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  • Help Line: 24 hours a day: (210) 828-6235
 If you need to reach out to someone during this time, you may call the AA Hotline 210-828-6235 and will be connected to help.  
 
If you create a zoom meeting, please see these important guidelines. Anonymity & Suggested Default Zoom Settings
 
COVID-19: San Antonio groups who have reported closing may be found HERE. If yours is not yet listed, email csosa1285@att.net so we may update on this page and The Meeting App.

It is critical for the hand of AA to be there. We are getting many calls for local San Antoino online meetings. Please send links to your online meetings to csosa1285@att.net to be included below. 

How to create an online meeting Options for Meeting Online which includes anonymity settings. From GSO: By attending digital meetings, groups can focus on A.A.’s primary purpose: to carry its message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers. Many groups have alerted local A.A. offices or hotlines if they are temporarily not meeting in their regular space. Some groups have shared that they are utilizing digital platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or conducting conference calls.  

**Please remember the 7th Tradition and continue to support your home groups, your local InterService or Central Office, and GSO. Contributions may be down if we are no longer attending face-to-face meetings but they still have expenses and perform vital services for our Fellowship. Some people are keeping a jar and putting $$ in for every online meeting they attend.  Then will donate to their home group when this is over. To contribute to your San Antonio Central Service Office, see donation button on the right of the page. 

Virtual Meetings Local and Outside of San Antonio

 

AA's Twelve Concepts

  1. The final responsibility and the ultimate authority for A.A. World services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
  2. When, in 1955, the A.A. groups confirmed the permanent charter for their General Service Conference, they thereby delegated to the Conference complete authority for the active maintenance of our world services and thereby made the Conference-excepting for any change in the Twelve Traditions or in Article 12 of the Conference Charter-the actual voice and the effective conscience for our whole Society.
  3. As a traditional means of creating and maintaining a clearly defined working relation between the groups, the Conference, the A.A. General Service Board and its several service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives, and of thus insuring their effective leadership, it is here suggested that we endow each of these elements of world service with a traditional "Right of Decision."
  4. Throughout our Conference structure, we ought to maintain at all responsible levels a traditional "Right of Participation, " taking care that each classification or group of our world servants shall be allowed a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.
  5. Throughout our world service structure, a traditional "Right of Appeal" ought to prevail, thus assuring us that minority opinion will be heard and that petitions for the redress of personal grievances will be carefully considered.
  6. On behalf of A.A. as a whole, our General Service Conference has the principal responsibility for the maintenance of our world services, and it traditionally has the final decision respecting large matters of general policy and finance. But the Conference also recognizes that the chief initiative and the active responsibility in most of these matters should be exercised primarily by the trustee members of the Conference when they act among themselves as the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  7. The Conference recognizes that the Charter and the Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments: that the trustees are thereby fully empowered to manage and conduct all of the world service affairs of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  8. The trustees of the General Service Board act in two primary capacities: (a)With respect to the larger matters of over-all policy and finance, they and their primary committee directly manage these affairs. (B)But with respect to our separately incorporated and constantly active services, the relation of the trustees is mainly that of full stock ownership and of custodial oversight which they exercise through their ability to elect all directors of these entities.
  9. Good service leaders, together with sound and appropriate methods of choosing them, are at all levels indispensable for our future functioning and safety. The primary world service leadership once exercised by the founders of A.A. must necessarily be assumed by the trustees of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  10. Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority-the scope of such authority to be always well defined whether by tradition, by resolution, by specific job description, or by appropriate charters and bylaws.
  11. While the trustees hold final responsibility for A.A.'s world service administration, they should always have the assurance of the best possible standing committees, corporate service directors, executives , staffs, and consultants. Therefore, the composition of these underlying committees and service boards, the personal qualifications of their members, the manner of their induction into service, the systems of their rotation, the way in which they are related to each other, the special rights and duties of their executives, staffs, and consultants, together with a proper basis for the financial compensation of these special workers, will always be matters for serious care and concern.
  12. General Warranties of the Conference: In all the proceedings, the General Service Conference shall observe the spirit of the A.A. Tradition, taking great care that the Conference never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds plus an ample reserve , be its prudent financial principle; that none of the Conference members shall ever be placed in a position of unqualified authority over any of the others; that all important decisions be reached by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that no Conference action ever be personally punitive or an incitement to public controversy; that, though the Conference may act for the service of Alcoholics Anonymous, it shall never perform any acts of government; and that, like the Society of Alcoholics Anonymous which it serves, the Conference itself will always remain democratic in thought and action.

From the book, The AA Service Manual ©