***Status of Meetings in Remote areas***

green pinThe meeting in northeast Glades County that was held on the Brighton Seminole Reservation has been discontinued until further notice.

• This “Seminoles in Recovery” group follows AA guidelines and uses AA literature

District 6 meeting map

Remote communities are defined as those where carrying the AA message is difficult because of geographical, language or cultural barriers. The purpose of this committee is to locate, identify and reach out to members of these communities, offering the hand of AA where needed.

The purpose of this committee is to locate, identify and reach out to members of these communities, offering the hand of AA where needed.

Detailed committee responsibilities are in the Legacy of Service.

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As is shown on the map above, most meetings in District 6 are located along the easterly portions of the counties, leaving minimal coverage in the western areas.

In District 6 our Western areas are largely agricultural, drawing large migrant Hispanic populations. Most of these underserved people live on the fringes of more populated areas and have limited access to internet or transportation.

Remote Communities Tri-fold Pamphlet
Remote Communities tri-fold

With the desire to keep the hand of A.A. available to anyone in need, the District 6 Remote Communities Committee has prepared this trifold as a tool for providing information on various ways to contact with Alcoholics Anonymous and get the message of hope for those struggling with problems with alcohol.

Please feel free to copy and pass along this information to places where it might be useful (i.e. individuals, local libraries, community centers, health departments, department of corrections facilities, churches, etc.)

The committee is currently working on:

Holding hands around the rotating globe

• Updating the tri-fold pamphlet with an alternative Spanish translation.

• Distributing Spanish big books to local libraries, along with Spanish language literature within communities underserved by local meetings.

• Utilizing virtual platforms on a consistent basis to connect with persons unable to attend traditional meetings.

Volunteers are always needed to help distribute literature to our western areas and along our coastal marinas for those transitory populations.

Help wanted newspaper ad

• Laundromats are good locations for literature stacks due to migrants gathering there daily.

• Churches have not been accepting literature but some do allow restricted meeting rooms.

We also need updates about any new or reopening meetings as well as any temoporarily closed meetings that do not already appear at the top of this page.

Please contact us if you are available or have any ideas helpful to our service mission at RemoteCommunities@District6aa.org.

Additional Resources

Area 15 has a tri-fold pamphlet and their Remote Communities Workbook on their Remote Communities Committee page.

G.S.O. has a Remote Communities kit.

G.S.O. also provides their Loners Internationalists Correspondence Service to connect with members such as those described below.

Description of loners, Internationalists, etc

We are also currently reviewing the feasibility of providing instructions for using browser based web page translation, which is available in most popular web browsers.

Some links displayed on this page take you to aa.org or area15aa.org.
Our links do not constitute or indicate review or affiliation.


The committee carries the AA message to those who may not have easy access to meetings due to geography, language, and other obstacles.


Remote communities are defined as those where carrying the AA message is difficult because of geographical, language or cultural barriers. The purpose of this committee is to locate, identify and reach out to members of these communities, offering the hand of AA where needed.


The chairperson organizes and holds a monthly committee meeting.

The committee members provide literature packets to those areas where remote communities have been identified.

To contact the District 6 Remote Communities Committee please email RemoteCommunities@district6aa.org or contact the individual chairperson whose information is on the current district 6 agenda.


This page is all of the general guidelines that the committee chairpersons have in common. This page will be in the legacy of service once only and the succeeding pages will be the selective scope/procedures for each chairperson position.


The qualifications for chairperson for these committees, per resolution (# 517 02/2014). Individuals must have a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety and one year as a past or present General Service Representative GSR) in any of our ninety three (93) areas within the United States and Canada. An alternate chairperson be appointed as a member of all the District 6 standing committees. The chairperson of these committees will appoint this person pe resolution (# 603 07/2019). The alternate chairperson must meet the same requirements set by resolution as standing district committee chairpersons and be defrayed at the rate set by resolution for attending area quarterly assemblies in the absence of the committee chairperson unless otherwise defrayed. The term of the DCM is two years and generally coincides with the South Florida Area election of officers. Elections are held in even years at the November District Meeting with service to begin the following January.

There will be no waived requirements/qualifications for any of the district officers, committee chairpersons, DCMs and ACMs


All of the district standing committees are composed of a chairperson that has been elected by the District 6 body per requirement resolutions. The Current Practice Committee Chairperson position, by resolution, is automatically filled by the immediate past District 6 chairperson when willing and able to serve. If this individual is not available to serve then the Current Practice Chairperson is selected as above. The Finance Committee chairperson is appointed by the current District 6 chairperson. The Finance Committee Chairperson appoints two members from the General Service body with financial backgrounds. An alternate chairperson is appointed by the chairperson also as per requirement resolutions, Other members of the committee are DCM's, ACM's, GSR's and AGSRs. Also, anyone from any of our groups, may be a member of these committees and they do not have to be participating in general service with District 6. The Finance Committee does not utilize volunteers


These two items will be the responsibility of the current serving chairperson for evaluating the committee's business and functioning for the two year panel of service. This reflects the overall duties and activities of each service entity in District 6, Area 15. All of the currently serving District 6 Officers, Committee Chairpersons and the overall DCM Coordinator (alternate district 6 chairperson)

The following items pertain in general to all the above mentioned people

The committee holds a scheduled meeting, when necessary for members. Most communication and work distribution is done via computer

The Chairperson, or Alternate Chairperson in their stead, attends all District 6 business meetings and presents an oral report of no more than 4 minutes, providing a written copy to the Recording Secretary for inclusion in the district 6 business meeting minutes

The Chairperson, or Alternate Chairperson in their stead, attends the quarterly Area 15 committee meeting and the Area Assembly.

Receives defrayed funding, from the district treasurer, for the cost of attending the Area 15 quarterly weekends. This is usually one nights lodging at the agreed quarterly room rate. Or may receive defrayment to and from the quarterly, if they have not stayed overnight as above, at the current IRS reimbursement on mileage

Expenses incurred performing duties of this office must be submitted to the Treasurer, including items, which, you, individually, are absorbing as a contribution. These must be itemized to enable annual budgeting for the district as a whole.

All voting members of district 6, plus the chairperson (a non voter, who casts a vote only in the event to break a tie) have a right to put forth a motion to the body

All district 6 trusted servants refrain from standing on election day for the same position unless they are fulfilling an unexpired term. However after the election day is over they may stand for the same position if they so desire at any time when requests are done to fill empty positions

All District 6 officers, and committee chairpersons will provide, at the October business meeting during their report time, a description of what their position is and what has been done in the past two years This will give anybody a general idea of what each position entails in a general preview of the job description so as to let those interested make an informed decision about standing for the positions

Reviews the scope/procedure of the position listed in the Legacy of Service document and provides a notation of no changes or makes changes and submits the information to the Current Practice Committee Chairperson at the October business meeting at the two (2) year rotation time. In addition, changes needed to be added to the scope/procedure due to motions passed or committee decisions may be submitted, at any time, to the Current Practice Committee Chairperson. The Current Practice Committee Chairperson will be responsible for submitting the changes to the Legacy of Service document and to the Website Committee Chairperson for inclusion in the District 6 Website. These changes will be designed to guide the next chairperson selected for the position.

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