Box 4-5-9 Spring 2017 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2017 Issue is available online at aa.org.

Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can subscribe to email news and notes from Box 4-5-9 and read past issues at aa.org.


Wait, there’s more! “About Your Central Office,” a bulletin distributed to A.A. groups by the Alcoholic Foundation, announces “As of May 1, 1944, our new address with be P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station.” Box 459 will become both the post office address and symbolic.


Blue People

The following article appeared in the Box 459 Newsletter (Winter 2016).

A gathering of folks, silhouetted. In blue. A gathering of people, all sorts of people, that look just like us.

This graphic image is affectionately known as the “Blue People.” Originated in January 2006, the simple graphic has come to be regarded as a heartwarming representation of the inclusiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous, a powerful and much-adored depiction of our membership. A graphic image that has also come to be synonymous with G.S.O.’s A.A. website, aa.org.

The General Service Office receives many requests like the following: “Can we use the ‘blue people’ graphic from the home page of www.aa.org on our local A.A. website, or on stationery, business cards, banners, or other items?”

The “blue people” graphic is a copyrighted design and trademark of A.A.W.S., Inc., with all rights reserved for use exclusively by the A.A.W.S. Board, AA Grapevine Board, the General Service Board of U.S./Canada, and the General Service Office of U.S./Canada.

A.A. World Services, Inc., Board of Directors, June 17, 2016

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2016 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can subscribe to email news and notes from Box 4-5-9 and read … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Winter 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2016 Issue, 66th General Service Conference is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can subscribe to email news and notes from … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Summer 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2015 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can order a single print subscription for $3.50/year or a bulk subscription … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Spring 2016 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2015 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can order a single print subscription for $3.50/year or a bulk subscription … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Winter 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Fall 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Fall 2015 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can order a single print subscription for $3.50/year or a bulk subscription … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Fall 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2015 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can order a single print subscription for $3.50/year or a bulk subscription … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Summer 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2015 Issue

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2015 Issue is available online at aa.org. Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly bulletin from General Service Office (GSO) in New York. It includes information about AA service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada AA members. You can order a single print subscription for $3.50/year or a bulk subscription … Read moreBox 4-5-9 Spring 2015 Issue