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View CONTENTS   ... committees.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Special service boards and committees.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right ...  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."


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View CONTENTS   ... committees are servants of the group.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
Rotating committees are servants of the group.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... committees cannot issue directives to A.A. members ...  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.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XI. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... committees directly responsible to those they serve.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Nine -- A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.


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View CONTENTS   ... committees directly responsible to those they serve."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Tradition Nine -- "A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve."


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... committees directly responsible to those they serve."  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
"A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve."


9.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Committees have instructed many an A.A. to ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   Committees took full advantage of this attitude ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Committees took full advantage of this attitude to depress their salaries.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... committees which in themselves are organized.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Then, in seeming contradiction, we proceed to create special service boards and committees which in themselves are organized.


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