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G.S.O. Systems Update: – Added July 2019

G.S.O. is immersed in a major project to modernize our office business systems and consolidate nearly all of our business functions to a single platform. However, this important upgrade will necessitate a shutdown of some of our online systems – most notably our literature ordering and contributions systems – as we transition to the new platform.


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Box 4-5-9 Summer 2019 – Love and Tolerance Is Our Code – Added June 2019

Preparations are underway to celebrate A.A.’s 85th Birthday in Detroit, Michigan, July 2-5, 2020. An introduction to the Convention – and to Detroit – appears in this issue, along with information on A.A.’s Regional Forums. Also, learn more about the 69th A.A. General Service Conference and its latest meeting held at the end of May.


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Archives Checklist – A quick guide for local A.A. archivists – Added June 2019

A quick guide for local A.A. archivists on getting started, collection processing, storage, maintenance, security, outreach and more.


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New Book: Our Great Responsibility – Added May 2019

The first original title released by Alcoholics Anonymous since Daily Reflections, the book Our Great Responsibility: A Selection of Bill W.'s General Service Conference Talks, 1951–1970 is now available for order in English, French and Spanish. Publication of this important volume culminates years of research and transcription of archived audio recordings of Bill W. addressing the General Service Conference. Complementing the text are more than sixty photographs and other images from the A.A. Archives — some never before published. Timeless and timely, these 16 talks give fresh perspectives on the A.A. Fellowship in our co-founder's own words. For more information, visit the A.A.W.S. Online Bookstore or call 212-870-3312.


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Quarterly Report from G.S.O. – Added April 2019

Activities of the General Service Board including A.A. World Services, Inc., A.A. Grapevine, Inc. 


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Mini Catalog of New and Forthcoming Items of A.A. Literature from A.A.W.S., Inc. – Added March 2019

We are pleased to announce the digital publication of a handy reference “Mini Catalog” designed to help folks discover what is new and revised in our A.A. literature and other items. Please note that information on “How to Order,” via our customary distribution sources, is included. We plan to update this resource as warranted, to help share information on new items as they become available.


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25th World Service Meeting Final Report – Added March 2019

Delegates representing 45 countries from around the world gathered in Durban, South Africa in October 2018 for the World Service Meeting (W.S.M.). Since its inauguration in 1969, this biennial meeting has provided an ongoing international forum for shared experience and ideas on carrying the A.A. message of recovery from alcoholism.


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Opening for A.A.W.S. Nontrustee Director – Added March 2019

A.A. World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) has started its search to fill the vacancy for one nontrustee director, which will open following the 2020 General Service Conference. Interested A.A. members are encouraged to submit a résumé.


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Opening for AA Grapevine Nontrustee Director – Added March 2019

AA Grapevine’s Corporate Board has started its search to fill the vacancy for one nontrustee director, which will open following the 2020 General Service Conference. Interested A.A. members are encouraged to submit a résumé.


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Box 4-5-9 Spring 2019 – Our Great Responsibility – Added March 2019

Rediscovered wisdom from A.A.’s co-founder: this issue contains information on a soon-to-be-released book comprised of 16 of Bill W.’s talks at the General Service Conference -- the first original book from A.A. in over 30 years. The issue also features an article on carrying the message to alcoholics who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, along with a report on a recent trip to Cuba by one of our nonalcoholic trustees to meet with professionals there who are looking into ways that A.A. and the medical profession can cooperate to help alcoholics.


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2020 International Convention Invitation Video – Added March 2019

A video/flyer invitation for the 2020 International A.A. Convention is available for viewing and download on the International Convention page of G.S.O.’s website. The video/flyer is available in three different time-lengths for ease of viewing and sharing (1 minute 45 seconds, 45 seconds and 20 seconds). Please take a look and pass it on!


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2020 International Convention Frequently Asked Questions - Registration, Housing, and Transportation – Added March 2019

In less than two years — July 2-5, 2020 — the International Convention will celebrate A.A.’s 85th Anniversary in Detroit, Michigan. With a theme of “Love and Tolerance Is Our Code,” A.A.s from around the world will converge on Detroit to celebrate sobriety and to share experience, strength and hope. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Convention.


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Changes (PSA) – Added January 2019

The video PSA "Changes" illustrates how drinking can take over a person's life, while emphasizing the hope and support available in A.A. for those who are looking for a chance at a new beginning without alcohol.


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