Information Committees Chair
The Information Committees Chair oversees two committees. Their responsibility is to consult with local agencies and organizations outside of AA and to be a local contact for A.A to those outside local agencies and organizations. Their goal is to promote understanding of what A.A. is, what we do and don’t do.
Co‐operation with the Professional Community Committee (CPC)
This committee is responsible for keeping in touch with professionals such as doctors, nurses, clergy, and lawyers in order to inform them of the services provided by the Regina AA community.
Public Information Committee (PI)
Acts as a contact and information source about AA and the services that are available locally, to all other outside groups and organizations.
For all positions within Intergroup, a commitment of your time and a desire to be of service, are the main qualifications.
- The Information Committees Chair should be someone having a good level of sobriety, two years is suggested.
- Committee members should also be comfortable with their attained level of sobriety.
The Information Committees Chair is a member of the Regina Intergroup Committee.
Position Description and Duties
Many tasks or responsibilities for these committees are similar. Here is a partial list, which may pertain to one or both committees:
- Maintains an open dialog with other Information Committees in our Area and elsewhere in A.A. to coordinate PI and CPC efforts.
- Distributes any information about A.A. or news regarding A.A. activities at the local or world level to local media outlets.
- Arranges and organizes any Public Information (P.I.) meetings for groups or organizations in the community.
- Create and maintain a list of speakers with the Central Office for requests of an A.A. speaker for outside organizations.
- Work in close co‐operation with the news media at all times, impressing on them the meaning and importance of our Anonymity Tradition.
- Create and maintain an A.A. display board for use at A.A. conferences, as well as such things as medical conventions and alcoholism or hospital conventions.
- Formulate and follow through on a continuous P.I. program.
- See that A.A. literature is distributed in places where it will be effective such as doctors’ offices, clinics, treatment centres, detox units, etc.
- Make any P.I. material we have available to Groups in the area for Anniversary’s, etc. on request.
“Local Committees on Public Information (P.I.) and Cooperation With the Professional Community (C.P.C.) in cooperation with district and area P.l. and C.P.C. committees—The central office is an ideal contact with those in the community seeking information about A.A. Thus, A.A.’s relations with the public and professionals in the alcoholism field are often handled through the cooperation of general service committees and central offices. To avoid duplication of efforts and other difficulties, good communication between all parts of A.A. is paramount.”From MG-02 A.A.® Guidelines – Central or Intergroup Office
with permission of A.A, World Services, Inc.