Pamphlets History - as reflected in Conference Actions

Extracted from: "A Summary: Advisory Actions of the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous 1951-2000" (M-39)
Maybe this will give you info on dates and changes since 1951, and hints as to what may have already been around before the year of our first General Service Conference.

In reading what follows, recognize that these summaries were first condensed to fit into the original reference work. Now I have come along and done some further re editing, rephrasing, summarizing of them. I have tried to accurately represent them, but what you have is at best a secondary source of the information. If you have questions, please consult the noted source, the Conference report for a particular year, or even GSO.

In my mind, we have books and pamphlets. In GSO's mind we have books, booklets, notebooks, folders, pamphlets, service material and mimeos. Possibly even more categories. What I include references for here are things that I have seen on local groups' pamphlet shelf, irrespective of what the official designation for them are.

I have also included a few items which were more general decisions which had an impact on our pamphlets.

1951
It was recommended by the Conference Agenda Committee that (pg 4):
-this Conference feels that in future years, AA textbook literature should have Conference approval. (Prior to the vote on this subject, it was pointed out that adoption of this suggestion would not preclude the continued issuance of various printed documents by non Foundation sources. No desire to review, edit, or sensor non Foundation material was implied. The objective was to provide in the future a means of distinguishing Foundation literature from that issued locally or by non AA interests.)

1952
44 Questions (P-2)

1953
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 50):
- a new pamphlet for young alcoholics be prepared.
- also a revision of "Medicine Looks at AA".
- a supplement for the "Third Legacy" pamphlet be introduced.

1954
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 50):
- "Your Third Legacy" and "Your Role in General Service Conference" be combined.
- the two pamphlets "Structure and Services of AA" and "Your General Service" be combined.

1955
A. A. Tradition--How it Developed (P-17)

1956

A. A. Fact File (M-24)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 50-1):
- a folder on the General Service Rep plan based on an extract from "Third Legacy Manual" (now called the "AA Service Manual") be prepared.
- an instructive folder "Is AA For You" priced at $.05 be prepared.
- a new version of "Your Role in the General Service Conference" be prepared.
- Consideration be given to possibility of material for older members.
- a group AA "Exchange Bulletin" (now "Box 4-5-9") be instituted.

1959
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- a new pamphlet for inmate alcoholics.
- preparation of a pamphlet for clergy.
- considered a recommendation for brief folder on "Cooperation but Not Affiliation" with outside agencies, suggested that this be handled as a Grapevine article and reprinted and made available to members and outside agencies by GSO.

1960
It was recommended by the Conference Public Information (PI) Committee that (pg 61):
- a report in question and answer form was prepared and approved by the General Service Conference. It was then referred to the Literature Committee with the suggestion that this fact file containing a sharing of experience on A A's relation with outside organizations be published as a pamphlet. (This material was incorporated in revision of the pamphlet "Cooperation But Not Affiliation" in 1962.)

1961
A. A. in Treatment Facilities (P-27)

Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous (P-25)

1962
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- an introductory comic strip type pamphlet be explored further by GSO.
- a pamphlet for social workers was discussed and recommended this be given further study by GSO.

1963
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- "Partners", when revised be entitled "The Group Handbook" with subtitle "How the AA Group Starts and Grows".

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 61):
- the committee approved a question and answer section to be included in the pamphlet "Cooperation but not affiliation," clarifying AA's lack of formal relationship to retreats.

1964
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- a pamphlet "AA in Hospitals" similar to "AA in Prisons" be prepared.

1965
AA Group (P-16)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- a new GSR pamphlet be prepared following the suggestions outlined by the GSB Literature Committee.
- the pamphlet "AA and the Community" be prepared with emphasis on what AA cannot do.

1966
A.A. in Your Community (P-31)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 51):
- idea of cartoon format for AA literature be further explored & developed to reach alcoholics unable to read well or at all.
- a "Guide to Leading Newcomer Meetings" be prepared as soon as possible.

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pgs. 22):
-when the summary of all previous Conference Advisory Actions, now mimeographed and sent yearly to all Conference members should include only the actions on the first 15 Conference's (1951-1965), and should be a chapter in the new "Third Legacy Manual" (now the "AA Service Manual) when it is written. Then only the most recent actions will have to be compiled and distributed annually and all readers of the manual can see what actions the Conference took in its first formative years.

1967
the Conference Literature Committee (pg 51-2):
- reported that "The AA Way of Life" was greatly anticipated.
- noted enthusiastic reception of comic book pamphlet "What Happened to Joe".
- the possibility of translating "What Happened to Joe" into Spanish.
- expressed interest in upcoming revisions of "AA for the Woman", "Young People in AA", and "Questions and Answers on Sponsorship".
- ask permission of Grapevine to reprint Bill's article "Problems Other Than Alcohol" for use as a pamphlet.

1968
A.A. for the Woman (P-5)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- brief mimeo service material (not Guidelines format) be prepared to provide listing of source material - Conference approved literature as an aid to closed meeting discussions.
- the pamphlet "The AA Group" be brought to the attention of new group officers as they rotate.

It was recommended by the Conference Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee that (pg 32):
-the committee approved "Suggestions for Improving AA's Relation the Medical Profession and the Community" and recommended that it be made available to all AA groups.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 62):
- the committee reviewed and approved the pamphlet "The Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous," with minor changes.

1969
Young People and A.A. (P-4)
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- material illustrating the GSO and the history of AA in cartoon style be considered.

1970
Member's-Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous (P-41)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- occasionally group discussion center around Conference-approved pamphlets such as "Sponsorship", "Is AA for You?", "This is AA" or any of the others that would be suitable for such discussion.
- The Grapevine reprints of Bill's articles "Problems Other Than Alcohol" and "Why Alcoholics Anonymous is Anonymous" be considered by AAWS.
- the suggestion from the 1969 Conference Literature Committee re: cartoon style booklet illustrating history of AA and service activities of GSO be pursued and the history be confined to early years of GSO.
- "A Clergyman Looks at AA" be considered for revision.

1971
Twelve Traditions Illustrated (P-43)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- the "AA and the Armed Services" pamphlet in preparation be directed toward the alcoholic in the armed services rather than the higher echelon. That stories of armed services experiences be forwarded to the committee secretary.

The Conference Report and Charter Committee stated that (pg 22):
- the summary of the Ask-It Basket questions and answers in its present form is an important and valuable reference aid and suggested the following to make this material even more useful:
A. Date the current summary and date each additional entry hereafter, and provide a cover index for easier research.
B. suggests this material be made available to the general Fellowship, perhaps in the form of a handbook, as a salable item to all groups, with particular attention given to GSR and committee members for distribution.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 62):
- "A Student's Guide To Alcoholics Anonymous" (suggested by the 1970 Conference) be accepted for publication with minor revision.

1972
Brief Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous (P-42)
Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (P-53)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- the Group Inventory material submitted to the committee be recommended as possible service material.
- a Cartoon leaflet on service responsibilities be considered by AAWS.

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pg 22-3):
-the Literature Committee consider combining the summaries of the Ask-It Basket and the advisory actions into a single loose leaf binder to be offered, as such, to groups and members as a salable item.
-any future changes to be considered in the Conference Charter or "The AA Service Manual" be brought to the attention of the committee's chairman through the secretary with the sharing of this information before it is finally adopted.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 32):
- the pamphlet "If You Are a Professional ... " be approved with minor editorial changes.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 62):
- the pamphlet "A Brief Guide To AA" (formally "A Student's Guide To AA") be approved.

1973
Is A.A. For You? (P-3)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
- the words 'sometimes heavily' be deleted from question 5 in pamphlet "Is AA For You?".
- the preparation of an illustrated or cartoon style "Young People and AA" pamphlet be explored.

1974
A.A. and the Armed Services (P-50)
How A.A. Members Cooperate With Professionals (P-29)
Speaking at Non-A.A. Meetings (P-40)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52):
-the pamphlet "Questions and Answers on Sponsorship" be reviewed and rewritten to include Twelfth Step calls & sponsorship, with a new suggested title "Twelfth Step Calls and Sponsorship".
- in memory of AA's co founders, the last talk of each be prepared in pamphlet form.
- the Grapevine reprints "Why Alcoholics Anonymous is Anonymous", "Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends", and "Problems Other than Alcohol" be prepared in standard pamphlet format.
- the Literature Committee explore the need for a pamphlet on taking the Fourth and Fifth Steps. (see 1979 & 1985 below)

1975
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 52-3):
- the original "Is AA for You?" pamphlet be dropped and the simplified version be used.
- "The Alcoholic Husband" and "The Alcoholic Wife" be combined and called "The Alcoholic Mate" or another appropriate title.
- the reprints "Why Alcoholics Anonymous is Anonymous", "Our Critics Can Be Our Benefactors", and "AA as a Community Resource" be dropped.
- an illustrated pamphlet like "What Happened to Joe" and "It Happened to Alice" directed to teenage and pre teen alcoholics be prepared.
- two teenage stories be added to the pamphlet "Young People and AA".

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pg 23):
- In order to familiarize AA's (at group level) with the Twelve Concepts, the Trustees Literature Committee consider publishing the Twelve Concepts in pamphlet form similar to "The Twelve Traditions Illustrated".

1976

Do You Think You're Different (P-13)
Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life (P-13)
Questions and Answers on Sponsorship (P-15)
Your A.A. General Service Office (F-6)
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 53):
- the pamphlet "So You Think You're Different" be renamed "Do You Think You Are Different?". That the agnostic story "My Name is Jan" be added, and the Spanish story "My Name is Maria" be deleted.
- the new title of the combined pamphlets "The Alcoholic Husband" and "The Alcoholic Wife" be "Is there an Alcoholic in Your Life" with subtitle "AA's Message of Hope".
- the new title of the teenage cartoon pamphlet be "Teenagers and AA".
- action on pamphlets directed to special groups of alcoholics be deferred until after publication of "Do You Think You're Different?".

1977
Too Young? (P-37)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 53):
- a story be added to the pamphlet "Do You Think You're Different?" under the title "My name is ____ and I am an alcoholic (with a language barrier)", and that the emphasis in the story be on feeling the barrier rather than on the particular language.
- the proposal on "Living Sober Longer" not be pursued further as there is insufficient need for such a pamphlet.
- suggested that AA groups be discouraged from selling literature not distributed by GSO and the Grapevine.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 63):
- the AA memberships survey be conducted in June 1977 with the cooperation of the area delegate.
- GSO prepare a one sheet flyer about AA. In addition to distributing the flyer to local P I Committees, students, and civic groups, it would be helpful to distribute it to general service representatives and group secretaries.

1978
Circles of Love and Service (P-45)
Where Do I Go From Here? (F-4)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 53):
- neither a story about someone with a language barrier nor a story about a physician be added to the pamphlet "Do You Think You're Different?".
- no changes be made to the pamphlet "Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?" as there is no need for clarification.

It was recommended by the Conference Policy and Admissions Committee (Conference Policy) that (pg 15):
- talks made by Bill and Bern Smith, beginning with the first General Service Conference in 1951, be circulated to the Conference and Trustees Literature Committee so that consideration could be given to making this material available to the fellowship in printed form.

It was recommended by the Correctional Facilities Committee (CFC)that (pg 36):
- the manuscript of the new inmate pamphlet, "It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell", be accepted pending mail-poll approval by the committee of the final edited version and illustrations; that production then proceed under the direction of the Trustees Committee on Correctional Facilities, with the word "hell" being omitted from the title; and that consideration be given to the use of color illustrations if financially feasible.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 41):
- a new pamphlet on Finance, in at least two colors, be prepared and distributed to stress:
A. self support through the 60-30-10 Plan.
B. How the 60-30-10 Plan helps carry the AA message around the world and that the title of the pamphlet the "Self supporting? The 60-30-10 Plan."

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 63):
- the following items be added to the P I kit:
"AA At A Glance," "Is AA For You?," "This Is AA," and a one sheet piece describing the display and how to order it.

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 68):
- the outline for revision of the pamphlet "AA In Treatment Facilities" be approved with suggestions to be incorporated in the pamphlet.

1979
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 53-4):
- the pamphlet "The AA Group" be expanded to include previous Conference Advisory Actions recommending the AA groups not be named after institutions in which they meet or for persons living or deceased, and that the word 'family' should not be part of the name of a group.
- Jo's story be substituted for Lisa's story in the pamphlet "Young People and AA" when next reprinted.
- the Twelve Steps of AA be included in the pamphlet "Too Young?" when next reprinted.
- the pamphlet for the older alcoholic be approved by the Conference with the title "Now It's Time to Start Living" and subtitle "Stories of Those Who Came to AA in Their Later Years".
- no pamphlet or booklet concerning the Fourth Step be considered at this time because this information is in the books "Alcoholics Anonymous" and "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions".

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 33):
- "Problems Other Than Alcohol" be Conference-approved.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- "Where Do I Go From Here?" and "AA at a Glance" be added to the institution's discount packages.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 64):
- the mail-poll approval given for the changes made in the pamphlets "Understanding Anonymity" and "Speaking At Non-AA Meetings" reflecting the 1978 Conference indication that most AA Members use first names only when speaking at non AA meetings be reaffirmed.
- the pamphlet "Too Young?" be included in the PI Discount Package.

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 68):
- the Conference approve the pamphlet "How And Why AA Members Carry The AA Message Into Treatment Centers" (formerly "AA In Hospitals") with revisions.

1980
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 54):
- change the title of the pamphlet "Now It's Time to Start Living" to "Time to Start Living".
- the pamphlet from Great Britain titled "A Newcomer Asks" be accepted.
- the following pamphlets, leaflets and flyers be approved: "Where Do I Go From Here?", "Your AA GSO", "GSR", "Self Supporting? The 60-30-10 Plan", "Inside AA", "Carrying the Message Inside the Walls", "Circles of Love and Service", "AA in Your Community", "AA at a Glance", "The AA Member", "If You Are a Professional".

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 33):
-the pamphlet "How AA Members Cooperate" be revised to include information in regard to the functions of the area and local Committees of Cooperation with the Professional Community.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- a new pamphlet aimed at the dually addicted inmate not be considered it at this time.
- the pamphlet "Do You Think You're Different?" be added to the Institutions Discount Package Y.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 64):
- the 1980 AA membership survey be done.
- when updating the pamphlet "Speaking At Non AA Meetings" pages 9 and 10 give short answers to questions instead of references to another pamphlet.
- "AA In Your Community" be discontinued since this pamphlet is so much like "A Brief Guide" and "AA At A Glance".

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 68):
- it is not appropriate to send a specific letter to treatment facilities administrators at this time. However, GSO is encouraged to forward copies of the newly published "AA In Treatment Centers" pamphlet to all facility and administrators.

1981
Alcoholics Anonymous and Employee Assistance Programs (P-54)
A Newcomer Asks (P-24)
Understanding Anonymity (P-47)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 54):
- the suggestion to publish a pamphlet for the homosexual alcoholic be tabled until the 1982 Conference to allow delegates to poll the group conscience from the groups.
- the suggestion to include information about meeting newcomers from treatment centers 'where they are' be added to "The AA Group" pamphlet.
- a subcommittee be formed to review existing pamphlets with an eye to which should be combined or dropped; their report to be given to the 1982 Conference.
- suggestion to include the Twelve Traditions in all pamphlets when feasible.

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pg 24):
- The "AA Service Manual" and "Twelve Concepts for World Service" be combined into one volume.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 33):
- the leaflet "Alcoholics Anonymous in Your Community" be reinstated as General Service Conference-approved literature and put back into distribution as soon as possible.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- the pamphlet "Memo to in Inmate Who May Be an Alcoholic" be continued, but that the recommendation be reviewed again by the Conference Committee on Correctional Facilities next year.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 64):
- the 1980 membership survey be accepted as reported and that the Trustees PI Committee and AAWS develop a pamphlet, tabletop display, and wall poster of survey results if feasible.
- the rewrite of the pamphlet "Understanding Anonymity" now go into production.

1982
Supporting the AA Support System (F-03)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 54):
- a draft of a pamphlet for the homosexual alcoholic be considered by next year's Conference.
- suggestion to seek Conference approval for "Problems Other Than Alcohol (Excerpts)" be approved.
- an index and illustrations be included in "The AA Group" pamphlet.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 33):
- the draft of a pamphlet directed to the medical profession be approved with some minor changes to be made in the editing stage, with the title "AA as a Resource for the Medical Profession".

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- the following statement be added to the pamphlets "Memo to an Inmate" (page 43, inside box) and "It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell" (page 25): "AA does not provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials."
- the pamphlet "Memo to and Inmate" continued to be published.
- the pamphlets "Memo to in Inmate", "Carrying the Message Inside the Walls" and "It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell" be translated into Spanish due to the high Spanish population in prisons.

1983
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 54-5):
- distribution of the pamphlet "The AA Member and Drug Abuse" be continued until it is revised for consideration by the 1984 Conference.
- the following changes be made in the pamphlets:
a. "Is AA for You?" - Substitute the following words 'disease' for 'sick' and 'alcohol' for 'booze'. Question #4 should be changed to read "Have you had to have an eye opener on awakening?"
b. "This Is AA" - page 5 paragraph 1 should be changed to read "There are a number of self proclaimed atheists and agnostics among us".
c. "It Happened to Alice?" - should be brought up to date visually. On page 19 the word 'fun' should be put in quotes.
d. "What Happened to Joe?" - Should be brought up to date visually.
e. "Question and Answers on Sponsorship" - Consider changing the wording on page 15 paragraph 3; and page 13 paragraph 2. The wording should be clear in answering the question on page 13 paragraph 2: "Is a special approach needed for present day newcomers?"
f. The revised manuscript of "The AA Group" pamphlet not be approved at this time and returned for further revision.
- the 1983 draft of the pamphlet for the homosexual alcoholic be approved to Conference members so that the 1984 Conference may make an informed policy decision as to whether or not the Fellowship will publish and distribute a pamphlet for the homosexual alcoholic.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- "It Sure Beats Sitting In The Cell" and "Carrying the Message Inside the Walls" be translated into Spanish.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 64):
- a membership survey be undertaken in 1983. The survey be conducted on a random basis by area.

1984
A.A. Member--Medications and Other Drugs (P-11)
This is A.A. (P-1)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 55):
- the words 'queers' (p. 140) in "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions" not be changed, recognizing the Fellowship feeling that Bill Wilson's textbook writing be retained as originally published.
- "The AA Member - Medications and Other Drugs" be approved with some revision to replace "The AA Member and Drug Abuse".
- the General Service Conference not develop a pamphlet for the homosexual alcoholic, as the need is currently addressed in "Do You Think You're Different?".
- "The AA Group" pamphlet not be illustrated as artwork is not necessary.
- adding an index to "The AA Group" pamphlet is not necessary.
- "The AA Group" pamphlet continue to be distributed with current content generally intact as a major revision is not necessary.
- the Literature Committee review "The AA Group" pamphlet with an eye to underscoring the importance of an informed group conscience.
- the text of the pamphlet "The AA Group" referring to "What's the difference between a 'meeting' and a 'group'?" (p. 32-3) be retained as the text reflects the spirit of local autonomy.
- a "Twelve Concepts Illustrated" pamphlet be developed for consideration by the 1985 Conference.
- a pamphlet or manual for AA central offices / intergroups not be developed.
- updated illustrations for "What Happened to Joe" and "It Happened to Alice" be approved.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 36):
- the following lines from "The AA Group" pamphlet be added to page 12 of the "AA in Prisons" pamphlet:
"In a AA groups, people who get the jobs done are called officers, but our second tradition reminds us, our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern"
"Officers are usually chosen by the group for limited terms of service."
"The jobs they do may have titles. But titles in AA do not bring authority or honor; they describe services and responsibility."
"They are ways of carrying the message. They are forms of Twelve Step work AA Members do, primarily to help themselves to recover."

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 42):
- a change be made in the pamphlet titled "Supporting The AA Support System" as follows. Where it now reads, "Bequests in wills: acceptable only from AA's and only in the year of the AA's death. The limit is $500. " to read, "Bequests in wills: acceptable only from AA's and only on a one time basis and not in perpetuity. The limit is $500".

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 69):
- the 'Guidelines' for Correctional and Treatment Facilities Committees be separated.

1985
It Happened to Alice (P-39)
It Happened to Joe (P-38)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 55):
- preparation of a brochure or pamphlet of a condensed version of the Twelve Concepts be tabled until the 1986 Conference pending development of the "Twelve Concepts Illustrated".
- a condensed version of the Twelve Concepts would be especially valuable to service workers, the manuscript be reproduced and distributed by GSO as service material.
- there is no need to add reference to the Big Book as our basic recovery source in all pamphlets or other literature.
- previous Conference actions regarding the Fourth and Fifth Step study guides be reaffirmed -- there is no need for these as current literature adequately covers these matters.
- suggested editorial revisions to "Your AA GSO" pamphlet approved:
a. ARCHIVES - replace the question "When did our group start?" with "When did AA start in your area?" (that first question is now handled in our Records Department.)
b. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR GSO? - under "share your experience" - line three - rewrite "AA's help more alcoholics" to read "AA's carry our message."

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 33):
the following be inserted in the pamphlet "If You Are a Professional" and "How AA Members Cooperate":
- The only requirement for membership in AA is a desire to stop drinking. If a person is not sure about this point, then he or she is most welcome to attend an open AA meeting. If the person is sure that drinking is not his or her problem, then he or she may wish to seek help elsewhere.
-the pamphlet "If You Are a Professional" be revised and that a draft of the revision of that pamphlet be returned to the 1986 Conference Committee on CPC for consideration.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 42):
- A cartoon treatment be approved illustrating need for greater group participation and how the individual contributess at the group level helps in carrying the message worldwide.

1986
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 55-6):
- approval of the manuscript and illustrations for the pamphlet "The Twelve Concepts For World Services Illustrated".
- the Committee on Literature complete the updating of the pamphlet "Too Young?" for presentation to the 1987 Conference.
- the following pamphlets be updated if possible and presented to the 1987 Conference: "Young People and AA", "AA and the Armed Forces".
- AAWS editorial staff continue to degenderize AA literature with the exception of Bill W's writings as the items are reprinted.
- in the "AA Group" pamphlet, in the section "What Do Treasurers Do", the text relating to the 60-30-10 Plan be reworded to reflect that this suggested plan for groups to divide contributions to AA service entities is only applicable in some areas and reference be made to the finance pamphlet "Supporting the AA Support System".
- the updated draft of "AA for the Woman" be accepted with the exception of the story 'I Hated Monday Mornings...' and the production proceed under the direction of the Literature Committee.

It was recommended by the Conference Agenda Committee that (pg 9):
- one of the presentations/discussion topics for the 1987 Conference be "Publishing -Too Much?"

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34):
- in the pamphlet "A Clergyman Asks About Alcoholics Anonymous" in the fifth paragraph on page 8, the sentence which reads "newcomers are encouraged to attend one or more meetings a week" be changed to "newcomers are encouraged to attend meetings as frequently as possible."
- The new "If You Are a Professional" pamphlet, with some design suggestions and editorial changes in the manuscript, be approved.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37):
- the outline of the rewrite of the pamphlet "Memo To In Inmate Who May Be An Alcoholic" be completed for approval at the 1987 Conference.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 42):
- the Finance cartoon flyer be changed in the third panel to list:
Group expenses, district expenses, intergroup or central office, area committee and General Service Office, eliminating prudent reserve, numerals one to five, and the words "part of the remainder to" and "part to"; and that the 1957 second panel be changed to eliminate the numeral 5 and the words "part to."
- two changes were made to "Supporting The AA Support System" flyer.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 65):
- the 1986 membership survey be taken in the same manner as the 1983 survey.

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 69):
- the pamphlet "AA in Treatment Centers" be revised.
- the title of the pamphlet "AA In Treatment Centers" be changed to "AA In Treatment Facilities". It was also recommended that the word "facilities" replace the word "centers" throughout the body of the pamphlet.

1987
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 56):
- the following statement regarding AA's primary purpose be available as an AA service piece: "THIS IS A CLOSED MEETING OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS" (the 'blue cards' we have today, opposite side is read for OPEN meetings).
- the updated manuscript for "Too Young" be approved.
- a pamphlet for the Native North American be prepared and brought back to the 1988 Conference.
- following changes be made to "The AA Group" pamphlet:
page 25, "... the stigma attached by ignorant people to our illness ..." be changed to "... the stigma attached by people ignorant to our illness ...".
page 30, "Most of us do not want to cater to the cruel stigma unjustly attached by ignorant people ..." to "Most of us do not want to cater to the cruel stigma unjustly attached by people ignorant of our illness ...".
page 33, "On the other hand, specialized groups -- men's, women's, gays' ..." changed to "On the other hand, specialized gatherings -- men's, women's, gays' ...".
page 34, referring to group inventories- "(If your group tries an inventory please let GSO know the results)" to "(Please share with GSO those benefits of your group's inventory which might be of help to other groups)".
page 304 from "As Bill Sees It" be added to affirm AA's purpose as stated by our co founder.
- in the pamphlet "44 Questions" page 19 be changed to read "Most members arrange to attend meetings as frequently as possible" rather than "Most members arrange to attend meetings at least once a week".

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34):
- The title of the pamphlet "A Clergyman Asks" be changed to "The Clergy Asks" when it comes up for reprint.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37):
- the finalized draft of the pamphlet "Memo To In Inmate Who May Be An Alcoholic" be accepted for distribution to the Fellowship as presented, with the following addition to page 29 under "What A AA Does Not Do": No. 14 furnish initial motivation for alcoholics to recover."
- a recommendation to develop a simplified "Twelve Steps Illustrated" pamphlet to carry the message to the illiterate inmate was not accepted by the Conference.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 42):
- two changes be made to "Supporting The A Support System". One involved changing "the group expenses" to bold face type on page one. The second involved changing the percentages from 40% to GSO and 60% to area, to 30% to GSO, 30% to area and 40% to district.

It was recommended by the Conference Grapevine Committee that (pg 47):
- no changes or additions be made to the Preamble.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 65):
- the graphics in the flyer "A Message To Teenagers" be updated with the new graphics from "Too Young?"

1988
A.A. in Correction Facilities (P-26)
Message to Correctional Facilities Administrators (P-20)
Message to Teenagers (F-9)
Your D.C.M

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 57):
- the revision of the manuscript of "AA in the Armed Services" be accepted with the following changes - the Marine story from the current pamphlet be included in the revised pamphlet + the manuscript be returned for editing of Charles' story to include consideration of references to drug addiction.
- the copy 'The Home Group' be accepted for inclusion in "The AA Group" pamphlet with the following stipulations: that the third paragraph page two be underlined 'Obviously as with all group conscience matters each AA member has one vote and this ideally would be through their Home Group.' That on page three paragraph three line two, '... and greeting newcomers at the door' be added. That where repetition of information occurs in "The AA Group" pamphlet it be deleted.
- 'Specialized gatherings' found on page 33 of "The AA Group" pamphlet be changed to 'specialized gatherings'.
- the article in April/May issue of "Box 4-5-9" entitled "Service Sponsorship: A Vital Stepping Stone to Service and Sobriety" be prepared as a service piece.
- the manuscript for the Native North American not be approved as presented but that this manuscript be returned for editing to include consideration of references to drug addiction, chemical dependency, junkie and clean and then upon completion of editing be approved for publication.
- a more simplified draft of the easy to read illustrated pamphlet "Is AA for You?" be prepared for consideration by the 1989 Conference.
- "This is AA" and "44 Questions" as illustrated flyers not be published at this time.
- a simplified easy to read illustrated "Twelve Steps" pamphlet be prepared for consideration by the 1989 Conference.
- the Primary Purpose Card continue as a service piece.
- reaffirmed that 'Any factual or statistical information may be updated whenever practical without having to go through the process of Conference Action, ie. whenever inventory runs low, a new survey is completed, etc. In addition, minor copy cuts to make room for new material added to a publication may be made when necessary.' And further affirmed, 'That any other changes made in the substance of the Conference-approved literature shall be through the Conference process.'
- the revised pamphlet "Young People in AA" be approved with one revision that all personal references be removed from page 51 line 3.
- the Self-support flyer "Your DCM" be Conference-approved.
- a draft of a pamphlet for the gay/lesbian alcoholic be prepared and reviewed by the 1989 Conference.

It was recommended by the Conference Agenda Committee that (pg 9):
-one of the presentation/discussion topics for the 1989 Conference be:
Back to Basics:
The group in the structure
Sponsorship in recovery in service
AA literature - tool or mandate.

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pg 27):
- The letter "S" the used as a prefix for the first set of page numbers in "The AA Service Manual/Twelve Concepts for World Service", so as to differentiate between the two sets of page numbers.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37 ):
- the pamphlet "AA In Prisons" be replaced with two separate revisions of the material: (1) an easy to read pamphlet for inmates and outside AA's interested in starting an AA groups in correctional facilities, which will explain how inside groups are formed and how they function. (2) a brief pamphlet or leaflet to provide information about AA to administrators of correctional facilities.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 43):
- subject to editorial review, the Self Support Committee's suggested revisions to the "Supporting the AA Support System" pamphlet be approved what the provision that:
A. Titles be indicated for the addresses of Districts, Intergroup/Central Offices, Area Committees, and GSO.
B. A list of services provided to the Fellowship be included under the "Why" section.
C. The message of the last panel of the cartoon supplement be incorporated.
- the cartoon supplement of the pamphlet "Supporting the AA support system" be discontinued immediately.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 65):
- the word "fight" be changed to the words "deal with" in item six under "What AA Does Not Do" in the pamphlet "A Brief Guide To Alcoholics Anonymous."

1989
A.A. and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic (P-32)
A.A. for the Native North American (P-21)
Carrying the Message Into Correctional Facilities (F-5)

it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 57-8):
- work continue on an easy to read illustrated Twelve Steps pamphlet suitable for people with limited reading skills.
- an illustrated easy to read manuscript entitled "Is AA for Me?" be approved.
- the pamphlet "The AA Group" be thoroughly revised to address the many issues and concerns related to AA groups which come before the committee year after year such as: difference between a group and a meeting, meeting formats, how to obtain a group conscience, the duties of trusted servants and their alternates, and others as described in an outline of contents submitted by the Literature Committee.
- the manuscript for a pamphlet for gay and lesbian alcoholics be approved with specific editorial changes which will be reviewed by the Conference Literature Committee before publication, and that the title be "AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic".
- a floor action recommended that the Trustees Literature Committee and the Conference Literature Committee consider the paragraph containing the 6-point definition in "The AA Group" pamphlet and bring a report and recommendation regarding this back to the 1991 General Service Conference.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34):
- the revised text of the pamphlet "AA and Occupational Alcoholism Programs" be approved with minor changes.
- The title of the pamphlet "AA and Occupational Alcoholism Programs" be changed to "AA and Employee Assistance Programs."
- the revised text of the pamphlet "The Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous" be placed on the agenda for the 1990 General Service Conference CPC Committee.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37):
- the flyer "Carrying The Message Inside The Walls" be replaced with the revised version entitled "Carrying The Message Into Correctional Facilities."

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 66):
- the 1989 membership survey be conducted on a random basis, by area; and that we use the same questionnaire used in the 1986 survey.

1990
it was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 58):
- the revised "The AA Group" pamphlet be approved with the following change: the first sentence in the section on Group Inventory be changed to read "Many groups periodically hold a group inventory meeting to evaluate how well they are fulfilling their primary purpose to help alcoholics recover through AA's suggested Twelve Steps of recovery".
- the text and illustration for the proposed "Twelve Steps Illustrated" pamphlet be referred to the Trustees Literature Committee for rewriting of the easy to read text with the recommendation that this language be further simplified and shortened into simple statements that would direct attention to the illustrations without attempting to rewrite the Steps; and bring the text back to the 1991 Conference for approval.
- the proposal for a pamphlet on the spiritual aspects of AA not be approved because there is not sufficient need at this time.
- the Trustees Literature Committee and the Conference Literature Committee consider the paragraph containing the 6-point definition in "The AA Group" pamphlet and bring a report and recommendation regarding this back to the 1991 Conference.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34):
- the revised pamphlet "Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous" be published with minor changes, once the present supply of the old pamphlet is exhausted.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37):
- the Trustees Literature Committee consider adding a story of a young person who entered AA while in prison to the pamphlet "Young People And AA", because of an expressed need for Correctional Facility materials addressed to young people.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 66):
- "The AA Membership Survey" pamphlet, the display and the poster be updated to reflect the findings from the 1989 membership survey.

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 70):
- there be a pamphlet on "Bridging The Gap" developed by the Trustees Treatment Facilities Committee in conjunction with the Conference Treatment Facilities Committee.

1991
Bridging the Gap--Between Treatment and A.A. Through Temporary Contact Programs (P-49)
Time to Start Living (P-7)

It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 58):
- the 11 minor changes suggested by the Trustees Literature Committee and revised by this committee be included at the next printing "The AA Group" pamphlet, with the exception of insert #2 containing the six definitions of an AA group, which will be deleted.
- the proposed "Twelve Steps Illustrated" pamphlet be published in response to an expressed need for similar literature.
- a story of a young person who entered AA while in prison be added to the "Young People and AA" pamphlet.
- at the next printing of the "Twelve Concepts Illustrated" pamphlet, the line 'it is significant that the Twelve Concepts for World Service is the only piece of Conference-approved literature that carries a personal by-line by Bill W.' be deleted, as this statement is no longer accurate.
- the questionnaires in 7 Conference-approved pamphlets not be standardized, as the questions in each are targeted to specific populations.

It was recommended by the Conference Report and Charter Committee that (pg 28):
- The 6-point description of an AA Group in the "AA Service Manual/Twelve Concepts for World Service" be deleted, and replaced by the Long Form of Tradition Three and a section of Warranty Six, Concept Twelve which aptly describes what an AA Group is.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34):
- The Preamble, the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions be added to the following pamphlets: "AA and Employee Assistance Programs," "AA as a Resource for the Medical Profession" and "If You Are a Professional," when pamphlets are reprinted.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 37):
- the Trustees CFC Committee produce a 60 minute audiotape of selected stories from the booklet "AA In Prison: Inmate To Inmate", including culturally varied voices and some female stories, in response to an expressed need for audio visual material.

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 70):
- the manuscript prepared by the Trustees Committee On Treatment Facilities for a pamphlet on bridging the gap be approved, because of the need to encourage AA Members to serve as temporary contacts to help the alcoholic in treatment make the transition into AA.
- once supplies are depleted, the pamphlet "AA In Treatment Facilities" be revised to include the information about "Hope: Alcoholics Anonymous" and other Conference-approved videos/films relevant to treatment.

1992
A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional (P-23)

It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 58-9):
- the story of 'John' (a young person who entered AA while in prison) be added to the pamphlet "Young people and AA" per the 1991 Conference Action.
- the 6-point definition of an AA group be removed from all literature and replaced by the long form of Tradition Three and a section of Warranty Six, Concept Twelve.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 34-5):
- the revised pamphlet "AA as a Resource for the Health Care Professional" be approved, replacing "AA as a Resource for the Medical Profession" because of the need to include information for all health-care professionals.
- The following changes be made in the pamphlet "If You Are a Professional" when reprinted:
A. Delete the word self-help in two places
B. change the second sentence, third paragraph on page 5 to read "Consequently, while we welcome the opportunity to share our principles and methods with others, only they can provide the essential ingredient for success: their common bond."

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 38):
- the following paragraphs be included in the pamphlets "A Message to Correctional Facilities Administrators" and "AA in Correctional Facilities" when reprinted:
"Many local AA Service committees will, upon request, provide informational presentations for your organization. Sessions can be tailored to meet your needs. A typical agenda might include one or several AA films and a presentation by one or more AA members on "What AA Is And What It Is Not".
"Please check your local telephone directories or newspaper for the number of Alcoholics Anonymous."

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 67):
- the 1992 Membership Survey Questionnaire be changed as follows: (six changes are listed).

It was recommended by the Conference Committee on Treatment Facilities that (pg 70):
- the 6 points defining an AA Group in the pamphlet "AA In Treatment Facilities" be deleted, and that the definition of a group in the pamphlet be consistent with the definition of a group in the "AA Group" pamphlet.
- the following sentence of the third paragraph on page one of the "Bridging The Gap" pamphlet be removed from all subsequent printings as the memberships survey is not specifically related to the temporary contact Program: "Responses to questions in the most recent memberships survey indicate that approximately 50% of those coming to AA for the first time leave within three months."
- the words "temporary sponsor" and "sponsorship" on pages 8 and 13 of the "AA In Treatment Facilities" pamphlet be replaced with the words "temporary contacts" when the current supply is depleted, to reflect current AA terminology.

1993
It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 59):
- AAWS produce an anonymity display card with the following verbiage: "anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions. Please respect this and treat in confidence who you see and what you hear."

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 35):
- at the next printing of the pamphlet "Alcoholics Anonymous in Your Community" the following revisions be made:
A. changing the heading "AA's Position in the Field of Alcoholism" to "AA and Alcoholism."
B. delete the subheading "How AA Views Alcoholism" and change "Alcoholism is, in our opinion..." to "From the beginning, many AA members have come to believe alcoholism is a progressive illness - spiritual and emotional (or mental), as well as physical."

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 67):
- the results contained in the final draft of the 1992 membership survey be applied to update the survey pamphlet, poster and display.

1994
It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 59-60):
- District Meetings be added to the inverted triangle in "The Twelve Concepts of World Service Illustrated" pamphlet after the current inventory is depleted.
- the following changes be made in the "The GSR" pamphlet. (10 changes in wording).
- the entire sentence 'mood changing medications - including uppers, sedatives, and anti-depressants are usually a threat to sobriety and you may want to learn more about this' be deleted from page 18 in the pamphlet "Is There an Alcoholic in Your Life?" and that the next sentence in the paragraph, 'the pamphlet the "AA Member - Medication and Other Drugs" discusses the problem in detail.' Be moved to the end of the same paragraph on page 19.
- the text of material on 'Service Sponsorship' submitted by the Trustees Literature Committee be included in the pamphlet "Question and Answers on Sponsorship" when current inventory is depleted.
- the circle and triangle logo be discontinued on all Conference-approved literature.
- the words 'this is a general service Conference-approved literature' be displayed on the front cover all AA Conference-approved literature whenever possible.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 35):
- the changes to "How a AA Members Cooperate with Other Community Efforts to Help Alcoholics", prepared by the Trustees CPC Committee, be approved with additional changes. The pamphlets title be changed to "How AA Members Cooperate with Professionals" with the subheading "Cooperation, But Not affiliation."

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 38):
- changes in the pamphlets "AA In Correctional Facilities" and "A Message To Correctional Facility Administrators" from a report of the Trustees Committee On Correctional Facilities be accepted and forwarded to publications for the next printing of these pamphlets.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 44):
- the first draft of the new Self-Support pamphlet not be approved and that the Trustees Finance Committee work with the Publishing Department to develop several comprehensive layouts including the long form of the Seventh Tradition, and definition of Prudent Reserve.

1995
Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix (F-3)

It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 60):
- Minor changes in the text of Tradition Three in a "Twelve Traditions Illustrated" pamphlet be implemented after the current inventory is depleted.
- Changes in in "The AA group" pamphlet be implemented after the current inventory is depleted.
- a video on ways that GSO serves the Fellowship be developed, with accompanying service pamphlet.

It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 44):
- the draft of the pamphlet, "Self Support Where Money and Spirituality Mix," which satisfies the 1993 and 1994 Conference Advisory Actions, be accepted with editorial changes placing emphasis on the informed group conscious and on page 13, for contributions to AA service entities contact your district committee, area committee, local intergroup/central office.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 67):
- the Anonymity Statement Card, revised to include anonymity reminders regarding videotaping and full names on audiotapes be approved.
- the revised and reformatted membership survey questionnaire developed by the Trustees PI Committee in preparation for a 1996 memberships survey be approved with the addition of the following new categories - race, are you physically disabled?, and marital status.

1996
It was recommended by the Finance Committee that (pg 44):
- the pamphlet "Self Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix" be revised to include only two pie charts.

It was recommended by the Conference Grapevine Committee that (pg 47):
- a manuscript be developed for a pamphlet providing basic information on the AA Grapevine magazine and its place in Alcoholics Anonymous and be brought to the 1997 Conference for approval.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 67):
- the 1996 membership survey be conducted by Area on a random basis as was done in the 1992 survey.

1997
Alcoholics Anonymous 1966 Membership Survey (P-48)

It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 60):
- the following material from the Sixth Warranty be added to the section 'What is an AA Group?' On page 15 "The AA Group" pamphlet.

It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 35):
- the following statement regarding Singleness of Purpose be added to the CPC pamphlets: "Alcoholics Anonymous in Your Community", "AA and Employee Assistance Programs", "AA as a Resource for the Health Care Professional", "How AA Members Cooperate with Professionals", "If You Are a Professional", and "Members of the Clergy Ask about Alcoholics Anonymous" under the title "Singleness of Purpose and Problems Other Than Alcohol" at the next printing:
"Alcoholism and drug addiction or often referred to as 'substance abuse' or 'chemical dependency'. Alcoholics and non-alcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to AA and encouraged to attend a AA meetings. Anyone may attend an open AA meetings. But only those with a drinking problem may attend closed meetings or becoming AA Members. People with problems other than alcoholism are eligible for AA membership only if they have a drinking problem".
- the following item be added or replaced under the title "What AA Does Not Do" to the following pamphlets: "Alcoholics Anonymous in Your Community", "If You Are a Professional", and "Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous" at the next printing:
"AA does not: furnish an initial motivation for alcoholics to recover; solicit Members; engage in or sponsor research; keep attendance records or case histories; join 'councils' of social agencies; follow-up or try to control its members; make medical or psychological diagnoses or prognoses; provide drying out or nursing services, hospitalization, drug, or any medical or psychiatric treatment; offer religious services; engage in education about alcohol; provide housing, food, clothing, jobs, money or any other welfare or social services; provide domestic or vocational counseling; accept any money for its services or any contributions from non-AA sources; provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc."

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 38):
- the name of the pamphlet, "A Message To Correctional Facilities Administrators" be changed to "A Message To Correctional Professionals" and that the following two paragraphs from the pamphlet "If You Are a Professional" be included: "AA wants to work with you" and "What AA Does Not Do".

It was recommended by the Conference Grapevine Committee that (pg 47):
- the manuscript providing the basic information of the AA Grapevine magazine and its place in Alcoholics Anonymous be produced as a pamphlet.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 67):
- the membership survey pamphlet and the membership survey display be updated to reflect the findings from the 1996 membership survey.
- the draft of the revised 1998 membership survey questionnaire be approved.

1998
It was recommended by the CPC Committee that (pg 36):
- the draft revision of the pamphlet to replace "AA and Employee Assistance Programs" be approved with the title "Is There an Alcoholic in the Workplace?"

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 68):
- the 1998 membership survey be conducted by area on a random basis as was done in the 1996 AA membership survey.

1999
It was recommended by the Conference Literature Committee that (pg 60-1):
- a draft copy of a pamphlet directed to the Black/African American alcoholic be developed and brought back to the 2000 Conference Literature Committee for review.
- the pamphlet "Time to Start Living" be replaced with the new pamphlet to include fewer stories, stories more reflective of the current older population and stories focused more on the recovery experience of the older member, as well as having a new title and published in large print only.

It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 38):
- in the pamphlet "It Sure Beats Sitting In a Cell", the first six paragraphs on pages 18 and 19, under the heading "We Set Up AA Contacts" be replaced with the changes selected by the committee.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 68):
- the membership survey pamphlet and the membership survey display be updated to reflect the findings from the 1998 membership survey.

2000
It was recommended by the CFC Committee that (pg 38):
- the revision of the pamphlet to replace "It Sure Beats Sitting In The Cell" be approved.

It was recommended by the Conference PI Committee that (pg 68):
- the 2001 memberships survey questionnaire be approved with the deletion of question #17 (regarding whether physical disabilities affect attendance or participation in meetings) since the responses to the question have been inconclusive in two previous surveys.

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ND* - no date given with copyright statement
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ND* A.A. at a Glance (F-1)
ND* AA's Public Information Policy
ND* G.S.R. May Be the Most Important Job in A.A. (P-19)
ND* If You Are a Professional, A.A. Wants to Work With You (P-46)
ND* Information on Alcoholics Anonymous (F-2)
ND* Jack Alexander Article About A.A. (P-12) (Reprinted by Special Permission of The Saturday Evening Post Copyright 1941)
ND* Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends (P-34) (reprinted from Grapevine March 1958)
ND* Suggested Topics for Discussion Meetings
ND* Suggestions for Leading Beginners Meetings (M-1)
ND* Traditions Checklist from AA Grapevine

Working on the following:
? A.A.'s Legacy of Service (P-44)
? Bill's Last Message (M-12)
? Brief Guide to A.A. (M-60)
? Clergyman Asks About AA
? D.C.M. (F-12)
? Dr. Bob's Farewell Talk (M-16)
? Guide for Leading Beginners Meetings (M-l)
? Inside A.A (P-18)
? Is A.A. for Me? (P-36)
? It Sure Beats Sitting in a Cell (P-33)
? Letter to a Woman Alcoholic (P-14) (Reprinted by Special Permission of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, Copyright 1954)
? Memo to an Inmate Who May Be an Alcoholic (P-9)
? Problems Other Than Alcohol (P-35) (originally published in the
Grapevine February 1958)
? Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W., Co-founder of A.A. (P-6)
? Time to Start Living (P-22)
? Twelve Concepts Illustrated (P-8)
? Twelve Steps Illustrated (P-55)


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