Finger Lakes Area Intergroup

PO Box 204 Clifton Springs New York

The Finger Lakes Area Intergroup (FLAI) was established in November of 2019. FLAI is a service organization formed pursuant to the Ninth Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) to operate on behalf of the A.A. Groups of the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates county areas in accordance with the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Intergroup exists to aid the Groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The standing committees of The Finger Lakes Area Intergroup include the Finger Lakes Area Answering Service, the Web Committee, The Public Information and Cooperation With the Professional Community Committee, the Treatment Committee, the Accessibility Committee, the Corrections Committee and the Archives Committee. To view the FLAI By-Laws please click here BYLAWS draft Feb2020 (2).

Finger Lakes Area Answering Service

The Finger Lakes Area Answering Service (FLAAS) consists of A.A. members who answer telephone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous in the Finger Lakes. Calls for help are referred to appropriate 12th Step volunteers. We provide A.A. listings in the telephone directories for Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties in Western New York. We are coordinated by a small committee of volunteers from our groups and are supported by contributions from groups in these counties. Please refer to the calendar on the events page for the next FLAAS Committee Meeting date, time, and location. We also publish a schedule of meetings and provide this website. Conference approved AA literature on line and in print can be obtained from AA’s GSO, Area 47 and also from Rochester Area Intergroup.

To view our annual newsletter Click here

It has long been a practice to include Al-Anon meetings on the FLAAS schedule. Although Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups are separate fellowships, we have also included some links to Al-Anon websites in the spirit of cooperation.

FLAAS is registered with the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Accessibility Committee

The purpose of the Accessibility Committee is to assist the Intergroup, the autonomous groups (that wish to participate), and individuals in carrying the message of recovery to the alcoholic with special needs, including, but not limited to, those who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard-of-hearing, physically disabled, and those with a limited ability to read.  Any activity undertaken by this committee shall be keeping with the A.A. Traditions and Concepts.

Archives Committee

The purpose of the Archives Committee is to gather, organize, preserve and maintain donated documents and oral/written histories pertinent to Alcoholics Anonymous in the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates county area. Archival materials should present an accurate historical record of A.A. in the Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates county area.

Corrections Committee

The purpose of the Corrections Committee shall be to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholics who are incarcerated in correctional institutions or otherwise detained.

Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community

(PI/CPC) Committee

The purpose of this committee is to develop, maintain and implement an appropriate public information program for the purpose of carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholic through sustaining a public image for A.A. and educating those professionals who may have first contact with prospective members.  In keeping with the A.A. Traditions, programs and activities adopted or undertaken by this committee shall be based upon a concept of attraction rather that promotion.

Treatment Committee

The purpose of the Finger Lakes Treatment Committee is to carry the AA message to patients in treatment facilities. We provide Big Books and other literature, and bring speaker discussion meetings into the treatment centers. The committee sets up patients with Bridging the Gap to Recovery, so they have a connection to an AA member when they leave treatment. If you would like further information, please attend one of our meetings. We meet the second  Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 320 South Pearl St. in Canandaigua. To view the guidelines for the various Treatment Centers please click the links below.

Maxwell Hall    Otte Hall     W3

Website Committee

The Website Committee was established by FLAAS to develop and maintain an online resource for A.A. in the Finger Lakes. The committee consists of A.A. volunteers who serve as Website Chair and the Web Team members. (Please refer to the calendar on the events page for the next Website Committee Meeting date, time, and location.)

Website Committee Guidelines