Finance Committee

An Announcement from the GSO-General Services Office

Alcoholics Anonymous, COVID-19 and Our Seventh Tradition :

The GSO average monthly expenses are $1.4m (supported in a typical month by $730k in literature sales and $670k in contributions). April was already down to $685k, with a shortfall of $700K. This gap is expected to continue for 3-4 months without a call to the fellowship for contributions.

Recent EventsWAIA Treasurer and Finance Reports
On May 17, we held a Zoom workshop for treasurers interested in learning about the
online tools available for collecting online/ virtual group contributions.
You can view the agenda and notes from that meeting here:
WAIA Treasurer Workshop Notes May 17 2020

Sample Treasurer Script
(Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet and Board reports)
June 9, 2020
May 12, 2020
April 14, 2020
March 10, 2020
February 11, 2020
January 14, 2020

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

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Alcoholics Anonymous, COVID-19 and Our Seventh Tradition: From the GSO-General Services Office

In an effort to keep the membership informed during this challenging time we would like to share a brief three-minute video update from Leslie Backus, the Class A (nonalcoholic) treasurer of our General Service Board.


The full letter from GSO