The AOSM Statement of Purpose
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 Asia-Oceania Service Meeting 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 Asia-Oceania Service Meeting encourages the planning of sound Structures suited to the needs of the individual countries and the expansion of A.A. services to reach the alcoholic through the spoken word, literature and institutions work. The AOSM recognizes that it has no authority over any A.A. service or group. The only decisions to be made by the AOSM are those which affect the meeting itself.
This year the 9th AOSM meeting was held in Chandigarh, India. Fr Joe addressed the meeting as Class A Trustee of GSO India.