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Tradtion Nine: OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. Tradition Nine is kind of buried, and it seems like one of those boring maxims about how we set up shop. Yeah, yeah, so we can have an intergroup and world service, isn’t that special . . . who wouldn’t have thought of that? But imagine if the opposite were true. Imagine if Tradition Nine said, “OA ought to be highly structured and hierarchical. Every local group’s mission is to serve the greater good as determined by

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