A person elected by the GSRs, DCMs, past delegates, present
delegates and trustee at the IntraArea Assembly meeting to represent Central
Michigan at the annual meeting of the General Service Conference.
The Delegate serves as a liaison for two years between the area groups and
A.A. General Service Office. It is suggested that a Delegate have five years
of continuous sobriety.
A service worker who at group, district or area level assists, supports
and participates in service responsibilities where feasible, depending on
local autonomy and local needs. The Alternate Delegate also leads the GSR meeting at CMIA32 Assemblies The qualifications are the same as delegates.
The Chairperson's responsibilities are centered around the operation of
the IntraArea meeting. The chairperson sets the tone of the meeting, ensures
that all issues on the agenda are addressed, keeps order, redirects comments
to the subject being discussed and maintains a good working relationship with
the other officers, delegate and regional trustee.
The qualifications for chairperson are enough sobriety to be effective (4
years), involvement in service work at IntraArea prior to the election and
the ability to perform the above activities.
Maintains attendance records via a roll call and records and reports
minutes for all IntraArea council meetings, which includes mailing the
minutes to all GSRs, DCMs, past and present Delegates and trustees in Central
Michigan. This includes representatives who do not attend IntraArea and are
still considered their group's representative in cooperation with the Area
Registrar, the secretary updates the mailing list when new GSR's are elected
by their local group and completes and mails update forms to GSO.
Receives and distributes money according to the assemblies wishes, and
keeps accurate legible records of all transactions. At Central Michigan
IntraArea groups donate according to what they can afford after meeting group
The treasurer of the General Assembly and the District Committee Members
(DCM) have a position on the Finance Committee. Normal receipts include, but
are not limited to, group donations, the basket which is passed at the
assembly to help pay for the meal and coffee pot (all the money in the coffee
pot is sent to the General Service Office.)
We do not accept outside contributions. Normal disbursements include host
expenses, committee expenses and secretary expenses.
In cooperation with the Area Secretary, the Registrar develops and
maintains records of all registered groups, either active or inactive, within
the area. These records include Group information such as Group name, meeting
location and time.
Registrars are also responsible for names, mailing addresses, phone
numbers for the GSR's, DCM's, district officers, area officers and other area
committee members. Any information change or addition generated at the
district level is sent to the area to be entered into their system and then
sent on to G.S.O. By keeping accurate records, communication is enhanced
throughout the general service structure.
The Area Registrar will also be responsible for updating the area-wide
meeting book. An Area Registrar needs a willingness to become organized and
should feel comfortable working with paper. This service position demands
time and attention to details; changes and additions are constant. Computer
literacy may be helpful.