Alcoholics Anonymous in Cornwall

 © AA Cornwall - Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Ltd

NEWS AND INFORMATION

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aa.cornwall.eclo@hotmail.co.uk
This can includes events, meeting changes, volunteers needed for service etc ….

TELEPHONE RESPONDERS LIST FOR GROUPS

 

 

"CHAT NOW"  service - download details

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INTERGROUP SERVICE POSITIONS
 
Nominations are URGENTLY required for:
ARCHIVIST      YOUNG PERSONS' LIAISON OFFICER   SHARE LIASION OFFICER     ARMED FORCES LIASION OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
If you are interested in any of the positions above please visit the INTERGROUP SERVICE POSITIONS SECTION 
for more information about the position.
 

GSR APPEAL/NOTICE
 
The Regional Archivist, is encouraging groups to create their own group history.
She is more than willing to share experience and give guidance and help accordingly.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN COURT SERVICE?


Pass the message to those in court for Alcohol related offences.

 

Requirements are 2 years sobriety, unless working with another member, and being sponsored into this position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Intergroup Meeting:

Sunday 15th September   at (which ever is red):

Epiphany House Truro TR1 3RW

St Mary's Parish Centre, St Mary's Road, Bodmin PL31 1LF

Start time:  10.00am,

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INTERGROUP VACANCIES

ARCHIVIST      YOUNG PERSONS' LIAISON OFFICER   SHARE LIASION OFFICER     ARMED FORCES LIASION OFFICER

 


 INTERGROUP MINUTES OF MEETING
 
INTERGROUP MINUTES - all minutes can be obtained through the secretary

 

 

INTEGROUP POSITIONS
 Intergroup Vice-chair
Intergroup Secretary
Intergroup Treasurer
Intergroup Health Liaison Officer
Intergroup Where To Find Officer
Intergroup Public Information Officer
Intergroup 12 Step Coordinator
Intergroup Telephone Liaison Officer
Intergroup Probation Liaison Officer
Intergroup Electronics Communications Liaison Officer
Intergroup Armed Forces Liaison Officer
Intergroup Convention Liaison Officer
Intergroup Employment Liaison Officer
Cornwall AA Archivist
Intergroup Share Liaison Officer

 

If you are interested in any of the positions above please contact the officer currently in the position or 

CONTACT US for more information

 

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

NEXT PI MEETING
1st Wednesday of every month at Epiphany Houose Truro
 
 

ABOUT THE CENTRAL CORNWALL PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE
 
The Central Cornwall Public Information Committee will be holding regular meetings at a venue central to the whole of Cornwall. If you are interested in getting involved with Public Information or would just like to know more please just drop in.
 
Whatever your interest there is something for you to do.
 
Schools Talks, Hospital Presentations, Talks with Street Pastors, Alcohol Awareness Roadshow, Presentations and Organisation, Detox and Rehab Centre Visits and Talks, Professional Presentations and lots more. . .
 
All members are welcome to attend the PI Committee meetings; new ideas and fresh faces would be most welcome. Lifts can be arranged. If you would like anymore information or have any questions please contact us. 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION RESOURCES

CORNWALL INTERGROUP

GROUP PUBLIC INFORMATION PACK DOWNLOAD
 Compiled to help groups fulfill their primary purpose.

INTEGRATING DRUGS & ALCOHOL. TREATMENT & RECOVERY

Mark Gilman, Strategic Recovery Lead, National Treatment Agency
Public Health England - Healthcare Professionals and AA

Powerpoint Presentation DOWNLOAD

TWELVE STEP PRESENTATION - FOR PROFESSIONALS

An AA Presentation ‘Anonymous but not Invisible’ for professionals detailing the key points of the Twelve Step Programme.

Powerpoint Presentation DOWNLOAD

CORNWALL AA ALCOHOL AWARENESS ROADSHOW PREPARATION

Database compilation to roadshow presentation 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION DOWNLOAD
PDF ROADSHOW PRINTOUT DOWNLOAD

PUBLIC INFORMATION FLYERS

Public information Flyer for professionals. These can be sent to you via e-mail in a printable format or DOWNLOAD here.

PEER POWER AND RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION

Keith Humphreys - Professor of Psychiatry

Covering the Relevance of 12-step mutual aid organizations to therapeutic communities? DOWNLOAD

 
 
 

CORNWALL AA ARCHIVES

AA ARCHIVES


A TIMELINE HISTORY OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.
 
A journey through the archives and history of Alcoholics Anonymous

 

GSR APPEAL/NOTICE
 
The Regional Archivist, is encouraging groups to create their own group history.
She is more than willing to share experience and give guidance and help accordingly.
 
There is  a checklist entitled 'GROUP HISTORY ARCHIVES HANDOUT' to assist groups in compiling their group history.
 
GSR's please draw your group's attention to the handout on preparing your own group history.

CORNWALL AA ARCHIVES


DO YOU HAVE VENUE PHOTOGRAPHS OR LITERATURE?
THE VENUE & HOW HAVE THE VENUES CHANGED?
DID YOUR GROUP EXPAND TO ANOTHER GROUP?
WHERE WAS THE FIRST MEETING IN CORNWALL?
YOUR GROUP'S FIRST MEETING?
WERE YOU THERE?
WHEN AND WHERE DID YOUR GROUP START?
KEY EVENTS AND DATES?
INITIAL MEMBERS AND SIZE OF YOUR GROUP?
 

 

THE INTRODUCTION OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS TO CORNWALL
 
The Introduction of Alcoholics Anonymous to Cornwall (below). Can you add to this letter and continue the story?
If you have any information for the Archives please contact the Archivist.


 In early 1969, George of Par (a Scotsman) travelled across the Tamar to attend meetings in Plymouth. He was joined by Malcolm shortly afterwards and by Alex so finding a meeting was needed in Cornwall. This materialised the venue being George's home. This was an official meeting place entered in the "Where to Find" and was in being for two years. Contact was through telephone exchanges, doctors, social services and the police members making their numbers available. As a result more members appeared in Mid Cornwall and a second group opened in Truro in late 1971, the venue being in River Street. Some of the initial members were Bill H (Norway Inn). Johnny K, Mac M. co-founders.
 
At later meetings there were Johnny K (a Lord of the Realm). Eddie M., Mac M., Philip., Sonia., Roy (Penzance). Bill C (Helston). Brian (St.Austell). John P (Ferry Boat Inn). Tom T (Blinking Tom) and Uncle Tom.
 
In February 1972 I was in St Lawrence's Hospital, Bodmin. There was an awareness of my Higher Power working as I teamed up with a Donald B a sober member working from St Lawrence's. I was taken to a meeting at Par. I remember little of the meeting yet took a strong liking to George A few weeks later, I was informed by Donald B. that there were two people in Penzance wishing to start a meeting - Roy and Jerry. This group started on 20 March 1972.
 
After my discharge from St Lawrence’s. the first meeting was held in Penzance but alas without Jerry. He was in contact with me for two years but never lived or died sober. Roy and Alf sat for six weeks in Penlee House with a grand weekly rent of 6/9d (33p). For four of these weeks it was a very dry groups there was no tea~ Then,thanks to our Higher Power, the group started to grow. We were joined by "young" Sonia (Camborne) - now over 23 years sober - and then David A from Southampton who had been in the Fellowship for six years. He had the experience we needed and was made Secretary. All meetings were open.

Can you continue this story??? 

SHARE MAGAZINE


Share is the official magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous in England and Wales. Its thirty two pages are a source of sober views and ideas on the world-wide fellowship and its programme of recovery from alcoholism.

 

It serves as a meeting between meetings for members, helping them maintain and improve the quality of their lives in sobriety.

CONTRIBUTIONS

 

We need your contributions.

SHARE at our meeting between meetings
 
Just like membership of our wonderful Fellowship, you need not be a special type of alcoholic to write for share. No one can keep you out; you’re a member if you say you are. And if you are a member, newcomer or oldtimer, we need to hear your experience, strength and hopejust like at any other meeting.
 
Putting pen to paper can enhance your sobriety and that of the whole Fellowship.

Remember the Promises : No matter how far down the scale we have gone we will see how our experience can benefit others. You don’t need to be a polished author either. Spelling and grammar will
all be amended if necessary. You can write just a few lines or more, up to about 1000 words max, but we cannot publish poetry or obituaries.


Each issue of share will always feature that month’s corresponding Step and Tradition. In addition, we need your words on whatever is important in your sobriety! To help you, we have the following list of upcoming themes. But, as always, write from the heart . . .
 
Send your article at least two months before the relevant topic is due to appear. For example, Step or Tradition 10 (October)needs to be in by August 15th and so on. So put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard – help yourself and us. Send your contribution to:
 
The Editor, 'share', General Service Office, PO BOX 1, 10 Toft Green, York YO1 7NJ
 
You can also email articles to us at share@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

SHARE MAGAZINE OFFICERS

Share Liaison Officers provide the essential contacts between members, Groups and editorial teams.
   They actively encourage the contribution of articles and letters and the promotion of the magazines.
 
Contact the Cornwall Intergroup Share Liaison Officer for more information.

SHARE/ROUNDABOUT REPRESENTATIVE
 
The Share Representative is responsible for promoting SHARE/Roundabout, by ordering sufficient copies for the Group members.The representative displays and sells copies as they arrive and encourages members to submit articles for inclusion in future issues.


The Helston meeting adopted a successful system whereas copies were borrowed with a small contribution and returned the following week enabling the meeting to purchase more magazines.