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Box 4-5-9 Fall 2019 – The Meeting Guide App – Added September 2019

The first installment of a new Box 4-5-9 series on the technology that is changing the way Alcoholics Anonymous communicates to suffering alcoholics and interacts with its members.. The issue also brief biographies of five new trustees (Class A and Class B) and features an article on first responders in recovery.


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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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Mini Catalog of New and Forthcoming Items of A.A. Literature from A.A.W.S., Inc. – Added March 2019

We are pleased to announce the digital publication of a handy reference “Mini Catalog” designed to help folks discover what is new and revised in our A.A. literature and other items. Please note that information on “How to Order,” via our customary distribution sources, is included. We plan to update this resource as warranted, to help share information on new items as they become available.


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25th World Service Meeting Final Report – Added March 2019

Delegates representing 45 countries from around the world gathered in Durban, South Africa in October 2018 for the World Service Meeting (W.S.M.). Since its inauguration in 1969, this biennial meeting has provided an ongoing international forum for shared experience and ideas on carrying the A.A. message of recovery from alcoholism.


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Opening for A.A.W.S. Nontrustee Director – Added March 2019

A.A. World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) has started its search to fill the vacancy for one nontrustee director, which will open following the 2020 General Service Conference. Interested A.A. members are encouraged to submit a résumé.


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Opening for AA Grapevine Nontrustee Director – Added March 2019

AA Grapevine’s Corporate Board has started its search to fill the vacancy for one nontrustee director, which will open following the 2020 General Service Conference. Interested A.A. members are encouraged to submit a résumé.


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2020 International Convention Invitation Video – Added March 2019

A video/flyer invitation for the 2020 International A.A. Convention is available for viewing and download on the International Convention page of G.S.O.’s website. The video/flyer is available in three different time-lengths for ease of viewing and sharing (1 minute 45 seconds, 45 seconds and 20 seconds). Please take a look and pass it on!


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