The Eighth Concept of World Service provides, in it short form that:
The trustees are the principal planners and administrators of overall policy and
finance. They have custodial oversight of the separately incorporated and
constantly active services, exercising this through their ability to elect all
the directors of these entities." This concept continues the defining of
responsibilities and authority begun in the earlier concepts. It limits the role
of the Trustees in the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. and A.A. World Services, Inc. to the
kind of oversight achieved by electing the directors of those independent
entities, but essentially discouraging them from playing day-to-day roles as
active administrators or executives of those companies.
Are there areas in our private lives where we should resist the tempatation to
micro-manage, perhaps in the affairs of our spouses or children or parents?
Don't we really have our own duties and responsibilities with which we should be
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