Below is a general list of the main service positions performed at Intergroup level throughout AA.
The Vice-Chair has the responsibility of conducting the meeting in the absence of the Chair.
HEALTH LIASON OFFICER
Co-ordinates hospital and all related activities in the local area.
PRISION LIASON OFFICER (VACANT)
The Prison Liaison Officer should gather and collate all information about the prison Groups in their area (including
open prisons, Young Offenders Institutions etc.) and forward the information to their Regions and to GSO.
EMPLOYMENT LIASON OFFICER (VACANT)
An Employment Liaison Officer assumes responsibility for liaising with all sectors of commerce and industry.
(See Guideline 8)
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATONS LIASON OFFICER
The ECLO is responsible for the Plymouth Intergroup website, keeping meeting details up-to-date using
information supplied by local members, and for forwarding of emails to the relevant officers.
The holder of this post will usually have served on Intergroup for a number of years, having held one or more of the
offices. The period of service is three years, after which the Chair should rotate out. The Chair has the responsibility
of convening and conducting the meetings, and approving the agenda and minutes before they are published.
The Secretary has the responsibility with the Chair for preparing the agenda and minutes of meetings and for
distributing these documents to the Groups well before meetings so that there is ample time to discuss the contents.
The Secretary deals with all correspondence, passing for example requests for speakers to outside organisations to
the Public Information officer or a suitable member. The Secretary keeps in touch with the General Service Office
making sure that it promptly has a copy of the minutes and notice of any change of officer.
The Treasurer has the responsibility for keeping a proper account of all Intergroup finances and ensuring that funds
are available for its essential current requirements with a prudent reserve of, say, two months’ estimated
expenditure. The Treasurer reports to Intergroup the balance remaining for prompt transfer through the service
structure to the General Service Office.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
A Public Information Officer is responsible for ensuring that information about the A.A. message and programme of
recovery is conveyed to outside organisations to the best possible advantage. The provision of a panel of members
to comply with requests for speakers is an important part of this activity.
TELEPHONE LIASON OFFICER
Telephone Liaison Officer, co-ordinates the workings of the Telephone Service as recommended in (Guideline 6)
PROBATION LIASON OFFICER
Probation Liaison Officer/Social Services AA Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing links with the probation
services in England and Wales.
Region Representatives keep each body, Region and Intergroup, aware of business transacted at the other. Each
Intergroup may send three voting representatives, whilst other AA members may attend as observers. Plymouth
belongs to the South West Region.
WHERE TO FIND OFFICER
The Where to Find Officer is responsible for keeping the local where to find up to date and to produce new copies
every three months to coincide with Intergroup meetings.
ARMED SERVICES LIASON OFFICER (Vacant)
An Armed Services Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing local links with the Royal Navy, the Army, the
Royal Air Force and any other organisation that is connected with the Armed Services.
ARCHIVIST (Seeking new archivist)
The Archivist is the person responsible for the collection, its documents and artefactual items. He or she takes care
of, and maintains the physical integrity of the collection and is instrumental in its further development. The Archivist
is also responsible for ensuring the protection of the anonymity of its members and the confidentiality of the AA
YOUNG PERSON LIASON OFFICER (VACANT)
CONVENTIONS LIASON OFFICER