What is W.A.I.A.?
The Washington Area Intergroup Association is a service board of representatives from the groups in the Washington Area, including Montgomery and P.G. Counties, MD, as well as Washington, DC. Its purpose is service work — to help the groups carry the message on an area-wide basis. Just a fewexamples are: answering the A.A. telephones, publishing the Where & When, taking meetings to hospitals and institutions, and sponsoring various area events.
How is WAIA Organized?
There are officers and an executive committee elected for one year terms, but most major issues are voted by the full intergroup. Some of the Intergroup service work is done by its various committees, and some is done at its Central Office. WAIA asks each group to elect a representative to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets at 8:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except August. The Board elects an Executive Committee which responds to member and group concerns, making recommendations to the board. The meeting is currently meets at:
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
1607 GRACE CHURCH RD.
SILVER SPRING, MD
What is the Central Office?
This is the place where volunteers answer the A.A. phones 12 hours a day (night calls are re-routed to the homes of Night Watch volunteers). This is also where A.A. literature is sold, and the Where and Whenand the area newsletter are published. The office also serves as a clearinghouse for information on area activities.