Intergroup Representative

In order for the Intergroup to function well, each group should elect someone to represent their group at the Intergroup Council meeting, held nine times annually.

That individual is known as the Intergroup Representative (IgR) who acts as the link between the Intergroup and its activities and the Home Group.

The Intergroup Council meets the 3rd Tuesday of most months at the

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Belcher Pavilion
2000 Medical Parkway
7th floor
Annapolis, Md.

2017 Intergroup Council Meeting Schedule

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 23
June 20
September 26
October 17
November 21
December 19

Qualifications

It is suggested that the IgR nominee should have a minimum of twelve months of sobriety.

What is the Intergroup?

An Intergroup, or Central Office as it is sometimes called, "is an A.A.® service that involves partnership among groups in a community—just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. A central office is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups—functions which are best handled by a centralized office—and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers." (Reprinted from A.A. Guidelines, Central or Intergroup Offices, pamphlet MG-02 with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc).

Today the Annapolis Area Intergroup provides many functions that are not found in the General Service structure. For example, the Annapolis Area Intergroup offers the following services for groups in Anne Arundel County, mostly south of Interstate 695:

  • publishes a directory of meetings in that region, as well as including some meetings just outside that region in nearby Prince George's, Calvert and Queen Anne's Counties;
  • publishes a bulletin of monthly events and activites in the AAIG area, along with a list of anniversaries being celebrated each month;
  • acts as a central clearing house for General Service Conference-approved A.A. literature for the groups in the region;
  • provides social activites for the alcoholic member and their family, such as dances and picnics;
  • provides workshops for the A.A. member to expand their understanding of the history and functions of various A.A. components;
  • acts as a liaison between A.A. and local and regional organizations in affairs dealing with alcoholism, such as outreach to the medical profession, treatment facilities, and correctional facilities; and
  • staffs a telephone number available at all times for the suffering alcoholic seeking help with their problem.

What are we?

The AAIG consists of a group of representatives from each A.A. group in central, western, and southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Together, we provide services for the A.A. groups in the region and for individuals or organizations seeking information about alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous. These services include: a monthly newsletter, a consolidated list of A.A. meetings in and around the region, a 24-hour hotline for those seeking help or information, this website, and an inventory of A.A. literature available for purchase.

The Intergroup Council meets the third Tuesday of most months in the Belcher Pavilion, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 7th floor, Annapolis, Maryland. Additionally, the Executive Committee meets at least nine times annually on the first Tuesday of the month, at the "Red House" in historic Annapolis.

Detailed descriptions of each of these bodies, as well as a description of the functions of each AAIG committee can be found in the AAIG Bylaws.