From the September 2015 magazine.

AA News

2015 General Service Conference Highlights

On Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, the 65th General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous kicked off a week of important deliberations.

Consisting of 93 delegates from the United States and Canada (who constitute two-thirds of the body), along with members of the General Service Board of Trustees, the AA World Services and Grapevine Corporate Boards, and the AA staff of the General Service Office, the Grapevine and La Viña, the purpose of the Conference is to consider matters affecting the Fellowship as a whole. As the AA Service Manual explains it: “While no one can speak for AA officially, the Conference comes close to being AA’s voice. It cannot be an AA authority, but it can bring into free discussion problems and trends and dangers that seem to affect Fellowship harmony, purpose, and

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