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105-29A Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375
3 doors
OFFMetropolitan Avenue
(Behind the Sweet Shop on 72nd Rd  | Street level - no stairs)
Expanded Office Hours: Monday 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Call ahead
 Queens Intergroup Mail:QIAA,P.O. Box 754088,Forest Hills Station,N.Y. 11375-9088
Office telephone: 718 520 5024

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Do you want to get more out of your recovery?  Are you looking for a service commitment?  Get Involved TODAY!
 PHONES
How important is it?Did you, or anyone you know, ever make "The Call"?
Or if you have heard of someone who did, then you know how important the 24/7 Hotline is.
"I am responsible...When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.
For that I am responsible"
You may have heard that somewhere, or seen it on a sign.With your help we can continue to
make that something that we not just say, but something that we do.
Times for Hotline service are very flexible and we will work within your schedule.
There is a reason why many A.A. 'phone volunteers choose to serve year after year.
Why do they want to continue to do that?
Ask why at:
hotline@queensaa.orgor call the Hotline:718-520-5021
Sign-up form, flyers and more information can be found here.

 OFFICE
Can you spare 2 or 4 hours a week? How 'bout once a month? Or maybe just as needed?
Do you think you may want to help keep the doors of your Intergroup Office open?
Find out more at:officeoperations@queensaa.org
or leave a message with the Office at:718-520-5024.
No cost or obligation.

STEERINGCOMMITTEE
Steering Committee Meetings are held at the Intergroup Office
on the First Tuesday of every Month at 7:30 P.M.
All are welcome - it's your Intergroup
INSTITUTIONSCOMMITTEE
The above 2 Meetings have beenpostponed from
July 4th. to
August 1st. (times remain the same)
Volunteers Needed! Institutions Committee Meetings are held at the Intergroup Office
on the First Tuesday of every Month at 6:30 P.M.
Literature for the institutions you serve is available at this Meeting.
Chairpersons (coordinators) must have a minimum of one year's sobriety.
Even chairing an institution meeting once a month will pass along the message of recovery.
Home groups also can "adopt" an institution meeting.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY CHAIRING AN INSTITUTION MEETING
AND NEED TO VACATE IT,
PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTITUTIONS CHAIRAS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
BESTWAYISTOCALLTHEOFFICEAT718-520-5024 ANDLEAVEAMESSAGE

Queens Intergroup is looking for volunteers, military veterans preferred, at least 1 year sober,
to bring a Meeting to the Ed Thompson Veteran Treatment Center.Please contact Mark at the
QIAA Office, 'phone 718-520-5024.

Available positions are marked in red
Elected positions
Qualifications and Duties of Chairperson (Year Two of Commitment)

One year term.Must have at least five years of sobriety.
Must have served as the Vice Chairperson, unless waived by the
Intergroup Committee.
Duties are:
1) Preside at all meetings and perform such acts and duties as are customary to
this office.
2) Conduct all meetings to ensure the proper and efficient order of business.
3) Appoint committees as necessary.
4) Call special meetings as are required.
5) Keep the Vice Chairperson informed.
6) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Vice Chairperson

One-year term (Two-year commitment).Must have at least five years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Perform the duties of the Chairperson in his or her absence.
2) Perform other duties as assigned by the Chairperson.
3) Assume the position of Chairperson for the next term.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Treasurer (Year Two of Commitment)

One-year term.Must have at least five years of sobriety.
Must have served as Vice Treasurer, unless waived by the Intergroup Committee.
Must have accounting and bookkeeping experience.
Duties are:
1) Receive all funds and deposit them in the corporation's checking account.
2) Pay all authorized expenses of the corporation.
3) Prepare and maintain a monthly cumulative report of all receipts
and disbursements and present this report at regular meetings.
4) Maintain a file of all receipts, vouchers and check records.
5) Pay frequent visits to the QIAA office to pick up mail relating to the treasurer.
6) Keep the Vice Treasurer informed.
7) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Vice Treasurer

Available position
One-year term.(Two-year commitment)Must have at least five years of sobriety.
Must have experience in accounting and bookkeeping.
Duties are:
1) Assist the treasurer in keeping financial records.
2) Assist the treasurer in preparing monthly and quarterly reports.
3) Assume the responsibility as Treasurer for the next term.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Office Operations Committee Chairperson
(Office Manager)

Available position
Two-year term.Must have at least four years of sobriety.
Must be experienced working with AA committees.
Must be familiar with office procedures.
Must have served on the Office Operations Committee (O.O.C.)
or the Steering Committee.
Duties are:
1) Appoint, subject to Steering Committee approval, coordinators to serve on the O.O.C.
2) Work closely with the O.O.C. in ensuring efficient office operations.
3) Keep any information concerning individuals in strict confidence.
4) See that all newcomers and inquiries from newcomers are properly attended to.
5) Refer all matters dealing with the various committees to their appropriate place,
using his/her discretion in the allocation.
6) Be responsible for the safekeeping of all files, records, and minutes, and do other work, as
designated by the Steering Committee, within the realm of AA activities.
7) Deal directly with outside vendors regarding office purchases and repairs of office equipment.
8) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Secretary

Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have had experience with computers.
Duties are:
1) Record the minutes of each meeting.
2) Prepare and read the minutes from the last meeting for the current meeting.
3) Take attendance at each meeting.
4) Keep computer listings of Queens area groups, meetings, contacts,
mailing addresses and all other information important to the operation of QIAA.
5) Keep records of all QIAA correspondence.
6) Arrange periodic mailings to Queens area groups.
7) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualification and Duties of Website Committee Chairperson

Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have experience with computers.
Must have an internet-connected computer at home.
Can succeed himself in office once.
Duties are:
1) Administer the QIAA website. This includes updates to content as well as maintenance of
underlying software.
2) Responsible for availability and good working order of all aspects of the QIAA website.
Takes appropriate action to maintain availability.
3) Receive all email for the QIAA website and route it to the appropriate committee chair or coordinator.
4) Maintain a good working relationship with the website's host entity.
5) Work closely with the Secretary, Newsletter Chairperson and Meeting Book Chairperson and other
QIAA officers for appropriate updates to the content of the website.
6) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualification and Duties of Intergroup / General Service Liaison and
Special Event Coordinator

Available position
Two-year term.Must have at least four years of sobriety.
Must have an understanding of AA "Twelve Traditions" and "Twelve Concepts of Service."
Duties are:
1) Attend General Service Assembly functions (SENY, Queens County, etc.).
2) Arrange and prepare site for quarterly Intergroup Exchange and business meetings.
3) Coordinate Share-a-thon, Gratitude Day and other QIAA special events.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualifications and Duties of Service Committee Chairperson
(Institutions Coordinator)

Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have an understanding of AA "Twelve Traditions" and "Twelve Concepts of Service."
Duties are:
1) Supply chairpersons, speakers, and literature at jails, reformatories and other institutions.
2) Deal directly with staff and personnel of the institutions, who are responsible for alcoholics.
3) Appoint, subject to Steering Committee approval, Coordinators to serve on the Service Committee.
4) Assume responsibility for all vacant Service Committee Coordinators.
5) Work closely with Service Committee members to achieve AA objectives.
6) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
NOTE: UNTIL AMENDED, THE SERVICE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
INSTITUTIONS, HOSPITALS, DETOXES, AND TREATMENT FACILITIES.

Qualifications and Duties of Meeting Book Chairperson

Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have experience with computers.
Duties are:
1) Keep up-to-date records of Queens County group information (meeting day, time, place and type),
making any changes, additions, or deletions.
2) Publish and distribute, at regular intervals, up-to-date meeting lists of groups in the Queens area.
3) Arrange for printing of meeting books and monitor the printing process.
4) Work closely with the Secretary in keeping up-to- date information.
5) Work closely with the Meeting Book Committee to achieve the above objectives.
6) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Qualification and Duties of Newsletter Committee Chairperson

Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Experience with computers preferred but not necessary.
Duties are:
1) Be responsible for the publication of a newsletter to be distributed among the AA groups
in Queens County.
2) Obtain current information to be published so that the AA groups in Queens County are kept informed
about what is going on at QIAA and what AA group events are going on, e.g., group anniversaries,
dinners, conventions, special meetings, etc.
3) Obtain current information, to be published, regarding General Services and Intergroups
in the surrounding areas.
4) Secure approval of Steering Committee for articles, events, etc., before publication.
5) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.

Appointed positions
Daytime Telephone Volunteer Coordinator.
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have been a telephone volunteer.
Duties are:
1) Arrange for volunteers to answer telephones at the QIAA office during hours designated by the O.O.C.
2) Update and maintain the "Telephone Volunteer Guidelines," all lists and referral telephone numbers,
and to provide any assistance to the central office.
3) Make the Queens County AA groups aware of the opportunity for telephone volunteer service.
4) Work closely with the Overnight Telephone Coordinator.
5) Make sure that the call forwarding is returned to the QIAA office in the morning.
6) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Overnight Telephone Volunteer Coordinator.
Available position
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have been a telephone volunteer.
Duties are:
1) Arrange for volunteers to have calls forwarded to their homes during evening hours
and during emergency daytime hours.
2) Direct members, interested in volunteering, to the telephone volunteers' orientation meetings
held by the O.O.C.
3) Work closely with the Daytime Telephone Coordinator.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Meeting Room Coordinator (no longer applies).
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Work directly with AA groups that rent the meeting room at the QIAA office.
2) Make arrangements for groups interested in having meetings at the QIAA office.
3) To make sure that the meeting room is maintained and kept clean by the groups using the room.
4) To make sure that the groups pay their rent for use of the space.
5) To volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
12th Step List Coordinator.
Two Year Term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Maintain confidential "Twelfth Step Lists" from the Queens County AA groups.
2) Work closely with the Daytime Telephone Coordinator.
3) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Literature Coordinator
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Maintain inventory of conference approved books and literature.
2) Be available for literature sales at all QIAA events as directed by the Steering Committee.
3) Work closely with Office Operations Committee Chairperson.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Public Information Coordinator. (PI)
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have an understanding of AA "Twelve Traditions" and "Twelve Concepts."
Duties are:
1) Be responsible for public information at two levels:
a) The public level: press, radio, television, film or video.
b) The institution level; filling requests for speakers for non regularly scheduled meeting at schools,
hospitals and other institutions.
2) Subject to the direction of the Steering Committee, investigate the ways in which
Alcoholics Anonymous can carry the message to the alcoholic employee of industrial and commercial
organizations and take such action as directed by the Steering Committee.
3) Maintain an adequate supply of General Service Conference approved literature.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Cooperation with the Professional Community Coordinator. (CPC)
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Must have an understanding of AA "Twelve Traditions" and "Twelve Concepts."
Duties are:
1) Develop and carry out plans to carry the AA message to various professional people, such as
doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, etc.
2) Work with those dealing with people with disabilities to develop and carry out programs for alcoholics.
3) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Hospitals Coordinator.
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Supply chairperson, speakers and literature at hospitals.
2) Deal directly with staff and personnel of the hospitals, who are responsible for alcoholics.
3) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Treatment Facilities Coordinator.
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Ensure that meetings are held and supported in those treatment centers wishing to have them.
2) Maintain a literature supply for treatment centers.
3) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
Detox Coordinator.
Two-year term.Must have at least two years of sobriety.
Duties are:
1) Ensure that meetings are held and supported in those detox centers wishing to have them.
2) Provide training for individuals and groups taking part in the work of this committee.
3) Maintain a literature supply for the detox centers and to cooperate with these centers in providing
assistance and service in accordance with the Primary Purpose and Traditions of AA.
4) Volunteer at least four hours per quarter to answering telephones at the QIAA office.
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