LICYPAA Bylaws Amended and Approved 1-06-2020

Adopted May 1, 2017.
Amended and adopted February 6, 2018.
Amended and adopted September 3, 2018. 
Amended and adopted November 5, 2018.
Amended January 6, 2020 and implemented February 16, 2020.

What is LICYPAA?

LICYPAA is the acronym for Long Island Committee of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. We have established LICYPAA to unite all young AA’s of Long Island in the tradition of our founders to bring the message of recovery to the still suffering alcoholic. LICYPAA’s mission is to reach out to alcoholics everywhere, including institutions, schools, and meetings. LICYPAA hosts events to be of service and create unity. LICYPAA was determined to host the EACYPAA convention in the Spring of 2009. Our members hoped to put together a memorable celebration of recovery, unity, and service. Our intention was that all attendees would return home from the convention better prepared to receive young people who turn to AA for help. In October 2016 LICYPAA hosted the Empire State Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ESCYPAA). A glorious weekend of love and celebration of life in recovery.

When do we meet?

LICYPAA meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 8:00pm

LICYPAA now has a Venmo account for 7th tradition contributions: @Licypaa

7th Tradition (long form):

“The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.”