Committee Help Needed

Our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.

Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer—ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A.’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.

Services include meeting places, hospital cooperation, and intergroup offices; they mean pamphlets, books, and good publicity of almost every description. They call for committees, delegates, trustees, and conferences. And, not to be forgotten, they need voluntary money contributions from within the Fellowship.

- Bill W.

The Northern New Jersey Treatment Committee is seeking AA members and groups to "Carry the Message" by bringing AA meetings into Jersey Shore University Medical Center. These meetings are not open to the public.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Rosa Pavilion
Neptune, NJ
Monday through Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 2:30 pm
Turning Point, Inc.
Barnert Medical Arts Complex
680 Broadway, Suite- 104
Paterson, NJ 07514
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

In December 2003, the Area 44 began the process of translating the material that is published in the English language to the Spanish language. The committee was created thinking hispanic translators attending Area 44 could volunteer to help with these translations in their spare time. If you want more information please contact us. The benefits are incredible! Not only do you help other alcoholics but you help yourself by providing this service.

En Diciembre 2003 el Area #44 empezo el proceso de traducir el material que se publica en el idioma ingles al idioma espanol. El comite de traducciones se creo pensando en los Distritos hispanos que asisten al Area 44. Se necesitan voluntarios que nos ayuden con estas traducciones en su tiempo libre, si deseas mas informacion por favor comunicarte con nosotros. Los beneficios son increibles! No solo ayudas a otros alcoholicos si no te ayudas a ti mismo, dando este servicio.

The History and Archives Committee is looking for early editions of:
  • Big Books
  • 12 & 12’s
  • Came to Believe
  • Out of print meeting lists
  • Group Correspondence with GSO
  • Group history information
  • Group Conscience decisions
  • Convention & workshop tapes
  • Convention mementos & programs
  • Photos

The History & Archives Committee ensures that the history of AA in NJ is preserved with the utmost love & care!

E-mail: and see Additional Information

The Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community committees currently need volunteers to carry meetings to Public and Professional audiences and to escort Professionals to Open AA Meetings.

E-mail: or

The NNJGS Area 44 Literature Committee seeks AA individuals who would like to give back what has been given to them through AA service. It's very important that we carry AA's message to another Alcoholic. Being a member of the Literature Committee is one of those ways.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Area Office in South Plainfield at 7:30pm (directions). The Literature Committee needs AA members who are willing to actively participate in their sobriety by ensuring that literature is made available at various District and Area events.


The Correctional Facilities Committee is looking for A.A. members to bring meetings into the local Correctional Facilities throughout northern New Jersey. Commitments can be a little as once a month, or as often as you like. Each person must pass a screening process to enter the facility.

To help with either of these needs, contact the CFC Chair or attend the CFC Committee meeting held every other month at the Area Office (directions). To get involved in this very rewarding twelfth-step work, see the CFC web pages here.

The Computer Committee needs your support.
We are looking for those who are willing to serve and support the Area 44 Office PC.

Technical skills are a plus but are not a requirement. We meet the 4th Thursday of every ODD month @ 7pm in the Area Office in South Plainfield. This is a great way to give back what has been so freely given to us, and you get to play with computers!


The Nightwatch Committee is looking for a volunteer to fill the position of Nightwatch Coordinator for Morris County. Our current Coordinator is rotating out at the end of the year and we need to find a replacement.

The job entails finding groups in the Morris County area to fill a one week Nightwatch Commitment. You would need to fill six such commitments each year. You would also need to coordinate with the group and facilitate where necessary.

If you are willing to make a difference doing some important service work or if you just have some questions, please feel free to contact Bill at:

Thank you for your service.
Bill N.