Information on Alcoholics Anonymous
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.
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EXCERPT from COMMITTEE BYLAWS, February 13th, 2011
AOCYPAA was formed in mid 1996 with a few distinct goals in mind. The excerpts used as a preamble to our guidelines were taken from our first Acypaa bid package need statement. Our first couple of meetings at the Newport Alano club showed us that there was a definite problem in Orange County and its surrounding areas concerning unity and fellowship among young people in A.A. These meetings drew over 50 young people concerned about our future and from these meetings AOCYPAA was spawned. We knew we needed order in forming this committee. The best way we saw fit to create order was to follow the path laid down by the young people before us in Acypaa.
We formed AOCYPAA with two distinct goals in mind. First, we are to be of maximum service to others, which includes carrying the message of recovery to newcomers. Second, we must foster unity. For without unity, we risk losing everything. We are confident in accomplishing these goals.
For the first time in many years, the Northern, Central, and Southern Orange County young peoples groups have come together. AOCYPAA is welcoming all groups to unite with us in our journey towards recovery.