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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.
The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.
AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.
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.”
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.
Now that the 2015 Mid Winter Roundup is over, we are starting on next year’s round up. I hope some of you will consider coming back to the table. The first meeting is May 3 at 1pm. We had to change the location of the monthly meeting. The Holiday Inn wanted to charge us $75 plus hst for each 1 hour meeting we held. This unfortunately is not an expense we can take on. We will be meeting at Club 24 on the first Sunday of the month for our meetings.
Chair 2016 Mid-Winter Roundup