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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... service.  BB Bill's Story, pp.2-3  
We gave up our positions and off we roared on a motorcycle, the sidecar stuffed with tent, blankets, a change of clothes, and three huge volumes of a financial reference service.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... service.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Difference between spirit of authority and spirit of service.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... service.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
In the view of its friends, this is but the beginning of its unique and valuable service.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... service.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
When by devoted service to family, friends, business, or community we attract widespread affection and are sometimes singled out for posts of greater responsibility and trust, we try to be humbly grateful and exert ourselves the more in a spirit of love and service.


5.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service -- a true fellowship.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


6.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service affairs. The Conference Charter is not ...  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.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... service, and receive great joys in return.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We daily see such members render prodigies of service, and receive great joys in return.


8.
View PREFACE   ... Service and revises the three sections of ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
This fourth edition includes the Twelve Concepts for World Service and revises the three sections of personal stories as follows.


9.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... service, answers the mail, and sends out ...  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.


10.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... service at The General Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


11.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service authority, with the scope of such ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
X. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.


12.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Service 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.


13.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service 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.


14.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Service 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.


15.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, ...  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."


16.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. ...  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.


17.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


18.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the ...  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.


19.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers ...  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.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


21.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


22.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


23.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


24.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


25.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and ...  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.


26.
View CONTENTS   ... service boards and committees.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Special service boards and committees.


27.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service boards and committees which in themselves ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Then, in seeming contradiction, we proceed to create special service boards and committees which in themselves are organized.


28.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... service boards or committees directly responsible to ...  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.


29.
View CONTENTS   ... service boards or committees directly responsible to ...  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."


30.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service boards or committees directly responsible to ...  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."


31.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... service center.  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
At New York, USA, Alcoholics Anonymous maintains its international service center.


32.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... service centers.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
There was to be the least possible organization, even in our service centers.


33.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... service centers may employ special workers.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eight -- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.


34.
View CONTENTS   ... service centers may employ special workers."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Tradition Eight -- "Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


35.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... service centers may employ special workers."  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
"Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers."


36.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Service Committee.  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.


37.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Service Committee.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


38.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service Conference.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The "short form" of the Concepts, which follows, was prepared by the 1974 General Service Conference.


39.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Service Conference discussed this issue and it ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


40.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the ...  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.


41.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service Conference of A.A. has become, for ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


42.
View CONTENTS   ... Service Conference, the board of trustees, and ...  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.


43.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, pp.174-175  
It is in this spirit of service that we elect the A.A. group's informal rotating committee, the intergroup association for the area, and the General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.


44.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with ...  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."


45.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, ...  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.


46.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Moreover, it had performed a great service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had been humbly willing to apply the lessons it learned.


47.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... service, for true leaders in A.A. are ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
All such representatives are to be guided in the spirit of service, for true leaders in A.A. are but trusted and experienced servants of the whole.


48.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... service, for true leaders in A.A. are ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
All such representatives are to be guided in the spirit of service, for true leaders in A.A. are but trusted and experienced servants of the whole.


49.
View CONTENTS   ... service for us are worthy of their ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Twelfth Step work is never paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


50.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... service for us are worthy of their ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
Our Twelfth Step is never to be paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


52.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... service, he was well assisted by Sister ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
In this prodigy of service, he was well assisted by Sister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.


53.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service leadership at all levels is indispensable ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
IX. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.


54.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service leadership, once exercised by the founders, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
IX. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.


55.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service matters should be exercised by the ...  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.


56.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... service, Monday night Christian Endeavor and sometimes ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
From childhood through high school I was more or less forced to go to church, Sunday School and evening service, Monday night Christian Endeavor and sometimes to Wednesday evening prayer meeting.


57.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Service Office.  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.


58.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Service Office.  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.


59.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Service Office.  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.


60.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Service Office.  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.


61.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Service Office.  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


62.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Service Office.  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.


63.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Service Office.  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.


64.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
If there is no Al-Anon listing in your local telephone book, you may obtain further information on Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups by writing to its World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


65.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., and ...  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.


66.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Service Office at New York.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


67.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Service Office at New York.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


68.
View FOREWORD   ... Service Office may be reached by writing: ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
(A.A.'s General Service Office may be reached by writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)


69.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service organization for itself?  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
How, then, can we have an unorganized movement which can and does create a service organization for itself?


70.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.


71.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... service proposition, pure and simple.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
It was a service proposition, pure and simple.


72.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Service provide a group of related principles ...  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.


73.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service responsibility should be matched by an ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
X. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.


74.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... service -- self-appointed, of course, because there is ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
These are the growing group's hierarchy of service -- self-appointed, of course, because there is no other way.


75.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... service structure remain responsive and responsible to ...  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.


76.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service that we elect the A.A. group's ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is in this spirit of service that we elect the A.A. group's informal rotating committee, the intergroup association for the area, and the General Service Conferences of Alcoholics Anonymous for A.A. as a whole.


77.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
The experiment of quitting for a period of time will be helpful, but we think we can render an even greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to the medical fraternity.


78.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... service to family, friends, business, or community ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
When by devoted service to family, friends, business, or community we attract widespread affection and are sometimes singled out for posts of greater responsibility and trust, we try to be humbly grateful and exert ourselves the more in a spirit of love and service.


79.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... service to God and the people about ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.


80.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... service, two concepts which are sometimes poles ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is the difference between the spirit of vested authority and the spirit of service, two concepts which are sometimes poles apart.


81.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... service, when the acquisition of money for ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


82.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... service with those about us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
It became a means of exchanging love and service with those about us.


83.
View CONTENTS   ... service workers.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
A.A. could not function without full-time service workers.


84.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... service workers nor could any A.A. member ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


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