June 2012: Welcome to Akron!

Special Founder's Day Issue

The room in Henrietta Seiberling’s gatehouse where Bill W. and Dr. Bob first met in May of 1935. Photo courtesy of GSO Archives.

Every year in June, thousands of recovering alcoholics and their friends and families descend on Akron, Ohio, for the annual Founders' Day celebration.

The three-day event, filled with meetings, entertainment, bus tours and fellowship, commemorates the anniversary of Dr. Bob's last drink and the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous. This year's gathering is June 8, 9 and 10 (visit for more information). See you in Akron!

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