How to Contribute Funds to Area 36

In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of self-support, the Southern Minnesota Area Assembly (Area 36) accepts contributions only from A.A. groups and members.   Questions about contributions and Area 36 finances should go to our Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


To contribute, please first answer this question.  Are you a member of Alcoholics Anonymous?


Additional Resources About Tradition 7 and A.A. Finances

Tradition 7 (Short Form)

“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”


Tradition 7 (Long Form)

“The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.”


AA Guidelines on Finance


“The AA Group Treasurer” Pamphlet


“Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix” Pamphlet