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Topic: Three Legacies
An AA shares how he learned about district service from good service sponsors.
“I’m soooo confused,” I exclaimed to my fellow home group member, Alan W., as we drove back from our area assembly in Mantua, Ohio. Mantua may have been chosen for our area’s gathering because it was...
Don’t be afraid. You can love General Service too.
I am that strange breed of AA animal called a General Service Geek. I actually can pinpoint the exact moment when my geekiness was birthed. I had been sober for a year and a half and thought I knew...
An AA member suggests some helpful guidelines to keep in mind while doing service.
Arriving late for my first business meeting with my new home group, I was only seated a few seconds when I remembered why I had quit going to business meetings. It was like being in a bar, stepping...
Little did he know, he was about to embark on the ride of his life
When I first came to my home group I was welcomed with open arms. The members asked nothing of me. They gave me a place to rest. They gave me food when I was hungry. They gave their ears to hear my...
In 1986, I was one of the organizers of the 50th Anniversary of AA in Brazil that would happen the following year. At that time I was also a Brazilian World Service Meeting (WSM) Delegate in my first...
An AA reflects on some of the teachings of the Big Book
After more than a dozen years of sobriety, I have finally come to terms with my own powerlessness over alcohol. For years, I could not accept the implications of the word "powerless." Of course I had...
He learned the hard way that being right is not the way to fly
Before search engines came along and took all the fun out of it, I loved to argue with family members about some trivial point, such as which actor played which role in a movie. Then when evidence...
Once her fun idea took off, her love for service got rolling
“The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town.” Imagine five grown women singing this song in a van on the...
Final Report of the Annual Meeting of the 18th AA General Service Conference
The curtain rang down on the 18th General Service Conference--"group conscience" of the AA Fellowship in North America--on Saturday, April 27, after a full week of reports, presentations, questions,...
Are You Up to Date With the New Manual?
Fresh off the press this year, The AA Service Mannal is an updated and revised version of The Third Legacy Manual. It is an indispensable handbook for members involved in concerted AA activities at...

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