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Announcing a limited-edition publication of new gift book: A Visual History of Alcoholics Anonymous – Added December 2020

Originally developed as the souvenir book for the 2020 International Convention, A Visual History of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Archival Journey is now available for pre-order, December 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, at the early-bird pre-order price of $11. To view the General Manager’s announcement and learn more about this book, click here.


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Tis the Season for Two Holiday Special Offers on A.A.W.S. Literature – Added December 2020

These Holiday Special Offers on A.A.W.S. literature are in effect December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021: To view the General Manager’s announcement letter, click here.


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Living Sober, now an audiobook! – Added November 2020

You can now listen for free to professionally narrated and produced audio recordings of the booklet Living Sober.


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Eastern U.S. and Canada Regional Forums – December 5, 2020
Western U.S and Canada Regional Forums – December 19, 2020
– Added November 2020

2020: Experience, Strength & Hope: What it was like, what happened and what it is like now…

These one-day sharing and informational sessions will feature workshops, special presentations and much more, with the participation of your trusted servants in the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Pacific, East Central, West Central, and Eastern and Western Canada Regions.


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Special Online Supplement for Box 4-5-9 – Added October 2020

This special supplement, available online only, highlights the many recent employee retirements at G.S.O. and Grapevine and takes a look at future plans for reopening the General Service Office in 2021. The supplement also includes information on G.S.O. staff openings and the opening for G.S.O. general manager.


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Letter to General Service Conference – Added October 2020

On Oct. 2, drawdown from the Reserve Fund by A.A.W.S., Inc. was approved by the General Service Board.


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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added September 2020

Activities of the General Service Board Including A.A. World Services, Inc., AA Grapevine, Inc.


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New Online Contributions Experience – Added September 2020

This announcement contains a letter from the General Manager of the General Service Office regarding an update to the online contributions experience. Please Click here for more information.


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New and Improved A.A.W.S. Webstore – Added September 2020

This announcement contains information on some important developments at G.S.O. regarding AA.org and our new and improved A.A.W.S. Webstore.


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Box 4-5-9 Fall 2020 – "A.A. at Its Best": New Approaches to the Seventh Tradition – Added September 2020

Facing the challenges of the pandemic, the Fellowship is finding new ways to keep moving forward. As noted by Bill W. in Language of the Heart, "The future would lack its full use and meaning did it not bring us fresh problems and even acute perils -- problems and perils through which we can grow into true greatness of action and spirit." This issue also features an article "What's a Prudent Reserve?" and offers a glimpse into what it would be like to have been twelfth-stepped by Bill W. and Dr. Bob. (Due to budget considerations this issue will have limited print circulation.)


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Sharing From Behind the Walls  – Fall 2020 – Added September 2020

Sharing From Behind the Walls is published quarterly by the Corrections assignment and contains excerpts from inmates’ letters sent to G.S.O. The 2020 Fall issue is now available in PDF. Print copies will be available on a limited basis.


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Love and Service – Added September 2020

Dear A.A. friends,

This announcement contains a letter from the General Manager of the General Service Office expressing his gratitude to the A.A. Fellowship. Please click here for more information.


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My Portal Letter – Added August 2020

Important information from G.S.O.'s general manager about My Portal.


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Update on redesign of AA.org – Added August 2020

Significant work has taken place regarding the ongoing redesign of AA.org, which had been scheduled for completion this year. However, the fiscal impacts brought on by the pandemic have caused us to reassess our overall strategy and timeline for this important project.


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Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 85 Years with the 2020 A.A. Online International Convention
A Unique Virtual Experience, Coming Soon on aa.org.
– Added June 2020

In a year of firsts for Alcoholics Anonymous, another first is on its way: a virtual International Convention experience, arriving online July 1 at www.aa.org.


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Summer Special Offer: 10% Off All Big BooksAdded June 2020

To print out the A.A.W.S. aa.org flyer/order form, click here.

To go directly to the aa.org webstore, click here.

To place an order, click here.


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Alcoholics Anonymous, COVID-19 and Our Seventh Tradition – Added June 2020

Dear A.A. friends,

We in A.A. – here at G.S.O., along with the rest of the world – continue to experience an unprecedented situation. Without question, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Fellowship, including our organized service structure, is facing enormous challenges, locally and globally.


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About A.A. - Summer 2020 – Added June 2020

About AA is the newsletter from the General Service Office of the U.S. and Canada for professionals of all types who deal with alcoholics. This issue takes a look at Technology, Professionals and A.A. It also focuses on one of A.A.'s nonalcoholic trustees and the Fourth Hispanic A.A. Women's Workshop.


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Opening for Class A Trustees on A.A.’s General Service Board – Added June 2020

Three Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee vacancies will occur on the General Service Board at the conclusion of the General Service Conference in 2021. For more information, please see the attached notice.


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Opening for A.A.W.S. Nontrustee Director Position – Added June 2020

There is an upcoming opening for a nontrustee director position in 2021 for A.A. World Services, Inc. For more information, please see the attached notice.


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Opening for A.A.W.S. Nontrustee Director Position – Added June 2020

There is an upcoming opening for a nontrustee director position in 2021 for A.A. World Services, Inc. For more information, please see the attached notice.


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Opening for A.A.W.S. Nontrustee Director Position – Added June 2020

There is an upcoming opening for a nontrustee director position in 2021 for A.A. World Services, Inc. For more information, please see the attached notice.


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Opening for AA Grapevine Nontrustee Director Position – Added June 2020

There is an upcoming opening for a nontrustee director position in 2021 for AA Grapevine, Inc. For more information, please see the attached notice.


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Seventh Tradition Letter from the General Manager – Added May 2020

Dear friends,

With so much happening over these past few weeks – including intense preparations for the 70th General Service Conference, committee meetings, board meetings, and other ongoing work in the office (in a virtual/telework environment) – the landscape across our organization seems to change every day.


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Press Release: Physically Distanced but Digitally Connected – Added May 2020

A.A. in the digital age has certainly taken on a new meaning in these challenging times.

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FAQ on Practicing the Seventh Tradition at Virtual Meetings – Added May 2020

For online groups or meetings wondering how to “pass the virtual basket” in order to practice the Seventh Tradition, this new service piece offers some shared experience to help answer frequently asked questions.

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A.A.W.S. Introduces new simplified pricing – Added April 2020

For more information, see the A.A.W.S. pricing statement and updated A.A. Literature Catalog 2020.

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