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The purpose of a corrections committee is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members
and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls,
and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community
through prerelease contacts.
To contact the Correctional Committee Chairman: corrections@aakyd5.org

Treatment Facilities
Treatment facilities committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members
and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment
facilities, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the
individual’s community.
To contact the Treatment Committee Chairman: treatment@aakyd5.org

Public Information
The primary purpose of members involved with public information service is to carry the A.A.
message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Working together, members of local Public
Information committees convey A.A. information to the general public, including the media.
To contact the PI Committee Chairman: publicinfo@aakyd5.org

Cooperation with the Professional Community
Members of these committees provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with
alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, educators,
members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, and industrial managers,
government officials, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided
about where we are, what we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do.
To contact the CPC Committee Chairman: cpc@aakyd5.org

A.A. co-founder Bill W., who often called the influence of A.A. Literature “incalculable,” wrote
in the May 1964 issue of the
Grapevine, “Suppose, for instance, that during the last twenty-five
years A.A. had never published any standard literature…no books, no pamphlets. We need little
imagination to see that by now our message would be hopelessly garbled. Our relations with
medicine and religion would have become a shambles. To alcoholics generally we would today be a
joke and the public would have thought us a riddle. Without its literature, A.A. would certainly
have bogged down in a welter of controversy and disunity.” (The
Language of the Heart, p. 348)
Bill’s words ring just as true today. In 1986 it was suggested by general services, in an effort to
strengthen our network of literature representatives to ensure that A.A. Literature is available
at meetings, as well as catalog order forms for books and cassettes that individuals are likely to
want, that groups appoint literature coordinators. The Chairman works with groups on ordering
literature, and other matters related to any literature published and distributed by the General
Service Office, the A.A. Grapevine and other A.A. entities.
To contact the Literature Committee Chairman: lit@aakyd5.org

The idea for organizing an historical collection of the Fellowship’s records came from A.A. co-
founder Bill W. in the early 1950s. Since then, the G.S.O. archivists and the trustees serving on
the Archives Committee of the General Service Board have encouraged the importance of
archival service, which is vital to the survival of the Fellowship. As a result of that work, today
almost all areas have set up archival collections, and there is a significant growth at the district
level. Historical records help us to sift through our day-to-day experience in recovery and reach
back for the shared experience from the past. As we sort out the myth from the facts, we ensure
that our original message of recovery, unity and service remains the same in a changing,
growing, expanding Fellowship that constantly renews itself.
To contact the Archives Committee Chairman: archives@aakyd5.org

Special Needs
Some A.A. entities are attempting to meet such needs by forming Special Needs/Accessibilities
Committees. Since the goal is to make A.A. accessible, some committees refer to themselves as
Accessibilities Committees. In some localities committees name themselves according to the
specific need addressed, such as “Hearing Impaired Committee.” When one or more members of
a group have special needs (such as the need for an American Sign Language interpreter or
wheelchair accessibility, or have an illness which prevents them from getting to the meeting
room), A.A. members from that group will attempt to see that those needs are met. The
members of a Special Needs Committee explore, develop and offer resources to make the A.A.
message and participation in our program available to everyone who reaches out for it.
To contact the Special Needs Committee Chairman: specialneeds@aakyd5.org

The Grapevine is our meeting in print worldwide. Members of this committee are the Grapevine
representative to the group and the community. They  distribute copies of current Grapevine to
their home group, collect and distribute copies of current and donated Grapevine to various
locations in the community and aid those that wish to subscribe to our meeting in print.
To contact the Grapevine Committee Chairman: grapevine@aakyd5.org

Kentuckiana Newsletter
The Area 26 meeting in print is the Kentuckiana Newsletter. Be a part of this important way to
have the hand of AA to reach out to members of our fellowship.  Share your experience, strength
and hope. Encourage others to write articles. The Kentuckiana News needs your voice to survive.  
The Newsletter is mailed out via paper and email subscription and is also available online.
To contact the Newsletter Committee Chairman: kentuckiana@aakyd5.org

District 5 Website
The District 5 Website was established for the purpose of assisting the AA groups of District 5 in
carrying the AA message, primarily by publishing District 5 news of interest, as well as the
meeting schedules of the AA groups in District 5. It is our goal to help the still-suffering
alcoholic establish direct, face-to-face contact with Alcoholics Anonymous. As a District 5
Website Committee communication vehicle this website is in line with the April 1997 General
Service Conference Public Information Committee action making it official that AA now
includes "Electronic Media" as yet another method of carrying the AA message.
To contact the Website Committee Chairman: website@aakyd5.org

District 5 Workshops
To contact the Website Committee Chairman: workshop@aakyd5.org

If there is any other information you are interested in, please contact us at: info@aakyd5.org
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“…Our Twelve Steps, when simmered down to the last, resolve themselves
into the words “love” and “service.” We understand what love is, and we
understand what service is. So let's bear those two things in mind...."
Dr. Bob., excerpt from his Farewell Talk