AA Service, Our Third Legacy

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Service is an important part of recovery! It can help keep us sober.

There are a number of great ways to get involved with service in SIA and in our area.
To learn more:

Be sure to also check the Events Calendar for service workshops and other events.

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Service Opportunities in SIA

Committee / Email Available Service Positions
Share-A-Thon
share@suf…org
Visit the Share-A-Thon Page
  • Your group is needed to host a workshop!! Please submit your Workshop Topic Ideas by the Aug 24th deadline.
  • We need Tech Savvy volunteers to help run the Fellowship Room and the Workshops.
Please join us for the Committee Planning Meeting held on the last Tues of the month at 7pm.
Treatment / Institutions
(H&I)

institutions@suf…org
  • We are looking for an INSTITUTIONS CHAIR!!
  • Institutions are starting to let meetings back in. We need Meeting Chairs and Speakers
Visit the Institutions Section to learn more
Archives
archives@suf…org

Archives is always looking for volunteers to help us save our history.

  • We are in desperate need of a tech savvy volunteer to maintain the Archives Website
  • Attention: all Suffolk AAs with 30 or more years of sobriety — We would like to interview you to preserve your memories
  • Archives is currently collecting stories about staying sober during the time of COVID.

Visit the Archives Section to learn more

Bulletin
bulletins@suf…org

Bulletin is looking for stories, poems, announcements and other content to go into future issues.

We are also looking for stories about “your sobriety during the coronavirus”.

Visit the Bulletin Page for more info

Hotline
phones@suf…org

We are in dire need of Hotline Volunteers and especially GROUPS to cover the AA HOTLINE in SUFFOLK

Visit the Hotline Page for more info

Correctional Facilities
correct@suf…org

We are looking for speakers to bring meetings into county jails and other similar facilities.

Visit the Corrections Section to learn more

SIA General Meeting

Attend the next biz meeting to have your group's voice heard and jump into service
Visit the SIA General Meeting page

A.A.’s Legacy of Service
by Bill W.

Our Twelfth Step — carrying the message — is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.

Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer — ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A.’s General Service Office for national and international action.The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.

Services include meeting places, hospital cooperation, and intergroup offices; they mean pamphlets, books, and good publicity of almost every description. They call for committees, delegates, trustees, and conferences. And, not to be forgotten, they need voluntary money contributions from within the Fellowship.

Reprinted from A.A.’s Legacy of Service?, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Institutions

We are looking for an INSTITUTIONS CHAIR!! Email Institutions to learn more

Please consider volunteering once a month.

Facilities are taking the necessary steps to ensure visitors and patients are protected and can meet safely

We are asking for gently used, or new AA literature for our facilities. Please collect and bring to the SIA meeting next month, SIA office or contact Institutions@suffolkny-aa.org

Thank you for your Service!

Commitments change frequently, please email Institutions to inquire about current openings.

Institutions committee meets on the
3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:15 PM.

Next meeting is Tue, Apr 20th @ 6:15PM.

All are welcome !!

Open Service Opportunities in Facilities

Last Updated Apr 01, 2021
(commitments change frequently,
email institutions@suffolkny-aa.org for the latest)
TownFacilityMen / WomenDayTimeweek of the month

Openings for In Person Meetings at Facilities
Port JeffSt Charles RehabMen’sMon1:30 PMall
Port Jeff
St Charles Rehab
Women’s
Sun7:30 PM1st, 3rd
Mon7:30 PM2nd, 3rd
Wed7:30 PM2nd, 4th, 5th
Thu1:30 PM3rd, 4th, 5th
Sat7:30 PMall
Port Jeff
St Charles Detox
Men &
Women
Sun1:30 PMall
Mon 7:00 PMall
Fri1:30 PMall
Westhampton
Seafield Center Rehab
WomenFri7:30 PMall
MenTue7:30 PM1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Bohemia
Talbot House
Male &
Female
Wed7:30 PMall
Fri1:00 PM1st, 3rd, 5th
RonkonkomaPhoenix HouseMen’s
Rehab
Fri7:00 PM

Corrections

AA meetings will be allowed back into Suffolk Country Correctional Facilities soon!

RIVERHEAD JAIL opens mid – APRIL

The inmates are in need of AA speakers as often as permissible and you are doing a huge service to these individuals by volunteering your time, strength, hope and experience. Thank you!

For instructions on applying for a Facility Pass, please visit the Corrections Section of the Group Forms page.

Schools / Public Information

There are several duties to be fulfilled within our committee, so we welcome those who are interested in doing service. Not sure what Public Information is and how it fits within AA? Curious to know more? Join us!
Pub Info committee meets on the last Thurs of the  month.
Next meeting is Thu, Apr 29th @ 7PM.

Archives

Archives is always looking for volunteers to help us save our history.

We are in desperate need of a tech savvy volunteers to help maintain the Archives Website

Attention: all Suffolk AAs with 30 or more years of sobriety — We would like to interview you to preserve your memories

We invite everyone to write their experience, strength and hope about coronavirus.

  • How it affected your life, your recovery and your group.
  • What adjustments were necessary and what changes made.

We are saving these stories for future generations will know what it was like during these unprecedented times.

Please email your written piece to Archives@suffolkny-aa.org

Grapevine

The Grapevine Chair would like to visit your meeting in person, and set up a table displaying the wide array of literature offerings available from AA Grapevine and AA La Viña.

Email grapevine@suffolkny-aa.org to schedule your visit.

What's an Intergroup?

Intergroups are service entities that focus exclusively on local needs (e.g. maintaining meeting lists, organizing speaker exchanges) and are not part of A.A.’s larger decision-making/service structure. You’ll notice they don’t appear in the upside-down triangle. But there is a connection between the two as shown in the diagram.

Though an intergroup falls within the broader definition of “general service” (service below the group level), it should not to be confused with “General Service”, shorthand for A.A.’s larger decision-making/service structure.

Here in Suffolk County, Suffolk Intergroup (SIA) and Suffolk General Service (SGSO), which itself is part of the SENY General Service Office, coordinate with each other to complement and divide up the county’s service needs.

To learn more visit the SENY-Intergroup-Liaison Page

Related Links From AA World Services
MG-02 – A.A. Guidelines on Central or Intergroup Offices
Box 459 – Aug/Sep 2007 – IO/COs: AA’s Front Line
Box 459 – Fall 2017 – IO/COs: Then & Now

2020 Unity & Service Conference

The 2020 Unity & Service Conference was held Labor Day Weekend. You can download the the Audio Recordings below:

Day # Session Title
Sat 9/5 1 Memoirs of A Judge That Nudged
Sat 9/5 2 Service Panels
  • Panel 1 – Young People
  • Panel 2 – Bridge the Gap
  • Panel 3 – Corrections (H&I)
  • Q&A
Sat 9/5 3 Finance & Romance in Digital Age
Sat 9/5 4.1 The Three Legacies and Relationships – Part 1
Sat 9/5 4.2 The Three Legacies and Relationships – Part 2
Sat 9/5 5 Unity vs. Conformity in the Home Group
Sun 9/6 6a Vignette – Tradition 5
Sun 9/6 6 Contempt Prior to Investigation? — The 12 Concepts — “A Spiritual Experience”
Sun 9/6 7 Service Panels
  • Panel 1 – Public Info & Cooperation w/Professionals
  • Panel 2 – Intergroup / Hotline
  • Panel 3 – General Service
  • Panel 4 – Sponsorship
  • Q&A
Sun 9/6 8 Anonymity and Outside Issues: Rights vs. Responsibilities
Sun 9/6 9 Ask It Basket w/ ALL Speakers