What is AA?
The AA Preamble best describes what AA is and what it is not. You will likely hear the preamble at the beginning of many meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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Anonymity is a very important part of the AA way of life. It is just as important to respect the anonymity of all AA members, especially when online. Please take a moment to read some infomation on Anonymity Online. Provided by the General Service Office.
District 15 Upcoming Events
Thanks to everyone that attended the recent District 15 picnic. New events are already being planned by your GSRs and District Committee Members. Currently in the works is a District 15 Workshop to be held on November 12th so look for a flier soon. The next District 15 Monthly Meeting will be October 25th at 6:30pm. If your group is in the District 15 area, we encourage your group to have your GSR come to the next District 15 meeting. We really want to hear from the Groups and get suggestions on how we can make our District better as a whole. Special events advised by the GSR from the Groups will be displayed on this website.
Area 53 Inventory Questions
Area 53 is now in the process of conducting an Area Inventory -- Groups in District 15 are encouraged to discuss the questions at their Group Conscience and provide feedback at the District 15 Meeting.
Here is how the Inventory works -
At the Area Committee MeetingThe Inventory Question will be distributed hard-copy and will be published on-line.
At the Area 53 Assembly
- We invite people that have reviewed the questions to come to the Mic
- The Recording Secretary make available all the information prior to the next Area Committee Meeting.
- The Area Committee will review the results.
Questions for the December Assembly: Reflecting on the Area 53 Guidelines (Articles II & XII), is our Area
attracting alcoholics from different backgrounds to available service opportunities? Are we seeing a good cross-section
of our community, including those with special needs? Do our practices honor our heritage of inclusion and achieve diversity
within our A.A. community?
From the Area 53 Guidelines: Article II - above
From the Area 53 Guidelines: Article XII
- At the September Area 53 Assembly Meeting of each even-numbered year, the Area Assembly will hold elections of the Area Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairperson, Alternate Chairperson, Registrar, Alternate Registrar, Secretary, Alternate Secretary, Treasurer, and Alternate Treasurer.
- The term of service for these individuals will be for two years and will begin January 1 of the following year.
- At the beginning of this even-numbered election year, the Chairperson will ask the immediate Past Delegate to chair an ad hoc nomination committee to identify, secure, and submit names of qualified nominees.
Do our trusted servants stick with us, or does the turnover seem excessive? If so, why? What can we as an
Area do to retain our trusted servants?
How is our Area fulfilling its responsibility to the Seventh Tradition?