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A Narrative Timeline Of AA History

Public Version vApril 04'

1996 to 1999

A Narrative Timeline Of AA History – 1774 to 2003

1996

Apr 21-27, Crowne Plaza in NYC. Theme: Preserving Our Fellowship - Our Challenge. The 46th GSC recommended that:

  • Suggested guidelines developed by the trustee’s Nominating Committee for changing region boundaries be accepted. (SM S39)

  • Failed advisory action: That the General Service Board and its subsidiary boards, AA World Services Inc. and The AA Grapevine Inc, initiate no litigation regarding the protection of copyrights or trademarks. (Fl. Act.)

Jun, the first issue of La Viña was published on a bi-monthly basis. (SM S81-S82)

1997

Apr 13-19, Crowne Plaza in NYC. Theme: Spirituality - Our Foundation. The 47th GSC recommended that:

  • A draft fourth edition Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, be developed and a progress report be brought to the 1998 GSC Literature Committee, keeping in mind the 1995 Advisory Action. (Lit.)

1998

Apr 19-25, Crowne Plaza Manhattan in NYC. Theme: Our Twelfth Step Work. The 48th GSC recommended that:

  • A GSC Archives Committee composed of nine delegates (5 from Panel 48 and 4 from Panel 49) meet at the 49th GSC as a secondary committee assignment and that the committee meet jointly with the Trustee’s Archives Committee. (Pol/Adm)

  • A draft fourth Ed. of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, continue to be developed and a progress report brought to the 1999 GSC Literature Committee. (Lit.)

Jun 1, GSO received 1,222 personal stories for consideration for the fourth Ed. Big Book. (2001 GSC-FR 11)

1999

Apr 18-24, Crowne Plaza Manhattan in NYC. Theme: Moving Forward: Unity Through Humility. The 49th GSC recommended that:

  • The Trustee’s Archives Committee review the Archives Handbook and consider the need for any changes and/or an Archives Kit. (Archives)

  • The 1966 and 1974 Advisory actions which stated that the film Bill’s Own Story be for use by AA groups only, and that this film be released to Al-Anon groups under the same conditions be reaffirmed. (PI)

  • The annual limit contributed to the GSO from individual AA members be increased from $1,000 to $2,000 … (on a one-time only basis and not in perpetuity). (Fin.)

  • Apr the first GSC Archives Committee met as a secondary committee assignment. (GSC)

A Narrative Timeline Of AA History – 1774 to 2003

 
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