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A Declaration of Unity -

          This we owe to A. A. 's future:

          To place our common welfare first;

          To keep our fellowship united.

          For on A. A. Unity depend our lives,

          And the lives of those to come.

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I am responsible...

          When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,

          I want the hand of A. A. to always be there.

          And for that: I am responsible.

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Traditions that directly apply to service -

Tradition Three: The only requirement for A. A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Tradition Four: Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A. A. as a whole.

Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry the A. A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Tradition Seven: Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

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

Concept I: The final responsibility and the ultimate authority for A. A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole fellowship.

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Suggested Group Servant Positions

Suggested Readings, such as various A.A. Guidelines, and Pamphlets are yellow and in parenthesis. These A.A. Guidelines and Pamphlets represent the shared experience of A.A. members and groups throughout the service areas in the United States and Canada. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). In keeping with our Tradition of autonomy, except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole, most decisions are made by the group conscience of the members involved. The purpose of these Guidelines and Pamphlets is to assist in reaching an Informed group conscience. Any member would benefit from the suggested readings below whether the member holds a position or not.

Door Greeter:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Coffee, Chairs, and Clean up:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Group Chairperson:

Suggested Readings: It is recommended the Group Chairperson be knowledgeable in all positions. Studying all of the suggested readings for all positions is also recommended. *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (Concepts Checklist) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)*** (mu-1 Suggestions For Leading Beginners Meetings)


Secretary:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


General Service Representative (G. S. R.):

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-19 G. S. R.) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Group Treasurer:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-15 Finance Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (f-3 self-support, where money and spirituality mix) *** (f-96 The A. A. Group Treasurer) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)



Assistant Group Treasurer:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-15 Finance Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) ***  (f-3 self-support, where money and spirituality mix) *** (f-96 The A. A. Group Treasurer) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Literature Chairperson:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-09 Literature Committees Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (Catalog for Conference-Approved Literature and Other Service Material)


Speaker Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-40 Speaking At Non A. A. Meetings) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Public Information Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-7 Public Information Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-27i Public Information Workbook)


Intergroup Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-02 Central or Intergroup Offices Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Corrections Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-20 A Message To Corrections Professionals) *** (p-26 AA In Correctional Facilities) *** (p-33 It Sure Beats Sitting In A Cell) *** (mg-06 Corrections Guidelines) *** (mg-05 Cooperating with Court, D. W. I., and Similar Programs Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-45i Corrections Workbook)


Treatment Facilities Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-23 AA As A Resource For Healthcare Professionals) *** (p-27 AA In Treatment Facilities) *** (p-49 Bridging The Gap Between Treatment and AA Through Temporary Contact Programs) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-40i Treatment Facility Workbook)


Grapevine and La ViƱa Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (p-52 AA Grapevine and La Vina) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Archives Chairperson:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-17 Archives Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-44i Archives Workbook)


Cooperation with the Professional Community (C. P. C.) Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-11 Cooperation with the Professional Community Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-41i Cooperation With The Professional Community Workbook)


Phone Answering Representative:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-12 AA Answering Services Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Group Webmaster:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-18 Internet Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Assistant Group Webmaster:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (mg-18 Internet Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File)


Special Needs Chairperson:

Suggested Readings: *** (p-18 Inside A. A.) *** (Serving Alcoholics with Special Needs Guidelines) *** (Carrying the A. A. Message to the Deaf Alcoholic Guidelines) *** (p-16 The A. A. Group, Where It All Begins) *** (m-24 A. A. Fact File) *** (m-48i Special Needs/Accessibility Workbook)

 

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