The purpose of East Bay Intergroup is to provide service activities.
The responsibility for maintaining the existence of the East Bay Intergroup (EBI) rests with the groups. Therefore, each Group should name an Intergroup Representative (IGR) and an Alternate (Alt-IGR) to serve a specified term as the connecting link between their Group and EBI.
To help best direct the actions of EBI and its primary purpose in carrying the message of recovery to the community; an IGR brings their Group Conscience to EBI. An IGR serves as a liaison between their Group, its Members, and the EBI Community.
Encourage your Homegroup to elect an Alternate Intergroup Representative who can attend the monthly meeting in your absence and also become familiar enough to stand for the next panel.
IGRs are expected to serve as a connection between EBI and their Group. They should bring suggestions, feedback, and questions from their Group to EBI. They should also take feedback, questions, and announcements from EBI back to their Groups.
Each IGR actively participates in the discussion and decisions of matters at the Monthly or any Special Meetings of EBI.
Take notes at the East Bay Intergroup Business Meeting and provide a written report for your Homegroup. Coordinate time with your Homegroup secretary for a few minutes during the Homegroups Business Meeting to provide an objective report of what occurred at the last East Bay Intergroup Business Meeting. The goal is obtain your Group Conscience on the various issues and relay that information during the next East Bay Intergroup Business Meeting.
East Bay Intergroup operates under a set of guidelines called the By Laws. There is a copy of the By Laws online. You should read it and be familiar with its provisions.
Recruit members of your group for service on East Bay Intergroup committees or as an East Bay Central Office Volunteer for service positions.
Make sure that your Homegroup’s information is correct on the hard-copy meeting schedule, and the website at Eastbayaa.org. Confirm the Central Office has the name, address, phone and email of your group’s primary contact and group treasurer. In addition, we ask that your group primary contact or IGR notify the East Bay Central Office regarding any changes to your meeting by emailing Centraloffice@eastbayaa.org or filling out the Meeting Update Form.
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Where do we get IGRs?
All A.A. Groups who hold meetings in our service area can elect an IGR and an Alternate IGR (Alt-IGR) who should have a working knowledge of A.A.’s Twelve Traditions. No one person may represent more than one group. IGRs & Alt-IGRs begin serving by attending an Orientation Meeting just prior to the regular Monthly General IGR Meeting.
What if we are a virtual meeting?
Virtual meetings can elect an IGR if they choose to designate the East Bay as their home location.
What are the duties of an Alt-IGR?
Alt-IGR is expected to fill in and cover the duties listed above for the IGR when the IGR can not fulfill them.
Help keep Alcoholics Anonymous solvent. Advise the group treasurer of where the 7th Tradition funds should go after the group’s expenses are met.
It is also important that your group has a primary contact that remains in contact with East Bay Central Office.