The Grapevine Committee of the Tri-County Intergroup
The Grapevine service committee has representatives from Alcoholics Anonymous home groups across the Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest and surrounding areas of Wake, Franklin and Warren Counties. The committee works to increase awareness and education of the international journal of AA known as the Grapevine.
What Grapevine Activities are there for Alcoholics in Raleigh and the Triangle?
The Grapevine Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Triangle encourages Grapevine representatives to share information with alcoholics in their home group about how they can obtain a subscription, submit their sobriety story, or an article to AA Grapevine, or….a great way to carry the message is—tell a joke!! The Grapevine has a great joke section, At Wit’s End, that will always get a few laughs from fellow sober folks. The Grapevine Committee also aims to host one or two events each year to bring alcoholics together in the Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville and surrounding areas to carry the message of the AA Grapevine and cultivate a fellowship.
How Can I Find More Information on the AA Grapevine Magazine Featuring Stories of Sobriety in the Triangle and Beyond?
The AA Grapevine provides information about how to carry the message to alcoholics seeking sobriety through the print magazine, electronic version, audio, as well as books in print. Subscriptions are available—they make a GREAT gift for another alcoholic. All are available via www.aagrapevine.org
Carrying the Message of Alcoholics Anonymous through the Grapevine in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville and Wake Forest
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, Grapevine is a lifeline linking one alcoholic to another. Originally known as a “meeting in print,” 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, Grapevine does not receive group contributions, but is supported entirely through subscription sales and additional income derived from the sale of Grapevine items. The awareness that every sober alcoholic has an individual way of working the program permeates the pages of Grapevine, and throughout its history the journal has been a forum for the varied and often divergent opinions of alcoholic 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 Grapevine. As Bill W. expressed it in 1946, “The Grapevine will be the voice of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement. Its editors and staff will be primarily accountable to the AA movement as a whole. … Within the bounds of friendliness and good taste, the Grapevine will enjoy perfect freedom of speech on all matters directly pertaining to Alcoholics Anonymous. … Like the Alcoholics Anonymous movement, it is to mirror, there will be but one central purpose: The Grapevine will try to carry the AA message to alcoholics and practice the AA principles in all its affairs.”
Contact the Tri-County Grapevine Committee
If you have questions about how to become more involved with the Grapevine committee, or simply want to learn more, contact the Grapevine Service Committee of the Tri-County Intergroup at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are many opportunities to get involved in helping Carry the Message. We meet monthly via Zoom currently on the second Sunday of each month at 3:30 PM and welcome you to join us.