Virginia Alcoholics Anonymous District 16 Intergroup
Serving Alcoholics Anonymous in South Central Virginia

Public Informaton (PI)/Cooperation with the Professional Community(CPC)

(PI) The Public Information Committee takes care of the listings in the local newspapers, handles calls for information about Alcoholics Anonymous that might come in through the phone watch, including calls from college students or other concerned parties who are not alcoholic.

The Public Information Committee produces District 16 Meeting Directories on a quarterly basis. The Public Information Committee keeps the District, District Groups and individual AA members informed of the overall Public Information guidelines and current issues suggested by the General Service Conference so that the District and District Groups may more effectively carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. 

The Public Information Committee is primarily a clearinghouse for public information matters in the District.  The Public Information Committee distributes information to the public (non-alcoholic organizations, community leaders, school groups, etc.) and provides literature and speakers for various audiences. It is also concerned with anonymity breaks and accurate information about A.A. at the public level.

Further guidelines for Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community may be found on

     (CPC) The CPC Committee provides information about A.A. to individuals and groups who have contact with alcoholics in a professional capacity. This includes the medical, law enforcement and legal communities. Information is provided about "where we are, what we are, what we do and what we do not do".

In District 16 the Cooperation with the Professional Community supplies pamphlets, Meeting Directories and speakers to Court Programs, Police Departments, Doctor's offices and Educational Institutions to provide information about "where we are, what we are, what we do and what we do not do".