Service

Service is an important part of recovery and carrying the message. Details of service positions at Intergroup level, including current vacancies, are detailed below.

Further information can be found in the Service Handbook

PositionDescriptionRequired SobrietyLength of PositionVacant/Filled
ChairThe Chair has the responsibility of convening and conducting the meetings, and approving the agenda and minutes before they are published3 years2 yearsFilled
Vice Chair
Region Rep1 vacancy
12th Step List
Armed Services Liaison OfficerAn 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.
2 years2 - 3 yearsVacant
Electronic Communications Liaison OfficerThe principal role of the ECLO is one of liaison, communication and co-ordination between
groups, intergroup, region, and the Electronics Communications Sub-Committee (ECSC)
– and to facilitate correlation and dissemination of relevant information between these
principal service areas.
3 years2 - 3 yearsDue to rotate (July)
Health Liaison OfficerThe
HLO establishes contact and maintains communication with healthcare professionals, and
reports back to intergroup and/or region.
Filled
Prison Liaison OfficerResponsibility for sponsorship of prison groups has been placed by Conference with the
intergroup and is exercised through the intergroup Prison Liaison Officer.
Vacant
Public Information Liaison OfficerPI work is sometimes referred to as “Carrying the message to the general public”. This
includes giving talks to doctors, nurses, social services, police, magistrates, community
groups, business groups, schools, colleges and trade and professional unions and associations.
Open and public meetings, exhibitions, displays, posters, newspapers, magazines, radio and
television also come under the heading of PI.
Vacant
Secretary3 yearsDue to rotate (April)
Telephone Liaison OfficerThe main purpose of telephone services is to put the suffering alcoholic in touch with an
individual contact or AA group.
Filled
TreasurerFilled
Young People's Liaison OfficerThe YPLO will be someone who came into AA at the age of 30 or younger, and so will have
experience of getting sober at a young age, the better to relate to the particular problems
faced by young people seeking to live sober.
2 years2 - 3 yearsFilled
ArchivistAA members have responsibility to gather and take good care of the Fellowship’s historical
documents and memorabilia. Correspondence, records, photographs, newspaper and
magazine articles from the past need to be collected, preserved and made available for the
guidance and research of AA members and others (researchers, historians and scholars from
various disciplines) – for now and for the generations to come.
Vacant
Employment Liaison OfficerThe responsibility of ELOs is to carry AA’s message to employers within their local area
supported by intergroup and region and a PI/Service Committee if one exists.
Vacant
Share Liaison OfficerVacant

As we are sure you're aware, the current Coronavirus outbreak has forced Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in South Devon to close until further notice.

For local enquiries please email: help@aasouthdevon.org

Below is a list of online meetings for South Devon Intergroup:

(A printable copy of this list can be downloaded by clicking here: SDIG Meetings List)

South Devon Intergroup Meeting, Tuesday 20th July at 7pm, Meeting ID: 833-2055-3068, Password: 100635

Monday

ONLINE

LIVE

  • Torquay Monday Evening LIVE, 7.30pm to 8.45pm (no break), St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 165 Union St. TQ1 4BX Maximum attendees 15

Tuesday

ONLINE


Wednesday

ONLINE

LIVE

  • Paignton - 11.30am to 12.30pm, Baptist Church, 43 Winner Street, TQ3 3BN.  This is a 12 Steps and 12 Traditions meeting.
  • Paignton - 7.00pm, Baptist Church, 43 Winner Street, TQ3 3BN
  • Bovey Tracey - 7.30pm, Bovey Tracey Methodist Church Hall, Fore St,. Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD (max. 30 attendees, all COVID precautions in place)
  • From June 2nd - Aug 25th: Totnes-In-The-Moor - 1.00pm, Langaford Farm. Attendance by pre-booking only, email tim@aasouthdevon.org for details and booking.

Thursday

ONLINE

LIVE

  • 10am Paignton - As Bill Sees It. Baptist Church, 43 Winner Street, Paignton TQ3 3BN

Friday

ONLINE

LIVE

  • Dawlish 7.30pm to 8.45pm Manor House, no break Maximum attendees 15 COVID secure. Track and Trace information collected and securely maintained for 3 weeks
  • From 4th Jun: Torquay Friday Night - 7.30pm St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, 165 Union St. TQ1 4BX

Saturday

LIVE

  • 1.00pm Ashburton Saturday Lunchtime,
    St Lawrence Chapel, St. Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD

    (max. 12 attendees, all COVID regulations observed)


Sunday

ONLINE

LIVE

  • Paignton Lunchtime 1.30pm to 2.30pm HYBRID Meeting St Andrews Church Up to 15 can attend and the remainder attend online. COVID secure. Track and Trace information  collected and securely maintained for 3 weeks.


Simply click on the meeting you'd like to join and follow the instruction below for the meeting type (ZOOM or SKYPE)

ZOOM

Desktop - You may be prompted to download Zoom, but there will also be an option to join as a guest from your browser.

Mobile - you will need to download the Zoom app and use the meeting ID to join.

For some meetings, one member (suggest chair) can take advantage of the 'Host' functionality using the Host key provided. To do so, within the meeting, select 'Manage participants' then 'Claim Host'.

SKYPE

You should have the option to sign in or join as a guest.

LITERATURE

Preamble - https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/smf-92_en.pdf

Steps - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/about-aa/the-12-steps-of-aa

Traditions - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/about-aa/aa-traditions

Big Book - https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous


For many of us, particularly newcomers, meetings are a real life line. We are lucky to live in an age where isolation doesn't have to mean loneliness. Please pick up the phone, text people, video call them and make use of the online meetings that are available - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting/Online