Conference Advisory Action, 1986:
“… Since each issue of the Grapevine cannot go through the Conference approval process, the Conference recognizes the AA Grapevine as the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous.“
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.
Often referred to as our “meeting in print,” the AA Grapevine communicates the experience, strength, and hope of its contributors and reflects a broad geographic spectrum of current AA experience with recovery, unity, and service. 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.
The awareness that every AA member has an individual way of working the program permeates the pages of the Grapevine, and throughout its history the magazine has been a forum for the varied and often divergent opinions of AA’s around the world. Articles are not intended to be statements of AA policy, nor does publication of any article imply endorsement by either AA or the Grapevine.
The Area 30 Grapevine Committee’s primary goals is to let the people and their groups in Area 30 know all we can about our “meeting in print.” Like our meetings, the monthly Grapevine magazine is as diverse as each of us. Its 64 pages, written by friends and members of AA, have become the voice of AA today. Through the Grapevine, members share their Experience, Strength, and Hope, always striving to carry the message of Recovery. Unity & Service to all who read it.
Since we consider the Grapevine magazine a spiritual tool for our Fellowship today, our Committee provides outreaches upon request to Districts and groups in Eastern Massachusetts, during which we strive to share some of the history brought forward though the Grapevine. For instance, the Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous, which is read at the beginning of AA meetings, was first printed in the Grapevine to tell what AA is and does, as well as what it is not and does not. The Language of the Heart book is a Grapevine publication that makes a wonderful gift that grows with us. Reading stories for discussion topics in meetings is a great idea. In Area 30, our “Count On Us” Program provides subscriptions of the Grapevine and La Viña (Spanish version) magazines to treatment and correctional facilities in all Districts in our Area. Many who have benefited from this 12th step tool readily share their gratitude with us. By the way, humor rules in our plays and displays as we trudge the Road of Happy Destiny!
Grapevine Committee Meeting
The Area 30 Grapevine Facilities Committee meets at 7:00pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month virtually on Zoom. (Please visit the Area 30 calendar for more info)
How can we Help?
Contact Area 30 Grapevine Committee with any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- 7:00pm 1st Wednesday of the Month
- On Zoom. (Please visit the Area 30 calendar for more info)
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