“Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety “
This area of our website is intended for A.A. members, particularly those involved or interested in service work.
Service work starts in your home group, usually by washing cups, picking up a tea towel or stacking chairs at the end of a meeting. After a while you find yourself arriving early and helping with the set-up or you may take on a commitment to your group by taking the key and the job of group Secretary. You then turn up first every week, making sure the room is set, there is enough of everything for people to have a ‘cuppa’ and a biscuit and to ask different home group members to chair the meeting each week. The Secretary also calls the group conscience meetings, usually once a month at a set time.
The group Treasurer collects the money, keeps a written record with receipts, pays the rent, buys Literature, buys the coffee & tea etc. and disburses excess funds through the Group Donation plan.
We now have EFTPOS facilities at the office!
2018 Convention Perth Service Application – See The 2018 Convention page
Western Australian Young People in A.A.
The service structure of AA places Groups at the top. If your group is in an active District you can elect a GSR (group service representative) to go to District meetings. The DCMs (district committee members) go to Area meetings. Each Area sends a Delegate to the General Service Conference in Sydney each year.
The Promises (Big Book, page 83, 84)
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.
Reprinted from the book, “Alcoholics Anonymous”® Copyright © 1939, 1955, 1976, A.A. World Services, Inc.