Westside Central Office | Serving the West Portland Oregon Metro Area

Revised October 6, 2016

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 or more years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2018.
  • 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 or more years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2018.
  • Recording Secretary – Records WCO business meeting minutes; distributes meeting minutes via email and at the start of each business meeting (1 year or more continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2017).
  • 12 Step Call Committee Chair – Maintains a list of 12th Step Volunteers for participating groups; receives calls from Hotline volunteers; and refers 12th Step volunteers to incoming calls (2 years or more continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2017).
  • A.A. Hotline Committee Chair – Maintains a calendar of individuals and groups willing to answer the WCO phone (2 years or more continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2017).
  • Outreach Chair – Informs A.A. groups and members of the available services and opportunities for service at the WCO; Maintains the Westside Central Office Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) form (2 years or more continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2017).
  • Activities Chair – Leads a committee that holds regular WCO sponsored events. 1 or more years of sobriety is suggested, serves through September 30, 2017.
  • 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 or more years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2018.
  • Newsletter Committee Chair – Publishes the Westside Central Office’s monthly newsletter Into Action! 2 or more years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2017.
  • Public Information Committee Chair – Informs the public on “what A.A. is” and “what A.A. is not” through literature, presentations, and public service announcements. 2 or more years continuous sobriety suggested, serves through September 30, 2018.
  • Corrections Committee Chair – Leads a committee that carries A.A.’s message to the alcoholic behind bars. 2 or more years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2018.
  • Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Chair – Leads a committee that carries the A.A. message to professionals like attorneys, counselors, clergy, law enforcement, school officials, etc. that come into contact with active alcoholics. 2 or more years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2018.
  • 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 or more 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 Volunteer Chair – Assists the Office Manager (or Board of Directors) with finding A.A.s to volunteer at the WCO facility. 2 or more years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2017.
  • Office Manager – Manages the Westside Central Office and its volunteers. 5 or more years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2018.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 or more years continuous sobriety is suggested. Serves through September 30, 2018.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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We wish you all joy and serenity this holiday season! Celebrations outside the rooms of A.A. go hand in hand with holidays. Of course many of these celebrations include alcohol. As the big book reminds us, we need not avoid places where there is drinking provided that we have a legitimate reason for being there (Chapter 7, Working with Others, page 101). That still does not mean an urge to drink will not come up in these social gatherings. To help arm you with some tips on what to do in these situations, take a moment to review Twelve Tips on Keeping Your Holiday Season Sober and Joyous. And remember, you’re not alone this holiday season. If you need to talk, give us a call at 503-684-0415.

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from your Westside Central Office!

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The Summer 2016 Meeting Schedule from the Westside Central Office is now available. These printed meeting schedules cover the Western Portland Oregon metropolitan area. They are free of charge, however, if you would like to help us cover printing costs, a voluntary contribution of 50 cents per schedule is welcome. Stop by our office to grab one for yourself or some for your group.

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February 6, 2016 will mark Westside Central Office’s 6th year anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has supported us since our humble beginnings in 2010. We could not have done it without you!

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Sep/15

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Leap into Service!


wco-volunteers-wanted

Click here for a printable version of this flyer.

Click here for other service opportunities at Westside Central Office.

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Sep/15

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7th Tradition Workshop Recap

Another informative 7th Tradition Workshop sponsored by the Westside Central Office is in the books. Joe S hosted another great workshop and Renee K provided the refreshments. Attendance was a little light (5 attendees), but everyone who did attend was engaged and enthusiastic. The handouts from the workshop are available here. Please share these handouts with your home group and feel free to contact us with any questions/comments you have on these documents.

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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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