Preamble

We the members of the Advisory Council of the Massachusetts State Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (MSCYPAA), set forth this day (March 18, 2012), to establish and preserve, through the following principles, the experience of our predecessors. In 1985, the Massachusetts State Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous was founded for the purpose of furthering the principles of A.A. among young people. The same year, a permanent committee was established for the preservation of the experience and material. With renewed purpose, we, the current advisory council members, again take on the task of the preservation of the experience and material for the continuation of MSCYPAA. As our predecessors, we, too, think it beneficial to establish a custodian to preserve the efforts and experience, lest they be lost. Being cognizant that not all young people find our Convention or meetings necessary, we do not propose to be a universal answer or governing body for young people. We believe it beneficial to share our experience with all who request our help, for it is through our sharing that we have learned to function within the framework of the A.A. Traditions.

Purpose

Once again, the MSCYPAA Advisory Council is formed for the express purpose of furthering the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous through its annual planning and hosting of The Convention. The Council is the custodian of the Convention experience. It shall offer to anyone who requests it, information regarding young people and young people’s groups as pertaining to recovery in the A.A. program. It shall make its knowledge and experience available to G.S.O. on a regular basis for use throughout AA.

Contact

You can contact the Mscypaa Advisory Council at:

mscypaa-advisory@googlegroups.com