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



1. Should my fellow group members and I raise money to endow several AA beds in our local hospital?


As an individual or a group of individuals they is no problem raising money for hospital beds for alcoholics But it is not all right to use my groups name of the name of Alcoholics Anonymous for any purpose other than carrying the message to other alcoholics


2. Is it good for a group to lease a small building?


Many club houses do rent buildings for functions of fellow member of AA this is not a problem until they start calling it an AA club house or an AA group although AA groups can meet at these club houses as long as they are self-supporting and do not refer to the club as there group


3 Are all the officers and members of our local club for AAs familiar with "Guidelines on Clubs" (which is available free from GSO)?


Had question for me because I do not belong to a club for AA’s my thought would be if they are not familiar with the “Guideline on Clubs” they should contact GSO and get this information so they do not make a negative impact on our twelve traditions


4. Should the secretary of our group serve on the mayor's advisory committee on alcoholism?


Only if the secretary is serving as an advisor on the committee on alcoholism not as a group secretary or for that matter any other position held in AA we all are free to do as we wish as individuals but should not use the groups name or the AA name to perform service for any outside enterprise


5. Some alcoholics will stay around AA only if we have a TV and card room. If this is what is requires to carry the message to them, shouldn’t we have these facilities?


A very easy question to answer its we do not provide entertainment for recovery we proving a way out using the twelve step of recovery carrying the message of alcoholics anonymous it they need to be entertained then in my opinion they just are not ready to go to any lengths to stay sober and even a TV and card room will not help them stay sober


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