Rhode Island Central Service

today – To Carry the Message


July 23rd , 2021

(401) 438 8860 




Tradition 8 Long Form

Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we may otherwise have to engage non-alcoholics. Such special services may be well recompensed. But our usual A.A. “12th Step” work is never to be paid for.

Group Anniversaries

Tue.   Aug 10th   So. Attleboro, MA-LOST AND FOUND – Bethany Village Fellowship,  516 Newport Ave., Buffet 6PM/ Guest Speakers7PM – 5th Anniv.


Cranston – Washington Park– Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad St., Tuesdays at   7:30PM

Fall River, MA– Fall River Thursday Night – St. Anthony of the Desert, 300 No. Eastern   Ave., Thursdays at 7:30PM



The next regular meeting for Central Service Delegates will be held Via Zoom   on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 Meeting ID and links will be sent to all registered Central Service Delegates and will also be available on the website: www.rhodeisland-aa.org

We need volunteers to help with our monthly mailing – takes less than one hour. The next mailing will take place at Central Service, 1005 Waterman Ave, E. Providence on  Wednesday, August 25th , at 9AM.

***Please note the deadline for submitting any information for the next today is Friday, Aug. 20th

The ICOAA/AAWS/AAGV Seminar Host Committee will hold a Zoom meeting on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30AM  Anyone interested in getting involved is welcome to attend Zoom ID: 312 255 2726        Password RICS1

The next meeting for Southern R.I. Intergroup Representatives will be held Via Zoom On Thursday, August 5th, 2021, Regular Meeting 7 PM.

RI Central Service is in the process of up-dating our 12-STEP LIST. Anyone willing to be added to the list should contact their Group Secretary or call Central Service. “When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there.  And for that I am responsible

Convention, Treatment, Corrections, CPC/PI, Archives, Information Services and Finance All Area 61 Service Committees are still meeting on a monthly basis. All days, times and meeting ID’s for each committee can be found on the Area 61 Website  www.aainri.com

So. RI Intergroup is currently seeking volunteers to cover open shifts for the  24 hour -12 Step Hotline.  Anyone interested please contact So RI Intergroup 401-739-8777



                    RI Central Service will sponsor a monthly virtual                                                                 “OPEN MIC NIGHT NITE”                                                                                      Saturday August 7   Starting at  8PM                                                Zoom Meeting ID: 856 8703 0297      Passcode:891419                           Anyone interested in performing or needing more information                      should   contact Austin D Email: 1wholestep@gmail.com

The RI Central Service Office has a launched a new and improved website. We ask that you please review your groups listing and call us with any changes that need to be made. We also ask all groups to keep us informed of group changes as they happen so that we can maintain the most up-to-date information for our members. We never want to send a newcomer to an empty hall or a dark zoom room. Thank you for your participation.

RI Central Service is maintaining a list of In-Person Meetings in RI and So. Massachusetts We currently have over 400 In Person meetings open with changes/ updates coming in on a daily basis. If you would like to obtain a copy, please stop by to pick one up. You can also call or email the office and we will be happy to send it to you via email or snail mail.


Box 459

Vol.51, No1/February-March 2005

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q:      Is a Central/Intergroup office AA?

A:       Yes. Central/Intergroup offices provide vital local service and Twelfth Step opportunities. A Central/Intergroup office is an AA Service Office that involve a partnership among groups in a community – just as A.A. groups themselves are a partnership of individuals. A Central office/ Intergroup is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups – functions which are best handled by a centralized office- and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying AA ‘s message to the alcoholic who still suffers. For further information you may request AA Guidelines on Central or Intergroup Offices from G.S.O.



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