At the December CO Committee meeting on December 13, 2016 all of the Standing Committee Chairs will be elected to take office in January of the following year.
- All Standing Committee Chairs shall serve a two year term.
- All Standing Committee Chairs shall have two years of continuous sobriety.
- All Standing Committee Chairs shall have one vote at the CO Committee meeting.
- To insure communication and proper action, a member of the Board of Trustees will be assigned to serve as liaison to all active Standing and ad hoc Committees, request progress and information reports and assist in all of the Standing and ad hoc Committee’s affairs.
- Standing and ad hoc Committee members may be volunteers, appointed by the Board of Trustees.
- Each Standing Committee shall be required to maintain current procedural guidelines for its functions. All guidelines need approval of the Board of Trustees and will be on file at the Central Office.
- Each Standing Committee shall submit an annual committee budget to the Treasurer before the October CO Committee for inclusion in the annual CO budget report.
- Each Standing Committee Chair may attend the monthly Board of Trustees meeting and shall attend the monthly CO Committee meeting and shall present a report of the previous month’s activities to the Board of CO Committee.
- Meetings of the Standing and ad hoc Committees may be held at such time and place as may be determined by a majority of such committee, by the Chairperson, or by the Board of Trustees.
- Notice of meetings shall be given to each Standing and ad hoc Committee’s members at least five (5) working days in advance of the meeting unless all members agree to a shorter notification. A majority of such committee’s membership shall constitute a quorum.
- Any Standing or ad hoc Committee decision shall be made by a majority of those in attendance to vote on any matter within the scope of such committee’s responsibility.
Hotline Telephone Committee:
The Hotline Telephone Committee’s purpose is to ensure individuals or A.A. members looking for information or specific help are assisted by an A.A. member in a timely and personal manner. The committee is responsible to recruit individuals and groups willing to answer the phone during closed office hours. Maintains a calendar of committed members and groups for publication in the Newsletter, on the Website and for office reference. Establish and maintain an information packet to assist groups
and individuals answering the phones.
Twelfth Step Committee
The Twelfth Step Committee’s primary function is to have willing A.A. members available to respond to requests for help. All participating groups will identify their Twelfth Step Coordinator and submit names and contact information to the Twelfth Step Committee. Central Office refers all requests for visits to the Twelfth Step Committee. The Committee contacts Twelfth Step Coordinators and/or members from the participating groups. In addition, the Twelfth Step Committee will inform members and groups of this service opportunity.
The Activities Committee is responsible to plan, organize and implement all fellowship activities in an effort to provide opportunities for area groups to gather. The annual picnic, spring event and other events as needed are among the committee’s responsibilities.
The Newsletter Committee creates and distributes a monthly newsletter containing information such as, calendar of events, group news, member’s writings, Central Office financial information, Board of Trustees and CO Committee meeting minutes and other information relevant to the members and groups served by Central Office.
The Outreach Committee maintains contact with A.A. groups in the SLC Metro Area in order to inform the groups of Central Office’s function of service to the groups, to promote general cooperation between Central Office and individual A.A. groups, to strengthen and encourage effective individual participation in service to alcoholics and A.A., and to maintain and update Central Office records.
The Website Committee’s general purpose is to create and maintain Central Office’s website for members and individuals seeking information about A.A. The website will include an accurate meeting schedule by all areas served by Central Office as well as current news and events.
The By-Laws Committee reviews, updates and recommends changes as needed to these By-Laws for approval by the CO Committee.
The volunteer Committee recruits and posts opportunities for service at Central Office with the intent that the routine work, services and activities of Central Office be carried out through the voluntary services of A.A. members. The Volunteer Committee shall keep an up-to-date list of CO Reps and their Groups or meetings, and shall carry out such other functions as directed by the Board of Trustees or CO Committee.
The literature committee’s general purpose is to maintain Central Office’s supply of literature and other materials available from Alcoholic’s Anonymous World Services, Inc. and The AA Grapevine, Inc. The
Literature Committee’s duties include: 1)provide a biannual physical inventory of books and materials, quantity and purchased dollar value. 2) submit request for purchases to the Treasurer for purchases above pre-approved limit ($5,000 per month). 3) order materials as needed.
The Archive Committee will be entrusted with the safe keeping, organization, assembly and storage of all Central Office records as directed by the Board of Trustees and C.O. Committee.
Public Information Committee
The Public Information Committee will function in cooperation with the similar committees in Districts 2, 10 and 11 and Area 69. The Committee, in carrying out its duties, will refer to the GSO A.A. Guidelines and Kit for direction and guidance.
Treatment Facilities Committee
The Treatment Facilities Committee will function in cooperation with the similar committees in Districts 2, 10 and 11 and Area 69. The Committee, in carrying out its duties, will refer to the GSO A.A. Guidelines and Kit for direction and guidance.
The Corrections Committee will function in cooperation with the similar committees in Districts 2, 10 and 11 and Area 69. The Committee, in carrying out its duties, will refer to the GSO A.A. Guidelines and Kit for direction and guidance.
Cooperation with Professionals Committee
The Cooperation with Professionals Committee will function in cooperation with the similar committees in Districts 2, 10 and 11 and Area 69. The Committee, in carrying out its duties, will refer to the GSO A.A. Guidelines and Kit for direction and guidance.