Stories from the 1940s

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A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The first assembly session of the newly designated Central-Atlantic Region group of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D. C., on January 31. Bill W will head up the speakers at the dinner which will follow regional... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The Milwaukee Railroad had the choice of its crack engineer to carry the Friendship train as far as Dubuque, Ia. "And whom do you think got the honor?" asks Hildagarde of the A.A. Tribune. "Old Dingbat who had been fired under Rule G and who is now... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit Effects of the recent Institute held at the University of California at Berkeley, Cal., are already beginning to be felt in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Bay Area Groups are very happy over it. Two municipal court judges have come out recently... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit What is probably the first police raid on an A.A. group was the distinction received by the Tidewater Group at Norfolk, Va., recently. A few members of the group were sitting around the still unopened new quarters one evening discussing improvements... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit San Antonio, Tex., A.A.s had a full social calendar for fall, with the women of the auxiliary inaugurating a series of Sunday evening suppers. The first was an all-Mexican affair with a spaghetti supper, a barbecue and others following. For the fall... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit An increasing number of one year sobriety anniversaries is making the West Palm Beach, Fla., Group, proud of its "step away from infancy." Recently four were celebrated in one night with the cutting of the symbolic cake and presentation of books to... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit On a recent trip through Eastern Canada, New York and Chicago, a member of the Beacon Hill Group, Victoria, B. C., Can., found steady growth in the various groups he was able to visit, according to the Beacon Group publication. In Winnipeg he found... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The combined groups of Rochester, N. Y., recently inaugurated a series of open meetings in the auditorium of the Brick Church Institute, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, with outstanding A.A. members as speakers. A New Rochelle speaker was heard at the... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit Two closed meetings are held each week by Spartanburg, S. C., to each of which two of the local ministers are invited. Invitations will be continued until all ministers in the city have been asked. Members feel that they need the ministers' help... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The Montgomery, Ala., Group recently invited all others to a big open meeting in the city auditorium where a member of the Jacksonville, Fla., Group, was the speaker, introduced by an Andalusia member. The club room at 16 1/2 South Perry was open... January 1948