PI/CPC Committee

(Public Information / Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee)

PI/CPC Committee Mission: Carrying information about AA into the community. – Carry the message to professionals who work with or come in contact with alcoholics. – Inform the AA community what PI/CPC is and what activities the PI/CPC committee is performing.

Public Information Guidelines
Cooperation with the Professional Community Guidelines

Extended PI/CPC Committee Mission:

  1. Carrying information about AA into the community.
    1. Informing the public when and where meetings are.
    2. Educating people about what AA is and isn’t.
    3. PI is NOT Advertising.
      1. PI does not recruit or make a call to action.
      2. We do not want AA to be the best kept secret.
      3. Want to let people who want to stop drinking know how to get in touch with AA and where to go for meetings.
    4. PI is NOT a violation of Anonymity.
      1. Anonymity refers to the individual preserving his or her identity at the level of press, radio, TV, film, and electronic media.
      2. It is NOT a violation of anonymity to inform the public when and where AA meetings are and what AA does and does not do.
  2. Carry the message to professionals who work with or come in contact with alcoholics.
    1. We carry information about AA to doctors, nurses, clergy and other professionals.
    2. These people are able to carry the message of AA to suffering alcoholics that we may never be able to reach.
  3. Inform the AA community what PI/CPC is and what activities the PI/CPC committee is performing.

Committee Meets:

Western Trails – 12 Step Room, 1800 Fortview Rd, Austin, TX 78704
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
3rd Sunday of every month

Link to flyer: PI / CPC Committee Meeting

Committee Chair Contact:

Jim F. – Jim’s e-mail

Service Opportunities:

PI/CPC Committee will support groups in finding ways to serve their own communities by getting information out about meeting times and places into the community. We try to put information about AA anyplace where there might be an alcoholic who needs our message. Together, we will work to coordinate efforts across the District by welcoming GSR’S, group PI/CPC chairs, and anyone interested in this type of service work to join us for committee meetings.

When it comes to speaking engagements, we prefer for those requests to be handled by the committee. There are people on the committee who have been trained and have experience speaking to schools, probation officers, doctors and lawyers.

Materials to Download:

Carry the Message to Professionals Pamphlet – suggestions of ways to work with your doctor, lawyer, clergy, and probation officer. Included are a list of other pamphlets to use when carrying the message to professionals.

Non-AA Meeting Format – a suggested format to use when speaking to outside groups (schools, doctors, nurses, professionals, DWI classes).

Speaking at non-A.A. Meetings – A.A.s official pamphlet for speaking to groups outside of A.A.

A.A. Preamble Worksheet – a fun handout to use when making presentations. Make copies and give to the audience. A useful tool to make presenting the A.A. Preamble interactive and engaging.

Probation Orientation Workbook – a suggested format for conducting Probation Orientations. Created by Bob M. of Victoria.

Current Happenings/Events:

PI/CPC Workshop for District 3b/3c will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Keynote speaker will be Dean D., Pi/CPC chair for SWTA 68. For more information and topics see PI/CPC Fall Workshop Flyer.

Link to flyers: English / Espanol