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Next Intergroup Meetings

Last Updated: Saturday, 12 September 2020 15:49

The next Intergroup meetings are:

Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Intergroup

Online Zoom meeting on Friday 2nd October 2020.

Starts 7pm - log in from 6.45pm.

Meeting ID: 819 6105 8569
Password: Service

Derbyshire Intergroup

Online Zoom meeting on Saturday 14th November 2020.

Starts 2.30pm - log in from 2.00pm.

Meeting ID: 846 8950 3844
Password: 876560

All members of AA are very welcome to attend Intergroup Meetings.

What is Intergroup?

Intergroup exists to provide AA services within the local area which are not practical for each individual group to provide.

Intergroup consists of and is operated by the AA groups in Derbyshire. Each group may send a representative - the Group Service Representative, or GSR, - and the GSR's vote on any matters that arise. Other AA members are welcome (in fact encouraged) to attend and join in but may not vote.

What does Intergroup do?

  • Makes sure that AA is listed in telephone and other directories
  • Organises and maintains the Telephone help-line
  • Organises a rota of members to go out on 12th-step calls when requested
  • Organises a rota of members to go carry the AA message to people in prisons
  • Compiles and has printed the "Where to find" meeting cards
  • Collects money from local groups and passes this on to Regional Office, and maintains business accounts for the counties AA groups
  • Maintains this website
  • Has elected officers who pass the AA message on in areas of Health and Employment
  • Has elected officers who pass the AA message on to workers in Probation and Prison services
  • Provides a link between local Groups and AA at a regional and National level
  • Sends members to represent local groups at AA national conferences
  • Promoting Share Magazine to local groups
  • Organises workshops for local members
  • and much more............!

What happens at an Intergroup meeting?

Because these meetings are in effect a "business meeting" they have an Agenda and a record of the meeting, the minutes, is kept. Also, any matters arising are voted on by a show of hands and in this way Intergroup is similar to the Conscience meeting held by many AA groups.

But we try to make the meeting relaxed and friendly and we have found that sitting in a circle helps as does going around the room and introducing ourselves at the start (and of course the Tea urn is constantly on.....)

The meeting is run by the Chair and the minutes are recorded by the secretary. The meeting Agenda will have been printed by the Secretary and handed out to all attending, along with minutes from the last meeting, and this is then followed.

A typical Agenda may be:

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Comments on minutes from last meeting
  4. Matters arising from last meeting
  5. Vacancies/appointments to service positions
  6. Officers reports (news from telephone service, health, employment, prisons etc)
  7. Round the groups - (news from the groups)
  8. Any other business

We welcome all AA members to attend as Intergroup is the voice of local AA and cannot exist without support. We look forward to seeing you there - just turn up, no invite needed!

Intergroup Guidelines