From the ISO Website:
The suggested guidelines for Intergroup Representatives are as follows:
- It is suggested that a group member make a commitment to be an intergroup representative for one year. After two years it is probably time to pass it on to another member so more people have the experience.
- It is recommended that the representative be present at each meeting or that a substitute be sent if the regular representative can’t make a particular meeting.
- It is recommended that the representative takes notes at the meeting and shares that information with the group.
- The representative is responsible for informing intergroup about their group’s feelings about current issues.
- The Intergroup Representative is encouraged to bring group problems to the intergroup, accessing the wisdom and experience of a larger recovery community.
- Each Intergroup Representative is encouraged to participate on any committees functioning within an intergroup.
- It is suggested that the representative keep copies of the minutes from intergroup.
- Because there is a limited format and hierarchy at intergroup meetings each representative needs to be respectful of others
- It is the responsibility of each intergroup representative to refrain from forming sexual relationships with other intergroup representatives during the time both are serving as intergroup representatives.
- When a representative ends their tenure and a new one is ready to start, both new and old representatives attend an intergroup meeting. The new representative is introduced to the people and workings of intergroup. For reference and safekeeping, all the past minutes of intergroup meetings and a copy of these guidelines are passed on to the new representative.