Links GROW with A.A. as a whole, serving as group contact with the General Service Office (GSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous (includes providing postal address).
Be listed as the group contact in the International Meeting Directory.
Anticipate heavy increase in correspondence.
Provide GSO with group information as necessary.
Keep group members informed of general service activities, information about conferences and conventions, and pertinent mail, including the newsletter Box 4-5-9, which is the GSO’s primary communication tool.
Assist the group in solving a variety of problems, especially those related to the Traditions, drawing on all the services offered by GSO when appropriate.
Post to the group excerpts from Conference Approved material as needed.
Answer group questions regarding A.A. literature, Traditions, Concepts, etc.
Be familiar with the group conscience process and help guide the group through group conscience decisions as necessary.
Keep the group informed, via quarterly reports to the GROW business list, of discussions which may affect the group or A.A. as a whole.
Post the GSO Calendar of Events each month to the GROW list. The Calendar is contained in the back pages of the current quarterly Box 4-5-9. Recommended Language: “You can find the GSO Calendar of Events on pages 11-12 [depending on the month] of the 4-5-9 Newsletter [Note: link to the newsletter changes for each issue].”
The new GSR is responsible for informing the GSO of the following:
Group name and service number.
The new GSR’s name, address and phone number.
The previous GSR’s name (for removal from the mailing list).