The short form of the 7th Tradition states that: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
If you are a Treasure Map Meeting home group member or if you attend “in person” or online, we invite you to support the meeting. We share all financial information openly at our meetings and use all of the funds to support our meeting expenses.
Thank you, from The Treasure Map Group of Alcoholics Anonymous!!
Some Additional Resources:
Read the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions: 7th Tradition of AA
7th Tradition – Long Form:
“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.”
AA Pamphlet: Where Money and Spirituality Mix