How you might be of service

This page is dedicated to how you might be of service.

Get a sponsor and talk to them about being of service.

Click here to read a pamphlet on Questions and Answers On Sponsorship

Attend a meeting and show up 1/2 hour early. This will allow you to help set up chairs, set out books, make coffee, etc. Or stay after a meeting is over to help put away chairs, put away books, clean up the coffee, etc. This is also a great way to meet people and enjoy the fellowship that happens before and after a meeting.

If you have a driver's license you could give someone a ride to a meeting who does not have driver's license. You can ask your sponsor or someone at the meetings if they know anyone who needs a ride.

Find a meeting that you like to attend regularly and make this your 'Home Group'. A Home Group is a meeting that makes you 'feel at home' when you attend. Attend the meeting consistently and show up early to help set up and stay late to help clean up. This is also a great way to meet people and enjoy the fellowship that happens before and after a meeting.

Click here to read a pamphlet about the A.A groups, and information on 'Home Groups' can be found on page 15 of the pamphlet.

Attend the groups business meeting if they have one. At the business meeting you can get elected to a service position. Service positions are positions like set up committee, clean up committee, coffee committee, and depending on the group, they may also have other service positions.

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Click here to read a pamphlet about the A.A service structure.

Click here to read another pamphlet about the A.A service structure.

A liitle bit about the service structure in AA.

The most important part of the structure is the individual meetings. Meetings can elect representatives to represent their groups at intergroup and district. The elected position titles are Intergroup Rep for Intergroup and General Service Representative (GSR) for district.

The next level is the Intergroup, where Intergroup Reps from the meetings meet and discuss A. A. business. Intergroup elects a District Liaison who attends the district meeting.

The next level is the district, where GSRs, the District Liaison from Intergroup and other district committee chair people meet monthly to discuss A.A. business. We are District 7. At the district level a District Committee Chair (DCM) is elected to represent the district at the next level, which is area.

The next level is the area and the state of Iowa is Area 24. At the Area level an Area Delegate is elected to represent the Area at the General Service Conference held by the General Service Office. During the Area 24 Fall Conference of an election year (even-numbered years), the entire day of Saturday will be devoted to Area business and elections.

Click here to see a map of Area 24 (Iowa) and the districts within Iowa.

Click here to go to the Area 24 website.

The final level is the General Service Office (G.S.O) in New York.

Click here to go to the A.A. website maintained by G.S.O in New York.

The Intergroup Banquet is a yearly event that happens in February every year and is the only fundraiser for the Intergroup/Central Office. The committee meets once a month to determine what progress is being made. Even if you don't get elected to the committee you can still attend the meetings on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at Central Office and help out. You can also volunteer to help at the actual banquet in February.

Click here to check out the District 7 Treatment page to find a contact to explore opportunities to work with the District 7 Treatment committee which includes taking meetings into treatment facilities.

Click here to check out the District 7 Corrections page to find a contact to explore opportunities to work with the District 7 Corrections committee which includes taking meetings into correctional facilities.

Click here to check out the District 7 Bridge The Gap (BTG) page to find a contact to explore opportunities to 'become a part of' by having your name added to a list of contacts who are willing to be a contact for people getting out of treatment facilities or correctional facilities. It is suggested that you have one year of continuous sobriety, are sponsored, and have worked the steps. .

Click here to check out the District 7 Public Information/ Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) page to find a contact to explore opportunities to work with the District 7 PI/CPC committee which includes taking presentations to professionals as well as getting information out to the public.

Click here to find out when the different District 7 committees meet and attend one of the meetings.

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