It is a good idea that AA groups not accumulate large sums of money in excess of what is needed. ~ AA Literature It is a good idea that the AA groups maintain a prudent reserve which covers at least 6 months of expenses. But, beyond that, carrying excess funds in an account makes no sense… Read More Prudent Reserve
There is no requirement that any member contribute, but most do. Those who can, will give extra, to make up for those who cannot contribute at the time. ~ 12 Step Literature Each AA group needs to be able to have a treasurer who is capable of handling their funds. Typically, AA groups have checking… Read More Group Treasurer
You work this program at the pace that works for you. ~Anon Today, I celebrate year 32 in AA and recovery. I have a few thoughts on being sober 32 years. I hope you don’t mind if I share. They say in order to have long term sobriety, you need to stay sober and stay… Read More Year 32
Every AA group ought to be self supporting, declining outside contributions. ~ Tradition #7. One thing I learned along the recovery path was not all service jobs are a good fit. In my desire and passion to be of service, I once offered to be the group treasurer. What a fiasco!!Keep in mind, I do… Read More Not All Jobs are a Good Fit
In most groups, the secretary is the principal service volunteer and is elected to serve at least one year. ~ AA Literature The group secretary coordinates group activities, and keeps the calendar current with who will lead each week. I have had the honor of doing this service position several times over the years. It… Read More Group Secretary
With writing, you hear voices and give yourself over to them, and they become flesh and blood by putting pen to paper. ~ Regina Taylor Do you journal daily? I know so many old timers who think it is a silly waste of time. I find it helpful. And, for many years, it was life saving.… Read More Wisdom of Writing
A monthly steering committee meeting keeps the group flowing smoothly and helps guide decisions on how the group function. ~ 12 Step Literature It has been my experience that in order to have a healthy AA group, it is imperative that the group hold regular steering committee meetings. In our area, we call these “group… Read More Steering Committee
“The Grapevine will be the voice of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Its editors and staff will be primarily accountable to the AA movement as a whole ~ Bill W. The AA Grapevine, Inc. is publisher of the International Journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Its primary purpose is to carry the AA message to everyone interested in… Read More What is Grapevine?
Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.” ~ AA 12 X 12 The number one question every meeting gets is, “Who’s the leader?” The Second Tradition helps us answer that: Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. Each group has office or service positions to fulfill the needs of… Read More Who’s the Leader?
You are an alcoholic if you say you are. There is no other qualification for membership . ~ Anon The only requirement for membership to AA is a desire to not drink. None of us can judge what is in others’ hearts. We are here in the AA meetings because we want to be sober.… Read More Who Can be Members?