P.O. Box 22701 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33335-2701


“I volunteered for  a treatment meeting … now what?

Each meeting has two people assigned to it so that each person is taking a meeting in every other week. Your “alternate” will switch days with you, fill in when “life happens” so that the flow of your meeting need not be interrupted. Have you ever done something that was “for the greater good of all”? If you begin this new commitment by reading the Institutions Committee Guidelines, it will benefit everyone. The Guidelines are an accumulation of experience of the many people who came before us. They will tell you what we do, and what not do. We are “guests” in the facilities and we “comply” with the rules of each institution.

“I volunteered for a jail meeting…..now what?”

Fill out the Clearance Request Form and return it before leaving the BCIC monthly business meeting. Get a Clearance Training Form that lists dates, locations and times of the next Broward Sheriff’s Office Training.


I have a meeting I’ve read the Guidelines … and?

You will go to your first meeting as your alternate’s speaker. Your alternate can show you where to go, where to park your car, and generally answer your questions about this particular meeting. After that you begin the rotation. If you have questions after your first meeting call your “Coordinator”.

Who is my Alternate?

His/her name and phone number is on the meeting list where you found your meeting. Call your Alternate to set the schedule for the rotation and to ask questions about details such as parking, etc.

Who is my Coordinator?

His/Her name, and phone number are at the top of the page – on the top of the list where you found your meeting. Your Coordinator will contact you once a month to ask if your meeting is going well. Be responsible and respond to your coordinator. This process helps BCIC update the meeting list. It’s our only way of knowing if a meeting is being covered. If you would rather you may call your coordinator to report the status of your meeting. If you have questions, or you wish to report any irregularities about your meeting, call your coordinator. If you can’t take your meeting and your Alternate can’t cover for you call your coordinator.

I went to the Clearance Training … am I cleared?

You will receive notification from your Coordinator and BSO.

Do I have to buy A.A. Literature to take to my meeting?

No. The “Literature Table” is available at the monthly business meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 AM at:

12 Step House – 205 SW 23 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

A “standard packet” of two Big Books and Conference approved pamphlets is available to everyone doing a BCIC meeting.Finally, the answers to almost any other question will be found in the Institutions Guidelines or by calling your Coordinator. And, when in doubt, “The Twelve Traditions Illustrated” will guide you to the answer.