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1.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... serve.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10
Leaders do not govern, they serve.


4.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... serve liquor to anyone.  BB Working With Others, p.102
But some of us think we should not serve liquor to anyone.


11.
  ... 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.
  ... 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.
  ... 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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