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1.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... meetings.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Headed by the chairman, they look after public relations and arrange meetings.


2.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... meetings.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Their treasurer, strictly accountable, takes money from the hat that is passed, banks it, pays the rent and other bills, and makes a regular report at business meetings.


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... meetings.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
The secretary sees that literature is on the table, looks after the phone-answering service, answers the mail, and sends out notices of meetings.


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... meetings all over the world, statements just ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
In A.A. meetings all over the world, statements just like this are heard daily.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... meetings and at first decided they didn't ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Other thousands came to a few A.A. meetings and at first decided they didn't want the program.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meetings and listen, not only to receive ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... meetings because they were "making money out ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
They weren't asked to speak at A.A. meetings because they were "making money out of A.A."


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... meetings is very good indeed, but it ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


9.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meetings or who are so situated that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... meetings such as we have described to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Then, in this eastern city, there are informal meetings such as we have described to you, where you may now see scores of members.


12.
View STEP NINE essay   ... meetings that still remain may be great.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The temptation to skip the more humiliating and dreaded meetings that still remain may be great.


13.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... meetings was warmly sympathetic.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The response to these meetings was warmly sympathetic.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


15.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... meetings which were open to interested friends ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


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