From the July 2010 magazine.

Leaving home

Beyond the home group level, AA general service fills different needs

DOES doing service work end at the group level? I thought it did until I heard about Concept One.

What struck me about this Concept is the following: "The average member, preoccupied with his group life and his own twelfth-stepping, knew almost nothing of AA's world services. Not one member in a thousand could tell who our trustees were. Not one in a hundred had the least idea what had been done for AA's general welfare. Tens of thousands already owed their chance at sobriety to the little noticed activity of our trustees and general services. But few realized that this was true."


Hartland, Wisconsin

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