The most vital, yet least understood, group of services that A.A. has are those that
enable us to function as a whole, namely: the General Service Office, A.A. World Services,
Inc., The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., and our board of trustees, known legally as the General
Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Our worldwide unity and much of our growth
since early times are directly traceable to this cluster of life-giving activities.