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Alcoholics Anonymous in a new ASL translation – Added November 2019

Alcoholics who are Deaf can now access A.A.’s program of recovery in a new American Sign Language translation of Alcoholics Anonymous. With English audio track and subtitles.


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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in a new ASL translation – Added November 2019

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which presents the principles by which A.A. members recover and its society functions, is now available in a new American Sign Language translation. With English audio track and subtitles..


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Box 4-5-9 Winter 2019 – A New ASL Big Book Arrives – Added November 2019

The story of how a new translation in ASL of the Big Book was produced. The issue also includes the second installment of a new Box 4-5-9 series on the technology that is changing the way A.A. communicates to suffering alcoholics and interacts with its members. Also contains brief biographies of two new G.S.O. staff members and features three articles on the contributions of women in A.A. over the years and some of the difficulties they still face.


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Twelve Concepts for World Service by Bill W. – now in audio format – Added November 2019

Now available for the first time in professionally produced audio recordings in English, French, and Spanish, Bill W.’s Twelve Concepts for World Service (including essays), which may be listened to here on this website, aa.org.


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Extending the Hand of A.A. – Added October 2019

Alcoholics who are Deaf can access A.A.’s program of recovery in an updated American Sign Language translation of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added October 2019

Activities of the General Service Board including A.A. World Services, Inc., AA Grapevine, Inc.


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About AA – Summer 2019 – Added September 2019

About AA is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics. This issue takes a look at Sobering Centers and some nontraditional approaches to addressing public intoxication. It also focuses on portable exhibition booths as a way of carrying A.A.’s message to professionals.


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Launch of Updated Meeting Guide App We’re happy to announce that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. is releasing Meeting Guide 3.0. – Added September 2019

Meeting Guide is a mobile app focused on helping people find A.A. meetings and resources near them. The app has been updated to include some new features we’re pleased to announce.


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G.S.O. Systems Update – Added August 2019

We’ve gone live with our new NetSuite system, including our new online bookstores and online contribution system.


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Call for stories to update "A.A. for the Older Alcoholic" – Added August 2019

The trustees’ Cooperation with the Professional Community/Treatment and Accessibilities Committee is seeking stories from a broad cross section of older A.A. members to make the pamphlet more representative of the Fellowship.


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Alcoholics Anonymous Selects Two ‘Friends of A.A.’ to Serve as Trustees – Added August 2019

Sister Judith Ann Karam, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dr. Al J. Mooney, a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine, of Cary, North Carolina, have been selected as Class A (nonalcoholic) trustees of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.


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Resumes for Trustees election due January 1, 2020 – Added July 2019

Two new Class B (alcoholic) regional trustees, from the West Central and Western Canada regions will be elected at the General Service Conference in April 2020. Resumes must be received at G.S.O. no later than January 1, 2020, and must be submitted by area delegates U.S./Canada only. In seeking applications for vacancies in Alcoholics Anonymous, the Fellowship is committed to creating a large file of qualified applicants that reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of A.A. itself. Please submit your candidates’ resumes to the secretary, trustees’ Committee on Nominating, G.S.O. at nominating@aa.org or mail to the Secretary, Trustees Nominating Committee, c/o The General Service Office.


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Archives Checklist – A quick guide for local A.A. archivists – Added June 2019

A quick guide for local A.A. archivists on getting started, collection processing, storage, maintenance, security, outreach and more.


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New Book: Our Great Responsibility – Added May 2019

The first original title released by Alcoholics Anonymous since Daily Reflections, the book Our Great Responsibility: A Selection of Bill W.'s General Service Conference Talks, 1951–1970 is now available for order in English, French and Spanish. Publication of this important volume culminates years of research and transcription of archived audio recordings of Bill W. addressing the General Service Conference. Complementing the text are more than sixty photographs and other images from the A.A. Archives — some never before published. Timeless and timely, these 16 talks give fresh perspectives on the A.A. Fellowship in our co-founder's own words. For more information, visit the A.A.W.S. Online Bookstore or call 212-870-3312.


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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added April 2019

Activities of the General Service Board including A.A. World Services, Inc., A.A. Grapevine, Inc. 


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