Press release for the AA Survey undertaken 2016
CLASS A (Non Alcoholic) TRUSTEES OF THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL SERVICE BOARD OF AA INC.
AA GENERAL SERVICE BOARD
The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous is the legal arm of AA., and is composed of both A.A. (Class B) and non-A.A. (Class A) trustees.
The non-alcoholic trustees serving with the A.A. members on the board, do so on a voluntary basis and contribute special skills in several professional fields.
Past Class A Trustees have included members of the medical and nursing professions, accountancy, the Law, researchers, people familiar with the media, as well as those well versed in the general business world.
Class A Trustees are our public face should it become necessary to put AA before the general public in any matter. They are occasionally called upon to chair meetings and committees, to speak at Regional Forums and take formal roles at major Conventions.
Alcoholics Anonymous has been active visiting prisons and other correctional facilities for many years. Thanks to the efforts of past members these meetings have been maintained in their original form......as a normal AA meeting held within the confines of a Correctional Facility.
Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members who are available to speak to groups about their experiences with alcohol and Alcoholics Anonymous. Our speakers have addressed a number of interested groups including schools, employers and other service groups (eg Rotary and Lions). A.A. speakers are available to speak to any group who considers that the message we carry may be of help to the proposed audience. We are happy to share our experiences but can’t comment on the effectiveness of alcohol programmes other than A.A. or on any other issues outside AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous has many A.A. members and service committees who are available to provide professionals with information about Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. has a long history of cooperating but not affiliating with outside organisations and being available to provide A.A. meetings or information about A.A. upon request.