Call for stories to update “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic” | September 26, 2019

The 2019 General Service Conference recommended that “the pamphlet ‘A.A. for the Older Alcoholic – Never Too Late’ be updated with a revised introduction; current and inclusive stories; reference to online A.A.; and an updated ‘How Do I Find A.A.?’ section.” Please see the attached link for details on how to submit your story. Call … Read more Call for stories to update “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic” | September 26, 2019

GSB Class A Trustees News | August 2019

The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous has announced the selection of two new Class A (nonalcoholic) Trustees: Sister Judith Ann Karam, congregational leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dr. Al J. Mooney, a pioneer in the field of addiction medicine, of Cary, North Carolina.    A.A.’s General … Read more GSB Class A Trustees News | August 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A. | March 4, 2019

To Newspapers/Wire Services January 16, 2019 For Immediate Release Alcoholics Anonymous   Like China and Iran before it, the Cuban government officially recognized Alcoholics Anonymous with an invitation to participate in the Third International Meeting Against Drug Addiction, held in Guantànamo Cuba from November 7-9, 2018.   Doctors, addiction specialists, social workers, nurses, and medical … Read more PRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A. | March 4, 2019

2019 General Service Conference Committees: Agenda Items | February 20, 2019

The linked document contains the Agenda items for the 2019 General Service Conference Committees. Items that are in Bold Italics are the ones that will be discussed at the Mini-Conference taking place March 8-10, 2019 at Deer Creek.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA

AA Meeting App Available

November 2, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., has licensed the Meeting Guide technology. Meeting Guide was launched in November 2015 and provides a platform for local A.A. entities (Areas, Intergroup/Central Offices, Districts, etc.) to post their local A.A. meetings and currently provides information to more than 100,000 users, … Read more AA Meeting App Available

Alcoholics Anonymous on YouTube | November 2018

YouTube is becoming AA’s newest channel of love and service. The Alcoholics Anonymous’ General Service Office (GSO) has created a YouTube channel to convey the AA message through public service announcement videos. The Alcoholics Anonymous channel is located at: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. The purpose of this AAWS outreach is simple. “It provides an … Read more Alcoholics Anonymous on YouTube | November 2018

2017 General Service Conference Meeting

The General Service Conference meeting starts on April 23, 2017 in Rye, New York. Area 53 Delegate, Frank G., will join the other 90+ delegates from the United States and Canada for a week of work to review and consider important agenda items that are all about “Supporting Our Future.” Some of these agenda items were considered by those that attended the Area 53 Mini-Conference at Salt Fork on March 10-12 this year.

You can send your experience, strength, and hope to Frank at delegate(@)area53aa(.)org.

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2017 Issue

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

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

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.

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