Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee (CPC)

  1. Purpose
    1.1 The purpose of the CPC Committee shall be to provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. These groups include physicians, nurses, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism.
    1.2 Information is provided about where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. An attempt is made to establish good rapport and cooperation between A.A.s and the professional community at the Area, District, and Group levels.
  2. Structure
    2.1 The Area Assembly Chairman, with the approval of the Area Assembly Co-Chairman, will appoint a Chairman for this Committee from the current Area Assembly voting membership.
    2.2 The Committee membership shall consist of G.S.R.s appointed by the Area Assembly Co-Chairman with representation from each District.
  3. Functions
    3.1 This Committee shall meet a minimum of four times annually during the quarterly Area Assembly meeting.
    3.2 This Committee’s primary responsibility shall be coordinating in the most effective manner the flow of information pertaining to cooperation with the professional community from the Area Assembly to Districts, Groups, and A.A. members providing information about A.A.
    3.3 This Committee is budgeted monies at the January Area Assembly meeting for the year, contingent upon the availability of funds. Disbursement of funds will be approved by a simple majority vote of the Committee in attendance and a copy of the minutes including the vote given to the Area Assembly Treasurer for payment.
    3.4 The Committee will report at each regular quarterly meeting of the Area Assembly on the progress of projects and expenditures of monies.
  4. Activities
    4.1 Conduct workshops at the Area, District, and Group levels.
    4.2 Coordinate information, effort, and activities with PI, TF, CF, and Gv Committees.
    4.3 Provide information to committee members, G.S.R.s, and D.C.M.s on the acquisition, cost, and use of A.A. literature, G.S.O. Guidelines and other materials.