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Grapevine : August 2010
Grapevine 11 La Viña increases number of pages General Service Conference also approves new format At the 2010 General Service Conference, it was recommended by the Trustees' Grapevine Committee and approved by conference members that La Viña increase its page count from the current 48 to 64, to give it a spiritual parity with Grapevine magazine. e magazine will also now be staple-free as well, but will continue to have a black- and-white interior. e change will take place at the beginning of 2011, and is approved for one year at an additional cost of $21,400. A year of assessment and review will take place in 2012, and the results of this review will be brought to the 2013 Confer- ence Committee on the AA Grapevine. La Viña is Grapevine's sister publication in Spanish and has been publishing six issues a year since 1995. Guatemala hosts biannual Central America Convention Country also marks the 50th anniversary of AA there About 3,500 AA members attended the 34th Central America Convention (CAC) of AA in Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 1-3, 2010. e Convention is held every two years and rotates among the Central American countries, ac- cording to Jo-Anne L., trustee-at-large, who attended along with Warren S., a sta member of the AA Gen- eral Service O ce. e event featured workshops on "Recovery," "Unity" and "Service," as well as on "Working with Others," Jo-Anne reported. e next CAC will be held in Honduras in 2012. Compartimiento, the AA magazine in Guatemala, held a workshop about producing a meeting in print, said Irene D., editor of La Viña, Grapevine's Spanish- language magazine, who also attended. She said several Mayan-language AA group members at- tended. Mayan is the generic name for more than 20 languages, and Compartimiento translates a story into one of the Mayan languages in each issue. 3,500 AAs attended the 34th CAC in Guatemala.