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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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An “Historic” Invitation to Cuba for Alcoholics Anonymous – Added January 2019

From November 7-9, 2018, almost 100 doctors, addiction specialists, social workers, nurses and medical students gathered for the Third International Meeting Against Drug Addiction (“Lifestyles vs. Toxic Habits”) held in the city of Guantánamo, Guantánamo Province, Cuba. And, for the first time, Alcoholics Anonymous was there.


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Country-to-Country Sponsorship: Carrying the A.A. Message Worldwide – Added December 2018

An illustrated service piece highlighting the collective experience of A.A. members carrying the message to countries where Alcoholics Anonymous is new and developing.


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International Literature Fund – Added December 2018

An overview of the A.A.W.S.-run fund that helps defray the costs of producing A.A. literature in countries where A.A. is new and developing.


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G.S.O. to discontinue onsite literature sales – Added December 2018

As of January 1, 2019, we will no longer be selling literature onsite at our front desk.


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A.A. for Alcoholics with Mental Health Issues and Their Sponsors – Added December 2018

A pamphlet that includes a wide range of A.A. recovery experience gathered from members with mental health issues, and from those who sponsor such members.


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The God Word — Agnostic and Atheist Members in A.A. – Added December 2018

Agnostic and atheist members in A.A. share their experience, strength and hope.


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Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., has licensed the Meeting Guide technology – Added November 2018

The General Service Office is pleased to announce that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., has licensed the Meeting Guide technology. The intent of licensing this technology is to make it easier for members to find A.A. meetings. More information will be available in the future through G.S.O.’s website.


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Launch of the Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. YouTube channel. – Added November 2018

The General Service Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. YouTube channel.


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