Central Office is a vital service that assists us in carrying out our primary purpose of helping the alcoholic who still suffers. What critical services does Central Office provide using group donations?
- Central Office receives hundreds of phone calls each year from people looking for a solution to their drinking problem. There are many people who have found sobriety as a result of these twelve step calls.
- Central Office houses and maintains a web site that provides information on meetings, events, and other valuable information.
- Central Office purchases and distributes literature and medallions to groups within the Edmonton Intergroup area.
- Central Office hosts a noon AA meeting from Monday to Friday.
- Central Office produces a monthly newsletter that informs members of news and events, and contains stories to help the alcoholic who still suffers.
- Central Office provides a physical meeting space for Edmonton Intergroup, the Edmonton General Services Committee (EGSC), and various intergroup committees.
- Central Office maintains and prints meeting lists for groups located from Red Deer to the Arctic Circle.
- Central Office maintains the "Bridging the Gap Volunteers List" and the "12 Step Calls List".
- When requested, Central Office sends the requested amount of group donations to the various AA organizations (e.g. GSO, EGSC, Area).
- Central Office stores records from intergroup committees and the AREA 78 archives.
- Central Office provides an outlet for members wanting to volunteer their time in service.
- Central Office makes the Bridging the Gap calls to assist people coming out of treatment centers.
- Central Office is the administrative hub of AA in Edmonton. It maintains financial and administrative records for the Edmonton Central Office Society.
- Central Office provides administrative support for intergroup and EGSC committees (e.g. photocopying, etc.).
**We require ongoing financial support to maintain these services. Your financial donations are appreciated.
As the green card read at meetings reminds us, “It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Services Office remain self-supporting. This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose – to help the alcoholic who still suffers.”