Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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The Purpose of District 10
The purpose of District 10 is to engage in General Service activities within the Conference structure guided by the Twelve Traditions of AA, the AA Service Manual, and the Twelve Concepts for World Service. Service activities are anything that helps to reach a fellow alcoholic, ensures our own recovery, and safeguards the integrity of our Fellowship.
There is no authority except that expressed by the group conscience and communicated to the General Service Representative (GSR) whom the group has elected. The GSRs, in turn, communicate to the Area Conference through the District Committee Member (DCM). District 10 is a service body only; never a government for AA.