From the November 1956 magazine.

. . .our Primary Purpose. . .

THERE IS A Fifth Tradition Group within our group. We think it helps to examine our group conscience every once in a while, especially that part of our conscience which could tell us whether or not we are properly performing our primary purpose.

You will remember that Tradition Five reads: "Each group has but one primary purpose. . .to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers." That seems to place a responsibility on a group, over and beyond the responsibility of the individual who might meet with or sponsor a suffering alcoholic. There have been at least a few occasions...

-- Anon.

Hatrsdale-Ardsley, New York