Area B Service Groups

Primary Purpose

Our Twelfth Step – carrying the message – is the basic service that the AA Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence.

Therefore, AA is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.

Hence, an AA service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer – ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to AA’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.

Declaration of unity
Since much of this task is beyond the capacity of the individual Group, all the Groups co-operate with one another to set up various means for reaching the suffering alcoholic in the community, treatment facilities and prisons. To facilitate a coordinated approach to carrying the message, the Area B committee has established the following service groups: From time to time, special working groups may be established for specific purposes. These groups ceases to meet once they have achieved their primary purpose. Examples of these working groups include:
  • Regional Engagement Working Group
  • Amalgamation Sub-Committee
  • Web Site Design Sub-Committee
  • Founders Day Working Group
  • “Working with Others” Day
For more information on these special working groups: Go to Special Projects In keeping with Concept 1, we are always looking for members keen to help carry the message of recovery to the public, professional community, into prisons and remand centres, and hospitals, treatment facilities or to those who may miss out on hearing the message due to a disability.