WELCOME TO AA

Would you like to carry the message into the Gwinnett County Detention Center?

Please mail in a completed
Gwinnett County Jail Volunteer Application Form

and

Waiver of Liability and Consent to Records Check Form
 along with a photo copy of your drivers license to the following address:

Corrections
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: corrections@gwinnettaa.org 

Please join us:
next Committee Meeting 
Nov 5 @ 1:30 p.m.
Gwinnett Room

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.  
There is no sober-time requirement on this service work.

Corrections Workshop​

TBA

For more information, please e-mail: corrections@gwinnettaa.org

Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC)


If you've ever wondered where your place would be in the AA service structure you may want to look here. The crew over at PI/CPC are busy carrying the message to those who may be hearing it just a little bit....but not quite enough to get it. "They" go to DUI schools to give talks about AA, as well as schools, churches, where ever there is a need and we are asked to go. It's a great program. Come to a meeting and check it out!
The next meeting will be on Nov.5 @ 1:00 P.M. at the Gwinnett Room. 
If interested in the PI/CPC committee, 
please email: picpc@gwinnettaa.org

PI/CPC Help Wanted flyerclick here

gwinnettaa website flyer: click here
Link to Box 459 for News & Notes from GSO: click here

Special Needs/Accessibility​


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.
For more information please e-mail: treatment@gwinnettaa.org
Please help us identify meaningful areas of support for the Districts' special needs population by completing the survey below:

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
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
click here 

For more information on correspondence see below in the Bridge the Gap Program section.

Questions, comments, or                    
to publish service opportunities
e-mail: webmaster@gwinnettaa.org


    

Courthouse Orientation​

Organized by Districts 16C & 16D

Held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each Month @7:00 p.m.

at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center Cafeteria 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA.


Courthouse orientation is a service provided to educate court-ordered individuals about A.A., specifically what A.A. is, where it can be found, and what it can and cannot do. Service volunteers read from a script, provide open meeting schedules and A.A. approved literature, briefly share their individual recovery experiences, and answer questions. Each month's orientation is overseen by one of the Home Groups in Districts 16C & 16D.

For a copy of the Courthouse Orientation Script click here.

For anyone who'd like to participate in Courthouse Orientation, click here for an Informational Flyer.

First Things First is responsible for the Oct. Courthouse Orientation.

For more information, please contact picpc@gwinnettaa.org.​

The next state training session for individuals who would like to carry the message into the prisons is:
TBA

State Office (GSSA)
145 First St (Lower Level) 
Macon, GA 31201

Training is free.
for more information please e-mail:
service@gwinnettaa.org 






Archives Committee


The next meeting will be on Nov.5 @ 4:00 P.M. at the Gwinnett Room. 
Unless otherwise specified Archives meets on the first Sunday of each month at 4 P.M.

AA Archives Mission: permanently documents the work of Alcoholics Anonymous, making the history of the organization accessible to AA members and other researchers, and provides a context for understanding AA's progression, principles, and traditions.

Role of the Archives Committee: establishes creative parameters for the selection of material to be collected; responsible for establishing policies, budgets, and procedures; undertakes and maintains final responsibility and authority for the use of the archives.

Role of the Archivist: collects, organizes, and preserves material of historical interest; responsible for the physical and the intellectual integrity of the collection (ensuring the privacy and protecting the anonymity of members); reports regularly to the area committee about new material received and gives updates about ongoing projects at the archives.

For more information or to volunteer for the Archives Committee, please contact archives@gwinnettaa.org.

Treatment/Special Needs​​


The next meeting will be on Nov.5 @ 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.

If you are a treatment facility, halfway house, or other facility in need of an A.A. meeting, please contact us at: treatment@gwinnettaa.org.

For more information please e-mail: treatment@gwinnettaa.org

DISTRICT AA SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


Grapevine Service Work


     What do people do in Grapevine service work?  Well, just like alcoholics everywhere, "They do whatever they feel like doing!". But, corny joking aside, on the inside front cover of every issue of the Grapevine, in the Statement of Purpose, Bill W. says, "The Grapevine will try to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics and practice the A.A. principles in all its affairs.". Grapevine service work is anything that will help this little magazine accomplish it's mission, within our Traditions.


     That statement covers a lot of ground. Has a newcomer ever asked "What's, a Grapevine?" ? Here's your chance! What will you say? "It's that little magazine over on that table." Com'on, man. Is that the best you can do? We all know that 99% of people in A.A. would do better than that, even though I've heard that reply, and the sad thing is, the conversation stopped there.
     What would be your answer be? How about, "There's a couple of them over here. Check this out.", or, "I keep one in my car. They come in handy.", or, "My dog likes to chew on them.", (just joking).


     This is carrying our message. This is Grapevine service work. Have you ever bought an issue for a new person, or given one of your old ones to someone? Is it O K to buy an issue for someone instead of putting money in the hat as it goes around? (The answer will be discussed at the next committee meeting).
Join us on the   first Sunday of each month at the Gwinnett room.  Nov 5 at 3PM. If you do something different, you might get some different results. Can you spare 1 hour this month? How about 45 mins.? I'm skipping my Wrestling re-runs to be there. (but I'm recording them)







District 16C & 16D 

PI/CPC/Treatment/Special Needs Committee


The PI/CPC and the Treatment/Special Needs Committees have joined forces!


Please help support this committee by participating and announcing our new format and combined meeting time in your home groups.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in service.

The next meeting will be on Nov.5 @ 1:00 P.M. at the Gwinnett Room. 
Unless otherwise specified PI/CPC/Treatment/Special Needs meets on the first
Sunday of each month at 1 P.M.

Meetings are open to any other district in the Atlanta area that would like to participate, as well as to any AA member who wishes to join. 

Special Needs Survey​


Please answer the following questions to help better serve our AA members with special needs. Click Submit to send your survey to the Treatment Facilities Service Committee.​

I am responsible.

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, 
I want the hand of AA always to be there.  


And for that: I am responsible...

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--Responsibility Declaration, AA Grapevine Inc. 

Area 16 Bridge the Gap Program

for Corrections and Treatment Facilities

The Bridge the Gap Committee of Area 16 Correctional Facilities and Treatment Facilities Committee is made up of Alcoholics Anonymous members across the state that are dedicated to carrying the A.A. message to people who are seeking sobriety but are unable to participate at the community level.  Specifically, Bridge the Gap provides a way for recovering alcoholics to make contacts with AA members in the area in which they will be living after their release from a correctional facilitiy or a treatment facility.  

The most important time in an alcoholic's recovery is the first 24 to 48 hours after his or her release.  Many of these alcoholics being released from facilities are simply looking for an A.A. on the outside that is willing to share their experience, strength and hope through correspondence or is willing to make them feel at home in their A.A. community. 

If you would like to volunteer for Bridge the Gap or be a Correspondent to an inmate or alcoholic in a treatment facility, please click on the appropriate volunteer form below.

If you are an inmate in a correctional facility or an alcoholic in a treatment facility and have a fixed release date less than six months away, please click on the appropriate request form below.