These archival articles have been appearing on the back page of THE INTERGROUPER for the past three years. The articles have covered the period starting in 1944, the year when Dave A. wrote to Alcoholics Anonymous expressing a desire to start an AA group, to the early 1980s, when Marie G., our first Intergroup administrator, died.
Last month’s article, devoted to Marie, written by Jean B. (Back to Basics Group), is the last of this series. My hope is that present groups will pick up from where we left off in the early 1980s or, as in the case of the Pine Hills Grace Group, review and record their own group history from its inception to the present. Don B. (Pine Hills Grace Group) will publish archival articles regarding his group starting next month.
Although I have tried hard to be as accurate as possible in chronicling our AA history, different points of view will invariably occur. Some good has come from these differing viewpoints. For instance, members of the Central Group agreed to come up with a volunteer who will review/record the Central Group history from its inception to the present.
If there are any other takers, I would be glad to work with them on their group history.
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