Service Opportunities

Elections will be held for the Alternate D.C.M. (District Committee Member.) at our next District Meeting (June 11th. 6:00 p.m., Duncan United Church.) Please consider letting your name stand for this position. The A.A. service manual’s description of the position:

“The alternate is a backup for the D.C.M. If the D.C.M. resigns or is unable to serve for any reason, the alternate steps in. Usually, the alternate is elected at the same time as the D.C.M., by the same procedure. Alternate committee members should be encouraged to assist, participate, and share in the D.C.M.’s responsibilities at district and area meetings.”

Link to the service manual: https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/en_bm-31.pdf

Link to the A.A. pamphlet “Your D.C.M”: https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/f-12_yourDCM.pdf

From our corrections chair is looking for folk to get involved with corrections service work by writing to inmates, visiting inmates/going to inside meetings or by helping members who have just been released back into our district. (Right now there is large need for men to correspond with males who are locked up in the United States.) To volunteer call Eric at 1-306-715-2278. For more information check out: https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/f-26correctcorrespondence.pdf

The Treatment Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the Bridging the Gap program. This program helps people who are just coming out of addiction treatment centers connect with the local A.A. community. Simply, you would help the newcomer attend A.A. meetings during their first week out of treatment. If you are interested either come out to the Treatment Committee Meeting or contact the committee chair at tcc@cowichanaa.ca

Our newsletter editor is looking for stories of sobriety that align with this years theme, “The Promises.” If you have had one or more come true it would be great if you shared this with us in a story. However anything from the heart will always be the right story. Please let others, that might not have read this, know that we are looking for stories. You can contact her via email at newsletter@cowichanaa.ca

The Telephone Answering Services committee is looking for volunteers. When someone calls our 24 hour help line, the answering service connects the caller with someone in A.A. The service has a list of A.A. members, their phone numbers, location and gender. The service tries to match the location of the caller and the gender of the caller with A.A. volunteers on their list.  To volunteer or find out more, email the TAS committee chairperson at tas@cowichanaa.ca

Download the A.A. service manual by clicking here.