GeoffS wrote:Part of the group culture is service work, at many different levels of AA, it just becomes part of what you do and how you live.
When I was new in A.A., I was told "that's how it works."
They said I always had to have a job in A.A., and it didn't matter what the job was... maybe it would be picking up litter in the parking lot where the meeting was held... but, I had to have a job and look at it as a commitment, and sobriety was about learning to keep my word... by keeping my commitments. I got sober in California!!! Maybe, I've got some Austrailian sobriety in me!!!
I'm glad the guy from Austrailia visited California A.A. He kept 'em in practice until I could get there!!!
I have heard that the A.A. in Austrailia is strong. Charlie & Joe McQ (the original Joe, that passed away) told me about their trips to Austrailia. Imagine that. A couple of Arkansas alkies... getting to go to meetings in Austrailia, and making it back sober to remember it and to talk about it!!! And, they made it out to California, too!