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The 48th General Service Conference convened in New York City between April 19 and April 26, 1998. The General Service Conference is the deliberative...
Fountain of Youth (by Heidi T.)
Eight months ago I came back to the community where I got sober to find that my former home group had almost completely fallen apart. I walked back...
PO Box 1980 (by Jim A.)
On December 10, 1991 I came to Alcoholics Anonymous with the knowledge that I had a drinking problem. I nervously attended my first meeting at the...
Rotation: Option or Responsibility? (by W. H.)
As I watch the leaves drifting down in the autumn, I can't help but wonder if this was the original source of inspiration for the principle of...
A Going Concern (by Charlie A.)
The feeling among Quebec AAs was that there should be a Sunday morning meeting in Verdun. The Loner's Club on Wellington Street had closed in 1993...
Ham on Wry (by Michael S.)
I WAS INVITED to a fight the other night, and an AA business meeting broke out.
It Works at Work (by Debra M.)
A frustrating morning at work drove me to a noon AA meeting where I was called on to share. I unloaded my frustration of working with people who...
Try It Standing Up (by J.W.)
I'm very protective of my home group for the same reason that most alcoholics are: if the group doesn't survive, neither will I. A couple of months...
Tradition Seven in Action (by Dick N.)
"Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions." My former home group, the Sanibel/Captiva Tuesday Night Group,...
The Key to Belonging (by Karen S.)
  In 1993, the Grapevine published an anthology of articles titled The Home Group: Heartbeat of AA. In 1999, we conducted a readership survey...