Accessibility Chair (Open) Alternate Chair (Open)
Accessibility issues apply to all alcoholics who have difficulties participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, whether those difficulties are mental, physical, geographic, cultural, ethnic, spiritual, or emotional. While there are no special alcoholics, there are alcoholics who face additional personal barriers to accessing the A.A. message. For the purpose of these Guidelines in defining the accessibility issues that many alcoholics face, we refer primarily to persons who have visual and auditory challenges, those who are housebound or chronically ill, those who are living with the effects of brain damage or stroke, and many others who may have less visible challenges.
Archives Chair (Open) Alternate Chair (Open)
Gather and care for the fellowships historical documents, memorabilia, records, minutes, reports, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles from the past and present. They should be collected, preserved, and made available for A.A. members now and for generations to come.
Answering Service Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Filled)
An answering service provides an Alcoholics Anonymous listing in the local telephone directory. As the answering service receives inquiries from those seeking help, they may refer callers to a nearby A.A. group where sponsorship may be arranged, or may have a twelfth stepper contact them.
Treasurer Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Open)
The group treasurer is usually the person responsible for paying the group’s routine bills and for keeping accurate records of the group’s funds. The treasurer maintains a bank account with a prudent reserve approved by the group. All disbursements are per group conscience.
Secretary Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Open)
The secretary records and distributes minutes of the district meetings, keeps mailing list up to date and sends out minutes to the district and the NIA area members.
Grapevine Chair (Open) Alternate Chair (Open)
Grapevine Representatives are the link between AA Grapevine and the groups. It's a fun way to get involved! All you have to do is announce the latest issue at your meeting, let people know how they can subscribe to the Grapevine/La Vina and also participate by sending in stories, artwork, or jokes.
CPC Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Open)
Members of these committees provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes healthcare professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers, government officials, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
PI Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Open)
The purpose of P.l. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. P.l. committees visit schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.
Corrections Chair (Open) Alternate Chair (Open)
The purpose of a corrections committee is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community through prerelease contacts
Treatment Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Filled)
These committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment and outpatient settings, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the individual’s community.
DCM Chair (Filled) Alternate Chair (Open)
The D.C.M. carries the collective group conscience of the A.A. groups in the district to the area committee. Among the two-way communication responsibilities of the D.C.M. are: Holding regular meetings of all G.S.R.s in the district. Assisting the delegate in obtaining group information in time to meet the deadline for appropriate A.A. directories. Keeping G.S.R.s informed about Conference activities. Acquainting G.S.R.s with The A.A. Service Manual, Box 4-5-9, and other A.A. literature. Holding workshops on carrying the message of the Seventh Tradition to non-supporting A.A. groups. Holding sharing sessions on just about any service subject. And, of course, making a regular practice of talking to groups (new and old) on the responsibilities of general service work.