Describes the general structure of the Baltimore Intergroup Council of Alcoholics anonymous; includes details about service opportunities on the various committees; includes relevant contact information for the office and the schedule of committee meetings.
Describes the general duties of an Intergroup Rep, what the Intergroup Council is, and what the Intergroup Office does. Includes relevant office contact information, the Responsibility Statement, and the Declaration of Unity.
Sections include: What is A.A.? Singleness of purpose and problems other than alcohol. What Does A.A. Do? What A.A. Does Not do. Members from Court Programs and Treatment Facilities. Proof of Attendance at meetings. Literature. Conclusion.
This pamphlet offers an overview of Alcoholics Anonymous. Includes details about Service beyond the group, Area Service, the General Service Office, the General Service Board, the General Service Conference, and the A.A. Grapevine.
What is alcoholism? What are the symptoms? What is A.A.? How does A.A. help the alcoholic? What are A.A. meetings? Who belongs to A.A.? Does an alcoholic have to go “all the way down” before A.A. can help? Are there any young people in A.A.? And other topics.
What is a group? How does it function? What are a group’s relations with others in the community? How does a group relate to A.A. as a whole? What does A.A. Do? What does A.A. not do? Includes a helpful guide to a group inventory and answers to general questions about groups.
How A.A.s work together to help the alcoholic who still suffers. Includes an overview of parts of the service structure of A.A. and the relationship of groups to their Districts, Areas, and the General Service Conference. Brief summary of A.A. service at the local level.
What is a G.S.R.? What is General Services? Overview of the service structure and the role of a G.S.R. as a group representative to the Area. Includes suggestions about the makings and the duties of a good General Service Representative.
“…The G.S.R.s elect a district committee member (D.C.M.). Thus, the D.C.M. is the vital link between the group’s G.S.R., and the area service structure, including the area’s delegate to the General Service Conference…”
Current and historical overview of the General Service Office: How GSO Began; GSO Today; Archives; Literature; Loners and Internationalists; Conventions; Group Services; General Service Conference; etc.
Note: These suggestions were generated by a workshop on “Secretarial Duties.” The workshop looked to the pamphlet found above, “The AA Group” (P-16), and the experiences that the many local AA members brought to the workshop.
Helpful information about: Choosing a Treasurer; Passing the Basket; Safeguarding the Group’s Money; Disbursement of a Group’s Funds; Treasurer Reports; Prudent Reserve; Opening a Bank Account Tax ID/Tax-Exempt; Insurance
These questions were originally published in the AA Grapevine in conjunction with a series on the Twelve Traditions that began in November 1969 and ran through September 1971. While they were originally intended primarily for individual use, many AA groups have since used them as a basis for wider discussion.
This checklist is intended as a starting point for discussion by groups, districts or areas, and individual A.A. members may find it useful along with our co-founder Bill W.’s writings, a service sponsor if you have one and reflection on your own service experience.