South Intergroup Service Positions
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.
Contact Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vice-Chair has the responsibility of conducting the meeting in the absence of the Chair.
Contact Vice-Chair at:
The Secretary has the responsibility, with the Chair, for preparing the agenda and minutes of meetings and distributing these documents to the Groups 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.
Contact Secretary at: email@example.com
The Treasurer has the responsibility for keeping a proper account of all Intergroup finances and ensuring that funds are available for its current requirements with a prudent reserve of say, two month's estimated expenditure. The Treasurer reports to intergroup the balance remaining for prompt transfer through the service structure to the General Service Office (GSO).
Contact Treasurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Liaison Officer
The PLO should gather and collate all information about the prison Groups in their area (including open prisons and Young Offenders Institutions) and forward the information to their Region and to GSO.
Contact PLO at: Position Vacant
Telephone Liaison Officer
The TLO co-ordinates the working of the Telephone Service
Contact TLO at: Position Vacant
Health Liaison Officer
The HLO has the responsibility 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
Contact HLO at:
Employment Liaison Officer
The ELO has the responsibility to carry AA’s message to employers within their local area supported by intergroup and region and a PI/Service Committee if one exists. 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.
Contact ELO at: email@example.com
Public Information Officer
The PIO is responsible for ensuring that information about the AA 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.
Contact PIO at:
The Armed Services Liaison Officer
The ASLO has the responsibility to establish and maintain communication between Alcoholics Anonymous and The Royal Navy, The Army and The Royal Air Force and to report back at all levels within intergroup or region.
Contact ASLO at: Position Vacant
Electronic Communications Liaison Officer
The ECLO is responsible for South Intergroup's microsite - including uploading any up-to-date details for groups supplied by local members. This could take the form of providing a festive meeting list or uploading links to the Pink form or Service Structure Handbooks. The ECLO also maintains the forwarding of emails to the relevant officers.
Contact ECLO at: Position Vacant
Courts and Social Services Officer
The CSO has the responsibility to establish and maintain communication between Alcoholics Anonymous and the Criminal Justice Social Work Services. Co-operation with the various offender management services such as bail hostels, courts, the Police service and Social Work services in order to reach the still-suffering alcoholic will be included in the remit of this position.
Contact CSO at:
Young Person Liaison Officer
The YPLO is someone who came into AA at the age of 30 or younger, and so will have experience of getting sober at a young age, the better to relate to the particular problems faced by young people seeking to live sober.YPLOs will work closely with other service officers, in particular those in Public Information.The main tasks of YPLOs will include:
Receiving and answering email, telephone and other enquiries from young people.
Sharing experience, strength and hope about getting sober at a young age
- Assisting Public Information Officers with presentations where the audience is likely to include a significant proportion of young people, e.g. talks to schools, universities, young offenders’ institutions etc.
- Helping to develop PI material which will carry a clear message to young people
- Developing contact lists of those who came into AA at or before the age of 30 who are available and willing to assist with talks, 12-Step calls and other service to help, in particular, young people
- Encouraging young people to enter into all aspects of service (where the recommended qualifications for sobriety are met). Younger people are needed in all service disciplines, in part to ensure that the perspective of young people is represented
- Supporting AA activities such as Workshops, Conventions and PI events aimed at young alcoholics both within and outside the YPLO’s Intergroup or Region
- Contact YPLO at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Region Representatives keep each body - Region and Intergroup - aware of business transacted at the other. Each intergroup may send three voting representatives, whilst other members may attend as observers. South Intergroup belongs to Glasgow Region and currently has vacancies for two representatives.