BC/Yukon Area 79 - Grassroots Committee

Grassroots Committee

The Grassroots Committee is responsible for overseeing the production and distribution of Grassroots Forum, the BC/Yukon Area 79 Newsletter.


The following statement of purpose has been adopted by the Grassroots Committee: "The Grassroots Forum is a newsletter by and for the members of Alcoholics Anonymous in BC/Yukon Area 79. It is compiled and edited by the Grassroots Chairperson with the assistance and input of the Grassroots Committee. This newsletter is a vehicle for communication within Area 79 with the aim of strengthening unity and participation. Grassroots is also the means of distribution of the minutes, financial statements and all reports from our Area Quarterlies and Assemblies. It is the aim of the Grassroots Forum to fulfill its purpose with the greatest possible consideration of fiscal prudence and to practice AA principles in all of its affairs."


  • To assist the Grassroots Chair with recommendations for improvements to the Area Newsletter.
  • To assist in encouraging the fellowship’s participation by submission of articles to be published.
  • To become familiar with page S41 of the A.A. Service Manual (Area Newsletters or Bulletins).
  • To assist in the development of changes to the Grassroots Newsletter requested by the fellowship within Area 79.


Grassroots Forum is published quarterly by the BC/Yukon Area 79 Service Committee. It carries news and information about groups and committees, minutes and financial statements from the Quarterlies and Assemblies, and reprinted material from AA literature, such as Box 459 and the AA Grapevine. It is the primary means of conveying information between the General Service Committee and the DCMs and GSRs throughout Area 79.

Grassroots Forum is distributed to the Fellowship by way of:

  • Being published on the BC Yukon Area 79 website, in PDF Format. This means of access is password protected; if you are an AA member and would like to view this Newsletter online, please contact the Grassroots Chair by email (see below).
  • Publication of a printed magazine which is distributed by mail. Please click the link to download a Subscription Form [pdf].


The Grassroots Committee Chair is an appointed position on the General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson, please see the following Job Description.

To contact the Grassroots Committee Chair, e-mail: grassroots@bcyukonaa.org