Recovery, Unity & Service

District 8 Area 15 General Service Website

Traditions & Concepts Committee


Useful Links:

12 Traditions of AA

12 Concepts of AA

Tradition’s Skit

Directions for Traditions Skit:

  1. Read the script from beginning to end to see where each participant will be seating or when they arrive in the skit. (it is in the script)- The instructions are in the front, the story is the rest…
  2. Before copying the script, you may wish to proof-read it through; there are some errors of punctuation, spelling and such.  It is pretty ‘dated’ and some roles are gender-specific. Feel free to update any names, location,  so long as the ‘message’ comes across.
  3. The committee has made 8 copies of the skit, which is about 16 pages long (the skit contains six characters, plus the narrator)
  4. We have highlighted each script with a different character’s part that differentiates each script for the specific character. So, if the committee brings the skit to your group we will bring 7 copies of the script; 1 for each character, and 1 for the narrator.  (The 8th copy is a master copy).
  5. The person responsible for the production of the skit with their group generally reads the part of the narrator.  And, they will pick out 6 people from the group. Just hand each of them a script for a specific character.  (we guit trying to figure who ought to play who; we let God figure it out).  Just have that person read the highlighted parts.  Everyone (characters) ought to follow along closely so as not to miss their cues.  Its simple stuff; for fun & for free.
  6. We were taught not to take ourselves so seriously, that we are not a glum-lot, that you can catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar, and humor is an effective teacher.  Have fun with it. It’s a PLAY.

If you or your group would like more information about the skit or having the traditions committee come to your group to help present it please email the traditions chair.

Traditions & Concepts Committee Chairperson

Qualifications: 3 years of sobriety, 1 year as a GSR in District 8

Responsibilities: 1. Present a report and information at the monthly District meeting so groups (through their GSRs) learn of the availability of this committee. 2. Meet twice a month to study the Traditions & Concepts through the literature (other than the 12 & 12) including the pamphlets, books, and the Service Manual in order to understand and to be able to share with our groups as GSRs. 3. Speak with GSRs and schedule and arrange for a Traditions Skit for their groups. Sending the skit ahead of time and a set with each part highlighted for the participant in the skit. 4. Give workshops & panels for the Traditions, Concepts and Service Manual when asked or scheduled by the committee, the District or Intergroup. 5. Contact and organize volunteers for each of these activities. 6. Bring pamphlets, books, and the Traditions Checklist to the events to share with individuals and groups. 7. Monitor committee email. 8. Maintain communication with the website chair to ensure all committee literature is up to date on the District Website. 9. Present a budget to District 8 for approval.