Mission and Vision
Our Mission: Always mindful of the ideals expressed in the Twelve Traditions, the Twelve Concepts, and the AA Service Manual, Area 68 strives to be the voice and group conscience of AA in the Area, electing a delegate to the General Service Conference held in New York in April each year. The Area meets four times a year to consider area problems and solutions and to hold service workshops to keep AA strong and promote participation in service.
Our Vision: This we owe to A.A.’s future: to place our common welfare first; to keep our Fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives and the lives of those to come.
Southwest Texas Area 68 was formed in the early 1950s and has had a participating delegate since Panel 2 of the General Service Conference in 1952. Extending from Del Rio and Ozona on the West, to Wharton and Giddings on the East and from Coleman and Brownwood on the North and Brownsville on the South does and will continue to function as a Service body.
WHAT DOES A.A. DO?
1. A.A. members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to A.A. from any source.
2. The A.A. program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.
3. This program is discussed at A.A. group meetings.
Service to the Area Districts and Area Groups is its primary purpose and every attempt will be made to encourage all area groups to participate and support the Area Assembly, the General Service Office, AA World Services, the Grapevine and La Vina.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, nondenominational, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
The primary purpose of A.A. is to carry our message of recovery to the alcoholic seeking help. Almost every alcoholism treatment tries to help the alcoholic maintain sobriety. Regardless of the road we follow, we all head for the same destination, recovery of the alcoholic person. Together, we can do what none of us could accomplish alone. We can serve as a source of personal experience and be an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.
24-Hour HELP LINE: 210-828-6235
– For the counties of: Bandera, Gillespie, Kerr, Kendall, Kimble