From the February 1968 magazine.

Around AA - Items of AA Information and Experience

A Look at AA Attraction

"And for that I am responsible." Responsibility--an important word to each one of us in Alcoholics Anonymous. If AA is to continue growing, we must always be ready to help the still suffering alcoholic--and to attract others into our Fellowship.

One of the many ways we can attract is to inform the general public about the workings of AA and its availability. We can furnish, upon request, information on AA to newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV stations, plus other general-audience media. We can speak before nonalcoholic groups. Some of our states and cities have very active and productive AA Public Information Committees. These committees do furnish AA data to media requesting it. They also have the names of many volunteer members who are willing and able to go "outside" to speak. Some committees aggressively seek out such requests, feeling that all too few organizations and clubs are aware that our services are available. Letters are often sent by GSRs to church, school, and civic groups in their communities.

-- Tommy

Cheshire, Connecticut

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