMC) and the District Committee Members (DCMs) of our 153 subdistricts serve over 2,000 registered groups via their General Service Representatives (GSRs). The Districts and the Area communicate through liaisons with the 23 Central Offices/Intergroups within CNCA boundaries, as well as with the autonomous Northern California Hospitals and Institutions Committee.
Each District in CNCA Area 06 is visited by one of our eight Area officers each month. In addition to the monthly district and subdistrict meetings, communication throughout the area is enhanced via four district-hosted Assemblies per year, monthly Area Committee Meetings (A.C.M.) , and our monthly newsletters, CNCA Comments which is published in English and the CNCA Comentarios, which is published in Spanish. Approximately 1100 copies (total) of these two CNCA newsletters are mailed each month to area assembly members, including GSRs and their alternates. CNCA06 has 23 Districts.
Sharing Session meetings are in the morning prior to each monthly Area Committee Meeting and include a DCMC Sharing Session (10 a.m., Closed), a DCM Sharing Session (10 a.m., Open) and a Literature/Grapevine/La Viña Sharing Session at (10:00 a.m., Open). The Area Committee Meeting (Open) convenes at 12:30 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours. All A.A. Members are welcome at any Open Meeting or Sharing Session. (Directions to Area Committee Meeting).
Standing Committees of the Area include:
- Bridging the Gap (BTG),
- Finance Committee,
- Interpretation and Translation,
- Website Committee.
Committees participate through the assemblies, committees and district visits. CNCA participates in the process of carrying the group voice to our Delegate and the General Service Conference.
As stated in the GSR Preamble: “…As trusted servants, our job is to bring information to our groups in order that they can reach an informed group conscience, we are helping to maintain the unity and strength so vital to our fellowship. Let us therefore have the patience and tolerance to listen while others share, the courage to speak when we have something to share, and the wisdom to do what is right for our groups as a whole.”