Service to alcoholics and to AA is a vital part of what keeps us sober. Through service‚ we find ourselves in the middle of AA‚ surrounded by the fellowship and other willing and happy servants. Being in the middle keeps us safe from ourselves‚ safe from apathy‚ safe from drifting away. We no longer feel we are not “a part of‚” because we are working with others and for others. We belong! We make new friendships with sober members‚ learn from them‚ and enjoy a new dimension of fellowship. It’s a long way from the middle of AA to the edge or to the outside of AA. And after being of service for a while‚ we no longer want to be anywhere else!
In addition to the service positions available in meetings‚ working with others can take many forms. Use the tabs below to learn more ABOUT Area 08 Standing Committees.
More ways to be of service; consider volunteering to serve on a Standing Committee.
Based on your interests and or your schedule, select a committee to that works best
for you. You can select multiple committees, and the area chair will assign you to one
More ways to be of service; consider volunteering to serve on a Standing Committee. Based on your interests and or your schedule, select a committee to that works best for you. You can select multiple committees, and the area chair will assign you to one of your choices.
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.
Archives Committee collects, organizes, preserves and displays records of AA history for San Diego & Imperial county. The Archives committee organizes and hosts the Remember Our Old Timers ROOTS annual meeting.
Carries the message to still suffering alcoholic service members, veterans, and their families by organizing personnel and assets available within our area and forming new relationships with our military communities.
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 Hospitals and Institutions Committees carry the AA message to those confined in hospitals and institutions throughout San Diego & Imperial Counties. They coordinate panels, provides literature, and assists 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.
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.
YPCC (Young People Coordinating Committee) serves as a bridge between General Service and young alcoholic, meetings, groups, and service committees within the area. The committee serves as a resource for people looking to reach YPAA organizations or to get more information about them. It also aids young people in contacting and working with General service, as well as utilizing the services provided by the area.