Whenever a society or civilization perishes there is always one condition present; they forgot where they came from. --Carl Sandberg
The Cleveland District Archives Has Officially Opened!
The Archives is a means by which we collect, preserve and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened.
The Central Bulletin is the oldest continuous A.A. newsletter in the world. The following letter was received by the Bulletin on our 20th anniversary in 1962:
Dear Secretaries and Treasurers:
We sell literature as close to cost as possible. Our only goal is to provide literature that carries the message of Alcoholics Anonymous and to be able to pay the costs incurred to run the Literature Department. We give each Group a credit limit of $300 and trust our Groups to pay their bills in a timely way.
When a Twelfth Step call is received, we begin with the assumption that another human being's life is at stake -- literally. This means that, without delay, this call is to be answered at once.
The District Office is our office. Here’s a few highlights from the past year of how it's helped us and other alcoholics who still suffer.
Highlights from the past year of the services provided by the Cleveland District Office: