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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Announcements

April 29th 5pm Bring Your Sponsor to Dinner. $5 Lasagna dinner, dessert auction, prize and 50/50 drawings and 7pm meeting. Speaker Clancy R. from Sacto. 6090 Highway 9, Felton. See flyer for details.

May 5-7 H&I Conference in San Jose. See flyer for details and registration.

June 10th Spring Fling at Harvey West Park. Activities and meetings 11am-6pm. Prizes needed for opportunity drawing. Volunteer positions available. Please contact Central Office at (831) 475-5782 and ask for Maddie, Activities Chair.

Intergroup Announcments

May 6th 7pm Birthday Speaker Meeting will be hosted by Sisters in Sobriety.

Birthday Speaker Meeting planning committee meets 4th Thursday of each month, 6pm at Central Office.

PLEASE SHARE AT YOUR MEETINGS! GrapeSCCIN Newsletter Committee Chair position is still OPEN! 5 years sobriety requirement may be waived. If interested, please attend May 3rd Intergroup Council meeting at 7:30pm, Aptos Village Park.

Volunteers for Central Office shifts and 24 Hour Phone Line (Diverter) one-time alternates needed. Call Central Office at (831) 475-5782 to volunteer or for more info.

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