Intergroup Positions

Service work is part of a compulsive gamblers recovery. Listed below are the job descriptions for the Alberta Inter-groups. If you are interested in one of these positions, or just interested in expanding your recovery with some service work, please Click to send a message and a member of Intergroup will contact you to further discuss your participation.

Service work can include answering the phone when a gambler still suffering calls, assist in planning a social event, being a group representative at the Intergroup Meetings or by accepting one of the positions below.

Southern Alberta Intergroup is currently looking for volunteers to answer the hotline when a person calls in need of information on GA and the local meetings calls.

Intergroup Chairperson

Intergroup Vice Chairperson

Intergroup Secretary

Intergroup Treasurer

Literature Chairperson

Pressure Relief Chairperson

Public Relations Chairperson

Social Activities Chairperson

Telephone Chairperson

Webmaster

Area Trustee



Intergroup Chairperson

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 1 Year

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To conduct the monthly Intergroup meetings in a timely, orderly and diplomatic manner.

  2. Chairperson facilitates discussion and debates on items before Intergroup.

  3. Chairperson does not vote, unless there is a tie.

  4. Chairperson will assist committees where required.

  5. Chairperson is a signing authority on the Intergroup bank accounts.



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Intergroup Vice Chairperson

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 1 Year

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To perform the duties of the Chairperson or Secretary when either the Chairperson or Secretary is absent

  2. Vice Chairperson will assist committees where required.

  3. Vice Chairperson is a signing authority on the Intergroup bank accounts.



Secretary

Calgary: Clean Time Required: 90 Days

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 1 Year

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To take accurate minutes of each Intergroup meeting that reflect what has taken place.

  2. To prepare the agenda for each month's meeting.

  3. To forward copies of the minutes and the agenda to all groups and interested members.

  4. To handle correspondence between Intergroup and the International Service Office (ISO)

  5. To maintain a record book of Intergroup Minutes.

  6. To maintain a log of past Intergroup motions.



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Treasurer

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 1 Year

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To collect, record and prepare for disbursement all funds collected from the groups.

  2. To pay all bills and prepare a monthly financial statement.

  3. To maintain a file of Intergroup Treasurer's Reports, receipts, bank statements and related items for the current year.

  4. Treasurer is a signing authority on the Intergroup Bank Accounts.



Literature Chairperson

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 6 Months

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To order and maintain an adequate supply of approved GA literature from the International Service Office (ISO)

    • Adequate supply of literature on hand as defined by Intergroup as $2,000 Canadian (Exchange, GST and Shipping included)

    • That the literature received from the International Service Office (ISO) is priced correctly taking in account Exchange, GST, and shipping included.

  2. To sell approved GA literature to all groups and individuals in Southern Alberta and remit funds to the Treasurer.

  3. To ensure that the literature price list on the website (albertaga.net) lists the literature available, at the correct prices. If not, the literature chairperson is to advise the webmaster of the correct prices and missing literature items.



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Pressure Relief Group Chairperson

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 1 Year

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To educate the groups on pressure relief and give assistance to groups where needed.

  2. To conduct Pressure Relief Group meetings when needed to members.



Public Relations Chairperson

Calgary :Clean Time Required: 2 Years

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 6 Months

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To carry the message of Gamblers Anonymous to the compulsive gambler who still suffers through the medium of personal contact using telephone, mail, newspapers, radio, television, churches, schools, charitable organizations and service clubs.

  2. To distribute Gamblers Anonymous literature to compulsive gamblers and to any person, organization or institution which desires it.

  3. To distribute current meeting lists to local social agencies including Alberta Mental Health on a regular basis.

  4. To encourage interest and knowledge of activities and programs of Gamblers Anonymous with peace officers, parole officers, correctional institutions, doctors, newspapers, radio and television broadcasting companies, churches, charitable organizations and service clubs



Social Activities Chairperson

Clean Time Required: 90 Days

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To coordinate and follow through on social functions as directed by Intergroup.

  2. To coordinate with the groups various functions throughout the year.



Telephone Chairperson

Calgary : Clean Time Required: 9 months

Edmonton: Clean Time Required: 6 Months

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To keep the telephone service advised of meeting schedules and locations.

  2. To keep the telephone service advised of hotline volunteer names, telephone numbers and their available hours.

  3. To keep the answering service and Intergroup advised of any problems reported by Gamblers Anonymous members.

  4. To monitor usage of the answering service and to keep Intergroup informed as to the detail of monthly usage and volunteer participation statistics.

  5. To return any messages left in the hotline mailbox.

  6. Any other duties as assigned by the Chairperson or Intergroup.



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Webmaster

Clean Time Required: 90 Days

The duties of this position shall be:

  1. To maintain the website (albertaga.net) in a manner that represents the principles of Gamblers Anonymous.

  2. To keep in mind the guidelines for Gamblers Anonymous Intergroup websites as set out by the Board of Trustees.

  3. To keep a current list of meetings, locations, and times of meetings on the Albertaga.net and the on the International Gamblers Anonymous website (gamblersanonymous.org) meeting list..

  4. To coordinate with the Literature Chairperson that the prices listed on the literature page are accurate.

  5. To keep Intergroup advised of all business concerning the cost and operation of the website.



Area Trustee

Clean Time Required: 2 Years

  • For more information on this position please check out our Area Trustee Page