(Usually is also appointed as Grapevine Committee Chair)
As it says in Chapter 5 of the A.A. Service Manual, "Qualifications of alternates are generally the same as the qualifications for the positions they may be called upon to assume."
The alternate chairperson should have a solid period of sobriety (minimum three to five years), and experience in group, central office, institutional and/or area affairs. Alternate chairpersons need a sound understanding and appreciation of the Steps, the Traditions and the Concepts, along with a good fund of experience gained through applying these guides successfully to local problems. Communication skills, leadership qualities and sensitivity to the wishes of the local area are also important.
Duties common to all GSC members