Standing Committees

 

  • Accessibility Committee

    While there are no special AA members there are many who have special needs. This committee works to ensure all have access to AA
    meetings, 12th Step work, or AA service regardless of a temporary or permanent physical condition.

  • Agenda Committee
    Assists in preparing agendas for the Area Assembly and Area Committee meetings. Reviews and recommends the presentation and discussion of Conference items. Any AA member can request an
    agenda item to the Area Chairperson for potential inclusion on the agenda.
  • Information Technology Committee
    Maintains Area 8’s website as a vital method of electronic communication and storage of resources and other information. They are highly important in maintaining our AA tradition of anonymity, the
    Concepts of World Service, and Area 8 Structure & Guidelines in our communications. They support and maintain the computer hardware used by the Area Committee officers.
  • Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee
    Carries the message to professionals about what AA does and what it does NOT do. This committee needs volunteers to participate on panels and give informational presentations to health fairs, county boards, religious and legal organizations.
  • Policy Committee
    Following our AA Traditions and the Concepts of World Service, the Policy Committee reviews and makes recommendations concerning the Area Structure and Guidelines and General Service related literature. They are responsible for preparing and distributing copies of the Area Structure and Guidelines, proposed changes and amendments.
  • Finance Committee 
    This committee assists the Treasurer in maintaining and proposing an annual budget for the San Diego-Imperial area. They review and make
    committee recommendations on Area 8‘s financial matters and its guidelines
  • Grapevine/La Viña Committee
    Displays the Grapevine and La Viña magazine, books, and other material to groups, districts and other area functions. Their ongoing work includes encouraging fellowship members to subscribe and to contribute stories of their experience to the magazine.
  • Hospitals and Institutions (H and I)
    The H&Icommittee is financially independent of Area 8. H&I carries the AA message to those confined in hospitals and institutions throughout San Diego & Imperial Counties. They coordinate panels, provide literature, and assist in establishing AA groups in institutions. They also help AA members being released from institutions get to their first meetings in our local community,
  • Literature
    Maintains an inventory of all Conference-approved books, pamphlets,
    audio and video materials. This committee displays Conference-approved literature at events such as the Area Assembly and workshops and is available for Fellowship events
  • Newsletter
    Publishes the minutes of Area business in English and Spanish on the area8aa.org website and in print so that they are available to the fellowship it serves. The newsletter also contains Area related articles and reports.
  • Translation
    Ensures that all Area documents are provided in English and Spanish
    so anyone can participate in AAservice. The committee is continually in need of fluent English-Spanish participants.

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