Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why Early AA Succeeded - California Seminar

Why Early A.A. Succeeded


A Seminar with Dick B. and Ken B.


“Records in Cleveland show that 93 percent of those who came in never had a drink again.”

[DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 261]


November 13, 2012: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

BBQ at 6:00 PM; $5.00 donation

Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd.

Los Gatos, CA 95032


About Dick B. and Ken B.


In 1986, Dick B. was felled by alcoholism, gave up his law practice, and began recovery as a member of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Since then, he has sponsored more than 100 men in their sobriety; traveled widely; researched at archives and libraries; interviewed scholars, historians, clergy, A.A. "old-timers" and survivors; participated in conferences, programs, panels, and seminars on early A.A.'s spiritual history; and published 46 titles and more than 1,200 articles.


Dick B. and his son Ken will be using A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature to walk you through early A.A.’s highly-successful program and roots. 


A.A. Cofounder Bill W.'s Quotes: “I'll do anything, anything at all. If there be a Great Physician, I'll call on him.” [Bill W., My First 40 Years: An Autobiography by the Cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous (Center City, Minn.: Hazelden, 2000), 145.]

"For sure I'd been born again." [Bill W., My First 40 Years, 147]

“Henrietta, the Lord has been so wonderful to me [Bill W.], curing me of this terrible disease, that I just want to keep talking about it and telling people.”

[Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., 191]


Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. [Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., 58]


Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power-that One is God. May you find Him now! [Big Book, 4th ed., 59]

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