Good day everyone, August Minutes from the Central Service meeting have now been uploaded to the CS and GS Minutes page.
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.
AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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.
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
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.
Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.
Flyer for the 50th Assembly now posted to the 2014 Area 82 50th Assembly Page
DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH GROUP wants to invite you to their 65th Anniversary. This will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3 Dundas Street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
3:00-4:30: Long Timers Meeting
5:00-6:30: Pot Luck Supper
7:00-8:00: Guest Speaker: DOUG k. (Shubenacadie)