about the NIAA website
- Why does Nassau InterGroup need a website?
- Public information has always been an aspect of AA service ever since the Big Book was published in 1939, after all, we are an anonymous fellowship, not a secret society. A website continues this tradition, employing the most modern methods of communication. The experience of other intergroups and central offices has shown that a website can be helpful in improving communication, increasing service participation, and strengthening unity, as well as facilitating our tradition of cooperation with the professional community
- What can I find on the website?
- That is up to the Nassau InterGroup representatives. It takes time to develop a website – right now, you will find an up-to-date meeting list, basic information about AA and NIAA activity, such as how to contact NIAA, descriptions of what our officers and committees do, a calendar of events and detailed information and directions to upcoming events. As we move forward, this website will continue to evolve in response to the needs of our local groups.
- How will information get onto the website? Who's responsible for it?
- This entire web site has been designed and is maintained by our local WebSite Committee. As with all the committees of Nassau InterGroup, this is a completely volunteer committee. As one of the standing committees of NIAA, this committee is ultimately responsible to the AA groups here in Nassau county.
- Can I protect my anonymity when visiting the NIAA and other AA websites?
- Although each of us has to make decisions regarding privacy and anonymity for ourselves, it makes sense to use the same caution on the internet that we use in dealing with any other public forum. However, if you do browse this website from your office computer, chances are that your employer will have a record that you've visited the site.
- Can I get copies of AA literature from the NIAA website?
- All AA books and literature are available at our office or directly from AAWS. Many groups also carry a limited selection of the material available.
- If people can get to AA on the Internet, why will they bother going to meetings?
- Just as the telephone and the printed page haven’t replaced meetings, neither will the Internet. Although technology can improve communications methods, nothing can match face-to-face contact. Also, there are those with special needs who simply cannot easily attend regular face-to-face meetings.
If you have questions about the NIAA website and
would like them to be addressed in future FAQ sheets,
please contact us by eMail
in care of the NIAA Webmaster.