In Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association’s five county area there are many opportunities to carry the A.A. message in more ways than through your home group by being a part of the SEPIA Steering Committee. The nominating committee is in session. We are looking for active and service oriented AA members who are willing to be members of the SEPIA Steering Committee for the next two years beginning November 1, 2017. Nine positions are available. If interested, submit a nomination form as listed below.
Welcome to the SEPIA Nominating Committee Information Page
The nine available positions are: Vice Chairperson, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Director of CPC, Assistant Director of Interphones, Assistant Director of Prisons, Assistant Director of Public Information, Assistant Director of Unity and Assistant Director of Treatment Facilities. These positions involve attending a minimum of three meetings a month: The Steering Committee meeting which is held on the Wednesday before the Second Monday of every month, A Zone meeting in one of the five counties which is held on the Second Monday of every month at five different locations and Attend the monthly meeting of your committee as well as support the Special Events committee with its functions of the annual Round Up, the Share a day and Gratitude Breakfasts.
The Chairperson serves as Chief Executive Officer of the association and in conjunction with the Steering Committee provides oversight for SEPIA. The objective is to assure that its activities and employees are always operating within the Traditions and Concepts of AA, the Association’s By-Laws and all federal, state and local law; and, that the informed conscience of member groups is reflected in SEPIA’s activities.Download Job Description Chairperson-JD.doc (63 downloads)
The Vice-Chairperson cooperates with the Chairperson in the various matters concerning the Steering Committee and the Intergroup Representatives’ meetings. He or she takes over for the Chairperson when something prevents the Chairperson from being at regular meetings.Download Job Description
Secretary and Assistant Secretary
The Secretary is responsible to record, type and distribute accurate, detailed minutes of all Steering Committee Meetings. Accuracy is most important, as the minutes are the principle historical recordings of SEPIA business and, because of SEPIA’s incorporation status, these minutes are often used as legal documents and are required by law at such facilities as banks.Download Job Description
Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer
The Treasurer is responsible to be the liaison with SEPIA’s Public Accounting Firm and to provide enough oversight in financial recording and reporting at SEPIA to insure that SEPIA is operating within the requirements of federal, state and local laws.Download Job Description
Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Director
The Director of the CPC Committee is SEPIA’s primary contact with the professional community of doctors, nurses, lawyers, clergy, law enforcement, etc. to acquaint them with what AA is and is not and what AA has to offer alcoholics.Download Job Description
The Director of the Interphone Committee is responsible to recruit and maintain a list of available and capable AA volunteers to be Interphone phone volunteers during all hours of every day except for the normal working hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday) of the Intergroup Office.Download Job Description
Prison Committee Director
The Director of the Prison Committee is responsible to recruit and maintain a number of capable volunteer members in the five-county area to perform the necessary routines required to furnish “qualified/cleared” individuals to fulfill SEPIA commitments to provide AA meetings “behind the walls”.Download Job Description
Public Information Director
The Director of the Public Information Committee is responsible to recruit and maintain a committee of AA volunteers who are “qualified” and can be available to fill requests for information about AA from schools, churches, health fairs, the media, etc.Download Job Description
Treatment Facilities Director
The Director of the Treatment Facilities Committee is responsible for helping SEPIA maintain an ongoing relationship with all treatment facilities (hospitals, detox units, rehabs, etc.) in the five-county area.Download Job Description
The Director of the Unity Committee is responsible to recruit AA volunteers from the five-county area who are familiar with SEPIA and its various functions and who are available to help SEPIA inform groups about the availability of twelve step opportunities at and through their Intergroup.Download Job Description
Steering Committee Member
All Steering Committee members are expected to attend the Steering Committee monthly meeting, their respective Committee/Zone Meeting and all five County Zone IGR meetings on a rotating basis and supply a report. The Intergroup Representatives meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the respective zone locations. The Steering Committee meetings are held on the Wednesday before the second Monday at 7:00 pm at the Intergroup Office. (The Chairperson may call special Steering Committee meetings in response to emergencies.Download Job Description
The Zone Coordinator serves as chief officer of the county zone and, in conjunction with the Steering Committee, provides local oversight for SEPIA’s representatives. The objective is to assure that its activities always operate within the Traditions and Concepts of AA, the Association’s By-Laws and all federal, state and local law; and, that the informed conscience of member groups in their zone is reflected in SEPIA’s activities.Download Job Description
Additional Information and Downloads
These guidelines, as approved by the Steering Committee, are a permanent part of SEPIA policy. A copy shall be distributed to each new and current Steering Committee member.Download Guidelines
Would you like more information?
Reach out to the Nominating Committee to get more information. Use the form below.