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Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee vacancy on the General Service Board – Added June 2018

Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee sought for vacancy on the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous. Deadline for resumes: July 27, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to include a cover letter describing their experience and current interaction with A.A., as well as their reasons for volunteering their services to the General Service Board.

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Box 4-5-9 Summer 2018 – Carrying the Message – Added June 2018

This issue tells the story of how the Big Book was translated into Navajo, highlighting the efforts of many A.A. members and friends of A.A. over the course of more than three decades. The issue also features a brief report on the 68th General Service Conference, along with an article featuring "Myths and Misconceptions" about A.A.

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Looking for member stories: Spanish-speaking Women in A.A. – Added June 2018

The Trustees' Literature Committee is looking for member stories for possible inclusion in a new pamphlet: Spanish-speaking Women in A.A.

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Looking for member stories: A.A.’s Three Legacies – Added June 2018

The Trustees' Literature Committee is looking for member stories for possible inclusion in a new pamphlet: A.A.’s Three Legacies

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Anonymity in the Digital Age – Added April 2018

A poster for groups and meetings highlighting the importance of anonymity and how easy it is to break it.

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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added January 2018

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

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Appointed Committee Member for CPC/TA – Added February 2018

The trustees’ Committee on Cooperation with the Professional Community/Treatment and Accessibilities has an opening for an appointed committee member (ACM). This is a volunteer non-paid position.

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A.A. Around the World – Added January 2018

The hand of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) extends – literally – around the globe. Today, an A.A. presence can be found in approximately 180 nations worldwide, with membership estimated at over two million. There are more than 118,000 A.A. groups around the world and A.A.’s literature has been translated into languages as diverse as Afrikaans, Arabic, Hindi, Nepali, Persian, Swahili, and Vietnamese, among many others.

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Fall 2017 issue of "About A.A." newsletter for professionals – Added November 2017

About A.A. is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics, including professionals in the fields of health care, law, corrections, clergy and the military. A.A. has had a close relationship with the armed services almost since the Fellowship’s inception in 1935, and this issue focuses on what some professionals have called "a major public health crisis within the ranks of the armed forces," highlighting our common goal with military professionals who work with alcoholic active duty personnel and veterans: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life.

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A Biography of Sam Shoemaker – Added October 2017

Bill W. once wrote in the A.A. Grapevine that “Dr. Sam Shoemaker was one of A.A.’s indispensables. Had it not been for his ministry to us in our early time, our Fellowship would not be in existence today.”

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Estimates of A.A. Groups and Members – Added August 2017

As of January 1, 2017

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Safety Card for A.A. Groups – Added July 2017

Contains the long form of Tradition One and a suggested statement on Safety. May be read out loud at A.A. meetings as part of opening announcements or at the secretary's break.

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Open Letter to Health Care Professionals – Added April 2017

The letter is from John A. Fromson, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.  As a psychiatrist involved in diagnosing and treating patients with alcohol use disorders, Dr. Fromson shares his experience of having seen sustained recovery facilitated by A.A. "literally thousands of times.”

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A service piece in leaflet format for members interested in carrying the message to all alcoholics.

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This is a guide to help diminish the trials that people with access barriers may encounter in attending meetings in your location.

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Safety is an important issue within A.A. — one that all groups and members can address to develop workable solutions and help keep our meetings safe based on the fundamental principles of the Fellowship.

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