Hosted by Districts 16C & 16D
the Word....There is hope for Recovery!
The PI/CPC Volunteer Drive was held Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Gwinnett Room in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Attendees from inside and outside Gwinnett County were treated to presentations detailing all of the outreach activities in which Districts 16C & 16D participate, including non-AA talks held at DUI schools, Victim Impact Programs, and local college campuses. Participants also learned about our Court Orientation Program and the many ways our Ad Hoc Committee reaches out to the professional community. A fantastic sample DUI non-AA talk was given, questions were answered, and several interested volunteers signed up to serve our community.
A special thank you to the committee members who organized this wonderful event and to our Area 16 PI/CPC Chairperson for his attendance.
The next meeting will be on June 2nd @ 1:00 P.M. at the Gwinnett Room.
(Treatment/Special Needs is now meeting with PI/CPC on the 1st Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.)
Treatment/Special Needs volunteers carry the message of recovery to treatment centers, hospitals, extended living centers, and similar institutions where those who desire to stop drinking may want an AA meeting. We believe in singleness of purpose, and we provide services to both outside facilities and AA groups who wish to carry the message.
Working closely with PI/CPC, Treatment/Special Needs initiates contact with facilities in our community who may desire to know more about AA, or to host an AA meeting. Service work includes meeting with facility representatives, giving talks, assisting AA groups with outreach to facilities, updating lists and contact information for those facilities, and related outreach activities.
This is challenging and rewarding service work! We are looking for as many individuals as possible who can bring ideas, enthusiasm, and energy to the tasks at hand. If any AA is looking for service work that can enhance their spiritual program of action, this opportunity is not to be missed. We invite you to come to a meeting and see if this service is right for you.
For more information please e-mail: email@example.com
Treatment/Special Needs also provides guidance and consultation regarding the topic of special needs. Some AA members or potential members may have special requirements that, if addressed by the AA meeting, would enhance their ability to attend and participate. Whatever the special need may be, AA groups should review and discuss any steps they can take to make meetings more welcoming to those with special needs.
Special Needs/Accessibility Purpose Statement:
While there are no special AA members, many members have special needs. This would include those who may be hearing, visually, or speech impaired, those who are home-bound, chronically ill, those who use wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches, and those who are developmentally disabled or who suffer from brain damage, stroke, etc. Whatever their disability may be, it is hoped that they would never be excluded from AA meetings, Twelve Step work, or AA service.
Please help us identify meaningful areas of support for the Districts' special needs population by completing the survey below:
Gwinnett AA Corrections Needs You!!
The Corrections Committees in Districts 16C and 16D are looking for volunteers to help in any aspect of corrections work including carrying meetings into facilities, bridging the gap, corrections correspondence and collecting contributions.
Pamphlet on Corrections Correspondence
For more information on correspondence see below in the Bridge the Gap Program section.
Would you like to carry the message into the Gwinnett County Detention Center?
Please mail in a completed
Gwinnett County Jail Volunteer Application Form
Waiver of Liability and Consent to Records Check Form
along with a photo copy of your drivers license to the following address:
P.O. Box 70
Lawrenceville, Ga 30046
(Corrections will send in your application to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.)
If you are interested in or have any questions about the above corrections' service opportunities, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us:
next Committee Meeting
June 2nd @ 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.
There is no sober-time requirement on this service work.
The next state training session for individuals
who would like to carry the message
into the prisons is:
May 25, 2013
State Office (GSSA)
145 First Street (Lower Level)
Macon, GA 31201
Training is free.
for more information please e-mail:
Hosted by Districts 16C & 16D
The AA District 16C/D Workshop was held Saturday, Novemver 10, 2012 at the Gwinnett Room in Lawrenceville, GA. Participants learned about Bridging the Gap, including how to volunteer for corrections correspondence service and how to be approved to take meetings into prison facilities. Highlighting the event for many who have already been serving in the corrections community was the panel of previous inmates who are now active in AA. Volunteers were touched to hear the impact that their bringing meetings into the Gwinnett County Detention Center has had on the lives of these former inmates. Their testimonies spoke volumes to the fact that these meetings are getting results!
To learn more about the Area 16 Bridge the Gap Program or to volunteer, please see below.
Your time and service is very important to those who only get to one meeting a week - if they're lucky. This is a very rewarding opportunity for service!
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|Bridge the Gap & Correspondence Volunteer Form (Corrections)||click here|
|Bridge the Gap & Correspondence Inmate Request Form (Corrections)||click here|
|Bridge the Gap & Correspondence Volunteer Form (Treatment Facility)||click here|
|Bridge the Gap & Correspondence Request Form (Treatment Facility)||click here|
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