East Tennessee
Intergroup of
Alcoholics Anonymous

Cooperation with the Professional Community / Public Information Committee

The East  Tennessee Intergroup Public Information (P.I.) Cooperation with Professional Communities (C.P.C.) Chair leads all activities related to the CPC/PI Committee.

CPC/PI Committee members are responsible for carrying the message of recovery to the still-suffering alcoholic by informing the general public about the A.A. program.

Members of the P.I. Committee are available to provide A.A. information and make presentations about the A.A. program upon request.  Committee members carry the message of recovery to the media, schools, industry, and other organizations that can report on the nature and purpose of A.A. and what it can do for alcoholics.


Guidelines for Public Information are spelled out in the MG-17 document.  The A.A. Guidelines on Cooperation with Professional Communities are spelled out in the MG-11 document.  To assist committee members in fulfilling their service commitment AA published M-27i, the Public Information Workbook.  Additionally, committee members are assisted by M-41i.  These documents and manuals can be found at aa.org.


  1. Attend monthly Intergroup Board Committee Meetings.
  2. Report committee activities to the East Tennessee Intergroup Service Board, and to the groups at the monthly Intergroup Meeting.
  3. Actively recruit members for service on the CPC/PI Committee.
  4. Actively contact and respond to queries from health, education, corporate and spiritual communities to fulfill the purpose of providing information about the A.A. program.


All members of the Service Board Committee are expected to have a minimum of two years’ continuous sobriety , be active in a member group, and have a knowledge of the services of Alcoholics Anonymous. Additionally, a working knowledge of AA Traditions, Concepts and organization are essential.


The CPC/PI Chair serves for 24 months and is a member of the Intergroup Board.

For more information, contact Intergroup here.

A.A. Guidelines
A.A. Guidelines
A.A. Guidelines
A.A. Guidelines
CPC Workbook
CPC Workbook
Public Information Workbook
Public Information Workbook