Public Information Committee

Purpose

The goal of the Public Information Committee is to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. This is achieved in the following three ways:

  • Through informing the general public about the AA program
  • Through reaching “third parties” whose work is or may be involved with the active alcoholic (Sometimes this function is handled in conjunction with the CPC Committee.)
  • By keeping the Fellowship well informed, so that members and groups may carry the message more effectively

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Handbook, P. 35.

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Duties

The Chairperson of the Public Information 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
  • Chairs the monthly PI Committee meetings, coordinating information received from local PI representatives for reporting back to the Area Assembly
  • Coordinates annual PI panels for the State Convention and Fall Convention
  • Acts as a conduit for communication between GSO and the local PI committees
  • Assists the local PI committees wherever and whenever possible
  • Prepares the annual PI 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
  • Arranges purchases and distribution of PI literature as may be required
  • As requested, attends group, Intergroup, District or other Area AA events to share information and knowledge of the AA fellowship

Reprinted from Area 29 Area Handbook, P. 35

Take the Public Information Challenge

Is your district up to reaching out and seeing where we may help spread the A.A. message? Many libraries in Area 29 do not have English or Spanish language versions of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous on their shelves.

The Public Information Committee would like to reach out to each DCM and find out the need for supplying these books to their district. For further information contact the Public Information Committee