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Nightwatch Committee

Meeting Time: The 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at Central Office (1000 Elmwood Avenue)

What does the Nightwatch committee do? We ensure that when a sick and suffering alcoholic calls A.A. after hours, there is a sober member of A.A. to speak to them. The committee coordinates with A.A. groups, on a monthly basis, to answer phones when the Rochester Area lntergroup’s Central Office is closed and provides a 12th Step Call education program to guide individuals on how to take 12th step calls after hours.

How do I get in touch with the Nightwatch committee? You can call our Central Office at (585) 232-6720 or send us an email at raacog@frontiernet.net. 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 nightwatch_committee@rochester-ny-aa.org.

What types of service work can A.A. members do at the Nightwatch? Committee members deliver presentations to A.A. groups about how they can take on nightwatch duty and answers phones for a month, coordinate schedule for groups to take phones, and maintain and distribute binders that groups need to take on nightwatch duty.

How You Can Grow Spiritually By Getting Involved:
Being involved with The Nightwatch Committee gives individuals the opportunity of being on the front line of fighting the disease of alcoholism and carrying the message of the A.A. solution. In our experience, nothing grows our spirituality more than helping others.

How You Can Get Involved:
There are a few ways to get involved with The Nightwatch Committee:

  1. One way is to come to the A.A. Central Office on the 4th Tuesday of every Month at 7:30 PM. Come sit-in and see if the committee is right for you.
  2. The second is to put your name and phone number on the 12th Step call list!!! The list is kept at the Central Office. Your information can be added just by calling or stopping by to fill out a 12th Step List Sign-up Form.

How Groups Can Get Involved:

  1. One way for your group to get involved is to have your group sign-up to take the calls for a month! The committee can bring a formal presentation to your group by contacting the A.A. central Office listed below.
  2. Your group can also participate by having a Nightwatch Committee Rep. This service position can require just attending the one-hour, one-day-a-month meeting and reporting both from and to your group.

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