Self Support and the Seventh Tradition
“Self-support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. Literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.*”
*Reprinted from Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, page 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.Group
In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, Inter county Fellowship of A.A. limits contributions to two sources: A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. While there is no limitation on the amount an A.A. group may contribute, we follow the limits established by the General Service Conference for individual contributions, currently not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills are acceptable on a one-time basis, and not in perpetuity. The limit is no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in San Francisco and Marin cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work.
For additional information regarding A.A.’s tradition of self support, please consult the pamphlet Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, the A.A.® Guidelines on Finance, and visit www.aa.org.
We ask that group treasurers include Group Name (as it appears in the meeting schedule), day, and time for contributions to the Central Office so we can maintain our records properly.
When making contributions to the General Service Office in New York, please include your Group Service Number (GSN). If you do not know your GSN, please contact the GSO Records and Groups desk at (212) 870-3132. The H&I committee requests that a self-addressed envelope be sent with your contribution.
|Service Entity and Address||Amount||Amount|
P.O. Box 189
Colton, CA 92324
(Payable to: Central Office)
|General Service Office|
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
(payable to: General Service Board)
|Mid Southern California Area|
P.O. Box 51446
Irvin, CA 92619-1446
(Local General Service Area Committee)
P.O. Box 2673
Riverside, CA 92506-2851
| District 11|
| District 14|
P.O. Box 193
San Jacinto, CA 92581-0082
|Hospital & Institution Committee|
P.O. Box 3927
Riverside, CA 92519-3927