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April 1954

Are We Forgetting "The Millions Who Still Don't Know"?

I HAVE never attended one of the General Service Conferences, which are held in New York each spring, but I have been privileged to observe how much these Conferences have contributed to our Third Legacy of service. I was a member of one of the first State Committees, and therefore received all essential information about the need of such a Conference from the Alcoholic Foundation, as well as first-hand reports from our own State Delegate. Our present Delegate, a very close friend of mine, has added greatly to my understanding of the value of the Conferences. So I know now, as many of you do, that the Conference is our democratic way of expressing our fellowship-opinion on AA matters so that our Foundation Trustees, our General Service Headquarters and our Grapevine staff will always have "grass roots" guidance on their ever-expanding efforts to do worldwide Twelfth Step work.

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