Chairperson – Duties, Eligibility & Qualifications – Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Chairperson – Duties, Eligibility & Qualifications

Duties & Responsibilities: (From Bylaws, Subsection 4.01(a): Chairperson.) 

The Chairperson sets the agendas, leads the business meetings, and rules on points of procedure that arise under these Bylaws or the operating guidelines.

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • A sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Experience in group, intergroup/central office, institutional and/or general service affairs
  • A sound understanding and appreciation of applying the Steps, the Traditions and the Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous, along with a willingness to consult with others who have a wealth of experience gained through applying these guiding principles successfully to prob-lems
  • Experience in chairing business or service meetings.
  • Excellent Communication skills: Written, Speaking, Listening
  • Leadership qualities – See Concept IX, Twelve Concepts for World Service, pages C27-C32
  • Sensitivity to the wishes of the member groups

Anyone who has served in an OIAA service position is eligible to serve as an Intergroup Officer. No person may hold more than one Intergroup office at a time, nor may any Officer save concurrently as Alternate. No officer may serve concurrently as an IGR. All Officers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

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