Legacy of Service

The Relationship Between General Service and Intergroups

The Relationship Between General Service and Intergroups

In a 2011 letter, former General Service Board Chair, Ward Ewing, sums up the relationship, “In some places, a reciprocal relationship exists between Intergroups/Central Offices and the Area structure. In these cases, an Intergroup may have a liaison to the Area and the Area may have a liaison to the Intergroup – in some instances …

The Service Sponsor

The Service Sponsor

The following was reprinted from pages 25-27 the pamphlet P-17: Questions and Answers on Sponsorship with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc. . . . A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer — ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of …

Who Decides What The Conference Votes On?

Who Decides What The Conference Votes On?

Have you ever wondered where conference agenda items come from? I have and luckily, our handy dandy A.A. Service Manual outlines exactly where agenda items come from and how they make it to the floor of the Conference.  I have pulled a passage from the Service Manual and have created a graphic that helps explain ...

The Inverted Triangle Expanded

The Inverted Triangle Expanded

Service Junkies Unite!!! Ok, that's a little tongue in cheek, but still - I had some more questions the first time I saw the inverted triangle of the service structure.  Some of those questions were: How many people actually attend (and are voting members) of the General Service Conference each year? How come one Area ...