To: General Service Conference Delegates
Trustees of General Service Board, Past and Present
Directors of A.A. World Services, Inc., Past and Present
Directors of A.A. Grapevine, Inc., Past and Present
G.S.O. and Grapevine Staff Members, Past and Present
Appointed Committee Members of Trustees’ Committees
Central and Intergroup Offices, U.S. and Canada
Re: Vacancy for Non-trustee Director on A.A. World Services, Inc. Board in 2016
The A.A. World Services, Inc. Board will have one non-trustee Director vacancy following the
General Service Conference in April 2016. We are searching for an appropriate individual to fill
this position and would ask that you assist in sharing this information.
In seeking applications for all vacancies in Alcoholics Anonymous, the Fellowship is committed
to creating a large applicant file of qualified persons which reflects the inclusiveness and
diversity of A.A. itself.
The Board of Trustees has requested that the A.A.W.S. Board’s recommendations be presented
to the trustees’ Committee on Nominating for review, since resumes need to be screened and
applicants interviewed by members of the A.A.W.S. Board prior to the 2016 General Service
Conference annual meeting.
We plan to review resumes in a timely fashion so that the A.A.W.S. Nominating Committee can
schedule interviews as soon as possible. We, therefore, ask that completed resumes be
submitted by Monday, February 1, 2016.
Some of the qualities most desirable in the individuals who will fill the Corporate Board Director
1. Sound business or professional background in such areas as finance, management,
publishing, legal or information technology, relevant to the work of A.A. World Services,
2. Leadership qualities and the ability to work within the committee structure and with others
in a group conscience setting.
3. A demonstrated commitment to A.A. service; however, service as a delegate is not
4. A minimum of seven (7) years’ continuous sobriety in the A.A. program.
5. Availability to attend all regular meetings of the A.A. World Services Board (a total of up to
eight per year), quarterly meetings of trustees’ committees to which Corporate Board
Directors are appointed, and the General Service Conference for one week each year.
Additionally, Directors may be called upon to attend interim subcommittee or other
meetings; and, occasionally to represent A.A.W.S. at other A.A. functions. Should an
applicant be a past General Service Conference Delegate, a minimum of one year should
have elapsed since his/her rotation as a delegate before applying for one of these
positions. Therefore, Panel 64 Delegates will not be eligible for consideration for these
Enclosed is a resume form that should be completed by each applicant, who may also attach
his/her professional resume. The application should be returned to the General Service Office,
attention of Nancy D., Secretary, A.A. World Services, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive / Suite 1100,
New York, NY 10115, by Monday, February 1, 2016.
All resumes will be considered and all applicants will be advised when a candidate has been
selected by the A.A. World Services Board and reviewed by the trustees’ Committee on
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Nancy D. by telephone at
Yours in service,
William N., Chair
A.A.W.S. Nominating Committee
Enc.: A.A. World Services Director Resume Sheet