Committees

District 21 has a number of committees that help fulfill our primary purpose to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. If you would like to participate in serving the A.A. community, or are interested in learning more about service opportunities, please contact us.

Here are our committees and a little bit about what they do...

Special Needs and Access

Gathers information and shared experience from the General Service Office (GSO), Areas, Districts, and A.A. Groups on ways to carry the message of A.A. to the still-suffering alcoholic or current members with special needs/access and to communicate that information to the groups, districts, and service committees.

Archives

Collects, preserves and shares the rich and meaningful heritage of our fellowship. The Archives Committee receives, classifies and indexes all relevant material, including, but not limited to, administrative files, records, correspondence, literary works and artifacts considered to have importance to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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

CPC and PI are separate commitees but work closely with each other

Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC):

Provides information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes, among others, doctors, clergy, judges social workers and law enforcement. Information is provided about where we are, what we are, what we can and cannot do.

Public Information (PI):

Carries the A.A. message to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing the general public — media, schools, industry, etc. — about what the program has to offer. This is done through public service announcements, visits to schools and other organizations.

Grapevine

Acts as an advocate for the Grapevine/La Viña at the district and group level, keeping the groups aware and informed about using the magazine as a recovery tool.

Hospitals and Institutions

Facilitates A.A. meetings inside the Benton County correctional facilities. This is done by organizing outside A.A. members to attend inside meetings on a regular basis.

Schedules

Provides a printed list of pertinent information regarding the meetings in District 21 to be made available to Groups and the District Committee.

24-Hour Telephone Hotline

Provides the means of carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers when they reach out for help through the A.A. hotline listed in the phone book.

Website

Manages and maintains the District 21 website. The main purpose of the website is to provide a list of active meetings and to list events in the District and the Oregon Area. It aslo serves to facilitate communication among GSRs, DCMs, and A.A. members, and to provide information on the District and on A.A. as a whole.

If you'd like to learn more about service positions, committees, the structure of District 21 and how we operate, take a look at the District 21 Guidelines.