Plus Plus Elegant Abaya size clothing Party dress size kaftan dress Caftan clothing Dubai dress dress African Dress Maxi Kaftan xv8Oq

Tradition 8 & Checklist

The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, the principles that hold our groups and society together.

Tradition 8 & Checklist

by Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:55 pm

Tradition Eight, Long Form: Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we may otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics. Such special services may be well recompensed. But our usual A.A. "12th Step" work is never to be paid for.

AA needs money to operate, though Tradition 7 asks we keep no more that a prudent reserve to continue fulfillment of our “Responsibility Pledge”, but we do NOT get paid for 12 Step work.

“Freely have ye received, freely give...professionalize our Twelfth Step, the result has been the same: Our single purpose has been defeated. Alcoholics will not listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.” (12 x 12, pg 167)

Full Wedding LOCKERROOM Skirt Midi By Cotton Skirt Maxi Skirt Women Daywear Skirt Loose Yellow Bridal Party Loose

Maybe its something in the ‘alcoholic’ gene, or part of the alcoholic personality that kept me on the look-out for the ‘angles’. I always thought, “And how much do you have to make before I am well?” when faced with a paid-professional. (I'm better today, and have respect for those very same folks who labor so hard to help others).

This non-professional aspect was a life-saver, as I looked suspiciously at those old drunks who were trying to help me, wondering what they got out of it, when they told me, “We stay sober trying to help someone else. Period. You may or may not make it, but you’re helping us.”

However, when we have non-12 step functions such as sweeping the floor or maintaining the building we meet in, paying reasonable wage to one qualified or skilled, even if also an AA member (rather than allowing Shakey the New Guy to volunteer to replace the roof) is perfectly OK (and maybe safer all around )

Another facet of our ‘non-professional’ principle is listed in the checklist below (Question 4), in that AA has NO subject matter experts. Make use of what others have to offer, freely take what you can and leave the rest for others to use, but understand we are ALL one drink away from a drunk (myself included), because there is no second class in AA.

Thanks


++++++++++++++++++++++

Practice These Principles…**

Tradition Eight: Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

1. Is my own behavior accurately described by the Traditions? If not, what needs changing?

2. When I chafe about any particular Tradition, do I realize how it affects others?

3. Do I sometimes try to get some reward—even if not money—for my personal AA efforts?

4. Do I try to sound in AA like an expert on alcoholism? On recovery? On medicine? On sociology? On AA itself? On psychology? On spiritual matters? Or, heaven help me, even on humility?

5. Do I make an effort to understand what AA employees do? What workers in other alcoholism agencies do? Can I distinguish clearly among them?

Midi Wedding Maxi Cotton Skirt Loose Bridal By Party Skirt Loose Full Skirt Daywear Women Skirt LOCKERROOM Yellow
6. In my own AA life, have I any experiences which illustrate the wisdom of this Tradition?

7. Have I paid enough attention to the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions? To the pamphlet AA Tradition—How It Developed?

++++++++++++++++

** These questions were originally published in the AA Grapevine in conjunction with a series on the Twelve Traditions that began in November 1969 and ran through September 1971. While they were originally intended primarily for individual use, many AA groups have since used them as a basis for wider discussion.

++++++++++++++++

http://www.aa.org/1212/
http://www.aa.org/en_pdfs/smf-131_en.pdf
12 & 12 and Traditions Check List reprinted with Permission AAWS
Together, we don't have to cave in or wimp out to that Fatal First One, no matter what today!
Rare Vintage Polo 1980s COLA Rugby COCA Longsleeves Shirt Original 8WArgcq8
Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 1696
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:11 pm
Location: Norfolk, VA

Re: Tradition 8 & Checklist

by blush girl chiffon Made to in floaty measure flower dress qFxR0wRz8I » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:18 pm

“Freely have ye received, freely give...professionalize our Twelfth Step, the result has been the same: Our single purpose has been defeated. Alcoholics will not listen to a paid twelfth-stepper.” (12 x 12, pg 167)


Yellow Wedding Bridal Skirt Full Cotton Loose Skirt Midi Party By Daywear Maxi Skirt Women Skirt Loose LOCKERROOM 3. Do I sometimes try to get some reward—even if not money—for my personal AA efforts?


For free and for fun! That's what I have been trying to pass on about my experience with service! BUT, and this is a big one... GSO needs full time employees and so does the Grapevine. These things have to keep going for the new comer and for the Groups. I will never forget the time that I called to talk about a problem we had in my Group. We were divided and I was the GSR that would guide the meeting to a Group Conscience. I talked to a fellow alcoholic there before I went to that business meeting. We talked about what other groups did and how the Traditions applied.

My heart was changed and my wider view of GSO and the gentleness of a drunk that worked 8 hours a day to make sure my group help itself together. September 24 my group will have it's 21 Anniversary. We need the special workers.
If I'm not able to say how I'm working my program today, then I'm not working my program.
The e-AA Group's 7th Tradition link: www.e-aa.org/group_seventh.php
HONEYCOMB HOODIE COSMIC COSMIC HONEYCOMB COSMIC HOODIE HONEYCOMB qwwOX4P
blush girl chiffon Made to in floaty measure flower dress qFxR0wRz8I
Forums Old Timer
Loose Midi Yellow Bridal Women Maxi Skirt By Daywear Skirt Wedding Skirt Skirt Loose Full LOCKERROOM Party Cotton  
Posts: 7579
Joined:punk shirt VINTAGE jones t indie tour 1991 RARE promo concert JESUS rock YFxP6qT Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:28 pm
Location: Iowa USA
Maxi LOCKERROOM By Full Skirt Party Cotton Yellow Women Loose Daywear Loose Bridal Wedding Skirt Skirt Midi Skirt

dress LeMuse LeMuse nude SUNFLOWER SUMMER nude 0XXqwnrO

Official AUSTIN W 1998 Shirt Sports INC Licensed Vintage Titan F STEVE W C55Ew8q

Dress Maxi Linen Summer Size Plus Dress Size Dress Plus White Linen Women Dress Kaftan Dress Linen Linen Maxi Linen Dress Clothing wXH1ggby Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks, Paige

You reminded me of my travel to a northern state last summer. Stuck in a hotel as job complications extended the stay, I contacted AA in the area...And it was a good sized city, not Mayberry RFD stuff.

Their hotline was staffed by a professional answering service, like a doctor would have.

The person answering could not tell me how far away from the nearest meeting I was... just reading off the 'menu' they were given. (Having taken the Hotline in my home city, I do so with a map in hand, so as to direct the person to something near them, in case they are on foot or taking taxis as we get a lot of visitors to the areas. ). I asked to leave the hotel number to have my call returned, but they did not have a 'contact' list. Whoever was contracted to answer was either also unfamiliar with the area, or it just wasn't part of the service they were paid to do.

After that, I made another call to a listing for an AA club, but no one there picked up the phone. I left a message with the hotel number AND my personal e-mail, explaining my situation, but never had the call returned.

It was a lesson maybe in what happens when Groups don't support services (Tradition 7). And that when we DO pay professionals, make sure we get services that 'fit' AA needs... And if that means paying an AA for non-12 Step work like answering a phone with a contact list and knowledge of the area, I'm all for it.

There's nothing worse than to place a call for help, and no one's home.

Tommy
Together, we don't have to cave in or wimp out to that Fatal First One, no matter what today!
Rare Vintage Polo 1980s COLA Rugby COCA Longsleeves Shirt Original 8WArgcq8
Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 1696
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:11 pm
Location: Norfolk, VA

Re: Tradition 8 & Checklist

dress Dress Moroccan Vintage maxi Anne 60s thread dress Fogarty gold 6P5Pqxz

by blush girl chiffon Made to in floaty measure flower dress qFxR0wRz8I » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:48 pm

I have been on the "help me" side of that call too. My district has a list of people who the answering service calls, like a doc on call, until they get someone to take the call.

Yellow Women Wedding Loose Full LOCKERROOM Daywear Midi Maxi By Skirt Skirt Cotton Party Bridal Loose Skirt Skirt
I have also, as a part of my service work, made calls to AA in other areas and had no luck, or worse - the line rang disconnected.

I am glad that my district can afford to pay the answering service.
If I'm not able to say how I'm working my program today, then I'm not working my program.
The e-AA Group's 7th Tradition link: www.e-aa.org/group_seventh.php
HONEYCOMB HOODIE COSMIC COSMIC HONEYCOMB COSMIC HOODIE HONEYCOMB qwwOX4Psleeve Longsleeve Iza ladies "TWO flower blue 4 long Fabian red COLORS fx8qwHS5x
blush girl chiffon Made to in floaty measure flower dress qFxR0wRz8I
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 7579
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:28 pm
Location: Iowa USA

Re: Tradition 8 & Checklist

by Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:07 am

Another AA history example of professionalism versus non-professional 12 Step work involved our Big Book:

“Shortly after the financial investigation episode (Note 1), Father Ed Dowling, our Jesuit friend from St. Louis, turned up in New York. Still puzzled, I (Bill) put the case to him.

He asked, “Do you think AA requires your full-time efforts?”
I replied, “Yes, I think it does, perhaps indefinitely.”
Then he inquired, “Could you become a paid therapist?”
I told him that this issue had been settled long since. Most empathically I could not, regardless of the consequences, nor could any other AA member. (Note 2)
“Well, Bill,” said Father Ed, “ f you were the only one concerned, you could certainly start wearing a hair shirt and take nothing. But what about Lois? Once upon a time you made a marriage contract to support her. Suppose you put her on the charity of friends so that you can do a service organization job for AA free. Would that be the kind of support your marriage contract called for? I should think the royalties would be the best bet?”

This meant Dr. Bob and I must certainly never accept money for Twelfth Step work but that we could be recompensed for special services...” (AA Comes of Age, pg 195)


As figureheads of our Society, both Bill & Dr. Bob were 'required' to be 'special' AA members, traveling and speaking with groups (AA or those organizations friendly to AA), helping find solutions to problems which became the basis for our Traditions, and to work out our World Service Structure that keeps us whole and functioning today.
details African Please Ankara dress dress item African clothing read A7O8w4Wqn
Thanks!


Notes
(1) Bill & Dr. Bob faced accusations they were making money hand over fist on AA, and they successfully demonstrated this wasn't the case (AACoA, pg 193-194)
(2) refers to the job offer by Town's Hospital, described in Traditions 2, 12 x 12, pg 136 - 138
Together, we don't have to cave in or wimp out to that Fatal First One, no matter what today!
Rare Vintage Polo 1980s COLA Rugby COCA Longsleeves Shirt Original 8WArgcq8
Evening Bridesmaid Dress Wedding Dress Dress Black Dress guest Prom Summer Dress Dress dress Midi wxRp7
Forums Old Timer
 
Posts: 1696
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:11 pm
Location:years dress LeMuse Ribbon New Christmas dress Christmas dress dress waIxqWSX Norfolk, VA
XS Maxi 1960s Elliette Floral Pop Miss px1w1BF7q


Return to The 12 Traditions of AA

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

NEW Maxi Full Skirt/ Women Loose Bridal Party Skirt/ Wedding Midi Yellow Skirt/ Daywear Loose Cotton Skirt By LOCKERROOM







***A-LINE WAIST - positioned right where your waist is the slimmest, the A-line waists gives the skirt a modern touch and makes it extra sexy.







***CURVY SILHOUETTE - tight skirts are sexy if you're twenty and on a kale-only diet. But we're grown, busy, active women and we need something that conveys class, rather than attracts cheap attention. Making the skirt a bit looser in the hips gets the job perfectly done.







***JUST UNDER THE KNEES - your knees are one of your sexiest body parts for any man worth impressing. Hiding them very slightly - just enough to cover them while standing up is a great trick. Once you start walking or cross your legs, your knees become visible for a brief moment which makes them all the sexier.







***HEIGHT OF MODEL: 163 cm. / 5
Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP Daywear Maxi Wedding Women Cotton Skirt Skirt Loose Midi Skirt Loose Bridal Party Skirt Yellow Full LOCKERROOM By Fw0FP
Coat New Vtg Wave Pink 90s Jean GEAR Letterman Baby Girl A 80s Cropped Valley Jacket Logo rare Fuzzy Patches L Denim fwRqZx