Important note: as of August 12, 2020 not all Area 12 Committees have had a chairperson selected; for more information or to express interest in a committee assignment contact Pam P., Area 12 Chair: email@example.com
Our service committees are created by, and responsible to, the Area Committee. These committees do not set policy or decide issues. Rather, they make recommendations by way of reports to the Area Committee and the Area Assembly at their regular meetings. Each committee may create ad-hoc committees, which are responsible to the committee. With the exception of the Convention committee, the Area Chair appoints committee chairpersons. The Convention Chairperson is normally the Immediate Past Delegate.
In most cases, the committee descriptions assumes that the Area is not actively involved in the 12-step activity; that is because Area 12 has three Intergroups (that have counterpart committees) which are actively involved in this particular work to varying degrees. Additionally, there is always the possibility that some activities have been taken on by Districts or Groups.
It is not the purpose or intent of the Assembly to overlap or replace the work being done by the Intergroups (or Districts or Groups). Therefore, the first priority for each committee is to determine what is already being done and by whom; the second is to provide Conference approved materials to aid and assist in the 12-step work being done.
Because they are the basis for the functioning of the Area, it is suggested that committee chairpersons be familiar with The AA Service Manual, AA Comes of Age, and the GSO Guidelines.
Volunteers are always welcome to participate; contact the corresponding committee chair (or Area Chair) listed below to get involved.
THE AREA 12 SERVICE COMMITTEES
Accessibilities - In line with A.A.’s Responsibility Declaration, the Accessibilities Committee explores, develops and offer resources to make the Alcoholics Anonymous message and participation in our program of recovery available to all alcoholics who reach out for it. Whatever the access barrier may be, the goal of our members and especially those who serve on Accessibilities Committees, is to find solutions to help ensure every alcoholic can participate in A.A. meetings, Twelfth Step work, and A.A. service. List of Committee Contacts
Archives - This committee receives and maintains historical information and artifacts pertaining to Area 12. Upon request, the Archivist may provide a display for events within the Area and at the Area 12 convention. With permission from the Assembly, the Archivist may purchase items that are in keeping with the purposes of the Archives, and maintain other AA related information and materials of historical value. List of Committee Contacts
Annual State Convention - This committee makes all arrangements for the statewide convention. Upon completion of the convention, the chairperson of this committee will submit a report, including the financial results, at the subsequent Area Committee and Assembly meetings. List of Committee Contacts
Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) - This committee makes contacts with the professional community to provide information and literature about A.A.. It also makes specific suggestions to the Area Committee regarding sponsorship of professionals. List of Committee Contacts
Correctional Facilities - This committee makes contact with Area 12’s various Intergroup correctional facilities committees. It offers information to help set up meetings for inmates, and to assist in the transition from the prison AA fellowship to the local AA fellowship. The Committee provides Conference approved guidelines to help the Intergroups to secure AA volunteers to assist in carrying the message to alcoholics that are incarcerated. In short, the committee acts as the informational liaison with other service boards in matters relating to Correctional Facilities in Area 12. List of Committee Contacts
Finance - This committee assists the Area Committee and Assembly in all financial matters, with the 7th Tradition being the primary guidance. The Finance committee compiles the budgets submitted by the officers and committee chairs and makes its recommendations based on maintaining a prudent reserve. The committee recommends financial management policies as needed; periodically reviews the financial statements and makes recommendations when they are called for. The chair of the committee maintains and republishes the Financial Management Guidelines as changes are made, and at the beginning of each year. In addition, the chair of the committee also reviews the financial records at the end for each year and submits a report of the results. The chair of the committee presents all reports to the Area Committee and then to the Assembly. List of Committee Contacts
Treatment - This committee makes contact with the Area 12’s various Intergroup treatment facilities committees and offers information to help set up treatment meetings. The Committee provides Conference approved guidelines to help the Intergroups to secure AA volunteers to assist in carrying the message to the alcoholics in treatment. In short, the committee acts as an informational liaison with other service boards in matters relating to Treatment in Delaware. List of Committee Contacts
Public Information and Technology (PI) - This committee assists Area membership in ways to carry the AA message, such as workshops and literature kits. The Area 12 Web-site is included in this committee's work. List of Committee Contacts