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View TRADITION TWO essay   ... dues, no board of directors who can ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."

View PREAMBLE   ... dues or fees for A.A. membership; we ...  Grapevine Preamble  
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... dues; our expenses were to be met ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
There were to be no fees or dues; our expenses were to be met by our own voluntary contributions.

View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... dues whatsoever.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
There are no fees or dues whatsoever.

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