The formation of the Mid-Southern California Area was approved at the Eighth General Service Conference,
April 1958. Mid-Southern California Area sent its first Delegate to the Ninth General Service Conference,
April 1959. Area Officers are chosen by the Assembly at an election meeting held in the odd-numbered
year preceding the year in which the office is assumed. The terms of office shall be two years, commencing
on January 1 of even-numbered years.