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About us


The Dubuque Area Intergroup office involves partnerships among groups in our community and is supported by these groups through our 7th Tradition, (self-support through our own contributions). There are nearly 700 central/ intergroup offices throughout the world, performing vital A.A. services. These constitute a network of service outlets and A.A. contacts to help carry the A.A. message.


Each group names an Intergroup representative (a.k.a., "Intergroup Liaison") to serve a specified term as the connecting link between their group and the Intergroup office. The group representatives participate in Intergroup's group conscience on issues related to Intergroup's services and matters effecting AA as a whole.

The following lists some of the basic services The Dubuque Area Intergroup office offers:


1) A.A. Inquiries — By providing an Alcoholics Anonymous listing in the local telephone directory, web address, and on websites, The Dubuque Area Intergroup office may receive inquiries from those seeking help. They will refer the caller to a nearby A.A. or Al-Anon group, where sponsorship may
be arranged, or have a member contact them. 


2) Office Facilities — The Dubuque Area Intergroup office maintains a conveniently located office in which volunteers coordinate local A.A. services, which is fully self-supporting through fund raising and group's contributions.

3) Accessibility and Inclusivity — The Dubuque Area Intergroup office publishes meeting information that includes groups that are accessible for persons using mobility assistive devices as well as web-based meetings for those who are housebound or chronically ill. They order literature in French and Spanish and stock pamphlets that address recovery inclusivity for all persons, including those living with mental or emotional health challenges, aging, race, or those who may feel other barriers to attending meetings, such as persons within the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, information promoting accessibility to literature and meetings for persons who have vision or auditory challenges, are available on the aa.org website.


4) Meeting Lists and Other Literature — At regular intervals, The Dubuque Area Intergroup office

may publish and distribute up-to-date lists of meetings and other information about local A.A. services. They stock and sell A.A. and Al-Anon Family Group's Conference-approved literature and recovery anniversary medallions for the convenience of local members and groups.


5) Information Exchange — The Dubuque Area Intergroup also functions as a clearinghouse for the circulation and exchange of information among all the A.A. groups in the community. The website meeting calendar links to other web-based application meeting lists throughout the country and internationally, to distribute meeting information for travelers, visitors, and other groups.


6) Public Outreach - The Dubuque Area Intergroup cooperates with the District 11 "Public Information" (P.l.) and the "Cooperation with the Professional Community" (C.P.C.) Chairpersons to support outreach to those in the community seeking information and professional service providers who may be serving persons dealing with alcoholism or those working directly within the alcoholism field.


7) A.A. in Correctional and Treatment Facilities — The Dubuque Area Intergroup office maintains contact with treatment and correctional facilities, offering literature and pre-release A.A. contacts and arranging to assist persons to A.A. meetings.  They can be a resource to connect with A.A. speakers willing to present information and personal experience with the A.A. program of recovery.

8) Local A.A., Al-Anon, and Alateen Events — The Dubuque Area Intergroup office manages the details of an annual "Gathering of the Eagles" speaker-dinner and summer picnics in cooperation with participating groups. The Dubuque Area Intergroup website publishes local A.A., Al-Anon, and Alateen event flyers and other related information.


9) A.A. District 11 Newsletter — The Dubuque Area Intergroup website publishes the District 11
periodic Newsletters to disseminate information and support for those seeking to achieve or maintain recovery.


 

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