Our Twelfth Step — carrying the message — is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.

(from A.A.’s Legacy of Service by Bill W.)

This page has ways to get involved and stay connected with AA General Service.

District 30 General Service Monthly Meeting
Welcome! Please join us at the District 30 General Service Monthly Meeting. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
Currently we are meeting on Zoom rather than our usual location. Any district member is welcome to attend:
District 30 Monthly Meeting Zoom Link: click here
Once we return to face-to-face meetings, the meeting location will again be the American Legion Post #55, 461 Woodford St, Fredericksburg, VA.

Diversion Center Meetings: Need 4 male volunteers to take meetings on the 4th Friday of the month from 7-8pm. See DCM if interested and you can go into the faciltiy once with no paperwork to see if it works out. Then you can sign up more permanently afterwards.

Hot-Line Volunteers Needed: call (540) 752-2228, or email

Jail Meetings: If interested in joining a Rappahannock Regional Jail meeting, email Applications are listed at the bottom of this page.

Sunshine Lady House and Boxwood Facility meetings: Sunshine Tues/Thurs 7pm; Boxwood Wed 8pm. Email

Changes to Local Groups/Meetings and New Meetings

Download a Group or GSR Change Form

Please keep the Service Structure aware of any changes to your group to help ensure fellowship, unity, and communication. This also helps ensure that new GSRs are added to the Virginia Area and GSO mailing lists. If your group has a new GSR or if it has changed meeting date, venue, or meeting type, please fill out this form and return at the next District meeting or email it to

If your meeting has a temporary change, such as the meeting will be closed for one day only, please be sure that the hotline is aware of the change.

GSRs and DCMs/ADCMs should also ensure that their meeting information is up to date on the VAC website at

Links to AA Service Manuals – Click to Download

District 30 (Fredericksburg) Service Manual – Amended April 2020

A.A.W.S. Service Manual Combined with the Twelve Concepts for World Service

A.A. Area 71 (Virginia) Service Manual

Corrections Committee

To learn more about service work in area correctional facilities, please contact the Corrections Committee at

Information for service at Rappahannock Regional Jail: