About VISC

about visc


The Valley Intergroup Service Center, Inc. (VISC or commonly known as Valley Service Center) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, organized by, and responsible to, the Alcoholics Anonymous member groups located in the Tri-Valley Area. The area consists of AA groups located in Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon*, and Sunol. 

The Valley Service Center was established for the purpose of coordinating the local business affairs of these member groups.  A governing body, called the Valley Intergroup Service Council (VISC), is composed of elected A.A. members from each A.A. member groups located in the TriValley. 

The VISC has final responsibility over the Valley Service Center and volunteer committees that perform various functions.  A standing committee known as the Board is responsible for the management of the corporation.  The Board specifically oversees Valley Service Center operations.  The Valley Service Center office is located at 350 Main Street, Ste H in Pleasanton, CA. The VISC is governed from the bottom up, the Board does not make policy except as determined by the concurrence from the TriValley AA member groups.

The following policy statements have been adopted by the VISC: 

Mission:  The mission of the Service Center is to assist the member Alcoholics Anonymous groups in their primary purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.  The A.A. groups came first and established the Valley Service Center to be of service to the groups.

The Valley Service Center is concerned with activities of a local, coordinative nature.  It provides communication between the groups regarding the delivery of the Twelfth Step message and other local events and activities.

*Although San Ramon is under Contra Costa County, we include these AA groups in our meeting schedule. They may or may not contribute to the VSC.

Charter: The first Tri-Valley Central Office was opened on January 27, 1970.    The VISC Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of California in 1990. 

A copy of the Charter is kept on file at the Service Center and is available to view upon request with the Office Administrator.