Our Central Service Office is a visible service, existing and united in a partnership with Alcoholics Anonymous groups. We are in the common purpose of carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers, and to those recovering from the disease of alcoholism.
This website is neither endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. This website is provided by the Central Service Office of Portland Maine. This website’s purpose is to reach out to the alcoholic who still suffers. This website’s aim is to provide both specific information to the Alcoholics Anonymous community, and general information to the public, about the Alcoholics Anonymous program of recovery. We also offer local meeting schedules, Alcoholics Anonymous services, special events and literature. Although some of the items contained in these pages are published with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., and The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., this does not imply approval of this website by the General Service Conference. Meeting List Disclaimer, When Central Service Office lists an AA group or meeting, there is an informal agreement that the group will abide by the Alcoholics Anonymous’s 12 Traditions and our Singleness of Purpose.
We do, however, collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other organizations. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors personal data.
We use Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and use anonymized IP addresses so traffic stats are anonymous.
When submitting a Meeting add/change/delete request, we ask for a name and email so we can provide feedback. We recommend using your first name and last initial only.
When shopping in our online book store, we ask for a name and address to send your purchase to.
When signing up for The BEAM mail newsletter, we ask for a name and address to mail the newsletter to.
If you send us a message through the contact form, we ask for a name and an email or phone so that we may help with your contact message.
We do not sell personal information.
We use PayPal for purchases, donations, and subscriptions to The BEAM. If you do not wish to use PayPal, you can visit our office in Portland or call us.
We use WordFence to provide additional website security, and secure hosting through WPEngine.
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect any personal data from:
- Unauthorized Access
- Improper Use or Disclosure
- Unauthorized Modification
- Unlawful Destruction or Accidental Loss
The Steering Committee is a committee of members from local groups who come together for the purpose of overseeing the business of the Central Service Office.
This committee meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Central Service Office. For more info please email [email protected]
The purpose of the CSR (Central Service Representative) meeting is to provide a conduit for communication between the Central Service Office and the local groups.
The CSR Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Central Service Office. For more info please email [email protected]
The Functions Committee is tasked with the exciting opportunity to plan activities and events sponsored by the Central Service Office.
This committee meets quarterly. We are looking for people to sit on the functions committee to plan and put on CSO events. For more info please email [email protected]
This is a detailed description of the guidelines and polices of this website. These guidelines are available for review and we welcome your input. Read The PDF Version
In consideration we offer this brochure to represent our purpose and function. Feel free to download and share with your home group. Read The PDF Version
A list of towns and a map of districts in Area 28 can be found here: Area 28 District & City List
District level information such as treasurers, chairperson, monthly meeting, group contributions, can all be found on the page maintained by MaineAA.org here: https://maineaa.org/districts/
“Maine Area 28” memo concerning autonomy from Sep 21, 2022 – BusinessLetter.PDF