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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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Box 4-5-9 Summer 2020 – Meeting Uncertainty with Resiliency: G.S.O. in the Pandemic – Added June 2020

On March 20, 2020, the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But services to the Fellowship never stopped. This issue provides a look at how G.S.O. maintained operations during this difficult time. Also in this issue are articles highlighting novel ways that A.A. members and committees are reaching out to carry the message, along with a report on the historic virtual 70th General Service Conference that was held entirely using web-based videoconferencing.


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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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Sharing From Behind the Walls - Summer 2020 – Added June 2020

Sharing From Behind the Walls is published quarterly by the Corrections assignment and contains excerpts from inmate letters sent to G.S.O.


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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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Make contributions using PayPal, ACH or Debit/Credit Cards – Added April 2020

We are now able to accept online Seventh Tradition contributions through PayPal. This additional platform will simplify the process and provide a convenient way for members to make online Seventh Tradition contributions. In addition, we will continue to acceptcontributions using ACH or Debit/Credit Cards.


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April 10 is a historic day for Alcoholics Anonymous. – Added April 2020

On April 10, 1939, 4,650 copies of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous became available for distribution. Today, over 40 million copies have been sold!


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Are you looking for information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Added March 2020

The General Service Office (G.S.O.) has been receiving inquiries about how groups might respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Groups and members are concerned about health and safety issues and are looking for guidance on how to address this question. Please review updated information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


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Cancellation of 2020 International Convention – Added March 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Alcoholics Anonymous International Convention in Detroit. We are providing a letter from the chair of the A.A. General Service Board about the decision to cancel and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the cancellation and refunds.


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Press Release: A.A. Groups Using Digital Platforms to Find Sobriety During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak – Added March 2020

Virtual meetings, email, phone, social media allow the message of recovery to carry on — “One Day at a Time”.



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Press Release: Alcoholics Anonymous shares new video – Added February 2020

Young people share about their drinking and sobriety in "Young & Sober in A.A.: From Drinking to Recovery."


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Young and Sober in A.A.: From Drinking to Recovery – Added February 2020

You can never be too young to ask for help with a drinking problem. Now available, A.A.’s newest Young People Video, Young and Sober in A.A.: From Drinking to Recovery, shares the experience, strength and hope of young A.A. members.


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