We are an AA service office or better known as Intergroup. A
central office established to carry out certain functions common
to all the groups of District 15 in West Pasco / Tarpon Springs
area. Handling the duties or activities required which are best
managed by a centralized office. The primary purpose of
Intergroup is to carry the AA message to those who suffer from
alcoholism. And to operate and maintain a centralize office in
accordance with the AA Traditions and suggestions as may be
issued by the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous in
Our mission is to provide
a physical location for Alcoholics Anonymous and maintain a
direct contact for the still suffering alcoholic. The office is
located within the area it serves and is maintained, supervised,
and supported by AA group members volunteering to handle all the
duties on a daily basic. The heart of the AA recovery program is
service and what better way to help your fellow alcoholic than
by volunteering for one of the needed activities. We exist to
aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA
The central office is
often where the sick alcoholic first calls for AA help. Our
phones and Hotline service are covered 24 hours a day, 366 days
a year by volunteers willing to carry the message of AA’s
recovery program to the alcoholic. We are short of volunteers
during the daytime hours on a regular basic. Currently there is
a need for volunteers for various shifts. Backups or substitutes
are also needed to answer the office phones and to service the
We coordinate 12th Step
calls with a contact list. We can’t have too many people willing
to share their experience, strength, and hope with the newcomer.
A telephone is a must. Transportation and the willingness to
meet with new comers is highly worth the effort.
We handle other phone
inquires such as handling institutional contacts or treatment
facilities. When there is contact with local groups in
correctional or treatment facilities, the service office offers
literature and prerelease AA contacts and arrange for AA
speakers and visitors to hold meetings in these facilities
through close cooperation with local hospitals and prisons.
At regular intervals, the
central office prints, updates, and distribute the Where and
When meeting list and other information about local AA service.
This meeting list is only as good as the data provided by the
groups, and our collective best efforts.
The preparation of a
publication (0777 Newsletter) for distribution to AA groups is a
function of our Central Office. 0777 Newsletter inform groups of
meeting changes, new groups, or location changes. Frequently,
articles and material from our AA literature is reprinted and
discussed; centering on some aspect of the AA recovery program.
Calendar of events, District 15 and Area 15 news, along with
Anniversaries, donations, and puzzles are published in the
We carry other articles such as medallions, Book covers, 24 Hour
Books, and provide AA recovery related material as it is
requested by the groups.
The Intergroup Rep is a
trusted servant from your group who volunteers to meet with
other group members at a monthly Intergroup meeting. They report
back to their group on the business of Intergroup and vote their
group’s conscience requiring group concerns and decisions.
The Intergroup committee
is made up of representatives from all the member groups. They
deal with the business of Intrtgroup (facilitating 12th Step
calls, meeting list, newsletter, web page, hotline phone calls,
and the selling of Conference-approved literature and other
related AA material.
We also house District 15 archives. Early AA books and
merchandise available for viewing by any interested member.
A Website Committee
developed a web page (www.wptsaa.org) and e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A web page is provided by West Pasco / Tarpon Springs and
District 15 as a service to the AA community. It is our attempt
to share information about Alcoholics Anonymous with recovering
alcoholics at any time, anywhere. This information is to
facilitate the face-to-face meetings of still suffering
alcoholics with those in recovery and to provide resources about
Alcoholics Anonymous on the west coast of Florida.
Any suggestions or
updates are welcome.