Alcoholics Anonymous Inter-Group Korea (AAIGK) is the equivalent of a) district office, b) area committee, c) GSO (AA NY) and d) intergroup office (see definitions below). We provide services to the expat communities in Seoul and other parts of Korea. We run a volunteer telephone answering service; keep and update a list of AA meetings; maintain an inventory of AA literature (or individual groups ask the USO group to order for them), and organize AA-related events that groups may not have the resources to do themselves. We try to keep track of meetings in the following places:
Dongducheon and Uijeongbu
If you are a member of AA in any of these areas, please contact us and let us know if corrections are needed. We make changes as soon as we can.
According to the pamphlet "Self-support: where money and spiritually and mix." Individual groups can give
10% -- district
10% -- area committee
30% -- GSO (AA New York)
50% -- intergroup/central office
However, in our English-speaking recovery community in Korea, we don't have the same kind of AA structure. In practice, we have AAIGK expenses and our responsibility to send money to GSO NY.
It is therefore recommended to have the following distributions:
60% GSO NY
For reference, here are the definitions of the AA entities:
1. The local district, which communicates directly with the groups, providing the district group conscience for the area and the Group Service Representative assemblies, and serving as a link between the area delegates and the Group Service Representative assemblies
2. The area committee, which coordinates vital A.A. activities over a broad geographic area; sends a delegate to the annual General Service Conference; holds area assemblies to determine the needs of the Fellowship; and provides information at all levels of service.
3. The local intergroup or central office, which may provide phone service for the Twelfth Step calls and other inquiries; coordination of group activities; A.A. literature sales; institutions work; public information and cooperation with the professional community activities.
4. A.A.’s General Service Office, which functions as a storehouse of A.A. information, communicating with members and groups in the U.S. and Canada, and sometimes around the world; publishes A.A.’s literature; and supplies information and experience to professionals and others interested in A.A.