Grapevine & Literature Committee

The District 21 GV& L Chair informs the fellowship about AA literature, and how to obtain literature and service materials.

Duties: To attend all monthly District meetings, maintain an adequate supply of AA literature for sale, make the literature available at each District meeting, keep an account of inventory and money, provide information and order forms for groups, maintain a travelling Literature/Grapevine exhibit, speak at group functions when asked, and attend all Area 72 Gv&L committee quarterlies.

Area 72 Literature Description

The Grapevine and Literature Committee follows the guidelines as outlined in the Grapevine Workbook and in the Literature Committee Guidelines marked MG-9 from G.S.O.  Exists primarily to educate the fellowship about A.A. literature, related service material, and how to obtain it. Maintains a comprehensive literature display consisting of items from A.A.W.S., G.S.O., A.A. Grapevine, Inc., and other A.A. materials. 

Is available to take this display to various service workshops, quarterlies and the Area Assembly.  Sales literature on an individual basis so as not to be in competition with any group, District or Intergroup.  Assets described as display items, literature inventory and cash on hand shall not exceed $5,000.  Gives informed talk on A.A. literature when asked, encourages groups to have Grapevine Representatives (G.V.R.) and stresses the Grapevine as a valuable tool for groups and individual members.  Has four Area wide Grapevine and Literature quarterly meetings per year.

AA Guidelines from GSO

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience….[View AA Guidelines]