From the June 1951 magazine.

Delegate's Impressions


A LONG time ago after about a year's sobriety in AA, I would hear occasionally about making some sort of a payment or contribution to the New York Office.

My reaction in those days was one of resentment--such thoughts as these would absorb me--I have my Big Book (which was given to me) I have my 12 Steps, which certainly can't be taken from me. Why should I contribute to a Yankee Group way up East? What can they do for me? What can they do for my Group? Why can't they maintain themselves?

-- O.L.

Dallas, Texas

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