'Composition, qualifications, induction procedures, and rights and duties will always be matters of serious concern.' (Concept XI)
'Good service leadership at all levels is indispensable for our future functioning and safety' (Concept IX)
'Final responsibility and the ultimate authority for AA world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole fellowship.' (Concept I)
Whatever the reason, the responsibility for the group lies with all of the members. When things go wrong (the tea is not ready on time; the group runs out of Big Books; the scripts go missing), everyone is affected, and the ultimate responsibility and authority lies with all group members. However, practically speaking, group members look to the service members to be custodians of the group.