About Us

Worcester Area Intergroup is an Alcoholics Anonymous intergroup serving the still sick alcoholic and AA community in central and metrowest Massachusetts.



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Note: Due to Covid-19, the office is closed until further notice.

WAI Services

WAI provides services and resources to the still-sick alcoholic and local AA community, including:

» 24-hour hotline (HALTline)

» AA meeting lists (Printed Lists and Online Listing)

» An office open to the public (WAI Office Hours)

» An inventory of materials (Bookstore, Order Form)

» A calendar of local AA events (Online Calendar)

» A newsletter (The Beacon)

» AA service volunteers (Service Volunteers)

  » A confidential 12th step call list (Signup Form)






Supporting WAI

WAI is funded by AA members and groups via AA literature sales and contributions.

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Worcester Area Intergroup, Inc.
100 Grove Street Suite 314
Worcester MA 01605
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To support WAI on a recurring basis: see the "Faithful Fivers form".


Worcester Area Towns & Villages
Acton
Ashburnham
Ashby
Ashland
Athol
Auburn
Ayer
Barre
Bellingham
Berlin
Blackstone
Bolton
Boxboro
Boylston
Brookfield
Charlton
Clinton
Concord
Devens
Douglas
Dudley
East Brookfield
Fitchburg
Framingham
Gardner
Grafton
Groton
Harvard
Holden
Holliston
Hopedale
Hopkinton
Hubbardston
Hudson
Leicester
Leominster
Lincoln
Littleton
Lunenburg
Marlboro
Maynard
Mendon
Milford
Millbury
Millville
Natick
New Braintree
North Brookfield
Northboro
Northbridge
Orange
Oxford
Paxton
Pepperell
Petersham
Phillipston
Princeton
Quinebaug CT
Rochdale
Rutland
Sherborn
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Southboro
Southbridge
Spencer
Sterling
Stow
Sturbridge
Sudbury
Sutton
Templeton
Townsend
Upton
Warren
Wayland
Webster
West Boylston
West Brookfield
Westboro
Westminster
Whitinsville
Winchendon
Worcester

WAI Membership, Officers & Service Positions


WAI is overseen by two committees, a Steering Committee and a Delegates Committee which together comprise the membership of WAI. Both committees meet on the 2nd Thursday each month. All interested A.A.s and intergroup delegates are invited and encouraged to attend the monthly WAI committee meetings (for directions: click here).

The Steering Committee — the officers of WAI — consists of a chairperson, secretary, treasurer and their alternates, the office manager, and four trustees. The Steering Committee oversees the daily operations and finances of WAI. The Delegates Committee consists of the intergroup delegates from local AA groups. The Delegates Committee votes on all matters beyond the scope of the Steering Committee. At the delegates committee meeting WAI service committee chairpersons give reports, and all attendees can ask questions or share ideas, information, or concerns.

WAI officers, staff, and service positions, with email links, are shown below. For more information on WAI and its operations, see the document WAI Guidelines.

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A.A. General Service Structure and Intergroups


A.A.'s general service structure is often depicted as an "inverted triangle", as shown below.

North America is segmented into Regions, with each region represented by a Regional Trustee. Each region is divided into Areas, and each area is represented by an Area Delegate. Each area is further divided into Districts and each districts elects a District Committee Member (DCM) to represent the district at area meetings and assemblies.

At the top of the triangle are the A.A. groups, each represented by a General Service Representative (GSR) who can voice their group's conscience (and may vote) at district and area meetings and assemblies.

At the bottom are two corporate entities: A.A. World Services Inc. (AAWS) and A.A. Grapevine Inc. (GV), which are governed by a General Service Board which in turn is governed by area delegates who may attend and vote at an annual General Service Conference.

For official information on A.A. general service see the AA Service Manual, and see the Area 30 Service Manual for information specific to eastern Massachusetts.

        

An A.A. Intergroup (also called a Central Office) is a committee or organization that serves A.A. groups at the local level. Intergroups often staff a 24-hour hotline, a physical office, and provide local committees and local resources to support AA's primary purpose at the local level: to help the still sick and suffering alcoholic.

Intergroups and central offices have existed since the earliest days of A.A. and operate independently of A.A.’s general service structure. Many intergroups are incorporated, nonprofit entities governed by charters or bylaws and elected officers and delegates, and may employ paid staff members.

An Intergroup Committee is mainly composed of Delegates from local AA groups. Each AA group can elect a delegate to represent them at Intergroup committee meetings. A delegate is an A.A. group’s link to an Intergroup, equivalent to the GSRs who represent groups at District and Area assemblies. A district may also elect a delegate, or Intergroup Liaison, to serve as a conduit between the district and local intergroup. Similarly, an intergroup may elect an Area Liaison to represent the intergroup at area assemblies and meetings.

In addition to WAI, within Massachusetts' two areas—Eastern Mass (Area 30) and Western Mass (Area 31)—are the Eastern Mass Central Service Office in Boston, the Western Mass Intergroup Office in Holyoke, the Berkshire Intergroup Office, the Cape Cod Intergroup Office, the Martha's Vineyard Intergroup, and the Nantucket Intergroup.