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.”

  • WVI operates on 7th Tradition contributions from:
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Dollars raised at WVI Sponsored Events
  • Along with sales of Merchandise at Central Office
  • These help cover:
  • Central Office Rent
  • Paypal, Shipping, Square Fee’s
  • Telephone and Internet
  • Copier, Computer Maintenance & Website Maintenance
  • Contributions to District 4, Area 58 & GSO