From the December 1996 magazine.

Your Move - Responses from Readers on the Topic of "Online AA" from the May 1996 Grapevine

The Only Requirement for Membership

I found your online article to be both informative and interesting. I'm currently not online, though perhaps in the future I'll have that opportunity. Do I feel excluded? Only in the sense that I do in not being able to attend a meeting in Akron, Ohio because I can't afford to travel that far; or in the sense that I can't attend a men's stag meeting because I'm a woman. As long as I have AA available to me where the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking and there are no dues or fees to pay, I'll be eternally grateful.

Face-to-face meetings have taught me to...

-- Kathie C.

Palmdale, California