The following guidelines for the Area D Newsletter have been
developed to provide assistance to the Editor
suggestions from the Australian
Service Manual, ‘The Area’, Section M05, 6th Edition 2004.
guidelines have been approved by the
Assembly of Area D of the Southern Region
of AA in
The Newsletter will be known as ‘D-Liberation’.
AA Area’s function is to assist AA Groups in their
primary purpose - to carry their message to the
alcoholic who still suffers.
The Newsletter will publish information and articles
about events, Districts and groups in Area D
in Southern Region of Australia
that will help
members to fulfil that primary purpose.
Information is provided as a service to AA Groups and
members in the Area and the focus of the
publication is on our common welfare
unity) rather than personal recovery.
As in most AA service activities, because it has been
found prudent to make a committee (rather than
one or two individuals)
responsible, format, planning
and content, will be governed by the
The Newsletter published by Area D will generally
Newsletters may also include:
“Articles published in this Newsletter are the experience
and opinion of the author, and are not
necessarily the opinion of AA.”
In general, the Newsletter will NOT print:
WITH AA TRADITION AND
In accordance with AA Tradition, the Newsletter
The use of AA’s Trademarks and Logos in the
Newsletter will be in accordance with Guideline
G-20 of the Australian Service
from AA literature such as the ‘Big Book’, the Twelve
Twelve Traditions, The Australian
Service Manual, and Conference Approved pamphlets must include the
credit line, in order to ensure that the
copyrights of AA literature are
protected. Details of legal
requirements regarding copyright, logos,
trademarks, copying and reprint
permission can be
found in Section M11 of the AA
Manual: “AA Literature”.
The Newsletter will be issued quarterly (January,
April, July, October) following each Area
Assembly to capture what has been
The Newsletter will be available electronically as a
pdf file, either emailed or from the website.
This is to
save the cost of printing and posting to each group so that
such money can be used more meaningfully for
12th Step work.
Individual AA members will not be identified in the
Newsletter. Private email addresses
are not included if they include person’s
authorise any publication of their telephone numbers in the
Newsletter for any purpose.
The editor maintains a list of subscriber email
addresses and a backup copy is kept by the
The subscriber list is not shared with any other body
or outside enterprises.
Subscribers are only added to the list by their own
request – either by email or through submitting
the form on the Area D web
The Newsletter editor will be responsible for the
publication in accordance with these guidelines.
The editor will serves for a two year period and may
co-opt AA member volunteers to assist with the
The editor will produce an annual report for the Area
The editor will maintain an Operations Manual which has
full details about the Newsletter to ensure it
can continue seamlessly in the
event of a handover of
the position. It
templates used in the production of the Newsletter as well as up to
date "How-to" information.
The Newsletter will be produced by volunteers. The
is produced as a cost-free activity and any unexpected expenditures
will be referred to the Area Assembly
questions or comments about this web site.