MSIG Vacancies June 2019
Two years continuous sobriety is the suggested minimum sobriety for Liaison positions. It’s ideal, but not essential if the nominee has previous experience as a GSR. Please do ask former GSR’s of your group if they would consider Intergroup Service. The term of service is from 2 – 3 years. It may help to let your group members see the enclosed short summaries and references to the handbooks
A serving GSR can also hold a Liaison position.
In MSIG Liaison Officers are members of our Steering and PI Committee which meets quarterly a month before Assembly.
Liaison officers are asked to attend most MSIG Committee and Assembly meetings and at least one South East Region (SER) workshop each year. A Liaison Officer also submits a brief written report every quarter.
NB please refer any candidates to the roles as described in our AA Structure and Service Handbooks. These are available in pdf form on our website, and at most meetings.
Electronic Communications Liaison Officer (ECLO) (The AA Service Handbook Chapter Three)
The principal role of the ECLO is one of liaison, communication and co-ordination between groups, intergroup, region, and the Electronics Communications Sub-Committee (ECSC) – and to facilitate correlation and dissemination of relevant information between these principal service areas. Therefore a good understanding of the Traditions and Service and Structure Handbooks is more important to the role than technical knowledge. A minimum of three years’ sobriety is recommended, and a general competence with the use of computers.
If desired, a committee of technically skilled members could be formed to assist the ECLO in setting up/maintaining/updating any local website, with the ECLO acting as Chair of this committee. Such a committee would provide an opportunity for less experienced but technically skilled members to engage in service.
Public Information Liaison Officer (PILO) (AA Service Handbook 2018 Chapter One)
PI work is carrying the message of recovery from alcoholism in AA, to the general public. Most of our liaisons do PI service work.
In MSIG, our PI Liaison passes on requests for information/literature/talks to the relevant Liaison officer such as Employment, Health , Probation and Criminal Justice or Armed Services etc and offers support to other liaison officers.
Liaison officers may choose to work on certain projects together. Others they may work on separately and get their own team together to assist them.
Some requests – such as for a radio interview, could either be filled by our PILO, or they could delegate the service to the most suitable person. Our PILO will also instigate new contacts with the community.
Share Liaison officer (AA Structure Handbook 2018 – pages 79 and 89)
Share magazine is like a meeting in print. Our Share Liaison provides the essential contacts between members, groups and the Share editorial teams. They actively encourage the contribution of articles and letters. They promote Share magazine and support group Share Reps. In the past, Liaisons have visited MSIG meetings who don’t subscribe to Share and told them a bit about the magazine.