The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.

2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.

4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.

5. Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.

12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

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Birthday Speaker Meeting

On Saturday January 24th ONLY, the monthly Birthday Speaker Meeting will be held at Santa Cruz High School on Saturday at 7 PM. This is a one month ONLY change. For February, and beyond, the regular monthly speaker meetings will resume at the regular location, Emeline, on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Announcements

Ben Lomond Fellowship Chrismas Alacthon/Potluck / December 25th. Meetings all day. Potluck at 1PM. 9636 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond [FLYER]

Santa Cruz Fellowship New Year Alcathon / December 31st, 9AM - January 1st, 9PM. 412 Front Street, Santa Cruz [FLYER]

Ben Lomond Fellowship New Year Party / December 31st, 9:30PM - Midnight. 9636 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond [FLYER]

Birthday Speaker Meeting
December 28th - Emeline Basement
January 24th - Santa Cruz High School

Please note the location change for the January 24th meeting

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