We are District 9 General Service

It's our mission to provide A.A. Service information and resources to the community. All lengths of sobriety are welcome at our monthly meetings. There is no need for any previous service experience, just a willingness to be part of and give back.


Serving the communities of Bermuda Dunes, Blythes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Eagle Mountain, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, North Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Whitewater.

The District 9 boundaries run directly north from the intersection of highways 371 and 74 to the Riverside/San Bernadino county line. East along the county line to the Arizona border. South along the border to the Imperial/San Diego/Riverside county line. West along the county line to a point due south of the intersection of highways 371 and 74. Directly north to the starting point. 


We hold a regular meeting every third Sunday of the month at 4pm. See the Events page for other upcoming events.


Regular meetings are held at Fellowship Hall in Palm Desert, CA.

Fellowship Hall
45940 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260



The purpose of District 9 General Services is to: 

A. To keep the lines of communication open between A.A. World Service and the individual Groups through full registration and representation of all active Groups within the District geographical boundaries

B. To maintain A.A. World Services in the spirit of the Seventh Tradition by encouraging all Groups within the Districts' boundaries to establish and participate in a regular contribution plan. 

C. To develop knowledgeable and experienced General Service Representatives (GSRs) through the study, practice, and continuous application of the Twelve TraditionsTwelve Concepts, and the Six Warranties.

D. To strengthen our Groups through our service work, and to ensure that the opportunity to recover from alcoholism through the practice of the Principles of the Twelve Steps, and that the Twelve Traditions will be available for the Alcoholic yet to come.

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.
— Bill W., A.A.'s Legacy of Service