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Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Throughout our structure, a traditional “Right of Appeal” ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.
Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
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.
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 trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.
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.
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 minutes for the August Central Service meeting are now available. Use the Service Meeting Minutes and Guidelines tab.
See the newest Book of the Month called “Happy, Joyous & Free: The Lighter Side of Sobriety”. Enjoy!!
The minutes for July for District 2 have been posted. Find them under the menu tab “Service meeting minutes and guidelines”.
The minutes for the July meeting of District 1 have been posted. Find them under the tab Service Meeting Minutes and Guidelines.