Welcome to the Central New York Area of Alcoholics Anonymous web site, also known as Area 47. This site is a useful resource for assembly participants as well as AA members throughout the Central New York Area.
7th Tradition donations: Send to Area 47 Treasurer, PO Box 18063 Rochester, NY 14618.
Group change forms can be brought to Area Assembly or mailed to our Registrar. This will update the records at GSO as well as at Area 47.
Group Change forms: CNY Area Registrar, PO Box 18063 Rochester, NY 14618.
Who We Are:
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - Central New York - Area 47 Assembly The Business of Alcoholics Anonymous in the United States and Canada is conducted at the annual General Service Conference meeting held in New York City, in the month of April. It is attended by delegates from 93 service areas, 21 Trustees, Directors and staff members from AA World Service, the Grapevine and the General Service Office.
The purpose of the Central New York Area Assembly is the same as the purpose of an AA group; to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic. Primarily, the way this is done is by electing a delegate to serve as the messenger of the Area to the General Service Conference. The Area Assembly also provides an opportunity for the District Committee Members and the individual AA groups to share their experience. It also sponsors Area events such as the annual convention, various workshops and other service related events that have area wide significance. The Central New York Area Assembly endeavors to:
Stimulate AA group
involvement and participation in the assembly.
Allow for free, open and unrestricted dialogue between AA groups in the area.
"railroading" and "log rolling" of one individual's or
group's specific agenda or course of action.
Insure the right of the
minority to be heard.
Remind the groups of their
need to make contributions to the General Service Office.
Provide a forum for allowing the AA groups to inform the Delegate of what items are of concern the AA groups.
Insure that the voice of the AA groups is heard within the AA service structure.
Insure that the Area Assembly does not act as a governing body over anyone.
Provide for monthly meetings of the GSR's to insure informed dialogue between the groups and the Delegate.
To pool the financial and human resources to stimulate "carrying the AA message" where it is beyond on group's resources to do this.
To act as a guardian of the Twelve Traditions of AA.
introduce the Twelve Concepts of World Service.
AA Preamble or Definition of AA:
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA Membership, we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.