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AA Office for Southern Highlands services

Information

Southern Highlands has a 'virtual AA office' here in cyberspace

Carrying the Message Office was incorporated as Central Service Office Southern Highlands (CSOSH) Inc for the AA groups in the Southern Highlands in NSW in 2008 as a non-profit association to give a legal structure to cover those members who look after the AA service office work in the Highlands.

Our Central Service Office performs two main functions on behalf of local AA groups

1. Public Information.

AAposterCSOSH organises the printing of  posters and business cards (see opposite) for local professionals and services; radio and print advertisements (see opposite); our 24 hour free call telephone line and white page entry(see opposite); this website; contacts for legal services, and is always looking for new ideas and ways to 'carry the message' of hope to those with problems with alcohol.

This work is fully funded from donations by our local AA meetings, as AA under  its organisation 'rules' can not accept any donations from non-AA members.

Services:

AA Southern Highlands Local Website - www.aash.org.au
Our website, maintained by CSOSH carries 12th step information on alcoholism; local meetings; special AA events such as weekend rallies and courses; and Links to other AA websites and services.
 
The 02 8250 7318  Recorded Information Line
CSOSH pays the monthly bills for this service, and changes the recorded message as required. More volunteers are needed to take calls and/or to be available for 12th Step follow-up work from inquiries.
 
aa-white-pages-230Alcoholics Anonymous Local White Pages Entry
CSOSH approves this entry each year  and pays for its publication. Entry refers readers to our local website and local Recorded Information Line  for 12th Step help.
 
AA  Posters - Large and Small  - Plastic Covered
The smaller size is the most popular for most notice boards. Supplies are available from the CSOSH if you can distribute more in your local community.
 
AA General Information Cards - Matt Finish Blank Reverse

AA-Business-CardBusiness size cards for discrete use by health, welfare, legal and other community service workers are paid for by our CSOSH. Please distribute these to your local GPs and other appropriate services. Also these cards can be used by groups for their new members.

AA Southern Highlands News - Monthly Advertisement

CSOSH organises and pays for a monthly advertisment in the Post and the News.

AA Southern Highlands Public Information & other Activities

CSOSH has distributed Information Packs to local medical and other community services; arranged for AA free community notices in papers and on local radio; donated AA books to the local library; arranged and paid for two 12 week sessions of AA announcements on 2ST; held two Unity meetings.

2. Local Group Support.

CSOSH organises AA literature at discounted rates for local groups, news sheets, and the Members Only section of this website, linkage with the AA General Service (National) Office and is always looking for new ideas and ways to  support our local AA meetings. Please let us how what you need.

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AA  Meeting Information Cards - Laminated
Pocket sized cards for use by groups to give new members are supplied by CSOSH. These are hand-made by our Treasurer. Please let CSOSH know if there are any changes to your meeting’s times or other details so these cards are kept up-to-date.
 
AA  Literature for Local AA Groups
Groups can order their literature needs via our CSOSH Literature Officer, and posted to your group. Order Forms are onSpecial Members Only section of www.aash.org.au

CSOSH recently supplied each group with Beginners Packs for new members.

All this CSO Southern Highlands work is also fully funded from donations by our local AA groups.

CSO Southern Highlands

Our Central Service Office meets every three months  at 11.45 am in the Basement Bowral Uniting Church.

Minutes of CSOSH meetings and financial reports can be found in a special section.

To access see Website Support below.

All Group Secretaries or respresentatives are encouraged to come and bring members along with them.

For the next CSO Meeting Date click here

The Minutes and Financial Reports of the CSOSH Inc are available in the Members Only Section of this website.

Website Support for Local AA Members

If you are a Local AA member,  please register here and send an email to our Web Master at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a phone number contact so we can identify you.

Then you will be assigned Member Status on this website, and will be able to access our Members Only section.

We are also aiming to send e-newsletters and provide other support to local members. So we do need to know how to contact you!

There are lots of ways you can have a free (anonymous) email (eg gmail, yahoo mail and the like.)

If you have any hassles or want to know more, please phone the contacts on our Contact webpage or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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