Regina and Area’s Intergroup is an A.A. service structure that involves partnerships among the Groups in the local community.
It was established to carry out certain functions common to all the Groups ‐ functions which are best handled by a centralized structure ‐ and is maintained, supervised, and supported by these Groups in their general interest.
We exist to aid the local Groups in their primary purpose of carrying the message of A.A. to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Regina Intergroup and the Central Office receive funding through literature (and now medallion and card) sales, however, the bulk of our funding is provided directly from group contributions to Regina Intergroup. We are not funded by or through the Districts, Area or General Service Office.
Intergroup and the Central Office are not in the same service structure as General Service, Area and District Committees. These are complementary rather than competitive A.A. structures. They exist to help ensure A.A. unity and to fulfill A.A’s primary purpose of carrying the message.
F.Y.I. – What are the Different Service Entities?
(definitions excerpted from F-3 Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix with permission of A.A®, World Services, Inc.)
- The local intergroup or central office, which may provide phone service for Twelfth Step calls and other inquiries; coordinates group activities; and facilitates A.A. literature sales, institutions work, public information, and cooperation with the professional community activities.
- The local district, which communicates directly with the groups, providing the district group conscience for the area assemblies, and serving as a link between the area delegates and the G.S.R.s.
- The area committee, which coordinates vital A.A. activities over a broad geographic area; sends a delegate to the annual General Service Conference; holds area assemblies to determine the needs of the Fellowship; and provides information at all levels of service.
- A.A.’s General Service Office, which functions as a storehouse of A.A. information, communicating with members and groups around the world; publishes A.A.’s literature; and supplies information and experience to professionals and others interested in A.A.