This page contains the General Service Committee’s postal address and email contact listings of officers and committee chairs in Area 30

Postal Address and General Information Area officers Area Conference Committees Area Standing Committees

Postal Address and General Information

A.A. General Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts P.O. Box 51411 Boston, MA 02205-1411
Monthly Meeting of the Area 30 Committee meets every 4th Wednesday 8:00PM at St. John’s, 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA
General information:


Email Address
Delegate Area 30 Delegate to General Service Conference
Alternate Delegate Alternate Area 30 Delegate to General Service Conference
Area Chair Chairperson of Area 30
Alternate Area Chair Alternate Chairperson of Area 30
Area Secretary Secretary of Area 30
Area Treasurer Treasurer of Area 30

Conference Committees

Email Address
Like any other A.A. service, the primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archives service work is more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened.
Cooperation with Professional Communities
Members of this committee 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, 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.
Correctional Facilities
The purpose of a Correctional Facilities 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.
The purpose of the Grapevine Committee is to heighten the awareness at the Area, District, Group and individual member level of the spiritual value of the Grapevine and its specialty items as sobriety tools.
Reviews A.A. literature, both conference-approved and local service materials from Districts, Conference and Standing Committees, and Central Office/Intergroups. Informs the fellowship within Area 30 of conference-approved literature, service materials, etc.
Public Information
The purpose of P.I. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. P.I. committees visit schools, businesses and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.
Treatment Facilities
The Treatment Facilities Committee is 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.

Standing Committees

Email Address

Mass. State Convention

Serves as the link to the Massachusetts State A.A. Convention. Co-hosted by members from Eastern Massachusetts (Area 30) and Western Massachusetts (Area 31) the weekend-long event is held in November and features: General Service Committee displays, a 24-hour alkathon, dances, a banquet, plus speaker meetings, AA videos, an Old Timer (or Long Timer, if you prefer) Meeting, with Al-Anon participation, and so much more!!!
The Messenger Committee is responsible for the Area 30 newsletter, which is published for each of the Area Assemblies and is distributed through the Service Structure.
Responsible for maintaining Confidential Area List. Coordinates with GSO, Delegate and Districts regarding group updates. Manages registration desk at area assemblies.
Service Seminar
The Service Seminar Committee provides outreach and introduction of service structure as outlined in Area 30 Handbook and A.A.W.S. Service Manual.

Special Needs

This standing committee maintains a repository of information and resources, endeavors to raise awareness, and is committed to working with other Area Committees to facilitate “carrying the message” to persons with special needs.

Web Site

This committee maintains the Area 30 web site per assembly action and develops recommendations on the future maintenance of the site.