The Newcomers Committee provides support to people wishing to stop drinking. A beginner may also be referred to as a newcomer. Support is provided in a variety of ways.
The Newcomer’s Committee sponsors a unique newcomer’s meeting on Tuesdays at 700 pm.
The meeting provides basic information about alcoholism, AA, and myths about AA. We have also created a landing page for newcomers, accessible from the EBI homepage. We get approximately 15-20 newcomers each week; several people with less than 24 hours of sobriety and/or at their first meeting ever.
The primary purpose of East Bay Intergroup
is to help inform the greater community about A.A. and alcoholism so that those who need help can find recovery from alcoholism.
Eastbay Intergroup is an organization created and sustained by A.A. groups in the San Francisco East Bay.
The Newcomer’s Chair must have at least two years of continuous sobriety.
The Newcomer’s Chair serves for 12 months and is normally also a member of the Intergroup Service Board Committee.
Responsibility of service activities is placed at the group’s level, and all service center activities are guided by the Twelve Traditions and the Groups’ will and conscience. Unity of purpose, thought, and deed is of primary importance in all East Bay Intergroup actions.
The continued advancement of the A.A. Program through the performance of service work is the ultimate objective of the East Bay Intergroup Service members.