The Seventh Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous: The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.

Then, too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority. — Tradition Seven (long form) It is up to your informed group conscience to decide how each group will distribute funds. Possible divisions to consider are:

60% to District 30% to Area 10% to General Service Office; or 50% to District 30% to Area 20% to General Service Office; or 40% to District 30% to Area 30% to General Service Office

If you have any questions or concerns, email your district treasurer,, or DCM (District Committee Member),

Please Send Checks to:

HMB Area Association Ship & Copy 118 Polar Plaza, #114 Amsterdam, NY 12010

HMB District 7,  P.O. Box 1654,  Kingston, NY 12402

HMB District 16 PO Box 471 Saugerties, NY 12477 HMB Area Association Ship & Copy 118 Polar Plaza, #114 Amsterdam, NY 12010

General Service Office (make check out to “General Service Board”) PO Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163

Preaddressed group contribution envelopes are available from the General Service Office ALWAYS write your Group Number on your check. If you aren’t sure what your group number is, email the District Records Chair at: or


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