AA Service Work

What Is A.A. Service Work? Around 1951, Bill W. defined service as the Third Legacy in the following excerpt; “Our Twelfth Step – carrying the message – is the basic service that AA’s Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, AA is more than a set of principles; it is a Society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth will die.

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Treatment Guidelines

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. 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 is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience.

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Corrections Guidelines

Area 16 Corrections Committee Members & A.A. Corrections Volunteers At the September 2013 Georgia State Service Assembly Corrections Workshops, a great deal of discussion centered around what is appropriate for AA Corrections Volunteers in a Correctional Facility setting, and what is not. After speaking with our current Delegate, Tom H. (Panel 62), it was decided that it would be helpful to assemble Guidelines both from A.A. collective experience from the General Service Office and from the Georgia Department of Corrections Volunteer Handbook. We, as the Area 16 Corrections Committee, hope that you will find the following information helpful in your […]

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Grapevine

Grapevine Rep FAQ Q: What do Grapevine Reps do? A: The group Grapevine representative (GvR) is the person who, every month, brings the home group that special mix of inspiration, personal stories, history, humor, and diverse opinion we all know as the AA Grapevine. The representative makes sure that copies are available and displayed at meetings and lets everyone know what’s in the latest issue. Grapevine reps at the group, district, and area level play an important role in the AA service structure, helping to carry the message of AA to the alcoholic who still suffers. Q: What other ways […]

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Archives Guidelines

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. 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 is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience. SERVICE THROUGH ARCHIVES Whenever a society or civilization perishes there is always one condition present; they forgot where they came from. —Carl Sandburg Like […]

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Communications Guidelines

Communications Committee Guidelines for Area 16 – Georgia        Composition, Scope and Procedure Composition The committee shall be comprised of approximately nine members. Ideally, the committee will include two to three members with professional editorial experience, one to two members with professional web experience, the state office manager and the chairperson of the area PI/CPC Committee. The delegate shall appoint the chair and co-chair. The balance of the committee shall be appointed by the chair and co-chair. If it is indicated by the needs of the Committee, from time to time the delegate may amend the number of […]

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Public Information Guidelines

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in the various areas. 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 is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience.

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