Have always in view,
not only the present but the coming generations. The unborn of the future
must however, as individuals and as a fellowship, always be concerned with the
structure of service of AA which protects and expands our way of life. For we
continue to owe to the generations yet unborn a solemn obligation to insure
that this way of life is available to them, as it has been to us.
may not need a General Service Conference to insure our own recovery. But we
need it to insure the recovery of the alcoholic who still stumbles in the
darkness, seeking the light. We need it to insure the recovery of some unborn
child, inexplicably destined to alcoholism. We need it to provide, in keeping
with the Twelfth Step, a permanent haven for all alcoholics who in the ages
ahead can find in A.A. that rebirth which brought its first members back to
Smith, Chairman AA General Service Board 1951-1956
Creator let us remember the next generation.