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Fellowship News

Volunteer Opportunities for Archives History Event on May 5

From Intergroup’s Archive Committee:

Volunteer opportunities for “Women’s History Part II – An AA History Meeting” are now open.

This special presentation will be on Sunday, May 5, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Location is Mission Fellowship, 2900 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) to get to the sign up sheet: volunteersignup.org/479YW.

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Kim S.
archives@aasfmarin.org

SF H&I Weeknight Orientation at Central Office!

Coming up this year:

For those who cannot make it to the regular monthly H&I orientation on the third Saturday of each month at 11 am, there will be additional Thursday night orientations at Central Office, 1821 Sacramento Street @ Van Ness:

April 25 at 6:30 pm
July 25 at 6:30 pm
October 24 at 6:30 pm

As you may know, H&I carries the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined primarily in hospitals, rehabs, half-way houses and corrections facilities / jails . Meetings are also taken to the local jails. The commitment is to bring one meeting each month to a facility with a partner.

Volunteers are required to attend an orientation and to have at least 6 months of continuous sobriety; 2 years sobriety for jail meetings.

Please join and get involved in this amazing service!

Visit our website www.handinorcal.org.

Corrections Correspondence Service

A.A. members urgently needed for Corrections Correspondence Service – especially men!

The General Service Office has an urgent need for A.A. men to write to inmates through the Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS).

Currently there are 200 male inmates waiting for an outside A.A. member to write to them. (Female A.A. members in prison can get linked right away, thanks to all the female volunteers who have signed up.)  We need your help to alleviate this problem.

CCS is not a traditional pen pal service or automatic sponsorship service.  This service offers the opportunity for A.A. members on the inside and the outside to share experience, strength and hope with each other via postal correspondence.  G.S.O. only makes the initial connection, which is a random match between inmates with a drinking problem and outside members of the same gender who live in another region or province away from the correctional facility.  The CCS program does not assign sponsors, but a sponsorship relationship may develop after the initial contact is made. 

For more information and forms to participate:

 Mail Call means everything for those incarcerated.  One on one sharing – one A.A. member to another – helps both the insider as well as the outsider.  Those who participate express that carrying the A.A. message and sharing experience, strength and hope is everything.   Please distribute CCS forms and send to corrections@aa.org

Intercounty Fellowship Board Seeking a Treasurer

Attention A.A. groups and members:

The Intercounty Fellowship Board is seeking a Treasurer for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019. We need help from you and other members of our Fellowship to reach potential candidates no later than May 1, 2019. Please see the Job Description below and make this announcement at all meetings you attend.

Job Description for Treasurer

  • Oversees the application of generally accepted accounting procedures for Central Office;
  • Presents financial reports to Intergroup on the first Wednesday of each month;
  • Approves/performs bank reconciliations;
  • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial statements;
  • Prepares the annual Intergroup budget with the input of the Executive Director and Board of Directors;
  • Updates Statement of Functional Expenses for year-end tax returns;
  • Assesses internal controls and initiates outside audits as appropriate;
  • Advises the Executive Director on bookkeeping, payroll, tax filings and compliance issues;
  • Reports to the Board of Directors on the 4th Monday of each month.
  • Calculates the annual prudent reserve.

The Treasurer is an elected, officer of the Board and serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Knowledge of QuickBooks is beneficial.  Experience in financial accounting management of a small business (as an owner or bookkeeper) is recommended.  Experience in Non-Profit accounting is best.

The job requires a minimum of 10 hours a month. It is a volunteer position with a two-year term to begin July 1, 2019.

It is not a requirement that the Treasurer be a member of the Fellowship, however, if the applicant is an A.A. member we suggest that he or she have two- or more years of continuous sobriety. 

Interested parties can email a resume and cover letter, by May 1, 2019, to board@aasfmarin.org