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Our best continuing source of good relations is the “OPEN A.A. MEETING” at which any and all visitors are welcome.
It is here that outsiders and potential members form their first opinions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Often we encourage newcomers to bring their spouses and/or family to these meetings so that they can learn a little about the recovery of the alcoholic through the program of A.A.
For this reason, it is suggested that all speakers make every effort to deliver their message without the use of profanity or off-color material.
We believe that the speaker who does use profanity serves only to give the listeners an untrue picture of A.A’s spiritual program. Our Second Tradition states there is but one ultimate authority … a loving God. Our message, when consistent with this spirit, conforms with the 12 Traditions which are suggested for the general good, both for members and groups.
The primary purpose at the A.A. podium at OPEN A.A. MEETINGS is to carry the message of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
With this in mind, unity and service will preserve the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous as it was given to us.