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All AA Group Corrections Committee representatives and AA members who attend prison and jail meetings are members. They need only be willing to stay sober, carry the message of AA and have at least one year of continuous sobriety. The Committee Chairperson,Alternative Chairperson and Treasurer are elected from Committee members, by Committee members, for two-year terms, and are presented at District 5 General Service business meeting for approval. The Chairperson (or the Alternate) is responsible for attending all District 5 and Area 15 business meetings. The Chairperson (or the Alternate) attend the Area Corrections meeting and report on District 5 Activities, both orally and by written report and also report back to District 5 at the next District 5 business meeting after the Area Assembly information gathered at the assembly. The Corrections Chairperson (or their Alternate) is funded one night lodging plus $30 for the Banquet when attending the Area 15 Assembly. Funds are paid when needed, when available. Requirements for Committee Officers: Chairperson, 2 yrs. sobriety and 2 yrs. service on the Committee. Alternate Chairperson, 1 yr. sobriety and 1 yr. service on the Committee. Treasurer, 2 yrs. sobriety and 1 yr. service on the Committee. The election is in October of the odd year. Newly elected take office in January for a 2 year term.
Offers a forum for members to share their experience in carrying the AA message to jails and prisons, including workbooks, literature, and other AA resources to best accomplish this task.
Holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., to distribute purchased and donated literature, discuss and submit an annual budget request to the District 5 Finance Committee in October of each year and present a monthly oral and written report of Correction Committee activities at the District 5 General Service meeting.
JAIL OR PRISON MEETING COMMITMENTS
Carry the message to the inside.
Our Corrections Committee provides an exceptionally valuable service to our community by bringing the AA message to incarcerated individuals and groups.
Help us carry our experience strength and hope to:
- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Dept. Application: County Jail, Punta Gorda, FL
- FL State Prison Application: Charlotte Correctional Institution, Punta Gorda FL
Before being admitted to a corrections facility, AA members are required to apply for eligibility for the County Jail or State Prison; each has it’s own application process . Please click on the links above for appropriate application forms.
For more information on service commitments or for applications to volunteer, please email: Click here to Email the Corrections Committee