AA History

July 2, 2018

Whatever Happened to the Circle and Triangle?

Have you noticed that the circle and triangle symbol no longer appears at the top of the Grapevine’s Table of Contents? The decision to remove it […]
March 2, 2018

How the A.A. Cleveland District Office Began

At a Central Committee meeting on the first Tuesday of November 1944, the idea of an A. A. Downtown Office was first brought up. After almost, […]
February 23, 2018

A Few Big Book Events

In February of 1938, Bill W approached the Rockefeller establishment requesting funds for an alcoholic hospital and recuperation center. Thus was prompted a Rockefeller associate, Frank […]
November 22, 2017
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AA Founding Moments

Rowland Hazard was the first in the chain of events leading to AA founding moments of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In attempt to receive a […]
November 1, 2017

Holy Smoke What Now!

In 1968, a well-meaning AA wrote to Bill, in deep concern about an influx of youthful hippies or flower children to local AA groups, along with […]
October 30, 2017

The AA Pigeons

Ebby T. is the person who carried his alcoholic solution to Bill W.  Clarence S., Cleveland AA founder, is quoted: “Bill might have scored the touchdown, […]
October 2, 2017

75th Anniversary of Cleveland’s Central Bulletin

By October 1942 the United States had been an active participant in World War II for ten months. Many members around Cleveland, Ohio had volunteered for, […]
August 28, 2017

12 Steps from the Original Manuscript

“Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as your Program of Recovery:” Admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become […]
July 28, 2017

Sometimes Quickly

Ebby T. was in deep chicken fat trouble! He had been arrested for running his car into the side of a Manchester, Vermont, lady’s house, then […]