In 1975, the GSC recommended that delegates communicate with the publishers of AA newsletters in their areas, urging them to use Grapevine blurbs, discussion topics or other notices about Grapevine regularly in their newsletters.
Many people have called and written in, asking if the print edition of the magazine will be around in the future.
The answer is, "Yes!" There are no plans to stop publishing the Grapevine magazine.
In 2001 the Conference Committee on the Grapevine recommended that La Viña continue to be published by the A.A. Grapevine and supported by the General Service Board as a service to the Fellowship.
In 1979, the General Service Conference recommended that when feasible, groups consider bulk orders as a means of making the Grapevine available at the group.
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A GSC additional consideration in 1980 suggested:
“that groups make every effort to introduce newcomers to the Grapevine as one of our best tools in sobriety”
In 1976, the General Service Conference recommended that groups or individuals send Grapevine subscriptions to local libraries.
In 1967 the General Service Conference, "recommended that delegates suggest to groups the need for sponsoring subscriptions to the Grapevine for prisons, jails, and hospitals in their area."
In 1980 the General Service Conference 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.
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