Treasurer and Answering Service
Hello to all GSRs, D41 meeting chairpersons, and D41 members,
During these out-of-the-ordinary times, when AA Meetings are temporarily canceled, and Zoom Meetings have become the norm, we hope to give all members the most recent information—to help others, to maintain our own sobriety, and to continue our legacy of service work: answering service, newsletter, literature, website, meeting guide and schedule, work for correctional facilities, community outreach, and events, to name a few.
We have been asked how to contribute your suggested Seventh Tradition to our District 41 Treasurer. Checks can be sent from individual members or from each group via the postal service. We have two mailing addresses: one for meeting contributions and one for Answering Services. VENMO is now an available payment method.
“You have to have the Venmo app to send money to District 41/ Answering Service. You have to have a camera on your phone to scan the barcode. After you scan the barcode, you will see at the top of your phone a message to pay or request through Venmo. Click on the link to open the app. You can put your group name under message and where you would like to donate to (green or pink can, district 41, answering service).” Lydia, D41 Treasurer
To receive the code nd info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send contributions by mail (add group name and your email address for receipt) to:
District 41 Treasurer
P.O. Box 7226
Villa Park, IL 60181
Answering Service Contributions
Send Contributions (add group name and your email address for receipt) to:
PO Box 6365
Villa Park, IL 60181
The Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting. This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose — to help the alcoholic who still suffers. The amount of our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.
Your Trusted District Servants
“There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.”
NIA Statement on Self-Support:May
Our Seventh Tradition states that
“Every A.A. Group Ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
Northern Illinois Area 20 wants our fellowship to endure, and be ready for the still-suffering alcoholic to come. NIA makes this possible by taking care of its essential services such as this website. The groups and districts in Area 20 fund this website thru their continued contributions and support. For additional information see the A.A. pamphlet on the bottom regarding self-support.