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July 1961

Closed Meeting

Good sponsorship--a vital AA ingredient for the newcomer

AT a recent closed meeting in our group the subject of sponsorship came up. It was soon evident that many newcomers were confused about how to choose a sponsor and what to expect of the sponsor, once chosen. Others, who had been sober for longer, but who had been newly cast in the role of sponsor had questions about the nature and extent of their responsibility to their "pigeons," known in the west as "babies." It was pointed out that everyone should read the AA booklet on sponsorship; but it was obvious that discussion of this subject is sometimes needed as well.


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