From the February 1981 magazine.

Self-support

Tradition Seven

OUR TRADITION of self-support (long form) indicates that "the AA groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members . . . that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous"; that we should maintain "prudent reserves"; and "that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority."

I believe the perpetuation of this Fellowship, the continuation of its growth, and the maintenance of its effectiveness are fundamentally associated with our willingness to share in the financial costs within the spirit of the Seventh Tradition.

-- F. B.

Spanish Fork, Utah

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