Intergroup Committees

The Akron Archives Committee preserves the history of Akron AA by collecting, maintaining, cataloging, teaching and displaying historic materials.

The Corrections Committee is to be in contact with each correctional facility to provide speakers, literature and other services as may be needed. The committee will cooperate and coordinate efforts with other General Service or District Correctional Committees.

The Founders' Day Committee handles the planning, preparation and execution of the annual Founders' Day convention, which is held each year in June.

The Group Services Committee recruits volunteers to visit area home groups on behalf of the Intergroup Office. The committee collects survey data, updates group information and acts as a liaison between the Intergroup Council and member groups. It is the committee's responsibility to promote fellowship and unity between the Intergroup Council, Intergroup Office and home groups in the service area.

The Information Technology Committee advises the Executive Board on matters pertaining to the hardware and software used by the Intergroup Office and is responsible in cooperation with the office staff for developing and maintaining this website and the Founders' Day on-line registration.

The Intergroup Anniversary Committee handles the planning, preparation and execution of the annual celebration of the Intergroup Office, which is held in April.

We are the Akron InterGroup News, a newsletter published by the Akron Area Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous. We carry the message of AA using The Twelve Steps and The Twelve Traditions of AA. The Akron InterGroup News is written by and for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our newsletter is published monthly and mailed and/or emailed to subscribers throughout the world! Most of the content is about AA in Akron, Ohio (the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous), but we do publish articles from AA groups and members from everywhere.

The Intergroup Office committee is responsible for decisions related to the Intergroup Office and its employees and volunteers.

The Intergroup Picnic Committee handles the planning, preparation and execution of the annual picnic, which is held in August.

Today, as in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous, the AA message of recovery from alcoholism is carried by one alcoholic talking to another. However, since the publication of the first edition of the Big Book in 1939, literature has played an important role in spreading the AA. message and imparting information about the AA. Twelve Step program of recovery. The Literature Committee decides on and keeps the area informed of what is available at the Intergroup Office, along with tracking the office inventory.

The New Year's Eve Dance Committee handles the planning, preparation and execution of the annual New Year's Eve Dance.

Like all of AA, the primary purpose of members involved with public information service is to carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Working together, members of local Public Information committees convey AA information to the general public, including the media.

Treatment Facilities Committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual AA members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities and outpatient settings, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an AA group in the individual’s community. Our workbook.

Our three elected trustees are responsible for organizing and conducting the Twelfth Step Fund Drive in October. This yearly event helps provided funds needed by the Intergroup Office to carry AA's message of recovery to the still sick and suffering alcoholic.