Extraordinary Somerset Intergroup meeting


We voted to have an Extraordinary meeting to discuss and propose a new treasurer for our intergroup.


If you are interested in becoming the new Intergroup treasurer please attend our meeting as follows:-


The Albemarle Centre, Taunton. TA1 1BA

On the 10th of December

Open 1.15 pm for 1.30 pm start

A Hybrid meeting is available by clicking on the link below


Love in fellowship


An excerpt from the AA Structure Handbook for what the treasurer role entails


Click here to read the "AA Structure Handbook"


2. Intergroup Officer
An intergroup should appoint a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and members with other responsibilities as its officers. These officers should have an established period of sobriety, ideally not less than two years. It is recommended that they should serve for not less than two years and not more than three years. Careful consideration should be given to staggered rotation so that in the interest of continuity all the officers do not terminate their service at the same time. In the event of a vacancy occurring among the officers before the expiry of their term of office, a member may be co-opted for a limited period of time until the next intergroup meeting. At this meeting the member co-opted, along with any others, could be recognised for formal nomination and possible election to this post. The officers can co-opt a member or members, either from GSRs or from groups to perform a specific service such as organising a convention or convening a public meeting. The intergroup may establish sub-committees for specific purposes.


The Treasurer has the responsibility for keeping a proper account of all intergroup finances and ensuring that funds are available for its essential current requirements. An annual budget exercise should be carried out to ensure that appropriate prudent reserves are maintained. The Treasurer reports to intergroup against the budget. Surplus funds should always be transferred promptly to GSO, ideally via the region treasurer.

The accounts should be open for inspection and presented to intergroup at each meeting. Group contributions should be clearly listed so that GSRs can confirm their group’s contributions have been received. This is a fundamental part of the audit trail. Having been audited or independently checked, annual accounts should be presented by the Treasurer to intergroup for approval at the AGM.


4. Intergroup money
In addition to the guidelines suggested for a group treasurer the following points should be considered seriously by the intergroup treasurer:

• A current bank account in the name of Alcoholics Anonymous and the intergroup is recommended for running the intergroups’ finances. All cheques/ or electronic bank transfers should be secured by two of the three duly nominated persons’ signatures/ or by bank approved secure electronic devices. Normally these would be the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. In the interest of safety, blank cheques should never be signed


• The intergroup treasurer should produce a statement of accounts in writing including a list of all contributions, at least quarterly with copies available for all GSRs in the intergroup


• Intergroup treasurers, by means of workshops, discussions on sound AA financial practice, patience and tolerance, should encourage all component groups to contribute to intergroup on a regular basis. Intergroup treasurers should not be reluctant to approach non-contributing groups


• The accounts should be open to inspection and be properly audited or independently checked once a year


• Experience shows that the treasurer when making any payments, whenever practical, should do so by cheque. Receipts should be received for all cash payments and retained


• It is suggested that a prudent reserve for an intergroup is three months’ running expenses


• Intergroups should bear in mind that regularity and evenness in the flow of cash to the General Service Office, ideally via their region, is essential for GSO to meet its day-to-day obligations and operate in an efficient and economical manner

Somerset Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous


Somerset Intergroup meetings are as follows:-


2nd Sunday, February, May, August & November


Open 1.15pm for 1.30pm start at


The Albemarle Centre, Taunton. TA1 1BA


All are welcome to participate

AA Preamble

“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.  


AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.  

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”

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