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Tradition 9: Alive and Well

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Our group has no government, no permanent officeholders, no small committee that runs everything, and no authorities. Instead, we encourage rotation of service for all offices. Our longest-term members are not even informal leaders. Instead, they are only members among members. (Sometimes longtimers’ perspectives make them more sensitive to Tradition breaks than newer members, but we are all encouraged to speak up when necessary for the good of the group, since many of us know groups that have closed because a Tradition or two was ignored.) Our biggest donors do not have any special influence. Instead, everyone is equal, no

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