From the June 1948 magazine.

A.A.s Voice Opinions on Speaker Expense

It Is Free

One of the best things ever said about A.A. is that no one is making any money out of it. Paying guest speakers is against the spirit of mutual help. This makes A.A. what it is. Applause is not consistent with humility. We alcoholics are too egotistical as it is.

-- R.W.R.

Plainfield, New Jersey

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