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May 1956

The Birthday Plan

Excerpts from a talk given by the originator of "The Oklahoma Birthday Plan," at the AA State Meeting in Great Bend, Kansas, last fall.

I BELIEVE Bill and the founders in giving us the Third Legacy gave us everything we need to work AA and to perpetuate it, except a permanent way to finance ourselves. The $2.00 a head suggested as a yardstick for group contributions to Headquarters sounds all right; but in my opinion a lot of us are "passing through" AA: 25 per cent of those in this room tonight will have "passed through" a year from now--sober, chances are, but not active--and new ones will be taking your places.


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