Composition- Scope and Procedure
If you are interested in becoming an active member of the PI/CPC Committee or are interested in information about what we do, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 941-249-2974.
COMPOSITION: Any member of any AA Group can be a member of the Committee and there can be more than one member per Group. Members need only be willing to stay sober, consult with their sponsor before joining if they have less than 1 year of continuous sobriety, and carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Committee Chairperson, Alternate Chairperson, and Secretary are elected in the Committee from current or rotating out PI/CPC members. Newly elected trusted servants are presented at the District 5 General Service business meeting for approval. The Chairperson (or the Alternate) must have 2 years continuous sobriety, is responsible for attending all District 5 and Area 15 business meetings. The Chairperson (or the Alternate) must attend the PI/CPC meeting and report on District 5 Activities, both orally and by written report and also report back to District 5 at the next District 5 business meeting after the Area Assembly information is gathered. The PI/CPC Chairperson (or their Alternate) is funded one night lodging plus $30 for the banquet when attending the Area 15 Assembly. Funds are paid when needed; when available.
SCOPE: The Committee offers a forum for the District 5 Groups to share their experience in carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous message to the general public and to professionals who, in their work, come in contact with alcoholics. Reviews literature to determine the best possible A.A. literature to use in accomplishing this task. Also uses A.A. workbooks and outlines designed by the General Service Office to help carry the message.
PROCEDURE: Where and When we meet: Intergroup office 13325 Tamiami Trl. Unit A • North Port. 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month/ Work with the steps and traditions in our personal lives, and try to meet these goals as a committee:
1. Be sure every public library has at least one Conference approved book, e.g. the Big Book, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions or Living Sober.
2. Place a literature or meeting schedule rack in every high school, college, police station, library and hospital in the district and keep the rack stacked with appropriate literature and meeting schedules.
3. Send a letter to high schools, offering A.A. Literature and/or a presentation on A.A.—what we do and what we do not do.
4. Send a letter to convalescent homes, rest homes and senior centers in the district offering A.A. Literature and/or a presentation on A.A
5. Respond to speaking requests at non-A.A. meetings in the district.
6. Put meeting schedules behind the front desks at every hotel, motel and bed and breakfast.
7. Participate in district and state A.A. seminars and conventions.
8. Bring in members when invited to DUI classes.
9. Fight apathy within the Fellowship, find a co-chair and interested people in order to achieve all the above and most importantly, keep your sanity and stay away from the first drink…