Service: The main reason for our existence
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. -the 12th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous
Our Twelfth Step — carrying the message — is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die. Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer — ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee. -Bill W.
Ways you can serve the Key West 12 Noon Group
The Big Book tells us that "nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics" (p. 89, 4th Ed.) The Key West 12 Noon Group is a volunteer organization with lots of opportunities for service. Our trusted servants come from within our group and help by:
Hosting and co-hosting meetings
Serving as a greeter 5 minutes before the meeting starts
Reading during meetings (sign into the meeting 20-30 minutes early and put "willing to read" in your Zoom name to let the host know you are willing to read)
Serving as sponsors (a year's sobriety is required to sign up)
For those who want to become a member, volunteer, help, and/or work with other alcoholics by sponsoring, please fill out this form.
Online Intergroup (OIAA) Service opportunities
The 12 Noon Key West AA group is a member of the Online Intergroup of A.A. (OIAA). The Online Intergroup helps AA groups like Key West's by sharing a directory of online meetings with links and information. OIAA also provides individuals wanting to quit drinking and resources for groups to support their work.
OIAA has several volunteer committees including technology, finance, and policy as well as translation and interpreters to make AA available across languages including sign language.
Please check out the OIAA Volunteers Opportunities page for more information about supporting the work of the Online Intergroup of A.A.