« The steering committee’s mission is directly related to the two entities its Members have chosen to serve: 1) The corporate entity and 2) the spiritual entity. While we can refer to the A.A. Service Manual for a better understanding and a more comprehensive description, we will try here to briefly describe these two entities served by the members of the Area steering committee. »
« In a nutshell, we could say the corporate entity is there to serve the spiritual entity: its only obligation is to serve along with the spiritual entity for the sole purpose of carrying the A.A. message. »
« The corporate entity allows the spiritual entity and its members to comply with governmental by-laws and statutes in regards to non-profit organizations. »
Area 87 Steering Committee Guidelines (p.2)
Revised September 2009, adopted by vote August 2010.