From the June 2014 magazine.

Seven Decades, 15,000 Stories

A few words from the Chairman of AA’s General Service Board

I am delighted to congratulate Grapevine for 70 years of service to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. From the “ink-stained wretches” who produced the first issues on a single sheet of paper to today’s gifted professionals who turn out a monthly publication with four colors and 56 pages, it’s been an evolution and growth that has been extraordinary.

Credit for Grapevine’s creative longevity goes to the dedicated Grapevine staff and to all the volunteers who help to carry the AA message of hope—the enthusiastic Grapevine Reps throughout the Fellowship, the trusted...