PRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A.

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 morePRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A.

2019 General Service Conference Committees: Agenda Items

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 moreAA 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 moreAlcoholics 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 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

Call for Stories from Young People

This article is from June 2016. It is shown as an example only of sharing requests from GSO to the fellowship. The chair of the trustees’ Literature Committee, Albin Zezula, is requesting stories to update the pamphlet “Young People in AA.” [su_quote cite=”Trustees’ Literature Committee”]In response to the 2016 General Service Conference recommendation that the … Read moreCall for Stories from Young People