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  1. GRAPEVINE TURNS 70 Join in the Celebration!

  2. “WE’RE SOBER…IT WAS A GOOD DAY!”

  3. GRAPEVINE HAS BEEN HANGING AROUND ALMOST AS LONG AS AA  1935 - Founding of AA  1939 - First Edition of Big Book JUNE 1944 - First issue AA Grapevine

  4. In 1986 • a General Service Conference Advisory Action stated: • ”Since each issue of the Grapevine • cannot go through • the Conference-approval process, • the conference recognizes • AA Grapevine • as • the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous.” “THE GRAPEVINE WILL BE THE VOICE OF THE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MOVEMENT”-- BILL W.

  5. WHICH OF THESE ITEMSFIRST SAW LIGHT IN THE GRAPEVINE? www. aagrapevine.org/da •  The AA Preamble •  16 Big Book stories •  Original essays on The 12 Traditions •  150 co-founder’s articles •  The first bid for the General Service Conference •  The Slogans

  6. GRAPEVINE STORIES ARE A PART OF AA’s HISTORY www.aagrapevine.org/share • Emotional Sobriety • Spiritual Awakening • Service • The Home Group • Newcomers • Sponsorship • Oldtimers • Young and Sober • The 12 Steps, 12 Traditions & 12 Concepts • What’s on Your Mind? • …and much more

  7. TELLING YOUR STORYUSING THEGRAPEVINE AUDIO PROJECT www.aagrapevine.org/audio-portal • Call Grapevine’s Audio Project voicemail • system or use your digital recording device • Pick your (any) topic • Identify and share as you would in a meeting • Talk for up to 7 minutes - you can re-record • ‘till you’re happy

  8. LOOKING FOR MORE?

  9. THE UNEXPECTED GRAPEVINE – YOUR MEETING IN PRINT IS ALWAYS ON THE WEB www.aagrapevine.org is a great place to go to: • Submit your story • Calculate your sobriety • Read letters to the editor • Post comments on forums • Enjoy the latest online stories • Write a caption for the cartoon contest • Go to the expanded AA event calendar online • Visit the online store for the latest books and e-books • And of course, • SUBSCRIBE

  10. “Okay, where’d I hide it?”

  11. LOOKING FOR INFORMATION FROM GRAPEVINE? It’s as easy as checking your inbox • Daily inspirational passages from our founders and members as published in Grapevine magazine and books • eNewsletter • A monthly notice announcing • the contents of the upcoming issue and newest products A monthly email to GVRs, Area Chairs, Delegates and AAGV/AAWS board members announcing all things Grapevine A quarterly email designed to keep your group up-to-date on all things Grapevine

  12. BECOME THELINK BETWEEN GRAPEVINEAND YOUR GROUP • Encourage your group to nominate a Grapevine rep -- or volunteer yourself! • Make sure your GVR/RLV gets time to update the group. • Buy a group subscription(s) • Give Grapevine to newcomers • Start a Grapevine meeting once a month • Use the GV Daily Quote for topic meetings www.aagrapevine.org/gvr

  13. WHY BRING GRAPEVINE TO YOUR HOME GROUP? It’s the living history of AA right at your fingertips • Link your group to GV! • Grapevine is a great 12-step tool – a • portable meeting whenever needed • A wonderful anniversary gift for sponsees (and sponsors) • A way to reach out to alcoholics in prisons, hospitals or institutions • Your support determines whether GV continues

  14. What are YOUR thoughts on Grapevine? Let’s discuss GRAPEVINE and LA VIÑA! THANK YOU! The Grapevine Board and Staff appreciate your support.