Area 44 Finance Committee


The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist the Area 44 Treasurer and to make recommendations to the Area 44 Assembly for prudent financial procedures.


The Finance Committee has 9 members:

  • Finance Committee Chair (cannot be Treasurer or Alternate Treasurer)
  • Immediate past Area Treasurer
  • Immediate past Finance Committee Chair
  • Current Area Treasurer & Alternate Treasurer
  • Convention Committee Treasurer
  • 3 general committee members


  • Prepare and monitor Area 44 budget.
  • Monitor and review the impact of Area 44 literature and Grapevine purchases.
  • Review & reconcile copies of all monthly bank statements.
  • Review and approve the Treasurer's monthly report before it gets presented to the Area Officers.
  • Review list of all checks issued by the Treasurer each month.

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. (