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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 TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... funds, A.A. presented a strange and refreshing ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
To people familiar with endless drives for charitable funds, A.A. presented a strange and refreshing spectacle.


2.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... funds and reserve be its prudent financial ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


3.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... funds, and so divert A.A. from its ...   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.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... funds for no stated A.A. purpose.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose.


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... funds for no stated A.A. purpose.   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), pp.190-191  
Then, too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... funds for the next spree.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Without realizing it we were just accumulating funds for the next spree.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


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View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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