When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
The responsibility declaration says it all. As AA members, each of us is responsible for ensuring that AA is accessible to every alcoholic everywhere. Whether we serve as coffee maker or trustee, this is the definition of what it means to be of service.
The pandemic has been a challenge, but also an opportunity, since it has made all AA members aware that accessibility can be an issue and concern for anyone and everyone. AA can leverage that opportunity to put technological solutions in place to address those concerns. As Billy N (past trustee) said at the closing of the recent Eastern forum – “sometimes AA needs a kick in the ass....The silver lining of covid is the effect upon AA ..It shouldn't have taken a pandemic... We pushed back hard on technology for years”. There are many things that could be done, but it would be advantageous to get a better understanding of what AA members think should be done. Please complete the following survey so we can obtain a broad perspective on the best approaches and priorities for leveraging technology to enable all members, especially those physically challenged, home bound, elderly or otherwise compromised, to attend meetings, obtain information, and carry the message of recovery.
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