|Zoom address of CNCA Committees and Sharing Sessions
CNCA Comités Y Sesiones de Compartimiento por Zoom
I. Sharing Sessions
Sharing Sessions and Standing Committees usually meet on the 4th Saturday (3rd Sat in December). Most of these meetings are interpreted in Spanish and English, so please bring your FM radios. (Of course not necessary if we are meeting by Zoom). The actual Area Committee Meeting (which is also interpreted) will convene at 12:30 pm and adjourn about 3:30 pm.
We have three Sharing Sessions: DCMC (closed), DCM (open), and Literature/ Grapevine/ La Vina (open). The Area Officer for Literature chairs the Lit/GV/La Vina Sharing Session. The Assembly Coordinator chairs the DCM Sharing Session.
AA Members are welcome to attend any open meeting of a Sharing Session, Standing Committee, or Area Committee Meeting. Voting members at the Area Committee Meeting are Area Officers, DCMCs, and DCMs. Voting members at the Area Assemblies are GSRs, DCMCs, DCMs, and Area Officers (or their alternates). Map and location information is above.
II Standing Committees
Standing Committees are those committees not having a similarly related District component. Their focus is more directly on serving the Area as a whole. Positions on these committees are appointed by the incoming Area officers of each panel.
The Finance Committee is appointed, and those wishing to serve have been a DCM or DCMC. While the Area Treasurer does attend, the Treasurer is not the Chair. The Chair is elected by the members of the committee. This is a closed meeting and those non-members attending are by invitation, if it relates to any topic on the agenda for the day. The Finance Committee reports back to the Area as a whole. Chair email: See Contact Us Page.
The Interpretation and Translation Committee (I&T Committee)
has two components: verbal interpretation and written translation. The verbal interpretation services are provided at Area Committee Meetings, Area Assemblies and other events, and is provided in both Spanish and English. This is why everyone is encouraged to bring FM radios with ear buds or headphones to these events. (Sign language interpretation is also provided during the Delegate’s Report at the Post Conference assembly, on request.) The other component is for the translation of written documents, which is also provided in English and Spanish. Committee members are appointed by the incoming officers of the new panel. They meet at 11:00 A.M. on the same day as the Area Meeting. They elect their chair. This is an Open meeting, meaning any AA member may attend. Chair email: See Contact Us Page.
The Website Committee is appointed and meets at the location of the Area Committee Meeting. The Website committee sometimes holds Ad Hoc meetings at other times, while working on projects that need more time. They elect their chair. This is an Open meeting, meaning any AA member may attend. Website Chair email: See Contact Us Page.
The Technology Committee the purpose and intent of the technology committee is to assist the area, and its officers, with emerging technologies & helping usher our area into the 21st century. We are a developing committee and our goals shift as needed by the area. We are currently managing our area’s virtual meetings and links for committees and officers, refreshing the technology to assist the Area Registrar, providing workshops to help inform members on how to understand and be familiar with the technology being used in AA, and transitioning our area to utilize cloud storage. Tech Chair email: See Contact Us Page.
The members of the Sub-Committees are not appointed by Area Officers but are usually connected to District Committees with the same purpose. These members serving in the related position make up the composition of the Sub-Committees. Meetings are open to all AA members. Please bring your FM radios for interpretation in Spanish and English.
The Accessibilities Committee is a volunteer committee dedicated to collecting and sharing information that can increase awareness of existing barriers and increase the accessibility of the AA program to people who need its life-saving message. You may contact the chair here.
The Area Archives Committee is composed of Committee Officers (elected by the committee), District Archivists (who serve their district in an archives position), and other A.A. members who participate in its work on a regular basis. You may contact the chair here.
The Bridging the Gap Committee is attended by the District Bridging the Gap Chairs. Any interested member of AA may attend, as the meetings are open. You may contact the chair here.
The PI/CPC Committee is attended by people in the Districts doing the work of the Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community. The meeting is facilitated by the Alternate Delegate of the Area. It is an open meeting which may be attended by any AA member. Interpretation is provided, so please bring your FM radios. You may contact the chair here.