We are winding down on my first month of this blog. So far, I feel I am gaining a lot out of just writing this. I hope those who read this are as well. The final part of tradition #6 involves some interesting group inventory questions that I would suggest you take to your business meetings. Here you go:
- Do we respect the 12 traditions and teach the newcomers how to apply them in our meetings and lives?
- Do we discourage members from sharing or pitching outside agencies, hospitals, treatment centers, etc.?
- Are we careful not to use AA money to finance outside enterprises, churches, businesses, etc.?
- Do we sell outside (non-AA conference approved) literature?
- Are we careful not to use other members or AA contact lists to sell things or to promote our own businesses for our own personal gain?
- Do we avoid endorsing outside entities (such as treatment programs, experts, hospitals, etc.) These should help your meetings get and stay on track. We all want and need healthy meetings, right? The only way to ensure this is to have regular monthly steering (business) meetings, do group inventories now and then, and follow the traditions. http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/smf-122_en.pdf This will keep those doors open for the next generations who will need AA in the future. For this, we are responsible.