Archives

archiveimageOur mission is to document official and unofficial records that document the history of Alcoholics Anonymous in District 15.  It is the obligation of District 15 Archives to make the history accessible to A.A. members, care for these records permanently, and to provide proper facilities and procedures to ensure their preservation.  The committee meetings (to be determined) will be held at Central Office Meeting Room located at 7121 U.S 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of the Archives Committee or are interested in information about what we do, please feel free to stop in or email us at:             archives@aapasco.com


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COMPOSITION:

Any member of AA is eligible to be a member of the Archives Committee. The Committee Chairperson is elected by the Committee members. The Committee Chair must be presented at a regular District 15 business meeting for approval. This trusted servant position is held for a period of two years. The Committee also elects an Alternate Chair and may have elections for other trusted servant positions within the Committee. The Chairperson is funded one night lodging to attend the South Florida Area 15 Assembly. Funds provided as needed, as available. The Chairperson is responsible for attending the Area Archives Committee meeting and to report District 15 activities to the Committee. Chairperson is further responsible to report to the District 15 body any communication from the Area 15 meeting at the next District 15 business meeting.


SCOPE:

Receive, classify, and index all relevant material, such as administrative files, correspondence, literary and archival works considered to have historical importance to District 15 Alcoholics Anonymous. The Committee will hold and preserve such materials and provide access, as determined by the Committee, to members of A.A. and to those outside A.A. who have a valid need to review the material so long as there is assurance to preserve the anonymity of A.A. members.


PROCEDURE:

The Committee meets at the Central Office / Intergroup Office where archival material is held to (1) Organize the material, (2) Inventory the material, and (3) Put much of the material into plastic sleeves to preserve it. The goal is to establish an online data base where all A.A. members can go to determine what is available to them. The Committee may provide displays at District 15 functions or when requested, at other A.A. related events.