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Featured Committee of the Month for May 2019: Education & Participation Committee

The purpose of the E&P Committee is to foster and encourage Group participation in the Rochester Area Intergroup and to provide training to facilitate such participation

Come and see what we do in person!
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Central Office Committee Room

Currently the E&P Committee provides workshops on a number of different topics such as:

➢ Step 4, inventory process
➢ Steps 6 & 7, character defects
➢ Amends
➢ Steps 10 & 11, prayer meditation inventory

➢ Sponsorship
**During our workshops we invite a standing committee to share their experience with intergroup service

to make 12th step work possible

The E&P Committee also:

  • Reaches out to groups without Intergroup Representatives and provides information on how to get involved, and the Board of Trustees helps us with this effort
  • We can visit your group to talk about how to have an Informed Group Conscience as well as how to have a Group Inventory
  • We can provide Secretary and Treasurer Training to new groups or groups with new members, etc.

Any questions your group may have about Rochester Service Committees and Our Service Structure, reach out to us! We can help. The E&P Committee is also responsible for welcoming new Intergroup Representatives and providing monthly orientation (2nd Thursday at 6pm) on topics surrounding the purposes, services and structure of the Intergroup, monthly Intergroup Representatives meeting format, agenda and procedures.

E&P has created pamphlets for the Rochester Area Intergroup such as “Rochester Area Intergroup and
You”, “The Beginners Pamphlet”, “l2 Step Calls – Taking and Making”, “The Intergroup Representative (IR)” and “RAI Board of Trustees FAQs”.

The E&P committee provides outreach to AA groups for the purpose of educating and assisting groups to participating at the Intergroup level.

Grow spiritually through the act of service, and giving back to a program that has saved your life. Grow also in knowledge while researching the information necessary to produce a Workshop to help educate others.

Our primary purpose is to carry the message – Through the efforts of individual AA members, groups, and the services provided by the Intergroup and Central Office Contact information for any questions:

Please attend a committee meeting to meet us all! We’d love to see you!

If you need to be in touch with the committee but cannot attend the meeting, call Central Office, 585-232-6720, or email the committee directly at education_participation_committee@rochester-ny-aa.org

Featured Committee of the Month for April 2019

Featured Committee of the Month for April 2019: Corrections

This month’s featured committee is Corrections. Please take a moment to listen to some information that the committee would like for you to know about what their purpose is, what you can do to get involved, how it helps the alcoholic who still suffers and how you can grow spiritually by being involved.

Purpose of Committee:

  • To carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholics who are incarcerated in correctional institutions.
  • To coordinate A.A. groups and/or members in taking A.A. meetings into correctional facilities, to encourage participation in leading correctional facility meetings, and to provide a liaison between correctional facilities & A.A. groups.

How it helps the alcoholic who still suffers: 

  • Corrections work is an opportunity to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics inside the walls of correctional facilities who want to live sober, one day at a time.  Service work with the corrections committee reaches alcoholics who might never otherwise find the A.A. program and who have severely limited access to meetings.
  • Corrections helps alcoholics inside the walls to have faith and to know that they are not alone.
  • The alcoholic inside the walls is introduced to Bridging the Gap, which gives them a resource to get connected with alcoholics before & after release from a facility.

How you can grow spiritually by getting involved:

  • Corrections work embodies the spirit of the Responsibility Declaration: “When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.  And for that: I am responsible”
  • Corrections work gets you out of yourself, helping to open the channel between you and a Higher Power.
  • Fosters the willingness, humility, and service through commitment to the 12th step and 3rd tradition.

How you can get involved:

  • The Corrections Committee meets at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of every month at Central Office.
  • People on the committee can get involved by taking in meetings, helping to plan committee events & raise awareness of the committee’s activities and needs, brainstorming ideas for increasing participation and improving communication between A.A. and the correctional facilities, by serving as a pen-pal to an alcoholic inmate, and more!

Contact information for any questions:

  • Please attend a committee meeting to meet us all! We’d love to see you!

If you need to be in touch with the committee but cannot attend the meeting:


Featured Committee of the Month for March 2019: Archives

The Intergroup Archive Committee collects, preserves and displays the history of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Rochester Area. This includes how A.A. originated, evolved, and grew in Rochester. We carry A.A’s legacy of recovery by illustrating this history and passing it on to fellow members.

We carry A.A’s message of hope by chronicling how A.A. has helped people in the Rochester community. Archives conveys to the newcomer that A.A’s promise of recovery is a consistent and reliable source for anyone suffering from alcoholism.

Getting involved can help you grow spiritually by giving you the chance to serve A.A. through the dissemination of its fruitful history in Rochester. Committee members also have the opportunity to interact with other alcoholics by taking our displays to group anniversaries and conventions.

The Archives Committee is always looking for new members. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Rochester Medical Museum and Archives located at 1441 East Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rochester, New York 14610. As a group we work on recording oral histories, creating new displays, and taking our exhibits to anniversaries and conventions.

Interested individuals can contact the Rochester Area Intergroup Office Tel. 585-232-6720 Email: raacog@frontiernet.net
or email the committee directly at archives_committee@rochester-ny-aa.org

Feel free to come to our meetings and be of service.