Stories from the 1940s

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A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit What The Grapevine's correspondent believes to be the first group formed in a Veterans Bureau Facility was started recently at Mountain Home, Tenn., with the full cooperation of Col. Lee B. Harr and the staff doctors. The Johnson City Group helped... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The result of the annual census conducted by the Cleveland, O., district office shows that there are now approximately 2,300 persons in Greater Cleveland actively participating in the A.A. program. This total is comprised of group membership figures... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The Boston banquet celebrating the seventh anniversary of A.A. there drew a capacity attendance--800--at the Hotel Copley Plaza on Wednesday evening, Nov. 19. This sellout of banquet tickets was an indication of the strides A.A. itself has made. In... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The East Milton Group held a pre-Christmas party on Sunday night, Dec. 14. There were presents, etc., and as a feature, an "all-A.A. orchestra" provided the music for dancing. . . Southbridge, Group has become associated with Central Service... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit Salem, Mass., Group put on an open meeting that packed the large hall in Town House Square on Friday night, Nov. 28, when the members of Manchester, Conn., Group conducted the meeting. Salem A.A.s had previously gone down to Manchester to put on a... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit East Jaffrey, a new group started several weeks ago, held an opening meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday night, Dec. 3, with Massachuetts visitors providing all the speakers. Malden, South End, Woburn, Sommerville, Quincy, Arlington, Medford,... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The Central Service Committee at Boston is letting delegates thresh out the method of running the All-Group meetings on Wednesday nights at 30 Huntington Ave., Boston, next year. Earlier this year, the old practice of having each group associated... January 1948
A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit The members in Newburyport, Mass., had a gala time for themselves on the night of Nov. 30 when surrounding groups popped in to help the local members celebrate the first A.A. "birthday" of four of the Newburyport Group. January 1948
No Froth on the Tea at Dublin's First Birthday A dinner was held at the County Shop November 27, when 33 members, their wives and friends got together. Many of us looked around furtively to see if anyone was noticing us pouring water into our glasses and one or two absentmindedly attempted to... S.M. January 1948
News Circuit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is enjoying a steady growth in London, England, according to a report recently received in The A.A. Grapevine office. The London Group now has approximately 90 members. The Londoners are suffering the usual "growing pains" and... January 1949