Finance Committee

Recent Events
and Finance
The proposal for the 2024 Budget was passed by the board at the November 14, 2023 meeting.

Suggested language for 7th Tradition: The Washington Area Intergroup Association (WAIA) needs our support. Please help ensure that the office can continue to serve as AA’s DC headquarters; answering calls 24/7, maintaining a current record of all meetings in the area, and providing other essential services to the still sick and suffering alcoholic. You can make a contribution directly on the WAIA website, or via Venmo @WAIADC.

You can print and pass out this notice at your meetings or share the link in your Zoom.

Groups have asked why WAIA continues to need their support. It is important that WAIA continues to receive regular contributions to maintain our ongoing expenses for the office, phone lines and staff salaries. We have begun sending a new form similar to the one in the AA pamphlet “Where Money and Spirituality Mix” allowing groups more choices in how they distribute their funds.

Past Finance Initiatives
In 2021, WAIA organized an ad hoc committee to determine how to disperse our excess funds in keeping with Tradition 7 which states “we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose.” At the July 8, 2021 board meeting, 8 proposals were passed. You can see the details of the new initiatives proposals here. In addition to new initiatives, we sent $10,000 to GSO [see their confirmation of contribution response].

February 9, 2021: The board passed a motion to set WAIA’s prudent reserve to one year operating expenses.
Prudent Reserve Memo, 1/11/2021
Archive Committee Report on Prudent Reserve, 12/7/2021

May 2020: Workshop Notes: Online Tools for Collecting Online/Virtual Contributions
Sample Treasurer Script
(Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet and Board reports)

June 2024

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Budget 2024

December 2023

November 2024

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September 2023

July 2023

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2023 Budget

2022 Monthly Reports

2021 Budget Actuals

2021 Monthly Reports

2020 Budget Actuals

2020 Monthly Reports

Resources for Treasurers

-New! SMF-223 – FAQ on Practicing the Seventh Tradition at Virtual Meetings
F-3 – Self-Support Where Money & Spirituality Mix
F-96 The AA Group Treasurer
MG-15 – AA Guidelines Finance
AA Tradition – How it Developed, Bill W. (Tradition 7 p8, 27-35) 
Traditions Checklist (Grapevine) 7th Tradition (p.3-4)

Digital Contributions Platform: This is a quick reference guide to various online digital payment platforms curated by the Intergroup serving San Francisco & Marin.

This page is maintained by the WAIA Treasurer and Finance chair to share ideas and best practices for AA Treasurers in the Washington-DC metro area. If you have any questions or have items you’d like to see here, please email us at or

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