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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Board.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


2.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Board.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
VI. The Conference recognizes that the chief initiative and active responsibility in most world service matters should be exercised by the trustee members of the Conference acting as the General Service Board.


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... board.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
I thought of Lois coming home exhausted from the department store each day, only to cook supper for a houseful of drunks who weren't paying board.


4.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Board.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... board already knew of a total of ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
They pointed out that the Foundation board already knew of a total of half a million dollars set aside for A.A. in the wills of people still alive.


6.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Board are, in effect, our A.A. General ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


8.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Board are, in effect, our A.A. General ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


9.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... board chap could be so involved.  BB To Employers, p.140  
You may be at a loss to understand how such a seemingly above-board chap could be so involved.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... board, is today directly accountable to our ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Even our Foundation, once an independent board, is today directly accountable to our Fellowship.


12.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


13.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers A.A.'s ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
The General Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers A.A.'s General Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., and our monthly magazine, the A.A. Grapevine.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Three (Note), p.140  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


15.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Four (Note), p.148  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


16.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Seven (Note), p.162  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


17.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.168  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


18.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Note), p.173  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


19.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Note), p.182  
(*) In 1954, the name of the Alcoholic Foundation, Inc., was changed to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and the Foundation office is now the General Service Office.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... board of directors told him this was ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
He has just returned from a three-months leave of absence, has taken a cure, looks fine, and to clinch the matter, the board of directors told him this was his last chance."


21.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... board of directors who can cast an ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


22.
View CONTENTS   ... board of trustees, and group committees cannot ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
The General Service Conference, the board of trustees, and group committees cannot issue directives to A.A. members or groups.


23.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... board to invent all kinds of schemes ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The pressure of that fat treasury would surely tempt the board to invent all kinds of schemes to do good with such funds, and so divert A.A. from its primary purpose.


24.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... board would be isolated, and would fall ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The board would be isolated, and would fall under heavy attack of criticism from both A.A. and the public.


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