Area Standing Committees
SECTION V: AREA STANDING COMMITTEES
The Area Standing Committees are designed to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous in specific ways to the still-suffering alcoholic. Some of the committees may do so through direct contact with the public, the professional community, the website, literature, or through the prison system. The Area Members elect a Committee Chair every 2 years. Some committees have only the Chair as the lone member, while others have many members on their committee. A number of committees have regularly scheduled meetings where members come together to discuss how they will go about fulfilling the duties of their committee. The majority of the committees, however, are looking for volunteers. If you are interested, check out the committee page on the website www.aa-semi.org or ask one of the officers at the Area Assembly meeting and they will be able to direct you.
Our purpose is to seek out niches where we can provide to the Alcoholic with accessibility issues every opportunity to gain access to the A.A. message of Recovery, Unity and Service. Interpreters for the Deaf. Guidance for the blind. Accommodation for the recovering Alcoholics with ambulatory issues.
Help for anyone who encounters a barrier between them and the A.A. message, whether it be educational, psychological, ethnic, or physical.
Whatever kind of help is needed to access A.A. meetings or materials, contact Accessibilities.
In-home meetings and hospital visits.
Adapted materials such as the Big Book in ASL, Braille, and in a CD audio format.
There is a sign language meeting available for the deaf community who are in need of a meeting. This is a closed ASL discussion group, held every Saturday at 2:00 PM
AA Recovery of Deaf - Sign Language Only Group (ASL) - Held at the Salvation Army Harbor Light, 3250 N. Monroe St., Monroe, MI. 48162
Accessibilities Chair Simon J. firstname.lastname@example.org
Preserves the history of AA in Area 33 by collecting all written records and by taping interviews with AA members.
Invites groups and districts to start archives and write histories; displays the archives at the March Round-Up, State Convention, Workshops, and as requested.
We need your help in updating the Archives; if you have information or materials regarding group, district, committee or even Area 33's history, please submit it to the Archives Committee at one of the email addresses listed above, or select below for a mail in form. Please print, complete and send the form to Area 33 General Service of Southeast Michigan, 24225 W. Nine Mile Rd. Suite 128, Southfield, MI 48033.
Archivist Bill T. - Email Archivist
The Archives Committee's Business Meeting is held:
The purpose of the Corrections Committee of General Service of Southeast Michigan-Area 33 is to carry the message of recovery from alcoholism to the still suffering inmate; be it man, woman, or child, whether confined in a federal or state prison, county jail, 3/4 house, youth home detention center, or newly released.
Our aim is to involve A.A. volunteers as chair people for meetings inside the facilities, as correspondents to inmates unable to attend meetings, and as community contacts for inmates upon their release. It is equally important that our A.A. volunteers visit outside A.A. groups at the local and district levels, as well as area and inter-group offices, thereby furthering our volunteer network, thus expanding our donation base of used and new literature which carries our A.A. message to those inside these facilities.
To continue our Twelfth Step work in carrying the message, we remain committed to ensuring the lines of communication between A.A. and the correctional facilities remain open so we may continue to share our experience & knowledge from the program, and to cooperate with the individual facilities to enable the A.A. message of hope to be present now and in the future.
The Corrections Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Area Assembly each month at 10:30 AM
10:30 am before the Area Assembly
Corrections Chair Cynthia S. email@example.com
CO-OPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
Focuses on "cooperation, but not affiliation" with the professionals in the community; Educators, Physicians, the Clergy, Court officials, and others who are often in contact with alcoholics
Distributes the appropriate literature to the professional community as needed.
AA World Services offers AA literature online. AA Literature
The CPC Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Maintains a collection of AA conference approved films and videos to be displayed at AA functions as requested.
To have the Films Committee visit your Group or District Workshop or other function contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Films Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Films Chair Dan S. email@example.com
Area 33 is required to conform to I.R.S. Guidelines in order to preserve our tax-free status under 501(c3). The finance committee thought it would be helpful to provide monthly expense forms to facilitate financial accountability in the event we are ever audited.
Please fill out this form in duplicate and attach your receipt(s) to the form for the Treasurer in support of your request. At Area, give designated forms to Area treasurer and Duplicate to finance Chair. E-MAIL option-The form may also be filled out on your computer and e-mailed to the treasurer along w/ a scanned copy of your receipt at the below address. Please cc the Finance Chair.
The Finance Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Area Assembly each month at 11:15 AM
Finance Chair Betty M.
Familiarizes AA members with the fellowship's "Meeting in Print" has order forms available and orders displays.
Sells Grapevine magazines, books tapes, and special items.
Collects old Grapevines for distribution in correctional facilities and treatment facilities. Invites members to contribute articles to the Grapevine. Provides a Grapevine Display at AA functions as requested. Encourages groups to elect a Grapevine representative (GVR) who attends the quarterly Statewide Grapevine Committee meeting in Lansing.
Back issues of Grapevine publications are available (50 back issues for $40.00 plus $6.00 postage and handling). Issues can be used for newcomers, corrections and treatment centers. Order from the address below.
P.O. Box 1980
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163-1980
The Grapevine Committee's Business Meeting is held:
No Meeting Times Scheduled
email grapevine chair for time and location of meeting
Grapevine Chair Ray D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Displays current AA Conference approved books and pamphlets at the Area Assembly meeting, Area workshops, and other events as requested.
Keeps the Area informed of new publications, literature catalogs and price changes.
The Literature Committee provides display boards for events and tries to encourage people to learn about and read AA literature.
The Literature Committee's Business Meeting is held:
At 10:00 AM before each Area Assembly
Location: 876 Horace Brown Dr., Madison Heights, MI. 48071
Literature Chair Karen A. email@example.com
March Round Up
March Round Up is the largest convention in Area 33 and has A.A., Al-Anon & Alateen activities. These include, 4 Main Speakers, Panels & Workshops all weekend long. A 24 hour Alkathon, Dances, Alateen program & much more. Numerous volunteers are needed to work on both the committee & for the weekend. The weekend of March Round Up, you could help out for as little as 2 hours.
Visit Our Website at March-Roundup.org
The March Round Up Committee's Business Meeting is held:
March RU Chair Nate P. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan State and East Central Regional Conventions
The Michigan State Convention is a combined effort between Areas 32, 33 & 34. It is a state-wide convention with AA, Al-Anon & Al-Ateen activities, i.e. - Open Speakers, Topic Panels, Alkathons, Dinner Banquet, Dance, etc.
The East Central Regional Convention rotates within Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Like the Michigan State Convention, there will be AA, Al-Anon & Al-Ateen activities, i.e. - Open Speakers, Topic Panels, Alkathons, Dinner Banquet, Dance, but it also features keynote speakers from our General Service Office, A.A.W.S. and/or Grapevine.
The Michigan State and East Central Regional Conventions Committee's Business Meeting is held:
The first Sunday of the month - Contact chair person for location details
Starting May 2019, the Committee's Business Meeting will be held immediately following the Area Assembly
Location: 876 Horace Brown Dr., Madison Hgts., MI 48071
State Convention Chair Fred C. email@example.com
This committee works in collaboration with the Public Information Committee, the Cooperation with The Professional Community (CPC) Committee, The Correctional Facilities Committee and the Treatment Facilities Committee to plan and facilitate an annual event for the Professional Community.
Professionals include: doctors, lawyers, judges, clergy, social workers, police, faculty and staff of Colleges and Universities, therapists, counselors, probation officers, etc. All professionals who may come into contact with alcoholics or potential alcoholics are considered.
If you would like to get involved in this event or if you know of any professional(s) who may be interested in attending this event, please contact us.
The Professional Event Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Pro. Events Chair Nancy M. firstname.lastname@example.org
Informs the general public about the AA program by using the Media (TV, Radio, & Press).
Fulfills requests to participate in programs set up by schools, businesses, or other organizations.
The Public Information Committee informs the general public about the AA program by using the Media (TV, Radio, & Press) and fulfills requests to participate in programs set up by schools, businesses, or other organizations.
If you would like to volunteer or get more information on the
Public Information Committee, please send an email to:
Open AA Meetings-See Meeting Directory
Open A.A. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about Alcoholics Anonymous. If you or someone you know is seeking help for a possible drinking problem and would like more information, call our Area 33 Public Information Chairperson listed above or visit one of our Open A.A. Meetings in the link provided above.
The Public Information Committee's Business Meeting is held:
No Meeting Times Scheduled
Public Info Chair Kathleen M. email@example.com
Performs the Traditions Skit as requested by groups or districts.
The Chairperson of the Traditions Skit Committee sets up the skit as requested, contacts the traditions skit players, and informs the Area of their schedule.
The Traditions Skit Committee's Business Meeting is held:
Traditions Skit Chair ---This Position Is Open---
Brings AA meetings to alcoholics in treatment
Strives to further the understanding of what AA does and does not do to hospital and treatment center staff
Coordinates contact persons or temporary sponsors for newly released alcoholic clients. (Bridging the Gap). Join Bridging the Gap by visiting our page at aa-semi.org/BTG
District Treatment Committee Chairpersons wishing to post Treatment Facility Meetings on this location within the Website may do so by submitting it to the Area Treatment Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treatment Facilities Committee's Business Meeting is held:
The Area 33 Website was created to provide a useful tool for conveying information about A.A. and Area 33 activities to alcoholics, the general public and members of the professional community. The website contains information about current events, meetings lists and committee information just to name a few. For those who are looking to talk to someone in A.A., there are numerous hotline numbers listed. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is available on-line as well as other literature items. It takes several people to keep the website up and running. Website Committee Members do not need to have prior computer experience, just the willingness to learn. Persons with Computer experience are always very welcome! Area 33 website address is: www.aa-semi.org.
The Website Committee's Business Meeting is held: