From the September 2019 magazine.

Someone's gotta do it

Who pays the bills? Who opens the door? Who buys the coffee? A member shares a few things she knows about how some groups work

Tradition Nine: A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. 

When I first came into AA, I had a vague understanding of what might happen. So I watched others. It was clear that the person sitting up front was running the meeting. I don’t remember today who that person was, but I don’t think I thought much about how that person came to be leading. I saw the Steps and Traditions hung up on the wall and I understood that someone would be asked to read them as well. 

-- Jennifer M.

Mobile, Alabama

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