From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Right Place, Right Time

caption Photo Jon W.

As an AA Grapevine rep I have been given the opportunity to have many wonderful conversations from “behind the table.” I’ve also learned how being a GVR can be an effective Twelfth-Step tool.

I first made myself available for election to an area officer position several years ago. My AA service sponsor insisted I make myself available for every office. Being an arrogant, egotistical, self-centered alcoholic, I thought she was being very insightful. Obviously she must’ve known how valuable I could be to the Fellowship. Fortunately, what she actually knew was that I needed to have the opportunity to be humbled by the election process.

-- Brent G.

Springville, California

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