Stimulating Interest in General Service
Most A. A. members are primarily interested in their groups, in their own sobriety, and in helping other drunks one-on-one. And that is as it should be. While the work of general suffers--- the connection is not always direct or obvious. Some stimulators are usually needed to get the attention of A.A. members---to show them that service can add a rich dimension to their sober lives and Twelfth Step work, and that their participation is vital to the future of A.A.
Good Communication is a vital importance. In personal Twelfth Step work, there is a no end to communication. The sponsor talks with the drunk; speakers share their experience; we share to each other. But when it comes to genera service work, communication has a tendency to break down. It can take hard work to get the attention of alcoholics, bolt of recovery to think about another phase of their new lives. Once A.A. members are well informed about service, they often want to become involved and to take on their own service responsibilities.
In many areas, the delegate and area committee members make themselves available to visit group or district meetings and talk about general service. Workshops on the Traditions, Concepts, or other aspects of service are often an effective way of spreading the word of service.
Taken from The A.A. Service Manual S23