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Intergroup Service Positions


Below is a general list of the main service positions performed at Intergroup level throughout AA.

Please read the AA Service Handbook section on the National AA website for more information regarding doing service in AA.

Chair


The holder of this post will usually have served on Intergroup for a number of years, having held one or more of the offices. The period of service is three years, after which the Chair should rotate out. The Chair has the responsibility of convening and conducting the meetings, and approving the agenda and minutes before they are published.

Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair has the responsibility of conducting the meeting in the absence of the Chair.

Secretary

The Secretary has the responsibility with the Chair for preparing the agenda and minutes of meetings and for distributing these documents to the Groups well before meetings so that there is ample time to discuss the contents. The Secretary deals with all correspondence, passing for example requests for speakers to outside organisations to the Public Information officer or a suitable member. The Secretary keeps in touch with the General Service Office making sure that it promptly has a copy of the minutes and notice of any change of officer.

Treasurer

The Treasurer has the responsibility for keeping a proper account of all Intergroup finances and ensuring that funds are available for its essential current requirements with a prudent reserve of, say, two months' estimated expenditure. The Treasurer reports to Intergroup the balance remaining for prompt transfer through the service structure to the General Service Office.

Prison Liaison Officer

The Prison Liaison Officer should gather and collate all information about the prison Groups in their area (including open prisons, Young Offenders Institutions etc.) and forward the information to their Regions and to GSO.

Probation and Criminal Justice Liaison Officer

Working closely with Prison Liaison, the Probation and Criminal Justice Liaison Officer is the main contact for local Police Stations and Probation services should anyone come into these organisations and is seeking help from AA

Telephone Liaison Officer

The Telephone Liaison Officer co-ordinates the working of the Telephone Service.

Public Information Officer

A Public Information Officer is responsible for ensuring that information about the A.A. message and programme of recovery is conveyed to outside organisations to the best possible advantage.  The provision of a panel of members to comply with requests for speakers is an important part of this activity.

Region Representatives

Region Representatives keep each body, Region and Intergroup, aware of business transacted at the other. Each Intergroup may send three voting representatives, whilst other AA members may attend as observers. South Bedfordshire belongs to the Eastern Region, which meets in The Community Centre in Baldock.

Electronic Communications Liaison Officer

The ECLO is responsible for the local Intergroup website, keeping meeting details up-to-date using information supplied by local members, and for forwarding of emails to the relevant officers.

Health Liaison Officer

The purpose of  an HLO is to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic through co-operation with professional healthcare workers. The HLO establishes contact and maintains communication with healthcare professionals and reports back to intergroup and/or region. Full details for this position are in Chap Six of the handbook.

Share Liaison Officer

Share Liaison Officers provide the essential contacts between members, Groups and editorial teams. They actively encourage the contribution of articles and letters and the promotion of the magazines.

Archivist

Archivists are NOT:-
a) officers in the Fellowship's structural sense, rather willing enthusiasts with a life long desire to work in the name of and be accountable to their intergroup or region.
b) voting members of their respective assemblies and as such are simply observers with no voting rights.
c) subject to the principles of rotation since continuity is a vital aspect of archival work.

The Archivist is the person responsible for the collection of documents and artefactual items. He or she takes care of and maintains the physical integrity of the collection and is instrumental in its further development.  Full details for this position are in Chap Eleven of the handbook.