From the January 2011 magazine.

January 2011: Order in the court!

A group adjusts when the police force occupies its courtroom meeting place

Objection overruled!

I am the general service rep of a Big Book group that meets each Tuesday night in a courthouse in Melbourne, Australia. The time I opened up the rooms for the first time, it ended up being a very eventful night. Both our regular secretaries were away and the person who would normally take over was in the States at the 2010 AA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. I stepped up for what I thought was going to be the simple process of opening the doors to the courthouse, setting up the banners, getting the water urn going, ensuring that there were enough biscuits, that the toilets were clean, and...

-- Adrian B.

Melbourne, Australia