Intergroup FAQs

What is Oahu Intergroup?

  • Oahu Intergroup is the collective body of local Alcoholics Anonymous on the island of Oahu comprised of: the elected Intergroup Steering Committee (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary); the Central Office Manager; a Representative from each district on the island of Oahu; two Representatives from Area 17 and the elected Intergroup Representatives
  • Oahu Intergroup provides local services to AA members and groups through its service office also known as Central Office

What is central office?

  • “A central office is an A.A. service office that involves partnership among groups in a community – just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. A central office is established to carry out certain functions common to all groups – functions which are best handled by a centralized office – and its usually maintained, supervised and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the group in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers” (A.A. Guidelines: Central of Intergroup Offices p.1).
  • Oahu Central Office is solely supported by individual AA members and the Oahu AA group contributions.

What are the functions of Oahu Central Office?

  • Maintains a conveniently located office where paid special worker(s) and volunteers coordinate local services
  • Maintains a 24-hour Helpline
  • Maintains a 12th Step Call list and coordinates AA members to conduct 12 Step Calls
  • Assists with inquiries from the general public, individuals who think they may have a drinking problem as well as treatment facilities, court and medical professionals seeking information
  • Acts as a liaison between the general public and Area 17 Standing Committees Chairs ensuring we continue to carry the message into the correctional facilities, treatment centers, and hospitals, the elder and professional community. In addition we assist the Public Information committee ensuring the general public has an accurate view of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Provides information on local events and maintains an up to date meeting schedule
  • Maintains a supply of A.A. Conference approved and AA Grapevine literature for sale
  • Maintains an informative website that includes current meeting and events schedule
  • Creates, updates, and prints Oahu AA meeting schedules

How can I get involved?

  • Send an Intergroup Representative (IGR) from your Homegroup to the monthly Intergroup meeting to share your Homegroups voice on topics which affect AA as a whole on Oahu
  • Serving as an IGR offers a rewarding opportunity to share in Alcoholics Anonymous’ Third Legacy: Service
  • Ensure your group participates in a regular pie split of the money collected in the 7th For more information see pamphlet F3 “Self-Support: Where Money and spirituality Mix”
  • Volunteer to be in service: In office volunteer, afterhours phone angel, be added to the 12th step list, or become a member of the activities committee
  • Stand for a Steering Committee position

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