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1.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... trustees.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
IX. Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety. Primary world service leadership, once exercised by the founders, must necessarily be assumed by the trustees.


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View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... trustees) administers A.A.'s General Service Office, A.A. ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
The General Service Board of A.A. (the trustees) administers A.A.'s General Service Office, A.A. World Services, Inc., and our monthly magazine, the A.A. Grapevine.


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View CONTENTS   ... trustees, and group committees cannot issue directives ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
The General Service Conference, the board of trustees, and group committees cannot issue directives to A.A. members or groups.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... trustees and staff members alike found they ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
But long ago, trustees and staff members alike found they could do no more than make suggestions, and very mild ones at that.


5.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... trustees are the caretakers and expediters of ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Its trustees are the caretakers and expediters of our world services.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... trustees are the principal planners and administrators ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VIII. The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of overall policy and finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all the directors of these entities.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... trustees might be tempted to run things ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Whoever pays the piper is apt to call the tune, and if the A.A. Foundation obtained money from outside sources, its trustees might be tempted to run things without reference to the wishes of A.A. as a whole.


8.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... trustees of the Foundation were having their ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
One night in 1948, the trustees of the Foundation were having their quarterly meeting.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... trustees of the General Service Board.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


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View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... trustees of the General Service Board.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
And no group, regional committee, or individual should ever take any action that might greatly affect A.A. as a whole without conferring with the trustees of the General Service Board.


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View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... trustees of the General Service Board are, ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


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View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... trustees of the General Service Board are, ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.A. General Service Committee.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... trustees should always have the best possible ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XI. The trustees should always have the best possible committees, corporate service directors, executives, staffs, and consultants. Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... trustees that we needed money, we could ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Moreover, at the slightest intimation to the general public from our trustees that we needed money, we could become immensely rich.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... trustees to manage and conduct world service ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... trustees wrote a bright page of A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Then our trustees wrote a bright page of A.A. history.


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