Founded in 1980, the Big Apple Roundup is sponsored by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of A.A.  All are welcome. The Roundup organizes events and provides opportunities for fellowship throughout the year. We adhere to the guidelines and principles set forth by the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Guidelines for Conferences, Conventions & Roundups published by A.A. World Services. Our events are created for A.A.’s, by A.A.’s, and about A.A.

From GSO’s “AA Guidelines on Finance.”

Question: Can our group accept donations from local businesses or other non-A.A. individuals or organizations?

Answer: Alcoholics Anonymous accepts no outside contributions. In accordance with the Sixth Tradition.

BARU events are open to all regardless of means and we strive to make them as affordable as possible. All our events are suggested donations. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

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