From the December 1946 magazine.

1,700 A.A.s and Friends Attend Annual Dinner

More than 1,700 members of Alcoholics Anonymous and their friends--representing A.A. Groups from all sections of the United States--attended the organization's 11th annual dinner on November 7, at the Hotel Commodore, New York. The dinner was sponsored by the New York Intergroup Association of A.A.

Bill W., one of the two co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, delivered the principal A.A. address at the dinner. He reviewed A.A.'s tremendous growth in the past few years and predicted its future. "If we remember that our first duty is face-to-face help for the alcoholic who still suffers from his illness, we need not worry about our future," he said.

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