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Grapevine : August 2011
aagrapevine.org 11 e 61st Conference also approved a Concept V Appeal Process whereby a minority, below the General Service Confer- ence in our upside-down triangle, could appeal directly to the Confer- ence, if they consider something so gravely in error that it could a ect AA as a whole. e 61st Conference approved the full slate of Trustees and O cers for the General Service Board and the full slate of Direc- tors of AAWS. A er some passionate discussion, the Conference chose to approve the slate of AA Grapevine Directors with two unfilled vacancies in the Non-Trustee Director positions. en, similar to most home group business meetings, a er many hours of lively dis- cussion and debate, they came together in unity to close the o cial busi- ness of the Conference by repeating the Serenity Prayer in French, Spanish, and English. A er finishing the Conference business on Friday evening, the Panel 60 Area Delegates gave their goodbyes, each expressing in their own way their profound grati- tude for the experience and opportunity to have met and been allowed to participate in the General Service Conference for the past two years. On Saturday morning the rotating Trustees gave their final farewell talks. One described learning from a previous rotating trustee that it takes a minimum of five years for anything good to come out of the Conference pro- cess. Another expressed concerns about the need for diversity at every level in AA, but especially at the General Service Board and a liated Corporate Board levels. As the area delegates were leaving, the General Service Board then moved to another room next door and convened the Annual Meeting of the General Service Board, as well as the Membership meetings of AAWS and AA Grape- vine, to a rm all of the Ad- visory Actions just passed by this Conference. By this final legal action, the General Service Board bound itself to carry out the expressed will of the 61st General Service Conference and to begin the year-long process of placing those policies into action. I would encourage each AA member to contact your Area delegate to hear greater detail concerning the delibera- tions and results of the Conference. I'd further encourage you to obtain and read a copy of the Final Report of the 61st General Service Confer- ence when it becomes available this summer. In love and service, C.B., Past-Trustee, Redfield, Ark. Picture a home group business meeting with 135 members showing up a er having each spent 20-plus hours reading background materials prior to the meeting.