Grapevine Committee

Grapevine Committee Mission: To disseminate Grapevine information to local AA groups, treatment and correctional facilities, and the public and professional communities.

Committee Meets:

Please contact committee chair.

Committee Chair Contact:

Vacant – Grapevine Chair’s e-mail

Service Opportunities and “Grape” Tips:

  • Group Grapevine Rep (GVR)
    • GVRs talk with their home groups to encourage members to send in stories, artwork and jokes; and share the benefits of Grapevine…AA’s meeting in print. If your group doesn’t have one, consider enriching your group by servicing in this position. See your GSR or contact Eric at
  • Share your Experience, Strength and Hope by sharing your story in print, audio, photography or artwork.
  • Carrying the Message
    Some ideas to “carry the message” to members of your home groups:

    • Subscribe to the Grapevine and share the “meeting in print” with another alcoholic.
      • Get an individual subscription and give it to a sponsee after you read it.
      • Invite them to consider carrying the message by giving it to another alcoholic after they finished it or
      • Get a group subscription and each month during Birthday Night or just any day … tape the monthly mag under a chair and let someone win a new magazine.
      • Add it to the group lending library.
        • Your group doesn’t have a lending library? What a wonderful time to consider building one with old Grapevines, Speaker CDs, BB, 12&12 etc. This resource is a great way to help the alcoholic that does not have the means to access these resources on their own.
    • Sign up for the Daily Quotes
      • Share the quote with another or just let it start you day on the right step.
    • Set up a simple display and ask everyone as they come in to write a phrase that helped them stay sober. Use sticky notes and display them. After the meeting collect and retype and print them. At the next meeting offer these esh gems to pick up. At the bottom offer them to share their esh on Grapevine, this is what Grapevine is … a meeting in print … carrying the message to another alcoholic … who knows – what you have to say may save another.
    • Give Grapevine bookmarks away … these have the AA Grapevine website address on it. Every BB or 12&12 needs one.
      • Grapevine Bookmarks. print a couple of sheets of this bookmark template (front and back or just front that has the Grapevine web address). Then cut them up and give them out for Big Book bookmarks in your home groups. It is a wonderful way to get the word out about the power of Grapevine.

    Upcoming Happenings/Events:

    The AA Grapevine Statement of Purpose: The AA Grapevine is the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. Written, edited, illustrated, and read by AA members and others interested in the AA program of recovery from alcoholism, the Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another.

    Widely known as a “meeting in print,” the AA Grapevine communicates the experience, strength, and hope of its contributors and reflects a broad geographic spectrum of current AA experience with recovery, unity, and service. Founded in 1944, the Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through magazine subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items.

    The awareness that every AA member has an individual way of working the program permeates the pages of the Grapevine, and throughout its history the magazine has been a forum for the varied and often divergent opinions of AAs around the world. Articles are not intended to be statements of AA policy, nor does publication of any article imply endorsement by either AA or the Grapevine.