A revised newsletter for March 2015 has been posted to the Newsletter Page, please take a look as the Weekend Phone Schedule has been corrected.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.
Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
A new order form (spreadsheet) has been added to the Literature page. Ensure you use this new form when ordering books, etc.
C.P.C. Work and Why A.A.s Do It
Cooperating with non-alcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic. Such people often meet the alcoholic in places where A.A. is not present. Through professionals, alcoholics may be reached who might otherwise never find the program, or they may be reached sooner with the help of informed non-A.A.s.
A professional can be anyone who deals with problem drinkers in the course of their work. Many of these people often encounter the suffering alcoholic, and in spite of public awareness, many of them simply don’t know what to do with a drunk.
Here is a list of professions that C.P.C. committees could approach. Your committee may think of others: alcoholic or other counselor; armed forces officer; athletic coach; corrections officer; court official; educator; employers or employer assistance professionals; health care professional (doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.);clergy person; judge; juvenile services professional; law enforcement officer; lawyer (prosecutor, defense attorney); probation or parole professional; professional student; public health official; senior services professional; social worker; union official.
We need many volunteers to perform duties on the committee such as: Pamphlet distribution to Professionals at their place of employment; Set up rooms for Workshops/Briefings; Attend monthly meetings to give us new ideas on how to improve and go forward ; Sit on panels at workplaces and help pass the word of how A.A. worked for you and how the program works.
Interested in this type of Service Work (giving back and staying sober)? Send an email to CPC.AAHalifax@gmail.com and tell us your name, sober date, phone number and if applicable, your email address and a committee member shall call you and let y know what’s happening in the world of C.P.C.