Statement of Purpose of the Asia-Oceania Service Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Primary purpose of the Asia-Oceania Service Meeting (AOSM) is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who still suffers.

The AOSM seeks ways to accomplish this goal by providing a forum for the delegates to share the experience, strength and hope of the countries they represent and who come together from all parts of Asia and Oceania.

It can also represent an expression of the Group Conscience throughout the region and provide a link to the World Service Meeting for countries unable to be represented there.

Experience has shown that a sound service structure enables the message to be delivered more effectively. The AOSM encourages the planning of sound structures suited to the needs of the individual countries and the expansion of AA service to reach the alcoholic through the spoken word, literature and institutions work.

The AOSM recognises it has no authority over any AA service or group. The only decisions to be made by the AOSM are those which affect their meeting itself.