General Service Representative (G.S.R.)

An elected General Service Representative (G.S.R.) carries the voice of his or her A.A. group’s conscience to the A.A. General Service Conference held in New York each April. Through the elected District Committee Member (D.C.M.) and the Western Washington Area 72 Delegate, the G.S.R. will become the two-way link between the group and the world of A.A. as a whole. As such, he or she and fellow G.S.R.s all over the world have become the key to the unity of A.A.

Alternate General Service Representative (Alt G.S.R.)

The alternate is a backup for the G.S.R. If the G.S.R. resigns or is unable to serve for any reason, the alternate steps in.Usually, the alternate is elected at the same time as the G.S.R., by the same procedure. Alternate representative members should be encouraged to assist, participate, and share in the G.S.R.’s responsibilities at district and area meetings. See the General Service Representative job description for available tools and references.

District Committee Member (D.C.M.)

“The District Committee Member is an essential link between the Group’s G.S.R. and the Area’s Delegate to the General Service Committee.  As the leader of the District Committee, made up of all G.S.R.s in the District, the D.C.M. is exposed to the Group Conscience of the District.  As a member of the Area Committee, he or she is able to pass on this thinking to the Area Delegate and the Area Committee.” – page S30, A.A. Service Manual

Alternate District Committee Member (Alt D.C.M.)

“The alternate is a backup for the D.C.M.  If the D.C.M. resigns or is unable to serve for any reason, the alternate steps in. Usually, the alternate is elected at the same time as the D.C.M., by the same procedure.  Alternate committee members should be encouraged to assist, participate, and share in the D.C.M.’s responsibilities at district and area meetings.” – page S32, A.A. Service Manual


Elected Positions

Chairperson

Assumes a leadership role within the Area by organizing, setting the agenda for, and chairing three Western Washington Area 72 Quarterly business meetings and the Western Washington Area 72 Assembly. Also chairs the meeting for selection of appointed committee positions. Keeps Alternate Chairperson informed. Receives District minutes and corresponds with the Districts regarding their problems and concerns. A further description of duties is outlined in the A.A. Service Manual .

Alternate Chairperson

Communicates with the Chairperson on information pertinent to the Area. Chairs the D.C.M. sharing and report session atArea Quarterly meetings and the Western Washington Area 72 Assembly. As Host Committee member, acts as liaison between the Western Washington Area 72 Committee and the host committee for the Western Washington Area 72 Assembly. Participates in Host Committee meetings and the planning of the Assembly agenda. Plans the Assembly workshops. Also, coordinates with the Area Chair and facilitates the Assembly G.S.R. sharing session.

Treasurer

Is the guardian of Tradition Seven. Informs the Area of financial matters. Has the ability to project increased costs of the Area, what is possible as far as future spending, and cost comparisons with past spending. Surveys and points out all money-related issues as they arise. Submits quarterly report to the Area Newsletter. Has the use of a full computer system approved by the Area Assembly. The Treasurer coordinates with the Alternate Treasurer.

Alternate Treasurer

Writes all checks approved by the Western Washington Area 72 Assembly. Is responsible for balancing the Area checkbook and bank balance. List check register, expenses and credit lines on a quarterly basis. Coordinates with the Treasurer in encouraging contributions at the group level. Keeps abreast of the financial needs of the Area and the financial problems of the groups. Is available to participate in service functions to discuss our Seventh Tradition, explain our regular contribution plan and to provide information on Area finances. Serves as the Area Finance Chairperson.

Delegate  

Provides leadership to the Area by involvement in Area functions to the fullest extent possible, and by keeping an open line of communication between the General Service Office (G.S.O.) and the groups. Distributes conference agenda items to groups for their discussion and input, holds regional Pre-Conferences, then carries our Area’s collective conscience to the General Service Conference in April of each year. Returns from the conference and reports back to the districts.

For a complete listing of Delegate’s duties, please refer to the A.A. Service Manual , Chapter 6 (revised 1/03).

Alternate Delegate

Receives all correspondence from the General Service Office on the Conference that is sent to the Delegate so he / she can be informed in the event it becomes necessary to assume the Delegate’s duties. Coordinates with the Delegate on Area issues. Is available to chair or work on special projects as needed or requested by the Area.


Appointed Positions

Secretary Job Description

Assists Area Chairperson in preparing agendas and meeting notices of Area meetings and distributes to the committee. Attends Area Quarterly meetings and Assemblies and records the proceedings for the minutes, using notes, audio tapes and written reports. Prints and mails minutes to the D.C.M.s, Area Officers, Committee Chairpersons and others on the mailing list.   Provides minutes to the Area Newsletter Editor for inclusion in the Area Newsletter.

Archives Chair

The Area Archives Chair participates in the Area Assembly and Area Quarterly Meetings as an Appointed Officer, chairs quarterly Archives Committee meetings, chairs monthly Archives Steering Committee meetings, facilitates Repository site-selection decisions, and produces articles for the WWA72 Newsletter.

Accessibility Committee Chairperson

Chairs the Area Accessibility Committee. This committee will handle all accessibility needs and issues for Western Washington Area. Along with funding to attend Area Quarterlies and the Assembly, this position has additional funds to provide interpretation for Area events. Guidelines for this Committee can be found in the Accessibility Committee description.

Archivist

The Archivist will have archival experience and will manage archives work parties, coordinate archives training efforts, maintain the digital catalog, maintain a consistent filing system, manage our repository, represent the Area at National AA Archives Workshops, and manage collections such as artifacts, paper, audio information, photographs, and videos.

C.P.C. Committee Chairperson

Follows the guidelines as outlined in the Cooperation with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) Workbook from G.S.O. Schedules and chairs four quarterly meetings with the districts to share experience in this service area. Coordinates efforts to provide information to the professional community and to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession regarding where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. Seeks new ways of carrying the message and sets an example of leadership for the committee members.

Corrections Committee Chairperson

Follows the guidelines as outlined in the Correctional Facilities Workbook from G.S.O. Acts in an advisory capacity to the Corrections’ District Chairpersons and D.C.M.s on corrections work. Schedules and chairs four quarterly meetings with the districts to share information on A.A. meetings in correctional facilities. Helps to structure district corrections committees through training and assistance, particularly to those experiencing new growth. May be available to talk on committee work at G.S.R. meetings.

Grapevine / Literature Committee Chairperson

Follows the guidelines as outlined in the Grapevine Workbook and in the Literature Committee Guidelines marked MG-9from G.S.O. Exists primarily to educate the fellowship about A.A. literature, related service material, and how to obtain it. Maintains a comprehensive literature display consisting of items from A.A.W.S., G.S.O., A.A. Grapevine, Inc., and other A.A. materials.  Is available to take this display to various service workshops, quarterlies and the Area Assembly.  Sells literature on an individual basis so as not to be in competition with any group, District or Intergroup.  Assets described as display items, literature inventory and cash on hand shall not exceed $5,000.  Gives informed talk on A.A. literature when asked, encourages groups to have Grapevine Representatives (G.V.R.) and stresses the Grapevine as a valuable tool for groups and individual members.  Holds four Area wide Grapevine and Literature quarterly meetings per year. (98.3)(Revised to reflect 01.5)

Newsletter Editor

Publishes, on a monthly basis, a newsletter which serves as our principal communication tool within the Area. May appoint a working committee to assist in the format, content and distribution of the Newsletter. Receives, formats and edits news received from the Area and prepares for bulk mailing. Selects a local printer for the newsletter. Maintains a separate bank account for incoming contributions and newsletter office expenses. Provides a copy of the checkbook register to the Area Alternate Treasurer on a quarterly basis.

P.I. Committee Chairperson

Studies and follows the A.A. Guidelines for Public Information (P.I.), the P.I. Workbook and all A.A. literature pertinent to public information work. Attends and co-presides with the Host District P.I. Chairperson at four quarterly meetings per year, rotating between districts.  Encourages districts to have a P.I. Chair and for groups to appoint/elect a P.I. representative. Also encourages P.I. Workshops, individually or in conjunction with each other. Maintains a list of P.I. Chairpersons, addresses and phone numbers for communication and receipt of minutes.

Registrar

The registrar position is to help facilitate communication between groups, Area Committee and the General Service Office by maintaining an accurate roster of all G.S.R.s and Area Committee members. The Western Washington Area 72 database will be compatible with the program from G.S.O. Recognizing the confidential nature of this information, all requests for the full list and/or labels should go through the Area Delegate. The following functions have been identified. To provide:

Sound Equipment Operator

Stores Area Sound Equipment and works with Alternate Chairperson to coordinate with Quarterly and Assembly Host Committees the use of this equipment.   Sets and packs up equipment before and after each Area meeting it is used for and operates equipment during the meeting.

Treatment Facilities Committee Chairperson

Uses the guidelines as outlined in the Treatment Facilities workbook from G.S.O. Schedules and chairs four quarterly meetings with district chairpersons in the Area, rotating location between districts. Maintains an up-dated list of district chairpersons for communication purposes.  Also encourages participation in “Bridging the Gap” program and keeps a list of temporary contacts for individuals preparing to leave treatment facilities. Coordinates Grapevine subscriptions to the districts for treatment facilities.

Web Committee Chair

Chairs the Area Web Standing Committee. Follows the A.A. Guidelines for the Internet and all A.A. literature pertinent to our online presence.  Chairs four standing committee quarterly meetings per year. Encourages Web and Internet related Workshops, individually or in conjunction with other committees. Maintains a list of District Webservants, District Websites, and associated email contacts for communication. Reports online anonymity breaks that may occur to the Area Delegate and Area P.I. Chair and encourages District Webservants to do the same.

Webservant

Serves on the Area Website Steering Committee. Is responsible for the input of content, maintenance, and security of the Website.  This position includes funding for communications and expenses incurred to attend Area Quarterly meetings and the Area Assembly.

 

District 01

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Every Thursday of month at 8:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
99 Wells Ave S
RentonWA 98057 
 

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District 02

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Peace Lutheran
1717 Larson Rd
SilvanaWA 98287
 

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District 03

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Monroe Covenant
202 S Sams St
MonroeWA 98272

Contact Information 

District 3
PO Box 157
MonroeWA 98272
 
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District 04

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Sunday of month at 5:00 PM.
PUD Bldg
1415 Freeway Dr
Mt. VernonWA 98273
 

Contact Information 

District 4
PO Box 608
Sedro WoolleyWA 98284
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District 07

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 4th Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Vancouver Area Intergroup Office
2203 Fairmount Ave
VancouverWA 98661
(360) 694-3870 
 

Contact Information 

District 7
PO Box 504
VancouverWA 98666-0504
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District 08

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Sunday of month at 6:00 PM.
St. Mark’s Lutheran
2109 College St SE
LaceyWA 98503
 

Contact Information 

South Sound Service Ctr
344 Cleveland Ave SE
TumwaterWA 98501-3342
(360) 352-7344
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District 09

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 
 
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District 10

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Last Sunday of month at 1:30 PM.
Location Rotates
Contact DCM for more information.
WA
 

Contact Information 

District 10
PO Box 1214
SilverdaleWA 98383
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District 11

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Dry Dock
100 E Pine St
BellinghamWA 98225
 

Contact Information 

District 11
PO Box 2268
BellinghamWA 98225
(360) 734-1688
 
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District 12

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Baker Heights Comm Ctr
1401 Poplar St
EverettWA 98201
 

Contact Information 

District 12
PO Box 1387
EverettWA 98206-1387
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District 14

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Fauntleroy UCC
9140 California Ave SW
SeattleWA 98136
 

Contact Information 

District 14
6523 California Avenue SW #292
SeattleWA 98136
Contact Us
 
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District 15

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Greater Seattle Intergroup Office
5507 6th Ave S
SeattleWA 98108
(206) 587-2838
 

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District 15
PO Box 20083
SeattleWA 98112-9799
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District 16

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
University Lutheran
1604 NE 50th St
SeattleWA 98105
 

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District 16
PO Box 27791
SeattleWA 98165-2791
 
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District 17

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
5710 22nd Ave NW
SeattleWA 98107
 

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District 17
PO Box 19365
SeattleWA 98109-1365
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District 18

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 7:30 PM.
Renton Methodist
2201 NE 4th St
RentonWA 98056
 

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District 19

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Last Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
First Covenant
4502 Rucker Ave
EverettWA 98203
 

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District 19
PO Box 13023
EverettWA 98206-3023
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District 22

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Unity In The Olympics
2917 E Myrtle St
Port AngelesWA 98362
 

Contact Information 

District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362
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District 24

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center
23000 Lakeview Dr
Mountlake TerraceWA 98043
 

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District 27

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 12:00 PM.
Location Rotates. Contact DCM for more information.
 

Contact Information 

District 27
PO Box 1422
LongviewWA 98632
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District 28

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Monday of month at 6:30 PM.
Jackson Prairie Assembly Of God
4224 Jackson Hwy
ChehalisWA 98532
 

Contact Information 

District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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District 29

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Puyallup Elks
314 27th St NE
PuyallupWA 98372
 

Contact Information 

District 29
PO Box 1439
PuyallupWA 98371
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District 31

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital
12844 Military Rd S
TukwilaWA 98168
 

Contact Information 

District 31
PO Box 48284
BurienWA 98148-0284
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District 32

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Monday of month at 7:00 PM.
Brooklake Comm Ch
629 S 356th St
Federal WayWA 98003
 

Contact Information 

District 32
PO Box 4722
Federal WayWA 98063-4722
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District 33

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Maple Valley Presbyterian
22659 Sweeney Rd SE
Maple ValleyWA 98038 
 

Contact Information 

District 33
PO Box 11
Black DiamondWA 98010
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District 34

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Alano Club of the Eastside
12302 NE 8th St
BellevueWA 98005
 

Contact Information 

District 34
PO Box 50081
BellevueWA 98015
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District 35

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Issaquah Valley Senior Ctr
75 NE Creek Way
IssaquahWA 98027
 

Contact Information 

District 35
PO Box 442
IssaquahWA 98027-0017
 
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District 36

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Fall City Methodist
4326 337th Pl SE
Fall CityWA 98024
 

Contact Information 

District 36
PO Box 1963
North BendWA 98045
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District 37

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 4th Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Vancouver Area Intergroup Office
2203 Fairmount Ave
VancouverWA 98661
(360) 694-3870
 

Contact Information 

District 37
PO Box 5566
VancouverWA 98686
 
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District 38

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:30 PM.
Kirkland Congregational
106 5th Ave
KirklandWA 98033
 

Contact Information 

District 38
PO Box 322
KirklandWA 98083-3220
 
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District 39

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Park Ridge Comm Ch
3805 Maltby Rd
BothellWA 98012
 

Contact Information 

District 39
PO Box 1695
BothellWA 98041-1695
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District 40

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Capitol Hill Presbyterian
1729 Harvard Ave
SeattleWA 98122
 

Contact Information 

District 40
PO Box 12132
SeattleWA 98102
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District 41

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Denny Park Lutheran
766 John St
SeattleWA 98109
 

Contact Information 

District 41
PO Box 99132
SeattleWA 98139-0132
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District 42

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
ShorelineWA 98133
 

Contact Information 

District 42
PO Box 33022
ShorelineWA 98133
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District 43

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Wednesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Givens Activity Bldg
1025 Tacoma Ave
Port OrchardWA 98366
 

Contact Information 

District 43
PO Box 186
BurleyWA 98322-0186
 
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District 44

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
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District 45

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 
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District 46

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 9:30 AM.
Location Rotates
Contact DCM for more information.
 

Contact Information

District 46

PO Box 484
AnacortesWA 98221
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District 54

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
St. Aloysius Catholic
211 W Mason Ave
BuckleyWA 98321
 

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District 55

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Sunday of month at 5:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
525 N 5th Ave
SequimWA 98382
 

Contact Information

District 55
PO Box 1985
SequimWA 98382
 
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District 56

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Tri-Area Community Center
10 W Valley Rd
ChimacumWA 98325
 

Contact Information

District 55
PO Box 1985
SequimWA 98382
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District 57

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday of month at 8:00 AM.
Una Vision Para Ti
607 SE Everett Mall Way
EverettWA 98208
 

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District 22

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Unity In The Olympics
2917 E Myrtle St
Port AngelesWA 98362

Contact Information 

District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362

 

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District 21

Business Meeting Information 

Meets the 3rd Sunday @ 5:30 PM
Aberdeen Alano Club
823 W Heron St
AberdeenWA 98520
 

Contact Information 

Contact Us

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District 28

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Monday of month at 6:30 PM.
Jackson Prairie Assembly Of God
4224 Jackson Hwy
ChehalisWA 98532
 

Contact Information 

District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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