A document describing the District’s Service Positions and Procedures is available as a downloadable pdf below:
D43 Job Descriptions & Procedures
When someone calls the AA number in our district, the call gets answered by a professional service, which handles simple meeting information.
If an incoming caller to the service asks to speak with an AA member, the service contacts a volunteer from a list provided by our district
and facilitates a phone connection between the caller and the volunteer.
If your group is interested in doing this vital 12th step work, contact your GSR, or come to a district meeting.
Or, you could call the District Answering Service 630-355-2622 and ask to be put in contact with the District Answering Service Chairman.
A document describing the District’s Answering Service and guidelines for volunteers is available as a downloadable pdf below:
D43 Answering Service Guide
The service of providing Public Information and Co-operating with the Professional Community is done by a single committee in District 43.
Public Information is providing information about A.A. to the public via broadcast and print media, and is outside the scope of this web site.
Co-operation with the Professional Community provides information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession.
This group includes: health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, industrial managers, government officials, those working in the field of alcoholism.
For that group, the PI / CPC Committee has created a separate web page to request literature and meeting booklets.
It also allows people interested in accompanying an A.A. member to an open meeting or having them speak to their groups or individual members.
To access that web page, please Click Here
Those old business meeting minutes being stored in that box with the coffee and big book might not seem like they have value.
District 43 Archives has found that they do have value and help to shed light on the past.
Please don’t throw your minutes away, send them to us.
We are also interested in old, (and new) formats, flyers and any written information about your group.
Any group wishing to preserve their history can fill out a group history form, which will be kept in the vaults of the Archives.
If you need more information, contact a GSR or
email District 43 Archivist
The Time Line Documents below summarize the History of the current District 43 of N.I.A. 20 from its beginning. It is actually two different presentations of the same information; one presented in “Portrait” orientation, the other in “Landscape” orientation.
Large (1+ MB) pdf files
Web Mission Policy
The information posted to the website will accord with the principles and Traditions of A.A., in particular:
If you are just beginning to investigate what Alcoholics Anonymous is, and if it could be useful to you, then the following links to the the A.A. General Service Office Web are likely to be informative:
You could also try to attend one or more “Open Meetings”, which are available to all. Then, (before or after the meeting), talk to the people running it.
If you've decided you “have a desire to stop drinking”, you would be welcome at any “Closed Meeting”.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
(Copyright by the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission)
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:
(Alcoholics Anonymous, pp.59-60 )
(Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition, p.562)