For the newcomer attending meetings for the first time you are encouraged to be the guest of the meeting. For those who choose to continue to attend meetings, typically a voluntary contribution of $2 or more, or whatever your meeting recommends, is requested in order to carry our message to the one who still suffers.
Your funds not only serve your immediate meeting, but go on to serve the ISO of SAA and NorthBay SAA Integroup, responsible for this website and providing outreach activities guided by our 11th tradition of attraction, rather than promotion.
We've recently added PayPal as an option to donate directly to NorthBay Intergroup (above). Please click here more information on NorthBay Intergroup.
“The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.” - 7th Tradition from AA Big Book (long form)
Individuals or groups can make contributions to North Bay Intergroup of SAA by using the button below:
“Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
~ Pg. 87 SAA Green Book