CPC-PI School

The Cooperation with Professionals and Public Information(CPC-PI) committee will hold its next school at 2 pm Sunday Feb. 3 and Maple Grove Methodist Church, Henderson and High, will be the setting. Refreshment will be provided. CPC-PI informs professionals and the public-at-large what AA is, what it does and doesn’t do, and where you can find … Read moreCPC-PI School

Alcoholics Anonymous on YouTube

YouTube is becoming AA’s newest channel of love and service. The Alcoholics Anonymous’ General Service Office (GSO) has created a YouTube channel to convey the AA message through public service announcement videos. The Alcoholics Anonymous channel is located at: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The purpose of this AAWS outreach is simple. “It provides an … Read moreAlcoholics Anonymous on YouTube

CPC-PI Tip: Websites with Accurate AA Information

CPC-PI TIP: Websites with Accurate AA Information When you are on-line, where do you get your information about Alcoholics Anonymous? Are your sources reliable? The Internet provides options as varied as the individuals creating them, yet only a few websites offer accurate AA information. These include: http://www.aa.org – The official website of Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.area53aa.org … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Websites with Accurate AA Information

CPC-PI Tip: Placing Business Cards in Public

CPC-PI TIP: One of the many projects of the Area 53 Cooperation with the Professional Community and Public Information Committee (CPC-PI) involves placing business cards in various locations including library lobbies, emergency rooms, and doctors offices.  The cards read: If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, that’s ours. The … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Placing Business Cards in Public

CPC-PI Tip: AA Cooperates with Outside Organizations

CPC-PI Tip: AA Cooperates with Outside Organizations In keeping with AA’s Tenth Tradition, AA cooperates, but does not affiliate with outside organizations including treatment facilities. The Area 53 Cooperation with the Professional Community and Public Information Committee (CPC-PI) takes information sessions into health facilities such as Netcare and other entities. An AA member explains to … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: AA Cooperates with Outside Organizations

CPC-PI Tip: Relationships with Physicians

CPC-PI TIP: Relationships with Physicians Do you have a good relationship with your physician? The lobby of a doctor’s office is a great place to display CPC-PI business cards. Our cards read, “If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, that’s ours.” The cards list the phone number and website … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Relationships with Physicians

CPC-PI Tip: Volunteering at an AA Public Exhibit

CPC-PI TIP: The Cooperation with the Professional Community – Public Information Committee of Area 53 often staffs exhibits at tabling events. We provide literature and two AA member volunteers sit at the table to answer questions. The pamphlet “For Volunteers Staffing an A.A. Exhibit” provides guidance: http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/SMF-201_en.pdf The CPC-PI Committee has staffed our table in … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Volunteering at an AA Public Exhibit

CPC-PI Tip: Singleness of Purpose

CPC-PI Tip: Singleness of Purpose Are you confused about our “singleness of purpose” as embodied in Tradition Five? This Tradition states, “Each group has but one primary purpose —to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” What about open versus closed meetings? Our AA literature answers these questions. The pamphlet “The AA Group: … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Singleness of Purpose

CPC-PI Tip: Attraction vs. Promotion

CPC-PI Tip: Attraction vs. Promotion The issue of attraction versus promotion was discussed in the first paragraph of the “AA Exchange Bulletin” from September-October of 1963. Carrying the message through a "third person" has become an accepted practice in A.A. From our former fears of "promotion" we have come to realize that it is part … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Attraction vs. Promotion

CPC-PI Tip: Business Cards

CPC-PI TIP: One of the many projects of the Area 53 Cooperation with the Professional Community and Public Information Committee (CPC-PI) involves placing business cards in various locations including library lobbies, emergency rooms, and doctors offices. The cards read: If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, that’s ours. The … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Business Cards

CPC-PI Tip: Understanding Anonymity

CPC-PI Tip: Understanding Anonymity Questions surrounding anonymity abound in Alcoholics Anonymous. Many of those questions are answered in pamphlet P-47 Understanding Anonymity. Such questions include: What should we tell individuals outside the rooms of A.A. about our membership in the fellowship? How should we safeguard the anonymity of our friends in A.A.? Is posting on … Read moreCPC-PI Tip: Understanding Anonymity