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The registrar develops and maintains a record of all groups in the area, including group names, General Service Office (GSO) service numbers, meeting time and location, the type of meeting, group membership count, and the General Service Representative (GSR) or group contact information. The registrar is responsible to keep the GSO records current and report the status of the areas groups as active, inactive, merged or unknown groups in each district. Additionally, the registrar develops and maintains an area roster for communication and notification purposes of the GSRs, District Committee Members (DCMs) and Area Committee Members that include names, mailing addresses, email and telephone numbers. Members are encouraged to contact the registrar to obtain or verify their GSO group service number and group name (as recorded with GSO). Group names have a way of becoming distorted by variation over time. Also available for review, is a current history of the groups contributions to GSO.
The district registrar is asked to assist the area registrar in identifying groups within their district, and to submit changes of a groups information using the Group Change Form. The area registrar has direct access to the GSO database to make instant changes to the group’s information. District registrars find opportunity to assist groups register with GSO to obtain a service number and to encourage participation and support.
Simply fill out the GSR and Group Information Change Form below and submit it to the registrar. The registrar will forward and update the General Service Office records.
Once a GSR is listed with GSO, they will receive (via US Mail) a welcome package with guidelines and other useful information. (Delivery typically takes up to four weeks.) These materials are sent at no charge, thanks to contributions to GSO. By visiting the resource pages GSR you can read more about the GSR position and view the contents of the Welcome Package and Guidelines now.
Area 08 Registration Forms
Group (Meeting) Contact Registration
GSR Registration / Group Information Change
New Group Registration
New “Virtual – Online Only” Group Registration
Area Liaison Registration
DCM and Area Committee Chair Registration