A Cocaine Anonymous corporation of any Area must have for legal reasons a certain number of Directors. These vary from state-to-state or province-to-province. These Directors shall at all times be accountable to their Area Service Committee. These Directors should never be excused from the responsibility to render proper reports of ALL significant actions taken. The Directors are directly responsible to their Area and should consult their Area Service Committee before an important decision or action is taken.
Our C.A. program rests squarely upon the principle of mutual trust. For purposes of advice and guidance, Area Service may create Advisory Boards or Steering Committees directly responsible to those they serve, principally the Area Service Committee.
NOTE: The only “Board of Trustees” recognized and existing within Cocaine Anonymous is the World Service Board of Trustees (WSBT), which is directly responsible to the World Service Conference. The title “Board of Trustees” should not be used at the Area service level.
AREA AND DISTRICT COMMITTEES
It is suggested that the following Committees exist at both the District and Area levels. When appropriate, Committees may be combined or added.
TELEPHONE (HELPLINE): Responsible for the provision of information and assistance to individuals seeking aid by phone, and with the communication of messages received for other committees.
HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS: Responsible for the coordination of and active participation in Twelve Step work within hospitals and institutions.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: Responsible for the distribution of literature and information to the public.
ARCHIVES: Responsible for the collection, organization, categorization, copying, preserving, and electronically storing all of Cocaine Anonymous’ historically valued documentation and memorabilia.
CHIPS AND LITERATURE: Responsible for the distribution of literature and chips to C.A. Districts, Groups, members and interested institutions.
FINANCE: Responsible for all matters relating to records, finances and expenditures. The committee makes recommendations on all matters pertaining to the administration and operation of finances and expenditures. The Finance Committee shall implement and oversee controls necessary to safeguard the assets of the Fellowship, including employment of a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) to make periodic audits.
CONVENTION: Responsible for the coordination of conventions to carry the message of recovery, unity and service to members of Cocaine Anonymous.
COOPERATION WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (CPC): Responsible for a unique brand of 12-Step work by carrying the message of recovery to professionals, who in their line of work, may have some sort of supervisory capacity over or direct contact with individuals who may have a problem with cocaine and all other mind altering substances. The committee informs the professional community about C.A.: what we are, where we are and what we can and cannot do to help the addict who still suffers. The committee attempts to establish communication between C.A. members and the professional community to find productive methods of cooperation, not affiliation, within the C.A. traditions.
C.A. UNITY COMMITTEE: Responsible for the communication and outreach among the diverse elements within the Fellowship at all levels, in the interest of carrying the C.A. message. It is also suggested that these committees sponsor annual workshops and other forums to promote C.A. unity.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: “The purpose of the committee is to serve as a resource for the C.A. service structure in areas of emerging technologies. In addition, we facilitate and assist Areas and Districts in approving their local websites, so that they may have a link directly from the C.A. web properties. The IT Committee, on an ongoing basis, works on adapting available technologies to better carry the message of C.A., while always keeping in mind the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of C.A., C.A. policies, privacy, and security.”
TRANSLATIONS: Responsible for local translation of materials. For C.A. copyright items in accordance with the World Service office translation policy and process.
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