Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message who still suffers. The District Committee exists to support the local AA groups and make sure the groups have the services they need to carry the message to the still-suffering alcoholic.

Note: Guidelines are suggestions. There is no “AA law.” We should never let blind adherence to procedure override the true voice of a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.

These guidelines are meant to act in harmony with the combined collective experience of AA as found in the AA Service Manual and various other service documents available from GSO. If a conflict is found, it is suggested that the literature from GSO be deferred to.

These guidelines may be amended by a simple majority vote.

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Updated on: March 14, 2020