From the February 2006 magazine.

A Forum And A Homecoming

East Central Regional Forum, Houghton, Michigan, November 4-6, 2005

Houghton is located in the scenic Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Despite the long distances, an above-average number of attendees (327) from all over the East Central Region gathered there to participate in the Regional Forum, including about a dozen enthusiastic Spanish-speaking AA members, some from newly formed groups in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.

On Friday afternoon, the Executive Editor of the Grapevine chaired a "Grape Ball," an event where GvRs and others who love the Grapevine shared their...