Title Factoid Text
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.

Factoid #31

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

Factoid #30

In 1962 the GSC recommended: “that retiring delegates will become Grapevine Representatives and recruit other GVRs in their areas, with the objective that each A.A. group have a GVR.”

Factoid #29

In 1980 the GSC recommended: “that groups make every effort to introduce newcomers to the Grapevine as one of our best tools in sobriety.”

Factoid #28

In 1978 the GSC recommended “that a Grapevine information table be made a regular feature at all conferences, conventions, and assemblies.”

Factoid #27

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 #26

In 1978 the GSC recommended: “that area and state functions consider Grapevine workshops similar to other workshops held at the area level from time to time.” 

Factoid #25

In 1976 the GSC recommended: 

“that groups or individuals send Grapevine subscriptions to local libraries.”

Factoid #24

In 1965 the GSC recommended “that the Grapevine use the services of area committees in promoting the sale of Grapevine at the group and individual level.”

Factoid #23

In 1969 the GSC recommended “that all delegates consider it part of their responsibility to inform the Fellowship about the Grapevine as a tool of sobriety, either through their own efforts or by recruiting others.”

Factoid #22

A GSC recommendation in 1975 stated:
“that delegates communicate with the publishers of AA newsletters in their areas, urging them to use Grapevine blurbs, discussion topics, or other notices about the Grapevine regularly in their newsletters.”

Factoid #21

 

A GSC recommendation in 1969 stated:

“that all delegates consider it part of their responsibility to inform the Fellowship about the Grapevine as a tool of sobriety, either through their own efforts or by recruiting others.”

Factiod #19

A GSC recommendation in 1988 stated:
“that in order to encourage full participation, areas consider establishing a Grapevine awareness month and continue to hold Grapevine workshops, Grape-a-thons, and Grapevine meetings.”

Factoid #20

A GSC recommendation in 1963 stated:

“that all delegates consider it a part of their responsibility to inform the Fellowship about the Grapevine as a tool of sobriety, either through their own efforts or by recruiting others.”

Factiod #18

 

A GSC additional consideration in 2008 suggested:

“GVRs/RLVs use laptops to take subscriptions at AA events.”

Factoid #17

In 1976 the GSC recommended: “that groups be encouraged to increase their subscriptions as their membership increases.”

Factoid #16

In 1976, the GSC reaffirmed that “areas be encouraged to invite the Grapevine staff to visit state and provincial conferences, with the suggestion that the invitation be made to the Grapevine staff directly. The committee felt that personal contact between Grapevine staff and AA members would stimulate interest in the Grapevine.”