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Committees

Ensuring the AA message reaches those who need it.

The purpose and function

Purposes and Functions of “Committees” within an Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The committees within an Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) serve several crucial purposes and functions, contributing to the effective functioning and support of the AA community. Based on the provided search results, the following key purposes and functions of these committees can be identified:

  1. Carrying the AA Message: Committees work to ensure the AA message reaches individuals who may need it, such as those in treatment facilities, prisons, or the general public, thereby extending the reach of support and guidance to those in need of recovery.

  2. Coordination of Local Services: Intergroup committees coordinate local services, such as handling Twelfth Step calls, providing meeting lists, and furnishing public information speakers for non-AA groups and institutions, thereby fulfilling the local needs of the AA community.

  3. Supporting New Groups: Committees play a role in supporting the establishment and growth of new AA groups by providing resources, literature, and support to ensure their successful integration into the AA community.

  4. Communication Hub: Intergroup committees serve as a communication center for participating groups, issuing regular newsletters or bulletins to keep groups informed about one another, thereby fostering effective communication and collaboration within the AA community.

  5. Service Coordination: Committees coordinate the efforts of various service committees, ensuring that the AA message is effectively carried out in specific ways to reach the still-suffering alcoholic, whether through direct contact with the public, the professional community, the website, literature, or the prison system.

4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Lancaster AA Central Service Office, Inc
630 Janet Avenue, Suite D150,
Lancaster, Pa 17601.

Intergroup helps to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous by
providing an office and answering service, updating and publishing meeting schedules, maintaining an inventory of pamphlets, books, and tapes, establishing and facilitating Intergroup committees, providing support to AA events in Lancaster, and making decisions that affect AA in Lancaster County.

4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm on Zoom
Contact:  chairperson@lancasteraa.org

Lancaster AA Central Service Office, Inc
630 Janet Avenue, Suite D150,
Lancaster, Pa 17601.

The Steering Committee serves as the administrative arm of Intergroup, to which it is directly responsible. It directs the operations of the Central Service Office (CSO) and supports the operations of the committees.

Contact:  webservant@lancasteraa.org

Maintains the Intergroup website, answers questions submitted by email or contact form, and updates event information.

Contact:  treatment@lancasteraa.org

The committee carries the AA message into treatment facilities in the area.

The committee collects, preserves, and shares the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship.

Contact:  cpc@lancasteraa.org

The committee informs current and future professionals about AA–what we are, where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. It establishes better communication between AAs and professionals and finds simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating

Contact: pi@lancasteraa.org

The committee conveys AA information to the general public, including the media.  Activities may include visits to schools, businesses, church and civic groups, and community meetings as well as providing informational AA booths at health fairs.

Contact: lancasteraacampout@gmail.com

The campout is an annual weekend event; its goal is to show newcomers great fun and good fellowship in recovery. Typically scheduled for the last weekend in June, it is usually held at Pequea Campground in southern Lancaster County. There are many activities including evening bonfire meetings at dusk and tubing on the Pequea Creek running along the edge of the park. Breakfast is served daily.

The Pig Roast committee organizes this annual community event to have a day filled with food, games, sports, door prizes, a 50/50 Raffle, and inspiration. This event proves that it is fun being sober!

Contact: handofaa@lancasteraa.org

The Hand of AA committee carries the AA message to the newcomer during its annual conference. Offering fellowship in an open and understanding environment encourages questions, discussions, and suggestions about How It Works.

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