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News And Information

If you have anything you would like published on this page please contact the ECLO.

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This can include events, meeting changes, volunteers needed for service etc ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intergroup Service Positions Available:
 

 

 

 

 

 Employment Liaison Officer, Convention Convener, Armed Forces Liaison Officer,

Archivist, Young Persons' Liaison Officer (YPLO), Probation Liaison Officer, Public Information Liaison Officer

 

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

 

 

Pink Form

Submit Your Meeting Information (Pink Form) Here.

For the National A.A. G.B. Website.
For updating existing meeting details

and register new groups.  

It is NOT for anyone wanting to join or go to a group.

Telephone 12th Step List
For Groups

"CHAT NOW" 
service
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NEW EXPENSES FORM

A leaflet produced by Cornwall Intergroup to show how we can be of service in the Fellowship.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

LEAFLET

*It is recommended that officers should serve for not less than two years and not more than three years*

AA Cornwall Public Liability Insurance Document

For any AA Cornwall group who are asked to provide evidense of Public Liability Insurance. *Certificate can be found on second to last page of document*.

Al-Anon in Cornwall

'Al-Anon supports the families and friends of the Alcoholic'

Please contact Al-Anon UK for more information, support and to be redirected to regional support:
 

Al-Anon Image.jpeg

Web: https://al-anonuk.org.uk/

 

Tel: 0800 0086 811

Intergroup

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.

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

 

Next PI Meeting (TBA)

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. 

 

 

INTERGROUP POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Public Information Officer

Probation Liaison Officer

Armed Forces Liaison Officer
Convention Convenor
Employment Liaison Officer

Young Persons' Liaison Officer
Cornwall AA Archivist

 

 

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

CONTACT US for more information

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Public Information
FEEDBACK FORM

CORNWALL AA ARCHIVES

 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.

AA ARCHIVES

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

 
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.

Share Magazine

Cornwall Intergroup Terms of Reference (Amended April 2023)

1. Intergroup Purpose 

i) Cornwall Intergroup exists to help the constituent Groups in it's area in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the still suffering alcoholic and by using their combined strength and unity to improve and maintain good relations with all organisations in the community. Intergroup is the vehicle by which all member groups are able to share theri experiences (both success and disaster), strength and hope.

ii) Cornwall Intergroup, together with the Devon and Plymouth Intergroups, takes responsibility for organising the 24-hour helpline service which covers our respective areas.

iii) Cornwall Intergroup should act as the link between its constituent Groups via the Group Service Representatives (GSR's) and the South-West Regional Assembly (Region) via the Regional Representatives (RR's).

2. Intergroup Membership 

i) Each Group within the area of the membership is deemed to be part of the Intergroup and is entitled to send one GSR to the meetings.

ii) Each member Group has one vote through their GSR (or alternate as agreed by the group when a GSR is unable to attend) when present at a meeting.

3.  Appointment of Officers 

i) Intergroup should appoint the following Officers:

  • Chair

  • Vice-Chair

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

This constitutes the Standing Committee which has full authority to deal with the day to day affairs of the Intergroup between meetings.

Intergroup should also appoint:

  • Three Regional Representatives

  • Liaison Officers to deal with specific areas. They are:

  • Public Information Liaison Officer (PILO)

  • Prisons/Probation Liaison Officer (PLO)

  • Health Liaison Officer (HLO)

  • Telephone Liaison Officer (TLO)

  • 12th Step List Coordinator

  • Employment Liaison Officer (ELO)

  • Electronic Communication Liaison Officer (ECLO)

  • Share Liaison Officer (SLO)

  • Young Persons Liaison Officer (YPLO)

  • Convention Convenor

  • Where to Find Liaison Officer (WTFLO)

  • Armed Services Liaison Officer (ASLO)

  • Archivist

It is expected that, when appropriate, these officers will form their own committees.

ii)  Whenever possible, all appointments should be made from nominees who have an established period of sobriety (not less than two years is recommended - 'The AA Structure Handbook for Great Britain' - Intergroup). Ideally, the officer posts should be filled by those having some knowledge of Intergroup policies and procedures, either from current or past service at Intergroup.

iii)  All the above officers, along with one voting member from each group, form the assembly.

iv)  Cornwall Intergroup may establish sub-committees for specific purposes.

4. Entitlement to Vote 

All Intergroup Officers except the Chair and Archivist may vote.

All GSR's may vote. Alternate, or stand-in GSR's may vote.

The Regional Representatives may vote.

Stand-ins for Intergroup Officers may NOT vote.

Observers may NOT vote.

5. Intergroup Meetings 

i)  Intergroup Meetings should be held at bi-monthly intervals wherever possible. One of these meetings shall be an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which should ideally take place in May. 21 days formal notice is required for the AGM.

An Intergroup Inventory could be held at the same time.

ii)  Extraordinary General Meetings to discuss specific agenda items may be held at any time with fourteen clear days notice in writing from the Secretary acting on behalf of the Standing Committee.

6. Officers' Responsibilities 

 

Chair

i) The Chair is responsible for the running of Intergroup meetings in accordance with AA Traditions and Concepts and the AA Structure Handbook for Great Britain.

ii) Liaison with the Secretary on agendas, minutes and dates of meetings.

iii) Overall responsibility for the Standing Committee for the day to day running of Intergroups' affairs.

Vice-Chair

i) To stand in for the Chair, fulfilling his/her duties when necessary.

ii) To have an active involvement with the Standing Committee.

Secretary

i) The drawing up of agendas in consultation with the Chair and the circulation of agendas to all members of the Assembly at least seven days before the date of the next meeting.

ii) To take detailed and accurate minutes of all meetings.

iii) The prompt drafting and issuing of minutes of the meetings.

iv) The maintenance of an accurate, up to date database of all members of the Intergroup in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

v) The maintenance of details of all member groups.

vi) Ensure that all contact details of Cornwall Intergroup Officers, held at the General Service Office (GSO) are accurate and up to date.

vii) To deal with correspondence and report to Intergroup.

Treasurer

i) To keep proper account of Intergroup finances.

ii) To ensure that funds are available for it's essential current requirements with a prudent reserve of approximately two months anticipated expenditure.

iii) To present a Statement of Account to each regular Intergroup meeting, with the balance remaining for transfer to Region.

iv) To keep Intergroup periodically informed of the financial status of the Fellowship.

v) To present an annual balance sheet at the AGM.

vi) To ensure the accounts are are open to inspection at all times and are properly audited, or independently scrutinised prior to the AGM.

vii) To set up and maintain the Intergroup bank account with cheques requiring two signatures from the Standing Committee.

viii) To be responsible, after Intergroup recommendations, for making funds available to Committees or Officers in the form of direct expenses or 'floats. For funds required in between meetings, the Chair will carry the executive authority of Intergroup but should account at the next meeting for any action taken.

ix) To have active involvement with the Standing Committee.

Regional Representatives

i) To act as the link between Intergroup and the Regional Assembly.

ii) To attend Region meetings and report back to Intergroup.

iii) To attend all Intergroup meetings so that he/she may properly represent the views of Intergroup at the Regional Assembly.

Other Officers

i) To be responsible for the effective and efficient running of their specific service area in accordance with AA Guidelines.

ii) To attend Intergroup meetings and report in writing on the progress/difficulties within that service area.

iii) For detailed responsibilities regarding his/her own service area, Officers should refer to the relevant guidelines as published in the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain.

It is expected that officers will make very effort to attend Intergroup meetings. Any officer who fails to attend three consecutive Intergroup meetings will be contacted by the Chair or other member of the Standing Committee to discuss whether he/she/they is/are ina position to fulfil the responsibilities of their post effectively.

 

Should this not be possible, the Officer will be asked to resign.

 

7. Group Service Representatives (GSR's) responsibilities 

 

i) To act as the link between their Group and Intergroup.

ii) To attend Intergroup meetings and report back to their group conscience in matters pertaining to Intergroup.

 

Full responsibilities of the GSR may be found in the AA Structure Handbook of Great Britain and in the AA Leaflet - 'Now I'm a GSR' 

8. Observers 

All members are welcome to Intergroup meetings. They may however, only express their views at the invitation of the Chair.

9. Quorum 

To constitute a quorum, the meeting should include a minimum of two members of the Standing Committee and thirteen others who are entitled to vote. In the absence of a quorum, the Chair will ask members present to vote to decide whether to proceed with the meeting.

10. Voting Procedures 

The normal and traditional way for AA to conduct it's business is to try and reach consensus of opinion by discussion and persuasion, but obviously voting cannot be excluded from all our business affairs. Voting on any matter should only proceed if the meeting is quorate, or has been agreed as per number 9 above. If voting is necessary for a candidate for a position of trust, one of the following procedures should be adopted:

 

  • Unopposed election - Simple majority by written ballot (yes or no decision).

  • Two or more candidates - Also a simple majority by written ballot.

  • Any other voting may be by show of hands where a simple majority will decide the outcome. 

11. Elections 

i) It is suggested that nominations for Intergroup posts should be received by the Intergroup Secretary prior to the meeting. However, it is acceptible for nominations to be tabled at the meeting itself. Nominations must be seconded by a voting member of the assembly. Nominees need to provide details of their AA service history which will be included in the minutes of the meeting. GSR's will then have an opportunity to discuss the nominations with at their group meetings in preparation for the election at the following Intergroup meeting.

ii) Where notice of a vacancy has already bee circulated to the groups, Intergroup may co-opt a member of the Assembly to fulfil the position until the next Intergroup meeting. In the absence of an other nominations, the person co-opted will (with their agreement) be deemed a nominee to be voted on at the following assembly.

12. Amendments 

i) Amendments to this document require a two-thirds agreement by all members who are present and entitled to vote. The amended draft will be sent to all member groups, inviting them to vote at the next Intergroup meeting.

ii) This document needs to be reviewed and, if necessary, amended no later than five years from the date of this version, unless it is deemed necessary by Cornwall Intergroup to do so at an earlier date. 

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