Westside Central Office | Serving the West Portland Oregon Metro Area

The Westside Central Office continues to grow! Just three months after moving into our first office, we have moved into our second office.

The slightly larger new office is located next door to the old office. The added square feet allows us to feel a little less cramped during our monthly business meeting. Our new address is 12705 SW Beaverdam RD Suite E, Beaverton, OR 97005 (located behind the Curiosities Vintage Mall).

Come by and check us out during our business meeting or contact us to make an appointment.

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May/14

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Office Volunteers Needed

Our office is currently open by appointment only. We hope to start offering open office hours soon. To do so, we need a number of volunteers to work at our office. We are currently looking for A.A. members who are available to work one Saturday a month for all or part of a 12noon to 4pm shift. Two or more years of continuous sobriety is suggested for these positions. Job duties include opening and closing the office, selling literature, and answering questions about A.A. to anyone who stops by the office. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact us or attend one of our monthly business meetings.

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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 the Westside Central Office (12705 SW Beaverdam RD Suite D, Beaverton, OR 97005). 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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Revised August 17, 2014

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

  • Chair – Facilitates WCO business meeting; presents a quarterly report on WCO at each Area 58 Quarterly Assembly; emails business meeting minutes to Area 58 Archivist. 4 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Co-Chair – If Chair resigns or is unable to serve for any reason, the Co-Chair steps in and assumes Chair duties and responsibilities; records WCO business meeting minutes in absence of recording secretary. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Recording Secretary – Records WCO business meeting minutes; distributes meeting minutes via email and at the start of each business meeting. 1 year continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2015.
  • Finance Chair - Receives and approves annual budget requests from committees; compiles itemized annual budgets into a report for the November WCO business meeting; monitors and documents WCO expenditures; reconciles expenditures to annual budget. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Board of Directors – The WCO Board of Directors consist of three to seven individuals that act as the legal custodians of Westside Central Office, Inc. and oversee the day-to-day operations of WCO. 4 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Activities Chair - Brings suggestions for WCO-sponsored events to Co Reps for approval; Organizes volunteers to host activities; Finds the facilities to host activities; Prepares flyers for distribution to A.A. community for events. 2 years continuous sobriety, serves through September 30, 2015.
  • A.A. Hotline Committee Chair - Maintains a calendar of individuals and groups willing to answer the WCO phone. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2015.
  • Corrections Committee Chair - Carries the A.A. message to alcoholics behind the walls of correctional institutions. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Literature Chair - Reaches out to groups and districts on the Westside to provide literature; maintains stock of the WCO literature, purchasing as needed; coordinates purchases of literature by groups or districts through WCO website or WCO hotline. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Newsletter Committee Chair - Publishes the Westside Central Office’s monthly newsletter Into Action! 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2015.
  • Public Information Chair – Informs the public on “what A.A. is” and “what A.A. is not” through literature, presentations, and public service announcements. 2 years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2016.
  • 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. Serves through September 30, 2015.
  • Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Chair – Leads a committee that informs professionals who may come into contact with active alcoholics about A.A. These professionals include health care workers, law enforcement officers, educators, attorneys, clergy, etc. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Treatment Facilities Chair – Leads a committee that carries A.A.’s message into Treatment Facilities. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2016.
  • Outreach Committee Chair – Leads a committee that informs West Portland area A.A. Groups of the services and 12th Step activities available at the Westside Central Office. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2015.
  • I.T. Committee Chair – Manages WCO’s website, telephone system, and email accounts. Note: I.T. Chair is appointed by the Board of Directors. Please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com. Serves through September 30, 2015.
  • 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. Serves through September 30, 2015.
  • Office Volunteer - Job duties include opening and closing the office, selling literature, and answering questions about A.A. to anyone who stops by the office. 2 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Note: This is an appointed position. Please email your availability to info@westsidecentraloffice.com or call us at 503-684-0415 (menu option 0).
  • Office Manager – Manages the Westside Central Office and its volunteers. 5 years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2016.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. Serves through September 30, 2016.Note: Assistant Office Manager is appointed by the Board of Directors. Please email your service resume to info@westsidecentraloffice.com.

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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