Talks At General Service Conferences

Basic Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous

Basic Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous N.Y. STATE JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Vol. 44, Aug.,1944. By Bill W. Alcoholics Anonymous is an informal fellowship of about 12,000...

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Postwar Emergency

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Postwar Emergency Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 6, No. 2, September 1945 By Bill W. What is the picture...

The Society Of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Society of Alcoholics Anonymous American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 106, 1949 By Bill W. Alcoholics Anonymous is grateful for this invitation to appear before...

N.Y. State Journal Of Medicine – Vol. 50, July, 1950

ALCOHOLICS  ANONYMOUS N.Y. State Journal Of Medicine Vol. 50, July, 1950 By W.G.W., New York City, N.Y. The first Alcoholics Anonymous group became a reality...

We Come of Age

We Come of Age Cleveland, Ohio, July 28-30, 1950 On A.A.’s 15th Anniversary everybody knew that we had grown up. There couldn’t be any doubt...

Your Third Legacy

Your Third Legacy Will You Accept This By Dr. Bob and Bill W., October, 1950 (NOTE: This is a proposal to form “The General Service Conference...

History of A.A. Services

History of A.A. Services By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1951 Summary of Bill’s talk at the opening session of the GSC. Development of A.A....

The Need For G.S.O.

The Need For G.S.O. Chicago, Ill., February, 1951 By Bill W. Transcribed from tape Chairman: Let us open the meeting with our usual quiet time....

Remembering A.A.’s Early Friends

Remembering A.A.’s Early Friends By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1952 You share with me, I know, the thought that the closing hours of this...

The Milestones Ahead

The Milestones Ahead By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1953 We are standing on the threshold of maturity, although no one can say in truth...

“It’s A Question of Lives That May Be Lost If A.A. Does Not Survive.”

“It’s A Question of Lives That May Be Lost If A.A. Does Not Survive.” General Service Conference, 1953 Following the presentation on the work of...

The Great Debate and the Future of A.A.

The Great Debate and the Future of A.A. By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1954 This is the closing hour of the Conference, one of...

“Petition, Appeal, Participation and Decision”

“Petition, Appeal, Participation and Decision” By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1956 God has been good to Alcoholics Anonymous. These sessions of the Sixth General...

National Committee On Alcoholism

National Committee on Alcoholism Annual Meeting Hotel Statler, New York City, N.Y. March 30, 1956 Introduction by the National Director of the National Committee on...

The Need For Authority Equal To Responsibility

The Need for Authority Equal to Responsibility By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1957 The Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous in its present short form suggests...

A Suggested Plan For The Reorganization Of The A.A. General Service Board

A Suggested Plan for the Reorganization of the A.A. General Service Board By Bill W., New York, December, 1957 Dear Delegates: As you know, our...

Constructive Use Of Trouble – Personal And As A Movement

Constructive Use of Trouble – Personal and As A Movement By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1958 I’m sure what Jack (Dr. John Norris, preceding...

Alcoholics Anonymous In It’s Third Decade

Alcoholics Anonymous in it’s Third Decade Presented to the New York City Medical Society on Alcoholism By Bill W., April 28, 1958 Fourteen years ago,...

Trust Of “Servant” Necessary

Trust of “Servant” Necessary By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1959 The Society of Alcoholics Anonymous cannot operate except in an atmosphere of trust of...

A Question Of Prudence

A Question of Prudence By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1959 These proceedings began on the theme of gratitude and of trust. I know that...

On Communication

On Communication By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1960 This is the 25th anniversary year of our fellowship, it is the 22nd year of our...

Proposal By Bill W. For Twelve Concepts For World Service

Proposal by Bill W. For Twelve Concepts For World Service 10th General Service Conference – 1960 This proposal, delivered by Bill W. at the closing...

National Clergy Conference On Alcoholism

National Clergy Conference On Alcoholism The “Blue Book” Vol.12, 179-210, 1960 Alcoholics Anonymous Bill W. Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Reverend Raymond J.H. Kennedy, S.J., Chairman...

Memorandum Re: New Delegates

Re: New Delegates By Bill W., Memorandum – January 1961 I’ve been asked to venture some opinions on the questions of new Delegates to the...

Bill Calls On A.A. To “Look Out Upon Its Destiny” As A Society

Bill Calls On A.A. To “Look Out Upon Its Destiny” As A Society By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1961 The 1961 Conference, like its...

Responsibility of Leadership

Responsibility of Leadership By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1963 Our season of rejoicing, reflection, action and love in close intimacy is drawing to its...

Individual Has Responsibilities, Bill Notes

Individual Has Responsibilities, Bill Notes By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1964 In a brief but moving talk at Sunday morning’s closing session of the...

General Service Conference Closing Comments

General Service Conference Closing Comments By Bill W., 1964 For the fourteenth time, I have seen the closing of these successive conferences and I cannot...

What Happened To Those Who Left?

What Happened to Those Who Left? By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1965 A.A. members can soberly ask themselves what became of the 600,000 alcoholics...

Our Great Responsibility, The Guidance of A.A.’s World Affairs

Our Great Responsibility The Guidance of A.A.’s World Affairs By Bill W., General Service Conference, 1965 Speaking on behalf of A.A.’s Board of Trustees, our...