CNCA PUBLIC INFORMATION COOPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
|Public Information (PI) committees in Alcoholics Anonymous are responsible for carrying the message of recovery to the still suffering alcoholic by informing the general public about the A.A. program. PI carries the message by getting in touch with the media, schools, industry and other organizations which can report on the nature and purpose of A.A. and what it can do for alcoholics.|
|Similarly, Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) committees provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their respective professions. Among these are religious organizations (clergy and staff), judiciary (parole officers, judges, lawyers, police, and probation departments), the medical profession (doctors, nurses, and other health professionals), education (teachers, professional schools) and human resource professionals.|
|PI and CPC committees exist at both Area and District levels. The primary goal of the CNCA PI/CPC committee is to support development and growth of the local committees at the district and Intergroup level where the real footwork is done. A secondary responsibility is to provide support by staffing booths at professional conferences held in and around the Area. The breadth of services offered by PI and CPC can be quite extensive! Local committees may place AA literature in public libraries, train and provide speakers for schools, colleges and DUI classes, and place AA literature racks at schools, libraries, police stations, and doctor offices just to name a few We also work with the media to inform newspapers and TV/radio stations about AA’s tradition of anonymity and also to distribute Public Service Announcements produced by the AA General Service Office.|
|Sound exciting? Sound important? |
It is! To find out more, attend our meeting every third Saturday at 9:00am. Or, you can write to the Area PI/CPC Chair with questions or comments at the following address:
CNCA, PO Box 884222, San Francisco, CA 94188-4222.
You can also attend your local monthly PI or CPC district or Intergroup meeting and speak to the PI/CPC chair. For the meeting time and place, contact your General Service Representative or your local Intergroup Office. To send an email to the PI/CPC chair, please refer to the Contact Us Page of this site and select “PI / CPC” for the Department to Contact.