now know from previous experience how that’s not nearly enough toundo the banns of pain, by wanting or desiring to, without pain aloneto visit one, in no uncertain terms. Do-good dies; a stone is erected tocommemorate a death never again to have live again, but from out of those ashes into which our phoenix fell, to then have grow a singular seedling like a worm to slowly take on wings.The AA is a registered charity, number 226745. A charity is typicallytransformed from out of a limited company, with a board of directorsto have become trustees; the
states it as 00587316for a company limited by guarantee. The company’s name is dubbedThe General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous (GB) Limited.It would appear to be an affiliate of some larger organisation housedin New York somewhere. Every company in the UK must have their permanent address as some registered base of operations, here had tooddly to be at York in Yorkshire, England. The AA has auditors andsolicitors, and investment managers from Morgan Stanley &c.The AA has what they call Twelve Traditions, of which is stated:
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery dependsupon AA unity.
Very honest, that one; I wish all pseudo- and crypto-religious bodieswere as honest about how they’ll come number one before others.
For our purpose, there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
Hm. This allows for any action or inaction to be sanctioned without ahuman in tow as a leader than by their being a
servant, absentof a portfolio towards good governance.
Each group should be autonomous except in (those of such) mattersaffecting other groups or (the) AA as a whole.
Oh? Should effort, time, and money be lent to sponsors then, withoutany recourse to reimbursement at any later date?
An AA group ought not to endorse, finance, or lend the AA name, toany related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, or property, or prestige, divert us from our primary purpose.