Berrien & Cass County Michigan
WELCOME! This is the official website of Southwest Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous.
Our district connects AA members, meetings, and groups throughout Southwest Michigan. Our District 1 Committee is an extension of the Western Michigan Area 34 Assembly of Alcoholics Anonymous and supports AA as a whole.
7th Tradition Long Form- The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.
and Groups can
still mail checks to:
DISTRICT 1 TREASURER
2685 Lake Pines Drive
Ste. 145 (Attn: Eva O. )
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Make Checks Payable
to District 1 Committee
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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A.A. Declaration of Unity:
This we owe to A.A.'s future: To place our common welfare first; to keep our fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives and the lives of those to come.
Declaration of Unity was adopted at the 35th Anniversary International Convention, 1970, Miami, Florida