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Back to Basics – Beginners Meetings in 1940
Did You Know…. In 1940, beginners meetings formats were very different than they are today? The formats are a forgotten piece of A.A. history. Very few people today know about the four one-hour sessions that play such an important role
Can Meeting Chairs Call An “On the Spot” Group Conscience?
At a recent Tradition 2 study at GVU, it was mentioned by a member that a meeting chair at GVU can call an on the spot group conscience to change THAT meetings format if there is a newcomer in the
A.A.’s Relationship With the Professional Community
A Note from GSO…. Did you know that the relationship of Alcoholics Anonymous to the professional community is an extremely important and longstanding one. A.A.’s 2014 Membership Survey shows that 32% of A.A. members were introduced to the program via
Sponsorship Goes Two Ways
From Box 4-5-9, VOL 44, No.2/ APRIL-MAY 1998 Sponsorship Goes Two Ways A.A.’s program of recovery is spiritual, but the hands-on action of two drunks – one sober, the other new or returning from a slip-helping each other is what
Keeping Crosstalk at Bay
From Box 4-5-9, Vol. 63, No. 1 / Spring 2017 Keeping Crosstalk at Bay A.A. has often been referred to as a “benign anarchy” — a world in which autonomy from group to group can seem like an invitation to
Anonymity on A.A. Websites
From Box 4-5-9, Vol. 59, No. 1 / Spring 2013 Q. “I know that Bill W. wrote extensively about anonymity in A.A. literature, but I am sure that he couldn’t have foreseen the explosion of modern technology. How do we