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Factoid#71

In 2008, the Conference Committee on Grapevine had an additional consideration that stated: “that delegates and Area Grapevine/La Viña chairs exchange information about successful efforts to increase awareness of AA’s magazines.”

Factoid#70

In 1959, the General Service Conference recommended: “the emphasis of all circulation-building efforts be directed toward stressing an increased awareness of A.A. Grapevine as a vital tool for the use of individuals and groups.”

Factoid#69

In 1954, the General Service Conference recommended: “that the 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 the delegates emphasize the value of Grapevine to the individual member.

Factoid#68

In 1966, the General Service Conference recommended: “Delegates should lend their efforts toward increasing readership of the magazine in each area.”

Factoid#67

In 2011, the General Service Conference recommended that: “The A.A. Grapevine Board, in consultation with the A.A. World Services Board and under the guidance of the General Service Board chairman, continue to investigate what efficiencies and objectives can be accomplished by combining services and sharing resources, including reviewing Concept XI, while still maintaining editorial and corporate independence.”

Factoid#66

In 1975, the General Service Conference recommended that “delegates communicate with the publishers of A.A. newsletters in their areas and urge them to use Grapevine blurbs, discussion topics, or other notices in the Grapevine regularly in their newsletters.”

Factoid#65

In 1973, the General Service Conference recommended that: “Each Conference area select a Grapevine chairman who would create a structure to work with the groups to enhance the readership of A.A. Grapevine.”

Factoid#64

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

Factoid#63

In 1979, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “delegates continue their efforts in using the area and district service structure to achieve the goal of a Grapevine representative in every group.”

Factoid#62

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

Factoid#61

In 1967, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “delegates suggest to groups the need for sponsoring subscriptions to the Grapevine for prisons, jails, and hospitals in their areas.”

Factoid#60

In 1966, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “delegates should lend their efforts toward increasing readership of the magazine in each area.”

Factoid#59

In 1988, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “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#58

In 1962, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “Grapevine representatives will aim for 100% subscriptions in their groups, with follow-up on expirations to ensure 100% renewals.”

Factoid#57

In 1965, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “the Grapevine use the service of area committees in promoting the sale of the Grapevine at the group and individual levels.”

Factoid#56

In 1971, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “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#55

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

Factoid#54

In 1973, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “Each Conference area select a Grapevine chairman who would create a structure to work with the groups to enhance the readership of A.A. Grapevine.”

Factoid#53

In 1966, the Grapevine Conference Committee recommended that: “delegates should search out new material―articles, stories, anecdotes―for the Grapevine in their areas.”

Factoid#52

In 2018, the Grapevine Conference Committee discussed ways groups can be kept informed about Grapevine and La Viña and suggested that all current and past delegates consider it a part of their responsibility to inform the Fellowship about Grapevine and La Viña as tools of sobriety, either through their own efforts or by recruiting others through email and area websites.”