TREATMENT needs help carrying the message into the treatment facilities. 

Treatment Committee meets every other month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6-7pm at the Intergroup/Central Office at 13325 Tamiami Trail in North Port. The next meeting is December 13, 2023.

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All members of the Committee are District 5 General Service Group members and there can be more than one member per Group. All District 5 AA’s are welcome who have 6 months continuous sobriety and approval of their sponsor. The Chairperson should have 3 years continuous sobriety with knowledge of the Steps and Traditions and the Treatment Facilities Workbook. If the Committee has a large amount of members it should consider an Alternate Chairperson, Secretary/Treasurer, Literature coordinator, and a Bridging the Gap coordinator. All positions are elected within the Committee and the Chairperson is approved by the district 5 General Service body. Chairperson is funded for one night at the Area Quarterly assembly with $30. for the banquet if needed, if available. 

Offers a forum for District 5 AA members for sharing their experience in carrying the message into Treatment Facilities. Maintains a supply of AA literature pertinent to the Committee’s purpose. Cooperates with Treatment Facilities personnel in holding meetings at the facilities. Reviews service literature and workbooks with the Committee members and coordinates Bridging the Gap activities.

Holds monthly meetings where District 5 members may share their experience. Maintains a list of all Treatment Facilities currently visited by District 5 Committee and keeps the District 5 body informed of the Committees needs in doing this activity. Maintains a list of phone contact numbers for Bridging the Gap activities. Attends all District 5 and Area 15 Business meetings and committee meetings pertaining to Treatment Facilities. Makes an oral and written report of District 5 activities for the Area 15 assembly Treatment Committee and reports to the District 5 body at it’s next business meeting after the quarterly with an oral and written report of activities. The Chairperson is responsible for submitting the annual budget request for the Committee to the District Finance Chair by the District 5 business meeting in October of each year.