The Wilmington Preamble & Its History

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The Wilmington Preamble & Its History


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In June of 1947, the ‘Grapevine’ published what we’ve all come to know as the ‘Preamble of Alcoholic Anonymous.’

Via a floor action at the 71st General Service Conference the words ‘men and women’ were changed to ‘people.’

This month we look back at the preamble’s predecessor, ‘The Wilmington Preamble’ that was introduced to A.A. meetings in Maryland and Delaware in June of 1944.

Note: Next month the Archives will be posting it’s ‘In Memoriam.’

It’s a time each year to celebrate those who have made our lives better, stronger, and brighter.

If there is a member who’s passing you’d like to honor, please send your remembrance to: archiveschair@hacoaa.org 

Please have your stories to the archives by December 29th

All the best for a joyous holiday season!

Gerry W

Chair, Harbor Area Archives