About the Greater Columbia Intergroup
We are an A.A. service entity created by and answering directly to local A.A. groups. We are individuals from A.A. groups located in central South Carolina A.A. Districts 22, 30, 31, 40, 42, 43, 50 and 51. We serve on a volunteer basis as office volunteers, steering committee members, and intergroup representatives.
Our primary purpose is to carry the A.A. message to the next suffering alcoholic. One of the ways we accomplish that is through ensuring that someone is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The purpose of this website is to provide general information about Alcoholics Anonymous®, particularly the local meeting and activity schedules for the Columbia and Midlands areas of South Carolina. We serve Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington. Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter and Williamsburg counties. Please contact your Intergroup representative or the Intergroup office with questions and concerns
The Greater Columbia Intergroup recognizes that there are many A.A. meetings taking place in treatment centers and institutions, and that many of the A.A. groups in our area help facilitate that effort. Due to varying visitor requirements which may preclude outsiders from entering these organizations, we have not listed these meetings on our website. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings or providing this service to a treatment center or correctional institution, please contact the Corrections or Treatment chairs for your District.
Volunteers answer the phone, most often giving meeting information, and directing our fellowship members or the public to the appropriate resources. Volunteers sell A.A. literature, distribute free pamphlets and flyers, and provide other services.
Each group from our service area is eligible to send a representative to our monthly Intergroup business meetings. These representatives must have at least one year of continuous sobriety contiguous to their term of service. The Greater Columbia Intergroup answers directly to these representatives.
Intergroup Steering Committee
The six-person steering committee, elected from the Intergroup representatives. The committee sets goals; manages the financial obligations and inventory; and, oversees volunteers and other operations. Steering committee members must have at least two years of continuous sobriety contiguous to their term of service.