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September 1994

Practice These Principles. . .

Tradition Nine: <emphasis type="italic">AA as such ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.</emphasis>

  1. Do I still try to boss things in AA?

  2. Do I resist formal aspects of AA because I fear them as authoritative?

  3. Am I mature enough to understand and use all elements of the AA program--even if no one makes me do so--with a sense of personal responsibility?

  4. Do I try to exercise patience and humility in any AA job I take?

  5. Am I aware of all those to whom I am responsible in any AA job?

  6. Why doesn't every AA group need a constitution and bylaws?

  7. Have I learned to step out of an AA job gracefully--and profit thereby--when the time comes?

  8. What has rotation to do with anonymity? With humility?

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