The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking (Tradition Three, short form).
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation (Tradition Three, long form).
While A.A. principles remain the same whether face-to-face or online, there may be differences in topics or issues that need to be addressed. Therefore, The e-AA Group recognizes that A.A. members may want to have both a face-to-face and an online home group.
"With membership comes the right to vote upon issues that may affect the group and A.A. as a whole -- a process that forms the very cornerstone of A.A.'s service structure. As with all group conscience matters, each AA member has one vote; and this, ideally, is voiced through the home group" ("The A.A. Group ...Where it all begins," p. 16).
Reference: Links: AA Traditions and (The Long Form)
The AA Service Manual combined with 12 Concepts for World Service, PDF
The A.A. Group ...Where it all begins, PDF
Added: 01/27/13 Modified: 03/05/13