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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.