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
The next District 15 Monthly Meeting will be Tuesday, January 24th 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. 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 March Assembly: Reflecting on the Area 53 Guidelines (Article VII), is the Area 53 Committee achieving it's “primary purpose?” In a general way, is it possible for it to improve?
From the Area 53 Guidelines:
a) Delegate, b) Alternate Delegate, c) All current Officers & Alternate Officers, d) District Committee Members, or their Alternates, e) Chairpersons of the Standing Committees, or their Alternates, and f) DCM Chairperson.
a) The Area Committee will serve as the steering committee of the Area 53 Assembly
b) The Area Committee will assist the Area Chairperson in setting the agenda for the Area 53 Assembly
c) The Area Committee will assist the Area Officers in conducting the day-to-day business of the Area 53 Assembly
a) Meetings shall be held on the second Sunday in January, April, July, and October
b) The agenda set by the Area Committee will be communicated to all Area Assembly members at least one month prior to the Area Assembly Meeting
Reflecting on Concept Ten, how can the assembly members ensure that the authority we delegate to elected officers is commensurate with the responsibility we have entrusted to them?
Concept X: Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.