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Intergroup Meetings


Forthcoming meetings;

The next Intergroup Meeting will be held at 10am on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at the Day Care Centre, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5QL, all AA members are welcome.


The following service positions are currently vacant:

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

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. An annual budget exercise should be carried out to ensure that appropriate prudent reserves are maintained. The Treasurer reports to intergroup against the budget. Surplus funds should always be transferred promptly to GSO, ideally via the region treasurer.  The accounts should be open for inspection and presented to intergroup at each meeting. Group contributions should be clearly listed so that GSRs can confirm their group's contributions have been received.  This is a fundamental part of the audit trail.  Having  been  audited  or  independently  checked,  annual  accounts  should  be  presented  by  the  Treasurer  to  intergroup  for approval at the AGM

Employment Liaison Officer

The responsibility of ELOs is to carry AA's message to employers within their local area supported by intergroup and region and a PI/Service Committee if one exists. Employment specifically concerns any organisation employing or serving staff companies, trade unions and associations, government departments and/or related agencies. An established period of sobriety (ideally not less than three years) and a thorough knowledge of the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain are necessary before accepting this role. Willingness to commit to three years service and the ability to deal with a wide range of professional people and talk about AA when invited to do so, are also qualities that have proven to be desirable.

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. The Liaison Officer will also establish/maintain links in the intergroup area with: Magistrates/Justices, Bail hostels and similar facilities, local courts and court officers.  

It is recommended that intergroup Liaison Officers should have ideally at least two years' continuous sobriety when elected, and should serve for a maximum of three years

Archivist:

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.  

Young Persons Liaison Officer:

This is a new role focusing on younger members coming into AA and members who came into AA at a young age would be best suited to the role