VSC offers workshops throughout the year to share experience on recovery-related topics.
The Workshop Committee Chair organizes and hosts a minimum of three workshops throughout the year to share experience on recovery-related topics and one of the workshops is the Secretary’s Workshop.
The Workshop Committee plans and runs a meeting where AA members or local people interested in AA can meet to engage in discussion, activity, or training on a particular aspect of AA as it related to the Valley Service Center.
We have established a SoundCloud page with recordings from previous workshops in other areas. Remember, Anonimity is paramount in all our affairs. We provide these to strengthen your sobriety.
Other Area Workshops
Provided are interesting workshops from other AA Service Areas that VSC wanted to share with our members to help them improve their daily reprieve.
AA is a “we” program and would not be able to function without the dedication of our members who volunteer to be of service with planning, organizaing, and producing these workshops. We are always in need of volunteers.
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.