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Posted On: 4/26/2021
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District 13 Service Opportunities

Literature Committee

The purpose of this standing committee is to encourage AA groups to provide AA literature. It ensures that AA literature is available at area events and conferences. It reviews new non-conference-approved literature and recommends to CASA which items should be carried in the CASO Bookstore. Recommendations are presented at one CASA and voted upon at the following CASA.


Membership of this committee is composed of one delegate from each district in Area 19 and one representative appointed by the manager of the Chicago Area Service Office. Delegates serve for a period of two years commencing January 1 of the odd year. The committee chairperson may appoint special members.



Public Information /Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI)/(CPC)

Public Information (PI)

The purpose of this standing committee is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers through the use of the media and public speakers. This committee serves as the central source of information that is made available to the public in the Chicago area regarding Alcoholics Anonymous. The committee ensures that any information the public receives is correct and is given within the guidelines of the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)

The purpose of this standing committee is to provide information about AA on request to those non-alcoholics who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. Examples are: physicians, nurses, lawyers, judges, social workers, union leaders, industrial managers, as well those working in the field of alcoholism. The committee provides information about what AA can and cannot do. The committee establishes cooperation between Alcoholics Anonymous and the professional community.


Here are examples of the activities you can help carry out:

Staff an informational booth at a local college, community affair, or statewide conference.

Work with a coalition of substance abuse and mental health agencies to hold a community forum.

Distribute A.A. brochures, meeting schedules, & literature to homeless shelters, police stations, & libraries. Act as resource people for DUI classes to talk about our own experience and what A.A. has to offer.


Committee on Conferences (COC)

The purpose of this standing committee is to ensure proper participation of Area 19 in state and area conferences, forums, workshops, and events, including cooperation with other state and delegate areas. The Committee on Conferences (COC) also assists with the All Chicago Open meeting and performs such other services as deemed necessary by the Chicago Area Service Assembly.


The membership of this committee is composed of one delegate from each of the districts of Area 19. District delegates serve for a period of two years commencing January 1 of the odd year.


Membership also includes chairpersons of committees planning conferences and events – which are, in effect, subcommittee of the Committee on Conferences. Membership also includes the office manager, past chairperson of CASA, and past delegates to the General Service Conference.


The committee chairperson may appoint special members.


Technology Committee

The purpose of this special committee is to create website policy and set technological goals for Area 19. The main role of the committee is to oversee management of the chicagoaa.org website and all the associated technologies needed to maintain it. The committee also investigates emerging technologies to help CASO and Area committees stay up to date in communicating with and serving AA members. In all its decisions and actions, the committee strives to protect members’ anonymity at a digital level.


Membership on this committee is open to any interested AA member.

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