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.
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 September Assembly: Reflecting on the Area 53 Guidelines (Article II), is the “Area 53 Assembly of the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous” achieving its “primary purpose?” Is it necessary for it to improve?
- To support the General Service Conference and its members in their roles as provider of A.A. World Services and as guardian of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.
- To elect, and support, a Delegate to the General Service Conference.
- To provide communication and encourage unity within Area 53.
- To assist in the development and communication of an informed group conscience. How well does the assembly facilitate the hearing and resolution of minority appeals/reports? How could it be improved? How might the guidelines be revised in essence or wording to more effectively and relevantly guide our trusted servant?
District 15 Upcoming Events
The next District 15 Monthly Meeting will be August 23rd 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.