The Operating Committee members are the legal directors of the Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society. The Committee consists of nine members of Alcoholics Anonymous including three officers, three Class A members and three Class B members. These members are elected by vote of the Group Representatives at the semi-annual meeting of the Intergroup Committee. All members of the Operating Committee shall have an equal voice and vote. The committee appoints a recording secretary who has no voice or vote on the Operating Committee.
Members of the Operating committee hold office for a term of 18 months but the terms rotate so that terms of three members expires at each semi-annual meeting. The three members serving their third six-month term are the officers – Chairperson, First and Second Vice-chairpersons. The three members serving their second term are Class A members and the three members serving their first term are Class B members.
Meetings of the Operating Committee are held monthly on the Thursday before the Intergroup meeting.
Operating Committee members in their capacity as liaison to subcommittees ensure that the subcommittees follow the procedures and guidelines and that they comply with the Twelve Traditions.