Most A.A. members participate by going to meetings at their local groups. Yet, there are many opportunities for service in A.A., and most of us have found that volunteering to do service improves the quality of our recovery.

We freely share our time and talent in an effort to stay sober and carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to those who are suffering from alcoholism. In other words, you get what you give.

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It Is Time To Help Keep AA Strong In The Valley

Feel Like It’s Time to Be Of Service?

The Workshop Committee is in need of a Chair and CoChair to bring meaningful information to our TriValley members in the Workshop format.

It will only succeed if you take the time to step up and attend the monthly Intergroup meetings, plan at least ONE workshop in the twelve months as Chair and CoChair.

Many topics are available and people are willing to help if you reach out to them.

What Is Involved As Chair?

Up to 3 Workshops in a 12-month time as Officer

Typically VSC held 3 workshops in a year, however COVID has impacted attendance and only 1 was held in 2022. GSO asks that if only one workshop it should be held for Secretary Training.

CoChair moves into Chair position in the 2nd year as Officer

Chair will ask cochair to either attend Intergroup monthly meeting or stand in for the Chair and report if they cannot attend.

Why Be of Service?

Tradition One says it best! “Our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends on AA unity.”

Service positions help to spread the message to our other member groups and maintain a sense of “giving away” our spirituality to others who may need it more than we realize.

And we in AA, know that in order to keep our wonderful spiritual base we must give it away. Volunteer to be “of service” today and expand your horizon.

Workshops Help Us Learn More About Alcoholics Anonymous

The most vital, yet least understood, group of services that AA has are those that enable us to function as a whole…our worldwide unity and mch of our growth since early times are directly traceable to this cluster of life-giving activities. [excerpt from AA Service Manual, Appendix A, Legacies of Service, written by Bill W] We learn these things in workshops in the Valley Service area.

 

Since Oldtimers Can't Live On Forever, Workshops Help Assist Newer Members With Learning The Foundation

Questions are often asked by newer members and answered by oldtimers who may have slanted their own ideas derived from mistaken notions.

VSC Workshops help us to gain a better understanding and appreciation for the why’s of different AA traditions based on solid information as well as varyied discussions.

Improve Your Ability to Help Carry The Message

The mission of the Valley Service Center is to assist the member AA groups in the TriValley in their primary purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic ho still suffers. The AA Groups came first and established the Valley Intergroup Service Council to be of service to the groups.

Have a message or question for Valley Service Center AA?