From the April 1946 magazine.

A.A.'s Country-wide News Circuit

One of the regular Sacramento, Calif., Group meetings was attended by Rev. Nelson E. Hinman. On the following Sunday the clergyman preached a sermon on A.A. to one of the largest congregations in Sacramento. The services had been well advertised in the Sunday papers. In the first four days following the sermon, the church received 22 inquiries regarding A.A.

Several months ago the Sacramento Group started a weekly beginners' class, using the four discussions as set forth in the Washington pamphlet. As a result not only has the membership increased in the past months, but better still, the percentage of "casualties" has dropped appreciably. Furthermore, the Sacramento honor roll shows a marked improvement in the number of new members attaining their place there after three months of sobriety. These people are now beginning to move into the six months class.

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