District 620 - S.E.N.Y - Area 49

Serving the neighborhoods of Harlem, East Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights -- New York City

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District 620:     Self Supporting Through Our Contributions

Who we are?

  • District 620 is the AA service committee that includes all the G.S.R.'s(General Service Representatives)  from the 31, A.A. groups that meets in the area comprising East Harlem, Central Harlem, Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.

What do we do?

  • ​Present an annual workshop on AA service topics to inform our group members about service needs and opportunities in our fellowship.
  • Special Needs services are provided to help homebound members get to a meeting or to bring a meeting to them.
  • Serves as the Accessibility /Special Needs Committee Chair for Manhattan County,  "Bridging" the Gap program aimed at helping prisoners make a smooth transition to non- prison life after their release, with the transition to outside meeting and services when they leave prison.)
  • Public Information Committee  provide information about our fellowship to the public at fairs,block event,and churches in the Harlem area.
  • Host  movie events for members and the public about our fellowship, and the way service has been provided in the past.
  • Maintain and build an archive of A.A  activities in Harlem and District 620,to create a historic record.

Why we ask for your contributions?

  • District 620 uses your contributions to support our work in the District. For example, we purchase literature for our PI table, banners, printing flyer's with information on what going on in the district, transportation, P.O. BOX, District Website, storage space for district supplies,rent, mailing,and District annual service workshop,and Xmas Alkathon. 

What is a D.C.M.?

  • The heart of A.A. is the group, which elects a General Service Representative (G.S.R.).  The G.S.R. s  attend district meetings that are made up of the groups in their district.  They also elect a District Committee Member (D.C.M.). The D.C.M. is the vital link between a group's G.S.R. and the Area service structure, (S.E.N.Y. Area 49) Which elects the Area delegate to the General Service Conference.  

As our co-founder, Bill W., wrote: “Public Information takes many forms—the simple sign outside a meeting place that says ‘A.A. meeting tonight;’ listing in local home directories; distribution of A.A. literature; and radio and television shows using sophisticated media techniques. Whatever the form, it comes down to ‘one drunk carrying the message to another drunk,’ whether through personal contact or through the use of third parties and the media.” The needs and experiences of people in your own area, large or small, urban or rural, will affect what you decide to do. The suggestions below are just that—suggestions to spark your thinking on how best to work at carrying the message.

All Rights reserved  Copyrights) The General Service Office (G.S.O.) of Alcoholics Anonymous.  ( Article SM F-32)   Public Information.


District 620 Meetings

are held on the first Wednesday of each month

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


ST. Phillips Episcopal Church

204 West 134 Street Between Adam Clayton Powell & Fredrick Douglass Blvd. NY, NY 10030.

We welcome your comments and suggestion, contact the District at the following email or postal address


District 620

P.O. Box 963

Lincolnton Station

New York, New York 10037-3220