For those who cannot make it to the regular monthly H&I orientation on the third Saturday of each month at 11 am, there will be additional Thursday night orientations at Central Office, 1821 Sacramento Street @ Van Ness:
As you may know, H&I carries the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined primarily in hospitals, rehabs, half-way houses and corrections facilities / jails . Meetings are also taken to the local jails. The commitment is to bring one meeting each month to a facility with a partner.
Volunteers are required to attend an orientation and to have at least 6 months of continuous sobriety; 2 years sobriety for jail meetings.
Please join and get involved in this amazing service!
Sobriety can be tough sometimes, which is why recovering alcoholics can always use a good laugh. In A.A., members learn to not take themselves too seriously, to be happy, joyous and free. Luckily, sobriety can be pretty darn amusing. Two of the most beloved departments of Grapevine are the “At Wit’s End” jokes and the cartoons, all contributed and drawn by AA members. This book contains some of the best laughs of the last few years, dealing with meetings, sponsorship, dating and marriage, friends and coworkers, character defects and more. We hope this book brightens your day and gives you some hearty, well-earned laughs.
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.
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.