The short form of the 12 Concepts are also contained
in the back of the Fourth Edition of the Big Book,
on pages 574-575.
The Twelfth Concept is made up of the Six Warranties.
++++Message 3817. . . . . . . . . . . . Significant November Dates in A.A.
From: chesbayman56 . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/1/2006 9:22:00 PM
Nov 1934 - Ebby T. carries message to Bill.
Nov 1936 - Fitz M leaves Towns Hospital to become 'AA #3 in NY',
with Bill W and Hank P.
Nov 1937 - Bill and Dr. Bob compare notes in Akron. Count forty
staying sober. Meeting of the Akron Group to consider Bill's ideas
for how to expand the movement ... a book, AA hospitals, paid
missionaries. Passed by a majority of 2.
Nov/Dec 1939 - Akron group withdrawals from association with Oxford
Group. Meetings moved from T Henry and Clarence Williams to Dr Bob and
other members homes.
Nov 1941 - "First Mass AA Meeting" in Oklahoma City, 8 present, 1
Nov 1945 - Bill's article called 'Those Goof Balls' published in
Nov 1986 - Big Book published in paperback.
Nov 1, 1947 - 1st AA Group in Anchorage, Alaska.
Nov 1, 1963 - Reverend Sam Shoemaker dies.
Nov 3, 2001 - J P Miller who wrote screenplay for "The Days of Wine
and Roses" died.
Nov 9, 1966 - President Johnson appoints Marty M to the 1st National
Advisory Committee on Alcoholism.
Nov 10, 1940 - 1st AA group formed in Minneapolis.
Nov 10, 2001 - 1st of 400,000 4th Edition Big Books arrives in the
Nov 11, 1934 - Armistice Day; Bill started drinking after dry spell,
beginning of Bill's last drunk.
Nov 12, 1940 - 1st AA meeting is held in Boston.
Nov 13, 1939 - Bill wants to go to work at Towns Hsp, NY drunks want
him to stay on as head of the movement.
Nov 14, 1940 - Alcoholic Foundation publishes 1st AA Bulletin.
Nov 15, 1949 - Bill W suggests that groups devote Thanksgiving week
found these references:
August-September 1987 (Vol. 33, No. 4) - "A.A. Comes
of [Computer] Age"
This article has a general focus on computers but
talks about how AA's are meeting on bulletin boards
and references an Oct. 1986 Grapevine article about
how a member carried the message via a non-AA bulletin
board to a still-suffering alcoholic. Ends on a hopeful
note recognizing how computer applications will evolve
and be increasingly useful and helpful in our AA work.
April-May 1988 (Vol. 34, No. 2) - "List of 'On-Line'
Computer Meetings Available from G.S.O."
This article raises the question about whether these
bulletin board meetings can fulfill the definition
of an AA group as then described by the Conference
group conscience. It then goes on to describe how
these on-line meetings, particularly the Q-Link BBS,
operate and offers that GSO has compiled a separate
listing of "on-line groups" just as it has for ham
radio and CB operators.
April-May 1993 (Vol. 39, No. 2) - "Update: A.A.'s
Log On Electronic Meetings In Growing Numbers"
Provides an update on bulletin-board meetings and
how they are helping members stay sober and how the
message is being carried on-line. Again offers
that GSO has an Electronic Meeting Directory.
I realize that this doesn't directly answer Ernie's
question about the earliest AA group online but it
does provide some useful background. I recall talking
with Frank M., GSO Archivist in the mid-'90's about
early online history and shared the early online
Lamplighter group history with him. He was very
interested in trying to keep a historical record
of AA online but recognized the difficulty of the
limitations of the geographical conference structure
that GSO's operate within.
It certainly would be wonderful if there was
searchable access to past Box -4-5-9 publications.
Anyway, I hope this is helpful.
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++++Message 3821. . . . . . . . . . . . Re: Significant November dates in AA
From: ckbudnick . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/31/2006 2:06:00 PM
Significant Dates in AA History for November states:
"Nov 1936 - Fitz M leaves Towns Hospital to become
'AA #3 in NY,' with Bill W and Hank P."
Is this accurate?
The following web site indicates that Fitz got sober in October
Nancy Olson indicates that Fitz got sober in October (not
November) of the previous year, that is, October 1935:
I need the date of the 4th printing of "AA Today."
(nov85 at graceba.net)
NOTE FROM MODERATOR:
I am assuming that John means "AA TODAY (A special
publication by the AA Grapevine commemorating the
25th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous)"
++++Message 3824. . . . . . . . . . . . The Akron Reading List and "The
From: Bent Christensen . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/1/2006 2:34:00 PM
A friend and I would like to read the books recommended