As the long form of Tradition Three clearly states, "Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation." *
South Carolina Alcoholics Anonymous
Districts and Groups
Area 62 Map
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South Carolina Area 62 is currently composed of 23 districts, organized by geographic region and AA population.
The District serves to maintain two-way communication between the local AA groups and the A.A. service structure at the Area and National levels. The DCM (District Committee Member) presides over District meetings of GSRs (General Service Representatives) for each group and coordinates the local 12th step activities of the various district committees. The DCM also:
- Keeps GSRs informed about district, area, regional, and Conference activities.
- Helps the groups' needs and ideas reach the district, area, and the Conference.
- Attends Area 62 Committee Meetings as scheduled to share problems and solutions, discuss budget plans, and define agendas for Area 62.
- Attends three South Carolina Area Assemblies a year to report district activities, to vote on issues, and to support the district's GSRs.
South Carolina Area 62 currently has 379 registered AA groups meeting in our 23 districts.
Are 62 would like to welcome its newest groups:
- The 5th Tradition Group District 7 Date started: 2017-08-01
- Waccamaw Neck Group District 82 Date started: 2017-04-01
- Chesterfield Women In Recovery Group District 51 Date started: 2017-02-23
- First Things First District 72 Date started: 2017-01-05
- Eyes Open to Sobriety of Spartanburg District 20 Date started: 2016-12-06
What is an A.A. Group?
Is There a Difference Between a Meeting and a Group?
Most A.A. members meet in A.A. groups as defined by the long form of our Third Tradition. However, some A.A. members hold A.A. meetings that differ from the common understanding of a group. These members simply gather at a set time and place for a meeting, perhaps for convenience or other special situations. The main difference between meetings and groups is that A.A. groups generally continue to exist outside the prescribed meeting hours, ready to provide Twelfth Step help when needed.*
How Do You Become an A.A. Group Member?
"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking." (Tradition Three) Thus, group membership requires no formal application. Just as we are members of A.A. if we say we are, so are we members of a group if we say we are. *
* from "The A.A. Group...Where it all begins"