About Area 25 Kansas

Alcoholics Anonymous, Area 25 Kansas is the geographic area assigned by the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous to the region that encompasses the state of Kansas. Area 25 is comprised of many geographic Districts as well as three Spanish-speaking districts.

Elected trusted servants from A.A. Groups – the Group Service Representatives (GSRs), other service committee members, and general members from the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous meet biannually for the purpose of conducting Area 25 affairs. In addition, every other year, elected GSRs and committee members elect a delegate to the General Service Conference, and Area Committee Officers.

  • The mission statement of Area 25 Kansas is found in our preamble which states the following:
    The Area 25 Preamble

    The Area 25 Preamble

    Service shall be Area 25’s primary purpose. All Area 25 activities will be aimed at assisting Kansas A.A. groups to function more effectively. Area 25 will also try to insure that the Area’s group conscience is conveyed through the general service structure to the General Service Conference, to help the Conference fulfill its primary purpose of acting as the “true voice” of A.A. Area 25 shall encourage all Kansas A.A. groups to support the Area in its efforts to carry out this goal.

  • The general mission statement of Alcoholics Anonymous is found in the AA preamble which states the following:
    Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble

    The Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.

    (The statement above, which is read at the beginning of many AA meetings around the world, is known as the Preamble of AA. According to a recent estimate, there are more than 2 million AA members and 100,000 AA groups in 150 countries throughout the world.)

  • The Area Business Meetings close with “The Responsibility Statement” which states the following:
    Responsibility Declaration

    The Responsibility Declaration

    I am Responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.

  • Most regular meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous begin with the Serenity Prayer which states the following:
    Serenity Prayer

    The Serenity Prayer

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.

  • This is our Anonymity Statement which states the principles we follow when in public:
    Anonymity Statement

    The Anonymity Statement

    There may be some here who are not familiar with our Tradition of personal anonymity at the public level:

    “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films."

    Thus, we respectfully ask that A.A. speakers and A.A. members not be photographed, videotaped, or identified by full name on audiotapes and in published or broadcast reports on new media technologies such as the internet.

    The assurance of anonymity is essential in our efforts to help other problem drinkers who may wish to share our recovery program with us. And our Tradition of anonymity reminds us that “A.A. principles come before personalities.”