7th Tradition

ACA Group Funds -
The Seventh Tradition

“Every meeting should have a trusted servant, a treasurer, to maintain a record of all income… and disbursements.  The group treasurer should make a monthly report to the group and calculate the amount of the Seventh Tradition donations being sent to their Intergroup and the World Service Organization.  This is sent monthly or quarterly.


After the group meets its monthly expenses and sets aside money for a prudent reserve, 60 percent is usually sent to the local Intergroup and 40 percent is sent to WSO.  A prudent reserve usually is the amount that equals two months’ worth of meeting expenses – rent, utilities and other group expenses.”


Excerpted from the BRB, p.609

The Greater New York ACA Intergroup uses its donations for:

  • Outreach and group support, that has included a creating a directory of GNYAI meetings.

  • GNYAI underwrites an Annual Share-A-Day experience, honoring ACA's Birthday Celebration. 

  • Recently, Intergroup launched a Group Literature Program with a distribution center in Manhattan. 

  • Future endeavors will likely include the development of a Hospitals and Institutions program. 

  • Presently we help with the expenses of a GNYAI Intergroup Representative to attend the ACA World Service Organization Annual Business Conference.