“Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recovery. Nor ought A.A. Membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provide that, as a group they have no other affiliation.” – Tradition Three (long form)
“Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose – that of carrying it’s message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” – Tradition Five (long form)
“Unless there is approximate conformity to A.A.’s Twelve Traditions, the group… can deteriorate and die.” – Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 174.
A.A.’s Traditions suggest that a group not be named after a facility or member (living or deceased), and that the name of a group not imply affiliation with any sect, religion, organization or institution.
COGF Application for Membership
"*" indicates required fields