From the August 1985 magazine.

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Trust and Unity Characterize 35th General Service Conference

AA's annual U.S./Canada General Service Conference is the regular "business meeting" of the Fellowship as a whole, and like any AA business meeting it is sometimes an equal mix of sparks and spirituality. This year, at the 35th Genera] Service Conference, held the week of April 14-20 at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City, the sparks consisted primarily of excitement over AA's 50th Anniversary year, and a spirit of trust and unity reigned.

The Conference membership always includes representatives of various service entities: 91 delegates from areas of the U.S. and Canada make up two-thirds of the whole. Other Conference members are the trustees of the General Service Board (14 alcoholic, 7 nonalcoholic), the directors of AA World Services and the Grapevine, Inc., and staff of the GV and the General Service Office.

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