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, Secretary and the Volunteer Coordinator), the Central Office Manager and Intergroup Representatives from local groups who choose to participate
Oahu Intergroup provides local services to A.A. members and groups through its service office, also known as Oahu 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 the groups – functions which are best handled by a centralized office – and it is usually maintained, supervised and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” A.A. Guidelines-Central or Intergroup Offices, p. 1
Oahu Central Office is solely supported by the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. This includes contributions from individual members and the disbursed 7th Tradition funds collected from meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous on Oahu
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 A.A. 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 Hawaii Area 17 Standing Committees Chairs ensuring we continue to carry the message into the correctional facilities, treatment centers, hospitals, as well as 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 directory
Maintains a supply of A.A. Conference approved and A.A. Grapevine literature for sale
Maintains an informative website that includes up to date meeting directory and events schedule
When applicable – Creates, updates, and prints Oahu A.A. 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 A.A. as a whole on Oahu
Serve as an IGR it offers a rewarding opportunity to share in Alcoholics Anonymous’ Third Legacy of Service