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.
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.
Regina and Area’s 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.
Contributions to any of AA's service bodies; local, national and international are voluntary.
Groups are not required to contribute if that is the group choice. If a group wants to contribute, and has tended to their own financial affairs first, then the following charts are a suggested formula for dispersal.
(Percentages are from F-3 Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix
with permission of A.A®, World Services, Inc.)