Literature Committee - District 1
Second Sunday of the month at 2:00pm
Intergroup Central Office
8340 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
Our committee derives its mission from the A.A. Guidelines for Literature Committees published by the General Service Office. Committee members inform groups, district or area assembly members, through displays and other methods, of all available Conference-approved literature, audiovisual material and other special items; become familiar with the information on G.S.O.’s A.A. website (www.aa.org); display literature for groups, area, and district functions; consider suggestions regarding proposed additions to and changes in Conference-approved literature and audiovisual material; and encourage A.A. members to read and purchase A.A. literature.
Additionally, we encourage A.A. groups to consider appointing or electing a group literature representative who will ensure that A.A. literature is on hand for meetings and that it is properly displayed; share with General Service Representatives the wide array of A.A. service literature that is available; and attend the South Florida Area 15 Literature Committee workshop at area assemblies and share our committee’s experience, strength and hope in regard to carrying the A.A. message through literature.
We allow ourselves to be guided by these words of A.A. co-founder Bill W., who often called the influence of A.A. literature “incalculable”:
“Suppose, for instance, that during the last twenty-five years A.A. had never published any standard literature … no books, no pamphlets. We need little imagination to see that by now our message would be hopelessly garbled. Our relations with medicine and religion would have become a shambles. To alcoholics generally we would today be a joke and the public would have thought us a riddle. Without its literature, A.A. would certainly have bogged down in a welter of controversy and disunity.” -- The A.A. Grapevine, May 1964; The Language of the Heart, p. 348