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NEI Service Positions

Group Representatives and Alternate Group Representatives

Groups within the NEI service area of Eastern MA and Rhode Island are encouraged to elect Group Representatives (GR) and Alternate Group Representatives (AR) for each of their meetings. An Intergroup representative attends the monthly Intergroup meetings, acts to represent the interests of their local group, brings Intergroup information back to their local group and keeps group members informed about Intergroup events and announcements. The representative brings their group’s conscience and represents the group in matters affecting them and S.L.A.A.

NEI suggests that each GR and AR has three months of concurrent affiliation with the group the delegate wishes to represent. In the case of a meeting younger than three months, the concurrent affiliation requirement shall be waived.

Representatives are elected by their meetings at business meetings. Many meetings have regularly scheduled business meetings to discuss various topics. Others call special business meetings for this purpose.

NEI Officer Positions

In addition to group representatives and alternate group representatives, there are eleven elected officer/chair positions of NEI. As of December 2021, the following positions still need to be filled: Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Activities Committee Chair, Outreach Committee Chair, Recording Secretary. Open positions are being filled for the remainder of the 2-year term through January 2025.

NEI Officers should possess the qualities necessary to carry out the responsibilities of their positions -good judgment, experience, stability, willingness, and faithful adherence to the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of S.L.A.A – as well as any special skills that may be required to execute the particular office one holds.

The following is a list of current NEI Officer and Intergroup Committee positions. Please refer to the NEI Bylaws for more details.

Intergroup Officers

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Telephone Coordinator
  • Web Site Coordinator
  • Activities Committee Chair
  • Literature Secretary
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Outreach Chairperson
  • Recording Secretary

Intergroup Committee and Other Positions

  • Telephone Responders
  • Activities Committee Members