What are the functions of an Intergroup?
- Maintain and provide a Local Meeting List to the Community
- Relay important S.L.A.A. information and news from F.W.S.
- Encourage and Promote Different Types of Meetings
- Sponsor Special Meetings, Retreats or Conferences
- Elect and send a Delegate to the Annual Business Meeting
- Hold Special Events for Fun or for Fund-raising
- Determine How Contributions are Used
- Staff Help Lines or Call Centers
- Get the word out to the Community about S.L.A.A. through Outreach
- Publish Intergroup Newsletters
- Maintain an Intergroup Website
- Elect Officers and Other Service Positions
- Maintain Archives/Records for the Intergroup
- Host the International Recovery Convention
If your new or existing S.L.A.A. Group is looking for an Intergroup to join, go to slaafws.org/meetings. If there is an Intergroup within your area or at a reasonable distance, contact them to request to be added as a member Group. Next, get registered with F.W.S. at https://slaafws.org/groupregform. Your new Group should meet 3 times before registering.
But there isn't an Intergroup in my area.
If your Group has no Intergroup established in the region to join, that Group is called a Lone Group. While it is better to have the support of an Intergroup for the resources above, Lone Groups are recognized by Fellowship-Wide Services and are listed individually on the Directory at slaafws.org/meetings.
Multiple Lone Groups in an area can form an Intergroup, and it is recommended to do so if possible. Please contact F.W.S. for more information at https://slaafws.org/contact or visit https://slaafws.org/startanintergroup.