Which Serve our Fellowship
Our 6th Tradition states: Problems of money, property, and authority may easily divert us from our primary spiritual aim. We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual. An A.A. group, as such, should never go into business. Secondary aids to A.A., such as clubs or hospitals which require much property or administration, ought to be incorporated and so set apart that, if necessary, they can be freely discarded by the groups. Hence such facilities ought not to use the A.A. name. Their management should be the sole responsibility of those people who financially support them. For clubs, A.A. managers are usually preferred. But hospitals, as well as other places of recuperation, ought to be well outside A.A.—and medically supervised. While an A.A. group may cooperate with anyone, such cooperation ought never go so far as affiliation or endorsement, actual or implied. An A.A. group can bind itself to no one.
Tradition 6 – Reprinted with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
In District 8 there are three clubs which provide space for AA meetings and groups. These are not to be considered AA Clubs, but rather as “secondary aids” to the AA community. We mention them on this page for the sole purpose of providing an easy access of meeting locations. This is not to be considered an endorsement or affiliation, but rather a relationship of cooporation.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Marion, IA 52302