The Archives Committee provides guidance and/or rules about requests for classified or confidential information from the archived files. Part of the archives committee’s job is to ensure that the area archives are properly stored and that the archivist has the tools he/she needs to preserve the history of A.A. in Mississippi. The archivist is directly accountable to the archives committee. One of the current projects of the committee is to collect group histories. Contact the Archives committee – email@example.com.
Cooperation with the Professional Community
The CPC committee provides information about A.A. to those primarily non-A.A. members 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 and what we are as well as what we cannot do in keeping with our Twelve Traditions. The committee also presents workshops, attends conventions and the chairperson conducts the area CPC meeting as requested by the area. Any A.A. member may serve on this committee. Contact the CPC committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Correctional Facility Committee helps correctional facility groups maintain contact with A.A. outside of jail or prison. The committee encourages correctional facility groups to use all A.A. material and literature that GSO has available. The chairman assists any group or committee to carry its message inside the correctional facility. The committee also presents workshops, attends conventions and the chairman conducts the area correctional facilities meeting as requested by the area. Any A.A. member may serve on this committee. Contact the Correctional Facilities committee – email@example.com.
The major responsibilities of the Finance Committee are to prepare an annual budget to be submitted to the area assembly. Other responsibilities are those designated by the area chairperson or the area assembly as the need arises. These may include recommendations on such things as the prudent reserve, requests for funds in excess of those budgeted and the merits of requests for funds to cover unbudgeted expenditures. Contact the Finance committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grapevine Committee is responsible for promoting the A.A. meeting in print. This group is responsible for providing a display of Grapevine and other related materials at area assemblies and the state convention. Subscriptions to the Grapevine are encouraged as a basic tool of carrying the A.A. message to alcoholics. Any A.A. member may serve on this committee. Contact the Grapevine committee – email@example.com.
A thorough knowledge of A.A. literature is a good way to assure that our primary purpose remains the focus for successful A.A. groups and members. By emphasizing our books, pamphlets, videos and service material, the Literature Committee can help maintain this focus. Some methods, which are employed to emphasize our literature, are displays, providing service-oriented literature for area functions as funded workshops and encouraging A.A. members to read and purchase A.A. conference approved literature. The chairman conducts the Area Literature Committee as requested by the area. Contact the Literature committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newsletter Committee publishes and distributes the Mississippi Area 37 Newsletter. Content may include local A.A. news, information about groups and committees, and reprinted material from A.A. literature. Contact the Newsletter committee – email@example.com.
The Public Information Committee’s purpose is to assist group and district PI committees in carrying the message to the still suffering alcoholics via radio, television, and press. The committee also presents workshops, attends conventions and the chairperson conducts the Area PI Committee meeting as requested by the area. Contact the Public Information committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary purpose of the Treatment Facility Committee is to carry the message of A.A. to the alcoholics by bringing the message of hope for recovery to alcoholics in treatment and demonstrating how it works. The committee presents workshops, attends convention and the chairperson conducts the Area Treatment Facility meeting as requested by the area. Contact the Treatment Centers committee – email@example.com.
The primary purpose of the Area 37 website is to help readers find information about the location, times, and addresses of meetings of member groups and districts so he or she can make direct, face-to-face contact with Alcoholics Anonymous. The Website Committee discusses, and sometimes introduces, motions to the Assembly about new guidelines or changes to those already approved. Contact the Website committee – firstname.lastname@example.org.