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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... 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.


2.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... serve.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... serve.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
Leaders do not govern, they serve.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... 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."


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... serve.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Thus throughout A.A. does the group conscience decree the terms upon which its leaders shall serve.


6.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... 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."


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... serve any good purpose, we are willing ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
When it will serve any good purpose, we are willing to announce our convictions with tact and common sense.


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... serve but never govern; that each group ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
It was thought that no alcoholic man or woman could be excluded from our Society; that our leaders might serve but never govern; that each group was to be autonomous and there was to be no professional class of therapy.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... serve it to our friends provided they ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Some of us still serve it to our friends provided they are not alcoholic.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... serve liquor to anyone.  BB Working With Others, p.102  
But some of us think we should not serve liquor to anyone.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... serve some good purpose.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Doctors are rightly loath to tell alcoholic patients the whole story unless it will serve some good purpose.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... serve Thee -- Thy will (not mine) be ...  BB Into Action, p.85  
"How can I best serve Thee -- Thy will (not mine) be done."


13.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... serve us.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is clear now that we ought never to name boards to govern us, but it is equally clear that we shall always need to authorize workers to serve us.


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