From the September 1983 magazine.

A Doctor Speaks Out

Following is the text of an impromptu talk at the West Central Regional Forum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 4-6, 1983. Ken, a Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee on the AA General Service Board, spoke movingly of his concern for and faith in the Fellowship--and received a standing ovation from the 600-plus Forum-goers.

GOOD MORNING! I'm one of those nonalcoholics, of course. I feel that I have to speak this morning. I feel very strongly about this Fellowship, and I even, sometimes, think of myself as being part of this Fellowship. You have to forgive me for that, but AA is something that means a great deal to me, as I know it does to all those people in the room here today.

-- Kenneth H. Williams, MD

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