Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee


The purpose of the CPC Committee is to cooperate with Intergroup CPC Committees and the General Service Office in New York, when requested, to help coordinate the CPC work being done within Area 29 Maryland General Service. This helps to maintain good communications throughout Area 29 and avoid confusion.

Basic functions of the CPC Committee are:

    • Encourage local CPC Committee members to attend the Area Assembly to share their experiences. This is also an opportunity for positive discussion and to answer any questions
    • Remind all committee members of the importance of having and using the CPC Workbook
    • Meet with administrators of institutions and agencies dealing with alcoholism to share information about Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Arrange purchase and distribution of CPC literature as may be required

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Assembly Handbook, January 2015, P. 30.


The Chairperson of the CPC Committee:

    • Appointed by the Area Chairperson for a term of two years, beginning in January of the even-numbered years
    • Attends the Area Assembly and Area Committee meetings
    • Chairs CPC Committee meetings, coordinating information received from local CPC representatives for reporting back to the Area Assembly
    • Coordinates the use of the Area 29 CPC display as well as the CPC display provided by the General Service Office, as requested, at professional exhibits throughout Area 29
    • Keeps the CPC Coordinator at the General Service Office informed of Area 29 CPC activities
  • Acts as a conduit for communication between GSO and Intergroup/District CPC Committees, assisting these committees wherever and whenever possible
    • Prepares the annual CPC Committee budget request to be submitted to the Finance Committee in the fall of each year and is prepared with supporting documentation to answer any questions which may be asked during the budget approval process
    • May attend service functions or events as listed on page 53 of this Handbook and request reimbursement as provided in the Area 29 Budget for this committee and approved by the Area Assembly each year
    • Attends Regional Panel meetings where the topic applies to CPC
    • Is encouraged to write and submit service-related articles for the quarterly Maryland General Service Newsletter, the MARGENSER
    • As requested, attends group, Intergroup, District or other Area A.A. events to share information and knowledge of the A.A. fellowship
  • Forms a working committee of A.A. members to assist in carrying out the performance of these responsibilities

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Assembly Handbook, January 2015, P. 30.

For further information contact the Area 29 CPC Committee