Service Work & Opportunities
Giving back to what has so freely been given.
The Local A.A. Structure
Central Mountain Intergroup
“A central office (or intergroup) is an A.A. service office that involves partnership among groups in a community – just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. A central office is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups – functions which are best handled by a centralized office – and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.”
Reprinted from A.A. Guidelines, Central or Intergroup Offices with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc.
The Central Mountain Intergroup Committee is comprised of Intergroup representatives (reps) from the AA groups, and the following officers:
- Alternate Chair
- Office Coordinator
- Phone Coordinator
- Newsletter Editor
- Public Information (PI)
- Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Coordinator
- Intergroup Liaison
- Meeting List Coordinator
- Hospital &Institutions/Corrections
- Activities Coordinator
The Central Mountain Intergroup committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00PM at the Central Mountain Intergroup Office.It runs the Central Mountain Intergroup Office in Cottonwood, which serves as the local information center for AA members, suffering alcoholics and the general public. It provides meeting lists and other AA literature and oversees our 24-hour phone service, providing a live AA member whenever anyone calls for help. For information, call 928-646-9428, Monday through Friday, 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM.
Get Involved With Your Local A.A. Intergroup!
Calls to the helpline are forwarded to your own phone, so you can work this position from anywhere. Call Suzanne P. for more information or to volunteer at 928-646-9428
Need help on Saturday’s shift: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm and Substitute help needed Monday through Saturday. Contact Nancy J: 928-646-9428.
The Alano Club has a birthday meeting on the last Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm. All are welcome, especially anyone celebrating their AA birthday in that month and who will have the opportunity to share their experience, strength, and hope with others. We need home groups to volunteer to host each month, providing cake and getting the party ready. If your group would like a chance to host an upcoming birthday meeting, please contact James H. at 928-323-2464.
The Verde Valley Buzz is published monthly and distributed through out the Central Mountain region to keep the fellowship informed about our local Intergroup, and also offers messages of experience, strength, and hope as shared by our members. If you have an article you would like to share, please submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (CPC) CHAIR
- Form and maintain an active CMIC CPC Committee made up of members of Alcoholics Anonymous in the communities served by the CMIC.
- Cooperate with PI Chair in areas of mutual interest.
- Use CPC Workbook, available through www.aa.org, and other relevant materials to develop plans and activities to effectively inform professionals about what A.A. is and is not.
- Establish contact and offer A.A. services/information via letter, e-mail, or phone with professionals whose clients/patients may have problems with alcohol, including but not limited to areas of criminal justice, social work, medicine, education, elder care, and alcoholism rehabilitation.
- Participate in professional conferences through staffing an informational exhibit about A.A.
- Make contact with G.S.O. CPC Assignment Desk to receive helpful news and updates, subscribe to PI/CPC News Exchange, and connect with Area 03 CPC Coordinator.
- Review video resources available for presentations @ www.aaorg.
The A.A. Service Structure Picture
The Arizona Area 03 Committee is made up of all of the A.A. groups in Arizona. Each group can send its General Service Representative (GSR) to represent the group conscience for items being discussed at the Area Assemblies that are held during each year. Every GSR has a vote on Area business so that all groups have the opportunity to contribute to A.A. as a whole. Each Area across the nation selects an Area Delegate to represent that Area (and therefore, all of the groups in that Area) at the General Service Conference held each year.
The Arizona Area 03 website at www.area03.org provides a resource where alcoholics can get information about the activities and business pertaining to the Arizona Area of Alcoholics Anonymous. Visit it often!
District 14-141 is a part of District 14, which includes Sedona, the Verde Valley, Prescott, and Prescott Valley. The District Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Central Mountain Intergroup Office. The meeting is open to all AA home group members interested in service at the District level. Two years sobriety are recommended for District service positions. For a description of the various positions, click on the name of the position below:
District 14-141 GSR/Business Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm at the Central Mountain Intergroup Office located at 3900 E. Western Dr., Suite C, Cottonwood (Just west of corner of Western and Rt. 260)
Questions are eagerly accepted at the District meeting and anyone may attend.
DISTRICT 14-141 OFFICERS:
- District Committee Member (DCM)
- Intergroup Laison
- District Committee Member Chairperson (DCMC)
What is GSO?
“I am responsible…when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.”
A.A. Repsonsibilty Pledge
In the late 1930s, a small office in Newark, N.J., staffed by co-founder Bill W. and a secretary, was enough to maintain contact among the first 100 A.A. members. Soon, the fast-spreading Fellowship needed a real world service office, and “headquarters” was shifted to New York City.
Today, the General Service Office (G.S.O.) is located at 475 Riverside Drive in New York City, where both A.A. World Services and Grapevine personnel are housed on two floors. For the present membership of over two million, an all-A.A. staff offers the services outlined in the pamphlet, Your General Service Office. A.A. and non-A.A. employees handle finances; type letters and bulletins; note group records, literature orders and contributions; ship materials; and file incoming letters to add to the rich storehouse of A.A. experience.
The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous website is located at http://www.aa.org/. It contains a wealth information about A.A. today and yesterday. Visit it often!