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The proposal for the 2024 Budget was reviewed at the October 10, 2023 board meeting. Group reps should discuss with their group and bring any questions or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The board will vote on the budget 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 aa-dc.org, 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)|
2022 Monthly Reports
2021 Budget Actuals
2021 Monthly Reports
2020 Budget Actuals
2020 Monthly Reports
-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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.