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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@aasf.org

Accessibility Stories for Grapevine

Grapevine is looking for stories by A.A. members who deal with Accessibilities issues. 

This includes those who have overcome or are facing barriers to accessing A.A. meetings or the A.A. message (such as wheelchair users, members who are deaf and use ASL, members who are blind or have hearing loss, members who may be homebound or face geographical challenges, etc.). 

Grapevine would also like to hear from members who do service in overcoming barriers (accessibilities committee work, interpretation into other languages, translation, etc.).

Some questions to spark ideas are: What has your journey in A.A. been like?  Has your home group dealt with these issues? How did you resolve them? 

The deadline is APRIL 15, 2019.  

Stories can range in length from 400 words to 1800 words. The more personal the better.  

Stories can be submitted by email to Jon W. at senioreditor@aagrapevine.org.  Please include “Accessibilities Story” in the subject line.  If you have any questions, you can contact Jon. Thank you for your service!

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.

H&I Annual Pink Can Collection Report – FYE 2018

Attached is the 2018 Pink Can Letter which reflects current information regarding the activities of the Northern California Hospital and Institution Committee. It is provided to keep local groups informed about how their pink can collections are put to use carrying the message of A.A. to alcoholics who are confined.

Feel free to reproduce and/or distribute the Pink Can Letter to any/all your groups.

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