« Perhaps more than any other group of people in A.A., the area committee is responsible for the health of the Conference structure and thus for growth and hamrmony in the A.A. Fellowship. If G.S.R.s are lax, if there is lack of harmony in a district, if there are difficulty in public information or some other service area, the committee member knows it and can turn to the full committee help. »

« An active committee deals with all kinds of service problem: Is experience being shared among groups? Is the A.A. message getting into hospitals, prisons, jails, and rehabilitation centers? Are news media and professionals who deal with suffering alcoholics well informed about A.A.? Are new groups and Loners being visited and helped? »

© Excerpt from The A.A. Service Manuel, p. S44, 2011-2012 Edition.
Reprinted with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Area committee – Area 87

The Area Committee of Area 87 includes 27 District Committee Members (19 French, 7 English and 1 Hispanic), eight members of the Steering Committee and 16 coordinators of Area Service Committees.