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A.A. Area 26/District 5
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Last Updated 03/06/16
District 5
Statement of Purpose,
Anonymity & Principles
AA DECLARATION OF UNITY
This we owe to AA's future:
To place our common welfare first;
To keep our fellowship united.
For on A.A. unity depend our lives,
And the lives of those to come.

Responsibility Pledge
"I am responsible . . .
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.
And for that, I am responsible."

Reprinted from Pamphlet P-1, This Is AA, page 24 with permission of A. A. World Services, Inc.
(download pdf file of P-1 Pamphlet at left.)

Our 36 Spiritual Principles
+  12 Steps of Recovery
+  12 Traditions for Unity
+  12 Concepts in Service
=  36 Principles of Strong Sobriety
Our Statement of Purpose
of assisting the AA groups of District 5 in carrying the AA message, primarily by publishing District
5 news of interest, as well as the meeting schedules of the AA groups in District 5.

It is our goal to help the still-suffering alcoholic establish direct, face-to-face contact with Alcoholics
Anonymous.

As a District 5 Website Committee communication vehicle this website is in line with the April 1997
General Service Conference Public Information Committee action making it official that AA now
includes "Electronic Media" as yet another method of carrying the AA message.

District 5 may also publish additional information, such as DCM, GSR, Officer and Standing
Committee reports, listings of District 5 meetings, announcements of conferences, conventions and
other AA events of interest in our region, and any other information that may be deemed useful by
the members of the District 5 Assembly and its Public Information Committee.

The District 5 website will always take special precautions be vigilant about protecting the spirit of
our AA Traditions, and shall not affiliate or link our site to any non-AA related entity. Furthermore,
this site is provided solely as a general service vehicle for public information. As a service committee
we simply pass along publicly available information concerning Alcoholics Anonymous within the
geographic bounds of District 5, Area 26, Kentucky.

Anonymity
The District 5 Website will be diligent about protecting the anonymity of all AA members. No last
names of AA members will be used on this website, including email addresses with last names.

A Website is a public communications vehicle not unlike "Press, Radio, TV, and Films". Carrying
our AA message on a Web site is within our traditions as long as last names or facial pictures are not
posted or transmitted.

Personal email between members and/or non-members is no different than using Postal Mail or the
telephone. Disclosing AA membership in this way does not compromise our tradition of maintaining
anonymity at the public level.

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12 Concepts of World Services

NOTE: This page is not endorsed nor approved by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc, It is
solely provided by District 5 as part of its 12th Step work in reaching out to the alcoholic who still
suffers. Some of the items on this page may have originally been published by AA World Services,
Inc., or the AA Grapevine, Inc., but do not assume that this implies permission or continued
approval by the General Service Conference for their use in these pages.

Alcoholics Anonymous®, AA®, and The Big Book® are registered trademarks of Alcoholics
Anonymous World Services, Inc. The Grapevine® and AA Grapevine® are registered trademarks of
The AA Grapevine, Inc.

If any mistakes in this website are found, please notify
website@aakyd5.org. Thank You.
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in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly
and well, it can produce results surpassing our present imagination.”
                   Bill W.,
The AA Grapevine, Inc., November 1960