A.A.W.S. Highlights Board Meeting Newsletters

A.A. World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S) publishes highlights of it’s board meetings. These newsletters are to inform Members, Groups, GSR’s and other trusted servants about agenda items, budget preparation, service and publishing operations and more. The reports are broken down as follows: General Manager’s Report, Staff Report, Technology/Communication/Services (TCS), Publishing, Finance and Additional Activities. For more information about the General Service Board – A.A. World Services, Inc. – AA Grapevine, Inc. Read below or refer to Chapter 10 of BM-31 – A.A. Service Manual.

You can Read – Download or Print the following Highlights in English.
Other language options available from your General Service Office.

Highlights from A.A.W.S. October 27, 2023

Highlights from A.A.W.S. July 27, 2023 and Letter 10-11-23

Highlights from A.A.W.S. December 3, 2021

Highlights from A.A.W.S. July 29, 2021

Highlights from A.A.W.S. June 25, 2021

AAWS Highlights October 2020

AAWS Highlights July 2020

AAWS Highlights March 2020

AAWS Highlights January 2020

AAWS Highlights December 2019



















Excerpts of Our Service Manual Chapter 10 page S76, S77 and S78

The General Service Board is responsible for the General Service Office (G.S.O.) and the Grapevine, and it takes care of its administrative duties through two operating corporations. One is A.A. World Services, Inc., which oversees the General Service Office and
its service activities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as communications with A.A. service boards and offices around the world. In addition, A.A.W.S. publishes and distributes A.A.’s books, pamphlets and other items.

The other is AA Grapevine, Inc., which oversees the Grapevine office and publishes and distributes the AA Grapevine magazine, the Spanish
edition, La Viña, and related items. The two entities handle all aspects of the day-to-day operation of A.A.’s business.

A.A. World Services, Inc. has nine directors: two general service trustees, two regional or at-large trustees, three nontrustee directors, one paid
staff member, and the general manager of G.S.O., who is president of the corporation. The board meets eight times a year and considers agenda items such as budget preparation for the service and publishing operations, pricing of new and revised publications, G.S.O. service activities, implementation of Conference and General Service Board recommendations, copyright concerns, and reprint permissions.

General Manager’s Report – Administration – Archives – Administrative Services – Human Resources – Information Technology Services

Staff Report – Accessibilities – Communication Services – Conference – C.P.C/Treatment – Corrections – Group Services – International – International Convention – Literature – Nominating – Public Information – Regional Forums – Treatment and Accessibilities

Technology/Communication/Services (TCS) – Publishing – Finance and Additional Activities