Westside Central Office | Serving the West Portland Oregon Metro Area

We are happy to announce that we have secured a new physical office location for the Westside Central Office (see the end of this post for photos of the new space).

The office is located at 12705 SW Beaverdam RD Suite D, Beaverton, OR 97005 (behind the Curiosities Vintage Mall). It’s also within walking distance to the Millikan Way MAX Station.

We plan to hold our next business meeting at the new office on Monday, April 7th, from 7pm-8pm. Everyone’s welcome.

The next step is to furnish the office. We are seeking donations of some furniture. Below is the list of items we could use:

  • Book Shelf
  • folding chairs (about 20 would be great)
  • table

Please email us at info@westsidecentraloffice.com if you or your home group would like to donate one or more of these items. Please note that we can only accept items from A.A. Groups and Members (see A.A.’s Tradition Seven for more information).

After we furnish the office, we will provide more details on office hours and volunteering. Thank you for your continued support of the Westside Central Office!

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The Westside Central Office is taking reservations for the 75th Anniversary Big Book. This is a limited edition first edition reproduction that will be issued by A.A.W.S. in April of this year. Because it is a limited edition, we believe that these will go fast.

You can either preorder through the General Service Office (an order form is available here) or through us. Each book is $12. By ordering through us, you don’t have to pay until you receive your book. However, we’re ordering a limited quantity, so we recommend that interested A.A.s place their order soon (preferably before February 28, 2014). To order, send an email to lit@westsidecentraloffice.com.

Click here for more information on the 75th Anniversary Big Book.

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Jan/14

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Find a Meeting Near You

We now have an A.A. Meeting Locator that allows you to find meetings close to an address or zip code. Now you can find meetings within a certain radius near you or any other West Portland (OR) metropolitan address. Click here to try it.

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The Westside Central Office’s new Corrections Chair, Josh S, is looking for individuals interested in carrying the message to the alcoholic behind bars. Interested A.A.s are encouraged to attend the Committee’s monthly meeting held the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30pm, at Starbucks located at 10010 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219. If you’re interested in getting involved but unable to attend the meeting, then email the corrections Chair at corrections@westsidecentraloffice.com. More information is available here.

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Below are the current Service Position openings at the Westside Central Office:

  • 12th Step Call Chair – Maintains 12th Step Call Volunteer list, receives 12th Step Call requests, and matches up A.A.s with individuals that are seeking information on A.A. and recovery from alcoholism. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested.
  • Activities Committee Chair - Organizes, runs, and promotes all service workshops and social activities of the Westside Central Office. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested.
  • Outreach Committee Chair - Leads a committee that informs the A.A. Groups of who we are, the services that we provide, and how each A.A. Group can get involved with Westside Central Office. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested.
  • Treasurer – Maintains the Westside Central Office bank account(s); distributes monthly financial statement at each Westside Central Office business meeting; collects donations, in accordance to A.A. Tradition 7, and makes payment of approved budgetary expenses on an as needed basis. Note: Treasurer is nominated by the Board of Directors. Before standing for Treasurer, please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com.
  • I.T. Committee Co-Chair -Assists the I.T. Committee Chair in their duties. Note: I.T. Co-Chair is appointed by the Board of Directors. Please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com.
  • Office Manager -Manages the Westside Central Office and its volunteers. 5 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Note: Office Manager is appointed by the Board of Directors. Please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com.
  • Assistant Office Manager -Assists the Office Manager in their duties. 3 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Note: Assistant Office Manager is appointed by the Board of Directors. Please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com.

All positions will serve through September 30, 2014. Detailed job descriptions for each service position are available here.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their service resume at a business meeting or by email at info@westsidecentraloffice.com. You may also contact us for more information.

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Oct/13

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Our Newsletter Turns One!

This month marks the one year anniversary of our newsletter, Into Action! If you have not checked it out yet, please do so by visiting the Newsletter web page (or by clicking the Newsletter tab at the top of this web page). You can view the current issue, back issues, and sign up to receive the monthly newsletter by email.

Special thanks to Hailey F for producing our monthly newsletter. She is always looking for articles, upcoming events, jokes, comics, etc. for the newsletter. To submit an item for publication consideration, email it to newsletter@westsidecentraloffice.com.

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At each September business meeting, the Westside Central Office conducts its General Election. This year we are holding elections for all of our one year termed positions. Elections will be held for the following service positions at the Monday, September 2, 2013 business meeting:

  • 12th Step Call Committee Chair - Maintains a list of 12th Step Call Volunteers for participating groups, receives calls from Hotline volunteers and refers 12th Step volunteers to incoming calls.
  • A.A. Hotline Committee Chair - Maintains a calendar of individuals and groups willing to answer the Westside Central Office phone.
  • Activities Committee Chair - Organizes, runs, and promotes all service workshops and social activities of the Westside Central Office.
  • Co-Chair - Assists the Chair with their duties as well as fill in for the recording secretary when the secretary is absent from the business meeting.
  • Corrections Committee Chair - Leads a committee that carries the A.A. message to alcoholics behind the walls of correctional institutions.
  • Finance Committee Chair - Works closely with the Westside Central Office treasurer and other officers to establish annual budgets, prudent reserves, and accounting practices for the Westside Central Office.
  • Newsletter Committee Chair - Publishes the Westside Central Office’s monthly newsletter Into Action!
  • Outreach Committee Chair - Informs the A.A. Groups of who we are, the services that we provide, and how each A.A. Group can get involved with Westside Central Office.
  • Recording Secretary - Records the minutes of the Westside Central Office business meeting, emails minutes to business meeting attendees, and provides hard copies of previous meeting minutes at each business meeting.

All positions will serve through September 30, 2014. Detailed job descriptions for each service position are available here.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their service resume at the September 2, 2013 business meeting or by email at info@westsidecentraloffice.com. You may also contact us for more information.

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Our Second Annual Seventh Tradition Workshop, held today and hosted by Westside Central Office and A.A. District 23, was a success! Thanks to everyone who attended! If you missed the event, you can still view a recap of the event here. We plan to host this event again next year. So, stay tuned for the date, time, and place for next year’s Seventh Tradition Workshop.

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The Westside Central Office unveiled its new printed meeting schedule at tonight’s business meeting. The first run of these meeting schedules are available free to everyone while supplies last. Visit one of our business meetings or contact us to gets yours.

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Apr/13

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New I.T. Co-Chair

We are pleased to announce that we have filled the I.T. Co-Chair position. Our new I.T. Co-Chair is Kevin V. Welcome Kevin! The I.T. Committee is in charge of this website, our email accounts, and telephone hotline. Contact us if you would like to join the I.T. Committee. Otherwise, click here for a list of other service opportunities at the Westside Central Office.

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