Information for Groups and Secretaries

Suggested Group Contributions

Each A.A. Group is self-supporting, and after financial obligations, such as rent, coffee, and literature are met, it divides the remaining 7th Tradition monies among the various A.A. services in the manner it sees fit. The chart of Percentage Distributions listed below shows some possible ways to do this, but is suggested only.

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How to Make a Contribution

To make a 7th Tradition contribution for your group you may bring cash or checks to directly to Central Office, or you may mail a check payable to AA Central Office to the address below. If you mail your contribution, please be sure to include your group and meeting names and the contact information. Also indicate the distribution percentages your group would like to make, and we will distribute the funds accordingly.

  • AA Central Office, 14 W Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

New Groups/Meetings

If you’re starting a new group or meeting, we suggest you complete the A.A. New Group Form and submit it to Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. If you want us to add your meeting to the meeting directory, please call or stop by your Santa Barbara A.A. Central Office.

Group/Meeting Changes

If you would like to update your group or meeting information with A.A. World Services,  please use the A.A. Group Information Change Form. If you would like us to update your meeting in the local meeting guide, please call or stop by your Santa Barbara AA Central Office.