Literature Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Literature Committee is to maintain appropriate levels of all AA World Services, Inc. conference-approved literature and other service material, including the Area 29 Assembly Handbook for resale at each Area Assembly and Area Committee; to coordinate annual Literature panels for the State Convention and Fall Convention; and to study AA World Services, Inc. conference-approved literature and bring recommendations for revisions, or new literature, to the Area Committee and Area Assembly.

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Handbook, P. 34.

 

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Duties

The Chairperson of the Literature Committee:

  • Is 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
  • Maintains appropriate levels of all AA World Services, Inc. conference approved literature and other service material including the Area 29 Assembly Handbook for resale at each Area Assembly and Area Committee
  • Establishes order quantities based on volume discounts and sets resale prices so as to provide the lowest possible price to the groups in Maryland General Service Area 29
  • Coordinates annual Literature panels for the State Convention and Fall Convention
  • Prepares the annual Literature Committee’s budget request to be submitted to the Finance Committee in October of each year and is prepared with supporting documentation to answer any questions which may be asked during the budget approval process in December
  • Represents Maryland General Service Area 29 at the following functions:
    • Area 29 State Convention
    • Area 29 Fall Conference
    • Northeast Regional Forum
    • Northeast Regional Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly
  • As requested, attends group, Intergroup, District or other Area AA events to share information and knowledge of the AA fellowship
  • Forms a working committee of AA members to assist in carrying out the performance of these responsibilities
  • Coordinates the Literature Committee’s study of AAWS conference-approved literature and GSO service material and brings recommendations for revisions or new literature to the Area Committee and Area Assembly

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Handbook, P. 34

For further information contact the Literature Committee