7th Tradition General Service Area – 28

7th Tradition
General Service Area - 28

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“Self-support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. Literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.*”

*Reprinted from Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, page 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

In keeping with the Seventh Tradition of A.A. limits contributions to two sources: A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. We follow the limits established by the General Service Conference for individual contributions, currently not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills are acceptable on a one-time basis, and not in perpetuity. The limit is no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in Maine (Area-28) cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work.

For additional information regarding A.A.’s tradition of self support, please consult the pamphlet Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, the A.A.® Guidelines on Finance, and visit www.aa.org.

Suggested Contribution Plan

We suggest that groups first pay your group bills and make sure you have literature on hand for the newcomer. Then subtract off your prudent reserve (for some groups this is nothing at all, they trust their membership to see them through, others hold back 2-3 months rent). The balance is sent to four (4) service entities.

Area 28 recommends that groups contribute to:

  • your Central or Intergroup Office
  • General Service Office
  • Area 28
  • your local district

Mail in Contributions

Please feel free to mail in your contributions. Below you will find the address. Please refrain from sending cash through the mail. 

GSO – payable to General Service Board, mail to:
General Service Office
P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

Area 28, mail to:
Area 28 Treasurer
499 Broadway #225
Bangor, ME 04401

Portland Central Service Office, mail to:
CSO
47 Portland Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Downeast Intergroup, mail to:
Treasurer, Downeast Intergroup
P.O. Box 1633
Ellsworth Maine 04605

Local District – Look up your district’s address here

For Further Information Please visit the GSO Website.