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The Florida State Convention will be held July 16-20 in Ft. Lauderdale at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort.
 


2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous 

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Grapevine Committee meetings are not only for Intergroup Reps, but for anyone interested in doing Grapevine service work. Sponsors,  this is great service work for both new and experienced sponsees!

We would like to encourage all the AA groups in District 1 to consider having a Grapevine meeting once a week or so. It's simple. Read a story from the monthly magazine or a "Best of the Grapevine" - volumes 1, 2 or 3. Share how you can relate to it. It's a great way to spice up a meeting and get different stories from all over the world. They make good subject matter. All are informative, some are tragic, and some are even funny. I've never been to a boring Grapevine meeting.

SAVE THE GRAPEVINE!

As it says on the aagrapevine.org website, "The AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Written, edited, illustrated, and read by AA members and others interested in the AA program of recovery from alcoholism, the Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another. [...]

[...] Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items.

Unfortunately, the Grapevine is now in dire straits, being over $242,000 in the red and in danger of shutting down print and going entirely digital. That means many people who are in any kind of institution - jails, prisons and rehabs - and don't have computer access won't be able to read the wonderful stories we all can relate to.

Here are some suggestions to help increase the sales of the magazine:

  • Have a Grapevine meeting where you read a story and share on it.
  • Buy a subscription for your sponsee - or sponsor!
  • The group can give them as gifts to anniversary celebrants.
  • How about a subscription as a Christmas or birthday gift?
  • Send them to your AA friends who have moved away.


If a group wishes to contribute, send what you can (over your prudent reserve) to:

The Grapevine
475 Riverside Drive
10th Floor
New York, NY 10115

http://www.aagrapevine.org

 DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

The Grapevine is now available as a digital magazine and for only $19.97!
(A $7.00 savings when compared to the print magazine).


s Receive two weeks earlier than the print edition.
s Convert a print subscription to digital? No problem. Your    subscription will be extended accordingly, call 800.631.6025 and convert today.
s Don't worry; the print magazine is here to stay.

Check out the digital version of Grapevine Digital Magazine today.

Click here to add a digital subscription.

Or add a digital version to your print subscription.

To convert your print subscription, call 800.631.6025 or 818.487.2091.


GRAPEVINE - PO Box 16867 - North Hollywood, CA 91615-6867
800-631-6025 - AAGrapevine.org

SURVEY

I would like to send out thanks to everyone who participated in the survey. Special thanks goes to Jen C. and Susan B. for their tireless efforts in gathering all the surveys and sending the data to the Area Grapevine Chairman. They really did a great job.

The GSO meeting in New York will be in late April to May 7th, which is when all the Delegates meet. A week or two after that meeting has ended, they will announce the results of the survey.

RECYCLE YOUR GRAPEVINES!

Also, a huge thank you to all the groups that are participating in "Recycle Your Grapevines", with a special mention to the GOYA Group.

We need all the old Grapevine magazines we can get. If they're around a treatment center, someone will read it and possibly hit home with a story they can relate to. Many of these places don't have the magazine within their budget and an old one is better than nothing.

You can give them to your Intergroup Rep to take to the monthly Intergroup meeting, drop them off at Central Office, or give them to a member of the Grapevine Committee.

     
 

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Last updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 03:27 PM