Our Area, known as Area 13 in the AA service structure, also is called the Washington Area General Service Assembly (WAGSA). Area 13 encompasses groups in the District of Columbia and Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in Maryland. It also includes Spanish-language groups in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Information about WAGSA, its organization, and its committees is available in the WAGSA Handbook.
The Washington Area Intergroup Association (WAIA) is a service board of representatives from the groups in the Washington Area, including Montgomery and P.G. Counties, MD, as well as Washington, DC. Its purpose is service work — to help the groups carry the message on an area-wide basis. Just a few examples are:
- Answering the A.A. telephones
- Publishing the Where & When
- Taking meetings to hospitals and institutions
- And sponsoring various area events.