CNCA 06 is the California Northern Coastal Area 06 which is a link in the chain of communication between the groups it serves and the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous. Geographically, CNCA encompasses 21,427 square miles of coastal counties, bordered on the north by Oregon and on the south by San Luis Obispo County.
CNCA serves more than 57,000 AA members in 23 Districts. Each district’s DCM Chairperson (DCMC) and the District Committee Members (DCMs) of our 153 subdistricts serve over 2,000 registered groups via their General Service Representatives (GSRs). The districts and the area communicate through liaisons with the 23 Central Offices/Intergroups within CNCA boundaries, as well as with the autonomous Northern California Hospitals and Institutions Committee.
Each district is visited by one of our eight area officers each month. In addition to the monthly district and subdistrict meetings, communication throughout the area is enhanced via four district-hosted assemblies per year, monthly area committee meetings, and our monthly newsletter, CNCA Comments, which is published in English and in Spanish. Approximately 1100 copies of CNCA Comments are mailed each month to area assembly members, including GSRs and their alternates.
Subcommittees of the Area include Archives, Bridging the Gap (BTG), Finance, Public Information / Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC), Interpretation and Translation and the Web Site Committee. Through the assemblies, committees and district visits, CNCA participates in the process of carrying the group voice to our Delegate and the General Service Conference.
As stated in the GSR Preamble: “…As trusted servants, our job is to bring information to our groups in order that they can reach an informed group conscience, we are helping to maintain the unity and strength so vital to our fellowship. Let us therefore have the patience and tolerance to listen while others share, the courage to speak when we have something to share, and the wisdom to do what is right for our groups as a whole.”