Statement of Purpose- MV Intergroup

Statement of Purpose

Martha’s Vineyard Intergroup

Outlined in Article 1 of the Martha’s Vineyard Intergroup Bylaws adopted

April 17, 2002

Martha’s Vineyard Intergroup is an Alcoholics Anonymous service office that involves partnerships among groups, just as AA groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. It is established to carry out certain functions common to all groups – functions which are better handled by a centralized office; and is maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


The service office will function as a center for information and education about AA in the community. Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining, publishing and distributing meeting directories
  • Operating an AA answering service and website
  • Providing conference approved literature and meeting supplies
  • Providing information about AA service and traditions
  • Coordinating AA events such as conventions, workshops and



Intergroup receives requests for information from the community and disseminates material to AA members and the general public upon request. An office will be conveniently located for the purpose. Current meeting directories will be provided. Individuals seeking information or assistance will be directed to an appropriate group or be contacted by a member of AA. Requests for information from the community will be referred to the appropriate committee.


Martha’s Vineyard Intergroup will be guided by the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.