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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Spring Fling

June 9th Spring Fling at Harvey West Park, 11am-4pm. Music, lunch, speaker and more! Lunch tickets on-line or $10 Cash at the event. See flier for details. Donated raffle prizes can be dropped off at Central Office

June 9th Spring Fling volunteers are needed. Planning meetings 3rd and 4th Tuesdays at 8pm. Contact Maddie, Activities Chair, via Central Office at 831-475-5782 or email info@aasantacruz.org for info.

Memorial Day Alcathon

May 29th Memorial Day Alcathon at Santa Cruz Fellowship at 412 Front Street. Potluck and music 1-3pm. Meetings on the hour 9am-9pm. See flier for details.

Birthday Speaker Meeting

June 2nd Birthday Speaker Meeting. 7pm at Mid County Senior Center. Join us for celebration, cake, and pick up your birthday chip!

Birthday Speaker Meeting planning committee needs new volunteers (coffee maker, secretary) in the spirit of service rotation. Join meeting 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm at Ferrell's Donuts at 1403 Ocean St. For more info contact the Birthday Committee Chair, at bsmadhoccommittee@gmail.com

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.

H&I Business Meeting

Wednesday, May 23RD, 2018 at 7:00PM - Youth Room at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Melrose Avenue in Santa Cruz. [handi.org]

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