- What is Intergroup?
- How is it operated?
- Who pays for it?
- Does my group have a voice in its affairs?
- My Home Group already has a GSR. Do we still need an Intergroup Representative?
- We have our own meeting place. Why do we need Intergroup's help?
- How can my group be of service?
- What vital services are provided by the Intergroup Service Office?
- Directions, Map, Contact Information
- Click Here for a History of Intergroup,
as told at Gratitude Night, 2010
What is Intergroup?
Intergroup is a service office dedicated to helping newcomers who are seeking Alcoholics Anonymous.
How is it operated?
A small staff of special workers, including an Office Manager and Staff Assistants carry out daily office activities and facilitate 12 Step work. There are 12 elected board members. (*Tradition Eight)
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
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Who pays for it?
AA Group contributions, AA members' personal contributions, the sale of publications from AA World Services, Inc. and publications from the AA Grapevine.
Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
Does my group have a voice in its affairs?
Yes, each AA Group should have an Intergroup Representative. They inform their home group about your Intergroup Service Office and the local service opportunities available.
My Home Group already has a GSR. Do we still need an Intergroup Representative?
Yes, the GSR serves their General Service District and General Service Area Assembly carrying their group's voice to the annual General Service Conference.
We have our own meeting place. Why do we need Intergroup's help?
Intergroup phone volunteers help newcomers find your meeting location. Your Intergroup Service Office phone lines are the permanent connection to all AA Groups in the Greater Minneapolis area.
How can my A.A. group be of service?
You can start by seeing that your group has a voice at the monthly IG Reps meeting, helping your fellow members know about the many service opportunities that exist to carry the message. Ensure that your group treasurer fulfills the groups primary purpose, by contributing to Minneapolis IG on a regular basis. No matter how small, every contribution helps.
What vital services are provided by the Intergroup Service Office?
Intergroup provides the following Vital Services to all AA Groups and their members:
- Answer Phones 24 Hours a Day
- Information & AA Meeting Location Calls
- AA 12-Step Calls
- AA Literature English, Spanish, non English Languages
- AA Grapevine Publications
- AA Orientation Meetings
- AA Group Evening Phone Answering
- MIRUS Newsletter... the Shared Voice of IG
- Public Information
- Special Events
- Meeting Directories
- Daytime Office Volunteers
- Night Owl/Early Bird Phone Committee
- Cooperation with Outside Agencies
- Web Site Meetings schedule updated weekly
Our thanks to the AA community and the members who contribute their time, money and talents to the many services offered by your Service Office. There are over 500 regular volunteers who make it all possible. (November 2009)