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 Four

At all responsible levels, we ought to maintain a traditional “Right of Participation,” allowing a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.

Tradition Eight

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

Tradition Twelve

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

Tradition Eleven

Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

Concept Three

To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. —the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives—with a traditional “Right of Decision.”

Step Six

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Concept Six

The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.

Tradition Seven

Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

Step Three

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Step Ten

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Tradition Three

The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Jan 31

Message from CPC Chair

Feb 2015



Your C.P.C. service committee can bring the A.A . message to professionals and to students at professional schools in our community, helping them to understand how and why A.A. works.    A.A .has always valued friends in all professional fields.  These associations have been mutually beneficial and completely in keeping with the A.A. Traditions.

Purpose of  C.P.C.

“Our Twelfth Step – carrying the message- is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives: this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence.  Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society for alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been  given  the truth  may die.”  The A.A. Service Manual, ” A.A.’s Legacy of Service” p. S1

Today, many local communities , areas, and regions consider C.P.C. an activity separate from  public information, treatment, or correctional work.   In some places, though, there is overlap.   In our District 1 & 2,  we plan to work with other committees, thus alleviating the overlap problem.

Members of our C.P. C. Committee inform professionals and future professionals about A.A.- what we are, where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. They attempt to establish better communication between A.A’s and professionals and to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating.


We still need interested members to enlarge this important committee, to carry our message to professionals;  email  and get active.

Bob R.       C.P.C. Chair

* Some of the above information has been extracted from: Cooperation With the Professional Community WORKBOOK ,  from  GSO.

Jan 31

Corrected/final copy of Feb Newsletter posted

New Bluenose Bulletin posted with a few more tweaks.

Jan 31

January District 1 Minutes Posted

Good day everyone, January Minutes from the District 1 meeting have now been uploaded to the CS and GS Minutes page.

Jan 29

Corrected Newsletter for February posted

New Bluenose Bulletin posted; see revised weekend phone group list.

Jan 28

Newsletter for February has been posted

Newsletter for February 2015 has now been posted to the Newsletter Page, please take a look to keep up to date on birthdays and the many events taking place in your local area!

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