Highland & Islands Region
Last updated June 2018
Young Persons Liaison Officer
It is through the regional assembly that the Regional Liaison Officer is elected, ideally
though not essentially being a member with some experience at intergroup level.
It is recommended that the officer should have at least three years continuous sobriety
at the time of election and that the officer should serve for a maximum of three years and
be confirmed in post annually. The officer should have come into AA at the age of 30 or
Employment Liaison Officer
The responsibility of RELOs is to carry the AA 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.
A region is entitled to send six delegates to Conference. These should be from suitably
experienced members who have been nominated by the regional assembly for election by the regional assembly.
They should be elected well before Conference so that their names may go forward when
required by GSO so that they will have time to absorb the relevant papers and re-read the
Quality of sobriety and service record should be the guiding principles when electing
delegates. It is recommended that delegates have a minimum of 5 years continuous sobriety
and that before electing a delegate, a region satisfies itself that the member has demonstrated
a commitment through service to the Fellowship.
Potential delegates should be made aware, before election, of the commitment this post entails.
In order to be elected as a delegate a member needs to have attended this region for at least a year st the time of the election but an elected delegate becomes a full member of region.
While remembering that the best person for the job should be elected for the sake of AA as
a whole, consideration should be given to ensuring that intergroups have easy access to a
A Conference delegate's duties do not finish with the end of the Conference. In fact this is only
the beginning. He or she should be available and willing to report back fully to the region and
also be willing to travel to intergroup and group meetings if invited to do so.
This listing will be updated after publication of next Region Minutes