Summary: the Public Information Chair works with PI service committees to carry the AA message in PI programs requested by schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies and other organizations interested in the AA approach to recovery from alcoholism. He/she keeps the area informed about PI 12th Step activities and encourages members to participate. The PI Chair and committee help to provide a clearinghouse of information in the area with respect to PI services, coordinating the exchange of ideas and resources among districts. Additionally the PI Chair and committee collaborate with other area committees in carrying the AA message.
Qualifications: Some computer knowledge is also desirable for matters related to managing the area web site.
- Maintain a current area list of PI contacts and work with district committees on how to encourage information sharing meetings in the community and coordinate the activities of all public information as it relates to AA within the area. Be available to meet with media professionals during normal business hours.
- Keep a record of reports and lists of members in districts willing to work in PI services and act as a contact for the individual district committees and the area. Visit groups and districts within the area as often as possible and encourage participation in PI services from the individual members and districts.
- Set up and maintain a planned list of PI events and recruit members to participate in the events and coordinate any AA exposure to media within the area.
- Develop and maintain area PI displays as necessary. Also maintain a news clipping service for the area and provide news articles to the area Archives for retention.
- Obtain and distribute conference-approved radio, press and television material throughout the area. Monitor AA anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films and inform the Area Delegate of anonymity breaks.
- Maintain list of small newspaper, radio and TV stations in the area, and mail anonymity statements to publications with a circulation of 49,999 or less.