Your New Central Office Committee Chairs

On December 13, 2011 the Central Office Reps elected a new panel of chairs for the various committees needed to insure that the work of the SL Central Office continues. This panel will serve for the next year, then a new panel will be elected that will serve a full two year term. This gets our election process on the same timeframe with the Area and the Districts.

We thought you might enjoy hearing from each of these trusted servants so they were all asked to submit a couple paragraphs as introductions.

Activities Committee

Happy New Year my peeps! My name’s Shar and I’m an alcoholic. My sobriety date is January 23rd, 2001 and for that I’m grateful! God willing I’ll be 11 by the end of the month. I’m very excited to join my fellow servants already serving here at central office. I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen and all the work put into bettering central office and I’m honored to have the opportunity to get involved!

The activities held by central office in the past have been a hit and I hope to keep it that way, bring some new faces in to help serve on the committee. I’m amazed at how many people are willing and enthusiastic to get involved! Thanks everyone!

In love and service,

Shar C.


Hotline Telephone Committee
Hello, my name is Tim H and I’m an alcoholic. My sobriety date is August 5, 2010. I’m excited for the opportunity to be of service at Central Office. Service is an important part of my sobriety and I look forward to learning more.

My goal is to be able to help carry the message to alcoholics throughout the Salt Lake area by keeping the phone line running well throughout the year. I hope to recruit groups and individual alcoholics to answer the phone line during the hours Central Office is closed and make the process as convenient as possible for those who volunteer to answer the phone line.

Thank you all for being part of my sobriety, I wish you all a wonderful sober year!

In grateful service,

Tim H.


Newsletter Committee
Greetings family, my name is Doug and I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is January 14, 1983. So this month, God willing, I will celebrate 29 years of continuous sobriety. Service to this fellowship continues to be a large part of my recovery. I still learn so much from you. I am eternally grateful for that.

My hope is that the Salt Lake Central Office has a stellar year.  With all of the dedicated people that are on board I’m sure it will. I want to see the LIFELINE become an even better publication. Carrying the message of hope of the program as well as news and events of your Salt Lake Central Office.

Doug R.


Outreach Committee
I am honored to continue serving as your Outreach Chair. I’ve been at this for the better part of the year and I’m having a blast going out to different groups and meeting future Central Office reps. I’ve also had fun watching the All Groups meeting take hold and become a regular fixture here. It’s great to meet new friends, and the food is always fabulous.

My goal is to visit each of the 200+ meetings in the greater Salt Lake Area by the end of 2012. This will be done with the help of others who see the benefit of contacting unrepresented groups and establishing a supportive relationship. Another goal is to continue to invite groups to host the All Groups meeting with the hope that the meeting will grow and we will have to move to a larger venue!

Thank you to those who have visited meetings and gotten contacts. You are helping to create a vital, effective AA community.

Wishing us all a grand, sober new year, in loving service,

Wendy W.


Twelfth Step Committee
Hello, my name is Carl C. I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is March 17, 2010. I am young in sobriety but older in life’s experiences. I have lived in Utah since 1973. I graduated West High in 1973. I served in the U.S. Navy for 4 yrs. 1975-1979. My home group is A Way Out.

I am anxious to learn and grow as the 12th step chair for central office. I look forward to getting to know many of you, and working with you in service to those who may need an extra hand getting their lives turned around. May our Higher Power give us all strength and happiness this coming year. Blessings to all.

Carl C.

Volunteer Committee
Effective January 2nd SLC A.A. Central Office will be staffed by volunteers. Hopefully this will help us operate in the black and within our membership contributions. Several central offices around the country operate successfully with only volunteers.

As Central Office Volunteer Coordinator I will recruit and staff Central Office Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I realize this is a big job, but who better to staff our Central Office and answer calls from suffering alcoholics than our sober members in service? Who can direct folks wanting to buy literature better than those of us who are alive and well today with the help of that literature? Central Office belongs to our membership and I believe we are the most effective help to our members and the alcoholics who still suffer.

Betty H.


Website Committee
Greetings from the vast, undiscovered country of Internet!  My name is Jonathan and it is my untempered delight to help bring our local fellowship into the modern digital frontier.  A new generation is emerging from the dark night into the sunlight of the spirit, and they come bearing smart phones.  I want the hand of AA to be there.

Our website serves a vital role in welcoming and informing current and future members of the goings-on of AA in the area.  It has been a pleasure exploring what is possible on the web with the 12 traditions and 12 concepts.  More tech advancements are coming, making the central office more efficient and able to serve the needs of the groups.

Thank you to everyone who tells me when things are broken, when things are great and where we need to improve.

Jonathan H.

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