Our vision and activities
UA-UK Intergroup has its own life and momentum that is visible, abundant and guided by Higher Power. Grounded in the traditions, rather than personalities, it is sustained by and sustains the fellowship across the UK and beyond.
UA-UK Intergroup is an elected service committee made up of UA members. Its vision is to see Underearners Anonymous flourish in the UK. It achieves this vision through a range of service activities: supporting new meetings through a dedicated fund, organising workshops and the annual UA-UK Convention, providing literature and operating public information services including the UA-UK website and print materials. UA-UK Intergroup also provides public liability insurance for the UA-UK Fellowship as a whole and makes donations to UA World Service.
Traditions and contributions
Underearners Anonymous is based on the belief that the foundation of change and recovery from compulsive underearning is to be found in working the Twelve Steps and abiding by the Twelve Traditions first developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. As such, UA-UK Intergroup activities abide by the Twelve Traditions and all its work is supported solely by contributions from UA meetings and event donations. Intergroup manages its finances transparently based upon an agreed spending plan with some funds ring-fenced for specific service activities, such as new meetings, insurance, website and Convention. The Intergroup Treasurer provides a monthly report that is reviewed and agreed by the Committee at each meeting.
How we serve
UA-UK Intergroup holds monthly meetings that are chaired and minuted. Meetings are structured by agenda and operate an agreed voting system. Intergroup decisions are passed by majority vote following discussion and proposals from members, which is chaired by the elected Intergroup Committee Chair. Elected Intergroup Committee members and elected representatives from UA-UK meetings (Group Service Representatives or GSRs) are eligible to vote. Guests are welcome to join group discussion and to make proposals, however as non-elected members they do not have voting rights at Intergroup.
UA-UK Intergroup meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month, 11.15am-12.45pm in the Quiet Room at Hinde Street Methodist Church. Intergroup meetings are attended by the Intergroup Committee and (GSRs) with all UA fellows welcome to attend meetings as guests.
UA-UK Intergroup warmly welcomes all member of the UA Fellowship to join its meetings and to contribute to the growth and development of UA. Other options for getting involved include becoming a GSR for a UK meeting or standing for election for one of the Service Positions on the UA-UK Intergroup Committee. Please join us at an Intergroup meeting to find out more!
Committee election requirements
The following requirements have been agreed for those standing for the service position on the Intergroup Committee.
Sobriety in the context has been defined as working the 12 steps in UA and attending UA meetings regularly. It is also suggested that those standing for election are working with a UA sponsor, keeping their figures and have held a service position previously in UA.
CHAIR: 6 months sobriety
TREASURER: 6 months sobriety and not incurring new unsecured debt and experience of keeping figures
OTHER POSITIONS: 3 months sobriety