Public Information Committee

Our Area46 PI Committee

Helps alcoholics by informing the general public about the A.A. program – “what AA does and does not do”.  If you are sober and have a desire to serve, you can help! When they’ve had enough, we want A.A. to be there in the yellow pages, on the bus signs, etc. – and that’s the service of our Public Information committee.
Chair: Jerry F.,

Monthly Area 46 PI Committee Meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.

Join by Zoom
Meeting ID: 960 4983 0688
Dial in by phone: +1 346 248 7799

Public Information Report – April 2021 (March Assembly)

  1. I, Jerry F., P.I. Committee Chair, started the meeting immediately about 11:05 a.m. with the Serenity Prayer.
  2. Introductions of committee members and attendee at the meeting numbered 13 people.
  3. Announcements were made regarding the AHCAB book distribution, pending the results of motion and vote taken by the Area Assembly this weekend.

>  Area 46 P.I. Project funded by the Area has been completed and ready for pick-up once the check from the Area is honored by Trade-N-Post DBA Bowling’s Shipping Center.  Cards were printed at a cost of $845 + tax of 70 dollars = $915.  The postcards will then be mailed out to the Districts or to their P.I. Committee Chairs.

>  I reminded the Committee of the monthly P.I. Committee meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  This month’s meeting will be on the 1st of April 2021.  Zoom ID: 960 4983 0688, No passcode or by Dial-in phone: +1-669-900-6833.

  1. Conference Agenda Items:

>  The committee reviewed the contents of P.I. Kit and Workbook.  The committee shared concerns on the relevancy of a print copy workbook and kit for P.I. Committees.

>  The committee had the following suggestions:

>>  Explore the development of an A.A. Service Committee app.

>>  Create a new digital PDF version of the Public Information Workbook that can be easily   shared, updated by G.S.O. in a timely fashion, and edited locally to better reflect local       committee work.

>>  Gather broader shared experience from the fellowship.

>>  Share a more up-to-date reflection of A.A. digital assets and how they can be applied to   local P.I. work.  (Example:  A.A.W.S. YouTube Channel, Meeting guide app, online video/radio PSA placement, QR codes, virtual A.A. meetings/events/presentations, etc.

>>Include more short content communication templates to carry the A.A. message to the public.

The committee suggested that the trustees’ Public Information Committee discuss this request and that a report be brought back to the 2021 Conference Committee on Public Information on these efforts.

Those who shared were in favor of keeping printed copies because of the relevancy and functionality of these and still required digital copies for ease and most used of the links and videos, meeting guide app, YouTube Channel, Video-Radio PSAs, QR codes, virtual meetings, events, and presentations.

5. I had Christophe or Lawrence showed photos of the postcards ordered.

  1. Ended meeting at 11:54 with a Moment of Silence and the Third Step Prayer.

Public Information Report – March 2021

Hello All;

I hope this email finds you well to start the year and in the process of getting your vaccinations in order.  It is important that we, all, consider keeping ourselves and our family and friends protected by continuing to follow the guidelines set aside for our safety. Yes, I am concerned for your health and wellness as with my own.

Anyway, I have been keeping busy with various meetings that I have attended over the holidays and the start of the year.  This includes the PI, CPC, AHCAB, Districts 6 and 9 meetings, and the National PI/CPC Working Group and the Convention Planning Committee Meetings.  There are concerns for the use of the funding that the Area is to assist the Districts with. And in our last meeting, we came up with the suggestion of publishing a postcard sized information sheet containing the Area 46 Logo and a quote taken from the P.I. Workbook on the front side and the contact information of certain Districts with a General Service Office and District Helplines.

There are regular concerns that can be met by contact with the Districts and with the upcoming recommendations of the AHCAB, that we as the P.I. Committee can be of assistance to the Committee and the Area. So, I am still asking for the help of those District P.I. Chairpersons/Representatives to assist in this endeavor.  Our next P.I. Committee Meeting will be the first Thursday of each Month, which will be on March 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  The Zoom ID is 960 4983 0688; No Passcode; Access by phone: +1-669-900-6833, No registration needed.

Public Information Report – December 2020

Greetings Everyone!

I’m hoping and praying that everyone is well.  Afterall, these past weeks have spiked in Covid-19 cases, and causes me concern for y’all.  I have also seen a rise in the alcohol related mortality rate here on the Laguna Reservation and hope that’s not the case in your neck of the state.  This makes me question whether the Health & Wellness Departments around the state are seeing any of their clients.  So, I am asking for help in the area of working the 5th Tradition and the Twelfth Step.

So far as making life easier in finding AA here in Area 46, Kerri K., and Theresa J. have been doing a bang up job with the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and putting the links on the web for the meetings in the area and PSAs to be put on the area website as we did for the CABQ Employee’s Virtual Health and Benefits Fair last October 30th.

In a push for more information gathering and exposure online, I am extending an invitation to all who are interested in doing P.I. service work and posting a link to a P.I. Workshop hosted by Area 11 on Saturday, December 12th at 8:00 a.m.(MDT).  Zoom meeting ID:  893 6573 3119; Passccode: 230395; Access by Phone: 929-205-6099.  No registration needed.  Simply Join Us!  Yours In Service,  Jerry F., Area P.I. Chair.

Public Information Report – October 2020

Greetings All!

Well, we got through our District 9 Sobriety Gathering and other events of the past month. We’ve had some interesting webinars regarding both PI and CPC, with Kerri (presenting) and Teresa (participating), in the workgroup that is being started up.  This is being established in  order to bring up more exposure to the AA Fellowship and Area Websites to carry the AA message further.

In this effort as well, I will be participating in the CABQ Employee’s Virtual Health and Benefits Fair:  Better Health Maskerade on Friday, October 30, 2020.

And for the next PI Committee meeting on Thursday,  November 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  The link is: and the dial-in by phone number is:  +1 699 900 6833. Meeting ID: 9604 9830 688

Have a great rest of the month and Happy Halloween!

Yours In Service,  Jerry F.

Public Information Report – Sep 2020

Hi Everyone!  I’m glad that we made it through another Virtual Event for the September Area Assembly.   It was great to see all your smiling faces once again.

Thanks to District 16 and the Web Chair and her Tech Team for jobs well done. I am grateful to all who had made the Assembly and had shared their experiences and suggestions for the betterment of the Area 46 Fellowship; and in carrying the AA message to all in need of guidance and direction.

I was happy to see such a great turn out at all the various break out sessions.  With us in the P.I. Committee,  I believe that those of us serious about this service work will each find our way of carrying the A.A. message and give a hand to those reaching out for help.  It is through the media,  television, radio and word of mouth, the written word and the internet that we can continue to be effective in these times. As and for further information about the Public Information Committee please visit, information committee, to get the links for various samples of correspondence to agencies that serve alcoholics.

For now,  please feel free to contact me at (505) 315-7394 or email me at for more information.  I’ll now be busy with the District 9 Sobriety Gathering to be held on October 2,3, & 4th as a webinar.  Contact us for registration at or again call me at the number listed above.
So, until I see you or hear from anyone of y’all,  take care and stay protected!

In love and service,  Jerry F., Area P.I. Chair

Public Information Report – Aug 2020

Hello Everyone! I hope all is well with each and everyone in the area! The needs and goals of the P.I. Committee are well known, it is the number of people we have available to get the job done that we are lacking here. Since the pandemic has been in the U.S., the affect has hindered our efforts to not only inform our Fellowship in the Area, but also to communicate with the public and professional organizations alike. Therefore,  I am appealing to the DCMs to see to it that we get the needed help of doing this most valuable Twelfth Step work within their districts. I will be available for any help or questions you may have to get started.

I have recently been participating with the CPC Committee in their efforts as well, in meetings and at the Group and District levels while performing other trusted servant duties in those areas. So please join us in our monthly Committee meeting on the first Wednesday of the month (August 5th) via

Take care you all, and hope to see you all again soon IRL!

Public Information Report – June 2020

Greetings Everyone!

I pray that everyone is doing alright!  I have recently been doing the Area Committee meetings and Forum.

I had been contacting DCMs and any interested persons and learning who might be interested in doing Public Information work.  Fortunately, we have various individuals who are contacting TV, radio and newspaper stations so that they may perhaps help us “carry the AA message” to the public of our availability on online meetings.

Recently, I and a couple of P.I./C.P.C. committee members have given of our time to share of experience, strength and hope to nursing classes of the Brookline College via the RingControl.commeeting app. and we will continue to present the medical view as presented by Dr. William D. Silkworth of the Doctor’s Opinion to the new classes forthcoming.

For now, I need input as to the best time for a P.I. Committee meeting on a monthly basis.  I would prefer the first or second Wednesday evening of each month.  Please give me a call at (505) 315-7394 or at email: with your input.



PI-Chair Jerry F. or at (505) 315-7394

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What We Do

A.A.’s Public Information Committee carries the message by getting in touch with:

  • Media
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Physicians
  • Police
  • Schools
  • Clergy & Churches
  • Senior Centers
  • Spiritual Centers
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Bus Signs
  • General Public
  • A.A. Fellowship
  • Camp Grounds

Like all of A.A., the primary purpose of members involved with public information service is to carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Working together, members of local Public Information committees convey A.A. information to the general public, including the media.

Why We Do It

The first Public Information Committee in A.A. was formed by the General Service Board in 1956. At that time, the following statement of “A.A.’s movement-wide public information policy” was written and approved at the General Service Conference:

In all public relations, A.A.’s sole objective is to help the still suffering alcoholic. Always mindful of the importance of personal anonymity we believe this can be done by making known to him and to those who may be interested in his problems, our own experience as individuals and as a Fellowship in learning to live without alcohol. We believe that our experience should be made available freely to all who express sincere interest. We believe further that all efforts in this field should always reflect our gratitude for the gift of sobriety and our awareness that many outside A.A. are equally concerned with the serious problems of alcoholism.

How We Do It

Some Public Information projects:

  • Placing Conference-approved books, e.g. the Big Book, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in public libraries.
  • Placing literature racks/books in high schools, treatment centers, hospitals, jails and libraries and locations, and keeping the racks stocked with appropriate literature and meeting schedules.
  • Sending letters to high schools, offering A.A. literature and/or a presentation on A.A. -what we do and we do not do.
  • Responding to speaking requests at non-A.A. meetings in the district.
  • Speaking at A.A. home groups to spread the word about P.I. and how it helps us fulfill our primary purpose.
  • Participating in booths and literature at local health, country, and state fairs.
  • Placing meeting schedules in public locations where relevant.
  • Speaking at non-AA related events where we can tell the general public what AA does and does not do – including on radio, court-ordered DUI classes and in treatment centers.

How You Can Help

The Public Information Committee needs all types of volunteers, from the shy to the bold:

  • We need members to help plan events, to stuff envelopes, and to fill literature racks in libraries, schools, and other public locations.
  • We need members to contact police stations, hospitals, and senior centers about placing literature and schedules in their facilities.
  • We need members who would like to learn to speak to groups or as part of a panel, and who are excited at the prospect of going to our high schools and colleges.

Like all of A.A., the primary purpose of members involved with public information service is to carry the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Working together, members of local Public Information committees convey A.A. information to the general public, including the media.

To become a volunteer or to find out more about Area 46 P.I. work, contact

Check out Public Info Committee at GSO –

Our Workbook at GSO online for PI –

Read about the PI Committee – ‘What We Do’ in this pdf file

Read an article about PI/CPC in Las Cruces from Box 459 in this pdf file

Read the Public Information workbook at GSO (

AA Guidelines for Public Information from GSO PDF 

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If anyone has any information about upcoming Health fairs in their districts or would like any information about holding a workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact me at either my Cell phone 505-315-7394 or email me at

Volunteers are wanted to be active members of the Area PI Committee. Contact me. ( ) 



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