All interested AA's are welcome to join any of these committees.
Area 30 Information
An Area is a geographical division within a state or province. A general service conference Delegate comes from an Area. In Massachusetts there are two areas - the Eastern Mass. Area (Area 30) and the Western Mass. Area (Area 31)
In Area 30, there are several committees that meet regularly to discuss various topics such as corrections, treatment, accessability, etc. Check out the links and more in depth descriptions below and check out a meeting if any of them interest you!
Like any other A.A. service, the primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archives service work is more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened.
Cooperation w/ Pro. Community (CPC)
Members of this committee provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do
The purpose of a Correctional Facilities Committee is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community through prerelease contacts. JCFC: Joint Correctional Facilities Committee.
The purpose of P.I. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. P.I. committees visit schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.
The Treatment Facilities Committee is formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the individual’s community.