Why collect 7th Tradition for an online meeting? Our regular meeting locations still have operating expenses.
- Our meetings facilities may rely on our regular rent to help pay their rent, utilities, and employees.
- Meeting supplies will still be needed when our meetings reopen. Coffee, paper products, literature, refreshments, and after an extended closure, we may experience a large influx of people who are motivated to re-join the fellowship in person.
|PLEASE PASS THIS ON AND DISCUSS 7TH TRADITION WITH YOUR GROUPS. WE CANNOT LET AA FAIL DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS!|
What is the value of your sobriety? Gratitude, expressed through contributions, reaches the still suffering alcoholic!
-All the facilities that have allowed AA meetings to function in the past, still have operating expenses and we should endeavor to keep good relationships with ALL of them. Find out how your group can contribute to them and still maintain a “prudent reserve”.
-Keep track of how many on-line meetings you are attending and create your own 7th Tradition basket at home….then send personal checks out to your group (if your group has a bank account), or churches or other facilities such as Alano Clubs, Fellowship Clubs, GSO, NIA 20, etc. Do you know or does your group know that contributions may be made online at AA.org? (Contributions have dropped by over 40% in past 2 months)
Suggestions for “virtual” 7th tradition baskets from GSO:
What does GSO do with 7th tradition contributions?:https://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/f-203_en_seventhtraditionsfactsheet.pdf
Best practices for a Digital 7th Tradition and Zoom on-line meetings:
*NIA 20 – What is NIA? Northern Illinois Area 20 – NIA will assist its Districts, Groups and members to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers in a broad variety of ways, including but not restricted to conducting workshops, sharing sessions and seminars in all fields of general service. ManyWill County meetings also contribute to NIA 20. (Area 19 is Chicago and all Cook County meetings also known as CASO.) To contribute directly to NIA 20: https://aa-nia.org/group-forms/
*District 51 –Serving Communities In Will County, Illinois: To contribute directly to D 51: https://aadistrict51.org/contact-us/Contribute personally or have your group contribute directly to these facilities, mail to:
Alano Club of Joliet 265 Republic Ave Joliet, IL 60435Fellowship Club of Will County 1703 N Broadway St Crest Hill, IL 60403Mokena Fellowship Club – Go Fund Me at: https://aamokenafellowship.org/7td