against the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, August 1994
background material follows
| In August, 1994, 10 Delegates to the General Service Conference signed a "Statement of Censure" against the General Service Board (GSB). The background to this Statement of Censure began at the 1994 General Service Conference when there was a censure, against the General Service Board, ready to be served. The reason for the censure, at this time, was because the General Service Board, in the minds of some delegates, gave too much authority to A.A.W.S. in regard to A.A.W.S. instigating litigation.|
| There was a general feeling that trust has been breached by GSB. As a result of this 'inaction' on the part of the General Service Board, the Statement of Censure was issued.|
A.A.W.S. offered no information until the situation was out of hand.
This 'statement' was presented to the General Service Board, by a then Class B Trustee, on January 30, 1994.
After this 'statement' was read, the General Service Board went into Executive Session.
And when we were wrong, we promptly ... ignored it?
This material comes from a presentation given at the June 13, 1992 Southern Minnesota Area Assembly, presented by their Panel 41 Delegate. . Conference Advisory Action # 10 referencing the Delegate's letter is pertinent to the General Structure inventory process.
A.A. Past, Present & Future
Proposal that AAWS and GSO be directly responsible to GSB
by Michael Alexander, General Service Board Chairman
A General Service Board Presentation to the 42nd General Service Conference Monday - April 27, 1992
What happened and what it used to be like now ...
Some comments by an insider ...
Bob M's Presentation
Separate "Service" from "Publishing"?
Historical accounting by the General Service Board Treasurer. " A.A. Past, Present, Future" -Financial Section
Presented to the General Service Conference 4/27/92
The Structure of the Service Organization
The point is made that because the trustees had control over the services (i.e. GSO) Bill set out to devise a Conference that could hold them responsible-yet Desmond failed to recognize that his presentation was asking the Conference to give up the structure Bill felt strongly enough about to go on the road and sell the Fellowship.
Proposal that GSO be directly responsible to those they serve (the groups of AA) and be seperately incorporated.
In November, 1994, the Maine Area (Area 28) proposed this to be put on the 1995 General Service Conference Agenda
'Con' of separately incorporating GSO
On October 23, 1993, two presentations were made to the General Service Board by two Regional Trustees'; one from the Northeast Region and the other from the Southwest Region. They were the pro's and con's of 'Separately Incorporating GSO."
The first report, on the 'con' of separately incorporating GSO is here.
On October 23, 1993, two presentations were made to the General Service Board by two Regional Trustees'; one from the Northeast Region and the other from the Southwest Region. They were the pro's and con's of 'Separately Incorporating GSO." Southwest Regional Trustee and AAWS Chairman (when presentation was written in 1993) An interesting aside: Just two years prior, this Trustee voted for Michael Alexander's proposal. The second presentation, the pro side of separately incorporating GSO is here.
Does the AA Service Structure take its own inventory?
(Note: In 1993 a sub-committee of the Trustees' Nominating Committee had been asked to undertake a project to take a visionary look at the General Service Board and its affiliate Boards. As was often the case, this report was not used for looking into any long rang planning nor in its "inventory - there was no discussed by the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous on this piece. It was cast aside.)