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A SUMMARY OF CURRENT VACANT POSITIONS AT INTERGROUP FOR WHICH WE NEED TRUSTED SERVANTS TO STEP FORWARD TO HELP US CARRY THE MESSAGE TO THE STILL SUFFERING.

Please note:

Every liaison officer role involves submission of a brief report to be submitted to the secretary if not able to attend the intergroup monthly meeting.
Every liaison officer role also involves attendance at monthly Intergroup meetings. Our group conscience is that if a trusted servant cannot represent Intergroup for more than 3 months that they are requested to step down as their presence is important to our group conscience.
It is through the intergroup assembly that the intergroup liaison officer is elected 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

Role of Electronic Communications Liaison Officer (ECLO): Taken from The AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

The principal role of the ECLO is one of liaison, communication, and co-ordination between groups, intergroup, region, and the Electronics Communications Sub-Committee (ECSC) and to facilitate correlation and dissemination of relevant information between these principal service areas. Therefore, a good understanding of the Traditions and Service and Structure Handbooks is more important to the role than technical knowledge. A minimum of three years sobriety is recommended, and a general competence with the use of computers. If desired, a committee of technically skilled members could be formed to assist the ECLO in setting up/maintaining/updating any local website, with the ECLO acting as Chair of this committee. Such a committee would provide an opportunity for less experienced but technically skilled members to engage in service.

The ECLO is the liaison point between the local Fellowship and the Electronic Communications Subcommittee, advising the intergroup/region on the availability and use of the facilities available on the AAGB website. They are responsible for checking the accuracy of any local information posted on the website (i.e. meeting list addresses and postcodes, local webpage content etc) to ensure that out of date or misleading local information is not published.

Role of Archivist: Taken from The AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

Archivists are an informal network of enthusiasts who share the same aim of preserving the Fellowships past and ensuring that fact prevails over fiction or myth. This network exists outside the formal service structure of the Fellowship but runs parallel to it. Archivists are not: (a) officers in the Fellowships structural sense, rather willing enthusiasts with a lifelong desire to work in the name of, and be accountable to, their region or intergroup. (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 at all levels has been shown, through experience, to be a vital aspect of archival work.

The Archivist is the person responsible for the collection, its 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. The Archivist is also responsible for ensuring the protection of the anonymity of its members and the confidentiality of the AA records. The function of the Archivist can be considered therefore to be twofold: primarily a custodial responsibility for assuring the physical integrity of the collection and its availability to persons with a valid reason for study; and also the parallel and critical role of data gatherer. It is in this latter capacity that service can be rendered to Bill Ws urging that archives are needed so that myth doesnt prevail over fact. In a real sense then, AA Archivists are keepers of the past.

Role of Employment Liaison Officer (ELO): Taken from The AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

The responsibility of ELOs is to carry AAs 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.

Role of Prison Liaison Officer (PLO): Taken from The AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

Prison Liaison Officers organize schedules for prison visits as well as facilitating communication with the relevant prison. Communication is reported back to the intergroup and region. Responsibility for sponsorship of prison groups has been placed by Conference with the intergroup and is exercised through the intergroup Prison Liaison Officer. As a member of Alcoholics Anonymous you are there by permission of the Governor and staff and it must be remembered that every Governor, although working within a national framework, has the right of decision in his or her own institution. Familiarity with prisons in the local area and a thorough knowledge of the AA Service and Structure Handbooks for Great Britain are vital before accepting the role of Prison Liaison Officer.

Regional Representative (RR)

All intergroups, including Glasgow North West Intergroup (GNWI), can appoint three representatives to the Glasgow Regional Assembly (Region) as voting members. The requirement for an RR is suggested as 2 years continuous sobriety.

We currently have 1 vacancy for a RR at GNWI.

Glasgow Region is comprised of five Glasgow wide inter-groups as follows: –
Glasgow North West
Clydebank & District
Glasgow South
Glasgow East
Monklands
Region meets in physical format six times a year – alternating months commencing in January each year.

In addition to the intergroup members of the Regional Assembly, Glasgow Region has a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. This structure also reflects the structure as operated at Glasgow North West with Regional positions covering the likes of Health, Prisons, Criminal Justice, Young People, Employment, Telephones etc.

Following structure, Region does not provide any form of oversight over the affairs of its constituent intergroups and primarily exists to co-ordinate and facilitate the operation of AAs structure and communication of AAs message across Greater Glasgow as trusted servants of AA. Region facilitates the conscience of Greater Glasgow AA to the UK General Service Office in York based on the conscience of Greater Glasgow as determined by the combined conscience of the Regions constituent intergroups. The primary role of GNWIs RRs is therefore to carry the conscience of GNWI to Region and to communicate back to GNWI as trusted servants matters arising at Region for GNWIs information, review, and consideration where appropriate.

A written report is presented in advance on behalf of GNWI for each Regional Assembly based on the affairs and activities of the intergroup since the last Regional Assembly – usually by the Thursday prior to the meeting. It is suggested that GNWI RRs take alternate turns in the preparation of this report and agree its contents in advance of the required submission. In addition, the nominated GNWI RR for the relevant meeting will prepare a written report for GNWI based on the affairs and activities of Region for presentation to the next forthcoming GNWI meeting.

It is suggested that RRs for all intergroups, through participation at Glasgow Region, avail themselves of the opportunity to take on Regional LO positions as and when they become available. In addition, RRs can make themselves available as potential conference and conventions delegates for Region as they so wish.

This is an interesting opportunity to progress an individuals knowledge and awareness of AA and how it operates, and to assist in the Unity of structure that our Fellowship requires to support our other pillars of Recovery and Service.

If anyone needs/wants to be 12 stepped or chat about the role into please let our secretary know and this can be arranged.

Role of the Intergroup Probation/Criminal Justice Social Work Services Liaison Officer (CJSWSLO): Taken from The AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

The main tasks of the intergroup liaison officer are

Obtaining and reading the Liaison Officers Pack: Probation/CJS and using it as the Liaison Officer feels appropriate, and using the AA Web sites section on Probation/ CJSWS Liaison for information and resource material

To establish/maintain links in the intergroup area with:

Offender management services dealing with non-custodial sentences
Bail hostels and similar facilities
Magistrates/Justices, local courts and court officer
Police forces
Solicitors organisations
Other professionals having regular contact with probationers

Report to each intergroup meeting by the Liaison Officer to keep intergroup informed on a regular basis. A copy of each intergroup report should be sent to the regional Probation/CJSWS Liaison Officer, who should be kept informed of developments in the intergroup.
Maintaining lists of contacts, Twelfth-Steppers, helpers etc so that continuity of service can be eased.
Attending regional Workshops when available, and keeping in contact with the regional Liaison Office.
Attending AAs national Probation/Criminal Justice Social Work Seminars when these are arranged Some intergroups have a flourishing relationship with their local offender management services department. In others there will have been little contact. It is for each Liaison Officer to decide the best way of taking the role forward.

Some suggested methods are as follows:

Setting up a committee or team to assist in the work and to Twelfth Step any probationers.
Establishing a named contact in each local offender management service office in the area, and with the courts service, police, and other organisations
Distributing approved AA literature and posters for display in offender management service offices bail hostels, court office and police stations, and to be given by them to offenders.
Material given to offenders might include stories from AA members who have encountered similar problems, which are available from the AA Web site and the Prison induction pack
Attending meetings with individuals and teams in the offender management service to inform them of how AA works and what it does and does not do. Attending similar meetings with courts staff, solicitors, the police etc.
Arranging to provide speakers for offender groups such as alcohol awareness sessions, perhaps with the help of members who have experienced aspects of the criminal justice system.