Donations to GSA

ABA Seventh Tradition
It states that Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. We welcome donations from registered ABA groups and meetings as well as individual members.

Current Financial Situation
Low revenue from literature sales and higher expenses in 2016 resulted in a financial crisis for the GSA.  Essential services have been scaled back temporarily to stay in operation.  For more information please read the following letter from the President of the General Service Association of ABA. (The maximum yearly amount for an individual donation has been raised to $3000.)

Communication letter to Fellowship 2019 by Amy G

Where do your donations go?

    • Administrative costs: Office Rent, Office Expenses, Insurance, ABA Office Manager pay and rental of the Board Meeting space.
    • ABA Material Order Costs: PayPal ordering and engraving of medallions.
  • Communication with Members Costs: Telephone and website fees.

How to donate?

One-time Online Donations
On the payment page there’s a line that states “ABA Member or Group?” Please click on it to type in which meeting/group the donation is from or, if from an individual, just write ‘ABA member’.




On-going Donations
This subscription button allows you to sign up for a specific amount and donate monthly.  You can use your bank account, credit card, or PayPal account to pay for the recurring monthly donation. You need to sign up for a PayPal account for this option. Please indicate if the subscription is from an individual ABA member or an ABA meeting or group in the text box below.


Member or Group?



To cancel your subscription, please contact us.

Mail-in Donations

– make the cheque or money order payable to: General Service Association of ABA
– send cheques or money orders in CAD, USD, Euros, AUD, NZD, or GBP.
– Please include a note stating that you are an ABA member or indicating which ABA meeting or group this donation is from.
– Please mail to:

General Service Association of ABA
Main PO Box 125
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2G9
Canada


Thank you for your contribution to the General Service Association of ABA.

General Service Office Hours

As we no longer have a physical office, please email the office manager if you require any literature. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up of  any literature orders within Edmonton and area.

Letter from the President
Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next board meeting will be Monday June 15th, 2020, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time/8:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting in person or via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

Inventory Committee

Inventory Committee. Minutes, reports and documents can be accessed here:

 
*note: you may need to create a gmail account to access
Committee Meetings

Meeting Support Committee

This committee needs a Chair.

Please contact Amy amygillard50@gmail.com for further information.

Public Information Committee

Please contact Alison alison.ensworth@gmail.com for further information

GSO and Personnel Committee

Please contact the Chair, Kheri, k.taylor-milos@shaw.ca for further information.

Literature and Outreach Committee

Please contact the Chair, Lou, at yogi-lou@bigpond.net.au for date and time of meetings.

Retreat and Conference Committee

Please contact the Chair dawnjaitken@gmail.com for meeting date and time.

GSR Committee

The GSR Committee needs a Chair.  The GSR meets the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time on Zoom 615–788–8412. Pswd:361958

Website Committee

Please contact the Chair, Tammie, tammie.neumiller@breathewebsolutions.com for further information.

To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors