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AA Grapevine, the international monthly journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, will add a $0.50 increase to all books & most other content related items

The new prices will go into effect at the Rochester Area Intergroup Central Office on Monday, March 6th, 2017

Featured Committee of the Month for March 2017


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 at 585-232-6720.  Feel free to come to our meetings and be of service.

Featured Committee of the Month for February 2017


OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE is to support the alcoholic who faces any physical challenge while attending meetings, and receiving the message.


  • Providing access to ASL interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing at meetings, as well as home group anniversaries and special events.
  • Coordinating meetings for the homebound, hospitalized and residents of Assisted Living.
  • Providing information for those using public transportation to specific meetings.
  • Maintaining an inventory of specialized, conference-approved media for visual impairment, ESL, D/HOH, limited reading abilities.
  • Keeping up-to-date accessibility /mobility information for Rochester Area meetings.


  • A renewed sense of gratitude and humility.
  • A greater understanding of the importance and skills of team work.
  • Developing empathy and problem solving skills through knowledge and experience.
  • Rewarding interaction with others as you give back to the community.


  • Attending our monthly meetings to learn more:
    • 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 at Central Office.
    • Meeting can be interpreted for D/HOH.
    • No prior experience necessary.
  • Working with the staff of Assisted Living facilities who want to provide meetings for residents who wish to remain connected with AA fellowship and support.
  • Joining a sub-committee of the Accessibility Committee such as the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mobility or the Blind and Visually Impaired subcommittees.
  • Coordinating your home group to be ready to take meetings to alcoholics who are homebound or hospitalized.

YOU CAN REACH the Accessibility Committee by calling the AA Central Office at
(585) 232-6720 or sending an email to raacog@frontiernet.net
Leave your name, phone # and email, and a committee member will contact you.

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Treatment Committee Rochester A.A.

Meeting Time: The 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30pm at Central Office (1000 Elmwood Avenue)

What does the Treatment committee do? The treatment committee is responsible for coordinating with individual Alcoholics Anonymous members and groups to carry our message of recovery to alcoholics who are hospitalized, committed or otherwise detained in treatment institutions by bringing them meetings and literature. We also help bridge the gap and help alcoholics get connected to A.A. when they transfer from facility to the larger A.A. Community.

How do I get in touch with the Treatment committee? You can call our Central Office at (585) 232-6720 or send us an email at Office1@rochester-ny-aa.org. Our phone line is answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You will leave your contact information with whoever answers and they will forward that information on to the committee. Contact the committee chair at treatment_committee@rochester-ny-aa.org.

What types of service work can A.A. members do at the Treatment committee? At the Treatment Committee, A.A. members can sign up for treatment meeting commitments and coordinate with their homegroups to make sure these meetings are attended and literature is distributed. There’s also opportunities to purchase and organize literature, maintain the bridging the gap list, and interface with professionals in treatment centers.

Additional Information:

Updated Assignments go here!

A.A. in Treatment Facilities

A.A. Guidelines on Treatment

Treatment Workbook

Bridging the Gap

Where do I go from here?

Rochester Area Treatment Committee Packet Rev Sept 2019