Good day everyone, October Minutes from the District 1 meeting have now been uploaded to the CS and GS Minutes page.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
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.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
The wall Calendar and Pocket planners are in, We have 25 of each at a cost. They will be on sale the CSR meeting Tuesday Nov 04th or email to make arrangements to pick up.
2015 Wall Calendar – MS08
See striking photographs that reflect the joy of living, serenity and other sobriety themes
Full-color photographs taken by our readers, accompanied by brief quotes selected from Grapevine articles. The quotes aren’t directly related to either AA or alcoholism, so the calendar may be displayed anonymously.
2015 Pocket Planner – MS09
A companion to the Wall Calendar, the Planner (annual) features a month-at-a-glance spread and quotations from the Calendar. Great for keeping anniversary dates.
Literature Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 27th Carl C will be celebrating 21 years at the Hubbards Group
EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH & HOPE
Stories from the first three editions of Alcoholics Anonymous
This collection of stories offers back to the A.A. Fellowship the experience of 56 members whose stores are no longer available in the book of Alcoholics Anonymous. There have been three revisions of the Big Book’s story section, and each time, as new stories were added to reflect A.A’s changing membership, others had to be dropped to make room for them. Over the years, more and more A.A. members requested a separate publication of these stories, and as the General Service Conference moved toward publication of a fourth edition of the Big Book, it concurrently asked for publication of this collection, which was approved in 2002.
Look back at the miracles that happened within A.A. in the early days of the group’s existence. Read how some of the first members came to be in the rooms and how they learned to live their lives sober with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.
This book is priced to sell and would make a great Christmas present to fellow members and friends.