Participate in AA

Participate in your Group

Coffee Position: Arrive before the meeting and make the coffee and help clean up after the meeting.

Greeter: Be the first to welcome members as they come into the meeting

Set Up/Clean Up: Help set up the room for the meeting and get it back in order when it's time to leave.

Meeting Chairperson: Lead the meeting by following the group format.

Literature Position: Keep the inventory of AA books, pamphlets and meeting lists.

Group Secretary: This position takes the minutes at the monthly business meeting.

Chip Person: Pass out chips and anniversary coins.

Group Treasurer: Organize and report the expenses and donations of the group.

General Service Rep. (G.S.R.): They attend district meetings and area assemblies, reporting key information our AA back to their group.

Intergroup Rep: They attend intergroup meetings and report back to the group on the Events, Workshops and other changes in the local area.

Bring a Meeting to Hospitals & Institutions: Many groups sign up to participate in bringing a monthly meeting to a local prison, hospital and recovery institutions.

Learn more about Group Structure

These informational guides tells how a group works most effectively, how a new group can be started, and how each group can be linked to A.A. as a whole. General Service Conference-approved.

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group handbook

Participate at Intergroup

Committee Work

The Intergroup Committees are designed to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous in specific ways; to our members, to our Groups and to the geographic community of Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean Counties. All the committee work is done by volunteer members.

Some committees have only the Chair as the lone member, while others have many members on their committee. A number of committees have regularly scheduled meetings where members come together to discuss how they will go about fulfilling the duties of their committee. LEARN MORE

The majority of the committees are looking for volunteers; please contact a committee chair to learn more.

Unity Committee
The Unity Committee organizes and hosts all the Intergroup social events for the purposes of fellowship and fundraising. Events include the Annual Picnic, Unity Breakfast/Speaker, New Year's Eve Celebration. This committee is always looking for members to help plan these fun events. Email the Chairperson at:

The CAIG Hotline volunteers answer calls for two hour shifts on a set time and day of the week. Calls are for information about meetings and for help understanding A.A. as a tool for recovery. Visit this page to learn more about this service and how you can participate: CLICK HERE

Cape Atlantic Young People is a committee that hosts social events focused on the fellowship of members who obtained sobriety at an early age. "Resentment Bonfire on the Beach", Comedy Nights, Karoke and other seasonal holidays are planned through the year and need volunteers.   To learn more about participating, email the CAYPAA Chairperson:

Public Information Committee
The goal of this committee is to create an understanding of AA in the community. Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) provides information to professional groups including clergy, lawyers, educators, and law enforcement. The committee may present seminars and workshops or other educational activities that assists the professional community in understanding A.A. Email the Chairperson to get involved:

H & I  Committee
The H & I Committee cooperates with many area institutions by arranging meetings in prisons, hospitals, and treatment facilities. Help is needed to maintain and foster new relationships with recovery facilities in our area as well as assist Groups and Members who bring meetings to these locations. Email the Chairperson to learn more:

The Literature Committees ensure A.A. literature is available for A.A. groups, service meetings and other A.A. events including the Intergroup Recovery Roundup, Area 45 assemblies, conferences and outside events. Volunteers are needed to help with bringing the Literature to these events. Email the Chairperson to get involved:

The Intergroup publishes a new publication that fosters fellowship, educates and informs our members. All members are encouraged to submit articles, jokes and ideas to the newsletter. Prior writing skills are not needed; just your experience, strength and hope. View current and prior newsletter issues - CLICK HERE. To get involved, contact the Chairperson

Roundup Event
The committee plans a weekend recovery conference that requires many hand and talents to create. Visit the Roundup website to learn about attending their meet monthly online so you can get involved. CLICK HERE 

Intergroup Representative (IGR)

There are 140 groups in the geographic area of Cape Atlantic Intergroup.
Each Group elects an Intergroup Representative (IGR)  to be the voice for their Group regarding Intergroup matters.


Duties of an IGR

~Announce upcoming events to their Group.
~Provides information about the service opportunities at Intergroup.
~Report on the minutes from the Intergroup Business meeting.
~Learns about Intergroup structure, bylaws and how business is conducted.

About the Intergroup Business Meeting

Through the IGRs, the Intergroup Steering Panel learns of the needs/issues of the Group, at the monthly Business Meeting.
Any member can attend this meeting to learn more about the service work at Intergroup.

3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7:30pm.
1418 New Rd, Suite 4, Northfield NJ 08225.

Attendance at this meeting is also available On-line:
Meeting ID 832 9623 3517 


AA Service Manual

The A.A. Service Manual opens with history of A.A. services, then explains the General Service Conference structure and its year-round importance. Chapters cover the roles of GSRs, DCMs, delegates, directors and trustees, as well as what happens at GSO and Grapevine.


AA Group Handbook

This handbook is for the Group to use in support of our primary purpose ‚Äď to carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.