Volunteers, that is, for our Steering Board
New Uptown House Steering Board members will be elected at our December 10th meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the basement room.
If you are a regular Uptown AA member with at least six months of sobriety (2 years for chairperson, 1 year co-chair) and if you would like a service opportunity which can benefit all of Uptown as well as enhancing your program, come to this meeting. The steering board would like to encourage new blood with fresh ideas.
Some current officers are willing to serve another year, while others are finishing up their year or years of service. If you’re interested in serving, just come to the meeting to express your interest! Here is the lineup of positions:
Chairperson. The Chairperson facilitates the monthly steering board meeting and is the focal point for house activities and concerns.
Treasurer. The Treasurer works closely with the Bookkeeper on financial matters of the House. This member compiles pertinent financial information and gives a report at each monthly meeting.
Intergroup Rep. This member attends monthly Intergroup Steering Board Committee meetings as Uptown’s representative (on the 3rd Tuesday of the month) and compiles a brief report of activities to be reported to the Uptown Board at each meeting.
Gopher State/Picnic/Founders Day (open to Chair and Co-Chair). This chair plans for and organizes the Uptown hospitality suite at Gopher State Roundup in May and Founders Day Roundup in November. This involves coordinating the activities of the many volunteers who help in setting up the Uptown Suite for Gopher State and arranging for food. This chair also plans the location, food and activities of the Uptown picnic in September.
Communications. This chair is responsible for gathering information and publishing the Uptown Newsletter each quarter. This person also maintains the calendar of activities on the bulletin board. There is added responsibility involving the website and/or social media as needed.
General Services Representative (GSR). This member attends the local monthly GSR Committee meetings as a representative of the Uptown Group and compiles and presents a brief report of GSR activities to the Uptown Board at each meeting.
Open Meeting (open to Chair and Co-Chair). This position helps organize the monthly open speaker and medallion celebration meeting and selects the AA and Al-anon speakers. This is often a 2-year term.
Literature. This person manages literature for the House, maintains an adequate stock of all literature and keeps track of inventories, reports inventory to Bookkeeper monthly.
Outside Commitments Liaison. This member communicates with treatment centers and other groups that are interested in having members bring AA meetings to its facility, and offers these opportunities to our squads. This member also sends guidelines and letters to treatment centers and halfway houses, maintains a list of contacts, and contacts them on a regular basis.
Development. Seeks input, proposes, prioritizes and oversees the improvement of standardized group communications as directed by the Board. They maintain and oversee the House pledge drives throughout the year. This position looks for new ways that Uptown can better serve it’s members.
Facebooker. The Steering Board is discussing a position to manage our Facebook page, perhaps with other duties.