Tradition Twelve

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Tradition Five

Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Tradition Four

Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole.

Tradition Eight

Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

Tradition One

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.

Concept Twelve

The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.

Concept Seven

The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.

Concept Five

Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.

Step Eleven

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Tradition Six

An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

Step One

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.

Concept Eight

The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of overall policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all the directors of these entities.

Jul 29

Reminder: Highland Park Group is moving

The Highland Park Group (the longest serving group in Halifax) has been given the opportunity to relocate to military facilities in Windsor Park.

Our last meeting at the current location will be July 30th, 2015.

Effective August 6th, 2015 at our regular 8:00pm slot we will host our AA open meetings at The Family Resource Centre in the Windsor Park Complex. Entrance off Windsor Street at the CANEX store, follow Watchdog Dr. to large parking lot on right. Resource Centre is adjacent. Look forward to having all our friends join us! Highland Park

Jul 27

Upcoming workshops

A new schedule for upcoming workshops has been added to the bottom of the Events page…check it out.

Jul 27

New Book of the Month

See the new Book of the Month “Sober & Out”…use the link at the top of the page for more details.

Jul 24

Highland Park Group moving

The Highland Park Group (the longest serving group in Halifax) has been given the opportunity to relocate to military facilities in Windsor Park.

Our last meeting at the current location will be July 30th, 2015.

Effective August 6th, 2015 at our regular 8:00pm slot we will host our AA open meetings at The Family Resource Centre in the Windsor Park Complex. Entrance off Windsor Street at the CANEX store, follow Watchdog Dr. to large parking lot on right. Resource Centre is adjacent. Look forward to having all our friends join us! Highland Park

Jul 21

CPC News

Jul/Aug 2015 CPC NEWSLETTER (click here for this and previous CPC messages)

Working Within the Traditions

Let’s take a look at some other AA Traditions and their relationship to cooperation with the professional  community.

Tradition One:  “Our common welfare  should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.”

We can all  keep this Tradition in mind when, for example, an influx of new members from a local rehab causes controversy within a group.

Tradition Two:  “For our group purpose,  there is but one ultimate authority-a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.  Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.”

This Tradition is helpful when we’re tempted to impose the “right” way of working the program on seemingly unwilling newcomers.

Tradition Six:“An AA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.”

This Tradition reminds us never to give the impression that AA itself or any AA group endorses (or opposes) or finances any other enterprise, no matter what our individual opinions may be.  It also points out that seeking prestige always creates  problems for us.

 

Note:  Our Committee has been having fun passing on the AA message to professionals in our two Districts  during the past months and we have decided not to be selfish anymore and allow others to join us.  So If you would like to join in on our AA fun, come to one of our Meetings and we will be glad to show you how you can help out the program and yourself by passing on the message.

Yours in Service Bob R. Chair,   Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)

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