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All service positions require 2 or 3 years sobriety and are for a period of 3 years with the exception of the Archivist, which has no defined period

For full service position information read the AA Service Handbook - the following is a brief summary of each position

Chair
The Chair has the responsibility of convening and conducting the meetings, and approving the agenda and minutes before they are published. The chair will carry the executive authority of intergroup but should account for any action taken at the next meeting 
BenP  chair.essex@aamail.org  (Service ends after November 2019)

Vice Chair
The Vice Chair has the responsibility of conducting the meeting in the absence of the Chair 
RogerP vice-chair.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after December 2020) 

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
AnnG secretary.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after September 2020)

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.
Bank Name: Essex Intergroup   Sort Code: 30-91-85  Account No: 00028403
JohnF treasurer.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after December 2021)

Prison Liaison Officer
A 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. The PLO also assists with facilitating a weekly AA meeting at HMP Chelmsford with the help of other AA members.
RayH prisons.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after November 2019)

Public Information Officer
A Public Information Officer 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
JamesH pi.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after May 2020)

Health Liaison Officer
A Health Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing links with health professionals and co-ordinating all aspects of carrying the message within the healthcare system
GrahamB grahbaxter@yahoo.co.uk (Service ends after May 2020)

Employment Liaison Officer
An Employment Liaison Officer assumes responsibility for liaising with all sectors of commerce and industry

Probation Liaison Officer
A Probation Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing links with the probation services in England and Wales

Share/Literature Liaison Officer
SHARE/Literature Liaison Officers provide the essential contacts between members, groups and the editorial teams. They actively encourage the contribution of articles and letters and the promotion of the magazines
JuliaS share.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after June 2021)

Telephone Liaison Officer
A Telephone Liaison Officer co-ordinates the working of the Telephone Service as recommended in the Service Manual.
JamesB telephones.essex@aamail.org  (Service ends after September 2020)

Electronic Communications Liaison Officer
An ECLO is responsible for checking the accuracy of any local information posted on the website (i.e. meeting list addresses, local webpage content etc) to ensure that out of date or misleading local information is not published on the website. Maintain the email addresses of intergroup officers and GSRs. Make regular updates to local webpages.
GeraintR ecomm.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after August 2019)

Armed Services Liaison Officer
An Armed Services Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing local links with the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force and any other organisation that is connected with the Armed Services
MarkW aservices.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after March 2021) 

Young Persons Liaison Officer
The YPLO will be 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. They will work closely with other service officers, in particular those in Public Information.
EmmaB youngpersons.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after June 2022)

Archivist
Archivists are an informal network of enthusiasts who share the same aim of preserving the Fellowship's 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.
AlanW archives.essex@aamail.org (Elected December 2018)   

Regional Representatives
Regional representative will attend all intergroup meetings to report back from the region and to hear from the intergroup their wishes to be expressed at the next regional meeting.
Rep 1: RichardW regionrep.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after August 2021)
Rep 2: MarkW regionrep.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after  December 2019)
Rep 3: ChrisT regionrep.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after June 2021)

Chairs of Convention sub-committees
Chelmsford SallyS conventions.cm.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after December 2021)
Colchester DaveS conventions.co.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after August 2021)
Southend AngelaV conventions.ss.essex@aamail.org (Service ends after December 2021)


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