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The Committee reiterated that carrying the message is the primary purpose of the Fellowship, which is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
While remaining within the spirit of Tradition 11 the Committee believes that whereas members of Alcoholics Anonymous ought to remain anonymous, the Fellowship and its message ought not: we are Alcoholics Anonymous and not 'alcoholics invisible'.
The Fellowship needs to raise its public profile, stating that recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous works by following its Twelve Step Programme. The Committee shared experience of PI work and heard many innovative ideas.
The Committee recommends to Groups, Intergroups, Regions and General Service Board the following approaches for further PI work, focusing on the solution not the problem and further recommends that the term Alcoholics Anonymous rather than AA be used in all PI activity. A more focused approach to PI might emphasise that the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous is a spiritual programme.
The Committee recommends that the General Service Board:
The Committee recommends that Groups, Intergroups and Regions:
The Committee vote was substantially for with one vote against.
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