Title Factoid Text
Factoid#51

In 1954, the General Service Conference recommended “that each delegate contact those groups in his area which do not have the Grapevine available at meetings and draw their attention to the importance and advantages of obtaining copies for the group either through monthly or yearly bulk orders; and that delegates emphasize the value of the Grapevine to the individual member."

Factoid#50

In 1994, the General Service Conference recommended “all A.A. members be strongly urged to work toward the goal that AA Grapevine magazine be self-supporting through the sale of magazine subscriptions.”

Factoid#49
In 1962, the General Service Conference recommended “Grapevine representatives
will aim for 100% subscriptions in their groups, with follow-up on expirations
to ensure 100% renewal."
Factoid#48

In 1966, the General Service Conference recommended, “delegates should lend their efforts toward increasing readership of the (Grapevine) magazine in each area”.

Factoid#47

In 1962 the General Service Conference recommended “Grapevine subscriptions for newcomers are recommended as a useful tool of sobriety; subscriptions to be entered automatically for each newcomer who may reimburse the group when he/she can”.

Factoid#46

In 1961, the General Service Conference recommended “all G.S.O pamphlets be scrutinized for mention, wherever possible, of the Grapevine as a recovery tool of A.A. World Services.”

Factoid#45

In 1971, the General Service Conference recommended “the Grapevine use mailing lists to provide introductory information about Grapevine and La Viña to correctional and treatment facilities.”

Factoid#44

In 1971, it was recommended, “all delegates return to their home groups with a determination to begin thinking of the Grapevine as a major tool in helping to achieve and maintain sobriety.”

Factoid#43

In 1965, it was recommended “the Grapevine use the service of area committees in promoting the sale of the Grapevine at the group and individual levels.”

Factoid#42

In 1963, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended “all delegates should help select the Grapevine representative in every group in their area.”

 

Factoid#41

In 1997, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended “the Grapevine use mailing lists to provide introductory information about the Grapevine and La Viña to correctional facilities and treatment facilities.”

Factoid#40

In 1997, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended "the Grapevine use mailing lists to provide introductory information about the Grapevine and La Viña to correctional facilities and treatment facilities."

Factoid#39

In 1988, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended "that the matters of format and editorial policy raised in the "Resolution to the A.A. Grapevine" from Area 70, Vermont, are with the right of decision of the Grapevine editorial staff." 

Factoid #38

In 1989, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended "in recognition of the need for 
a magazine price increase in the near future, delegates clarify in their areas the fact that 
the Grapevine is supported by subscription income and does not accept group 
contributions to cover operating expenses."

 

Factoid #37

In 1988, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended "in order to encourage full 
participation, the Grapevine consider establishing a Grapevine awareness month,and areas continue to hold Grapevine workshops, Grape-a-thons and Grapevine meetings."

 

Factoid #36

 
In 1988, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended “in or to encourage full participation, the Grapevine consider establishing a Grapevine awareness month, and areas continue to hold Grapevine workshops, Grape-a-thons and Grapevine meetings.”

Factoid #35

In 1985, the GSC recommended that: “a workbook be produced for Grapevine committees.”

Factoid #34

In 1974, the GSC recommended that: “the Grapevine continue to publish responsible personal opinions of AA members, although the Grapevine does not endorse those opinions.”

Factoid #33

In 1994, the GSC recommended that: “all AA members be strongly urged to work toward the goal that the AA Grapevine magazine be self-supporting through the sale of magazine subscriptions.”

Factoid #32

In 1995, the GSC recommended that:

Based on an expressed need, a Spanish edition of the Grapevine be produced, contingent on the following: the Grapevine Corporate Board proceed to gather information and develop a business plan for a bimonthly Spanish edition of the Grapevine, for presentation to the trustees’ Finance Committee, and that funding for up to five (5) years be obtained from the General Service Board Reserve Fund, with start-up costs estimated at $84,000 for the first year.

It was further recommended that if a Spanish edition is established, the monthly Spanish articles be removed from the English-language Grapevine, and that if, after five (5) years, the Spanish edition of the magazine is determined to be no longer feasible, publication be discontinued.