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Follow Grapevine and La Viña on Instagram!
We are happy to announce that following the 2021 General Service Conference action, AA Grapevine, Inc. will be starting Instagram accounts for both AA Grapevine and La Viña magazines.Our launch date is July 7, 2021. You’ll be able to see our Daily Quote each morning, know when our new magazine issues release, learn about new books and be inspired by both AA pioneers and today’s members.
We hope that through Instagram we’ll help members stay connected to Grapevine and La Viña, and to AA as a whole, by finding inspiration when engaging with this social media platform. We also hope to attract those who might benefit by learning more about Alcoholics Anonymous.
To follow us on Instagram, use these addresses starting on July 7, 2021:

¡Sigue a Grapevine y La Viña en Instagram!
Nos complace anunciar que después de la acción de la Conferencia de Servicios Generales del 2021, AA Grapevine, Inc. abrirá cuentas de Instagram para las revistas AA Grapevine y La Viña.
Nuestra fecha de lanzamiento es el 7 de julio del 2021. Podrás ver nuestra Cita Diaria cada mañana, saber cuándo se publican las nuevas ediciones de nuestra revista así como la publicación de libros nuevos, y tomar inspiración tanto de los pioneros de AA como de los miembros de hoy.
Esperamos que a través de Instagram podamos ayudar a los miembros a mantenerse conectados con Grapevine y La Viña, y con AA en su conjunto, al encontrar inspiración por medio de la interacción con esta plataforma de redes sociales. También esperamos atraer a aquellos que podrían beneficiarse aprendiendo más sobre Alcohólicos Anónimos.
Para seguirnos en Instagram, use estas cuentas a partir del 7 de julio de 2021:@alcoholicosanonimos_lv@alcoholicsanonymous_gv

Preamble Revision – AA General Service Board decision


To: General Service Conference

From Josh Eggleston, A.A. Grapevine Board Chair

Re: Preamble Revision

Date May 24, 2021

Dear Conference Members:

Several people have asked when the revised Preamble will be seen in print. In keeping with the final advisory action of the 71st General Service Conference, the A.A. Preamble revision replacing the words “men and women” with “people” will appear in the July issue of Grapevine, and its translation will be in the July/August issue of La Viña. Both of these issues will be mailed, and posted online, on June 15, 2021. After June 15, as new Grapevine, La Viña and A.A.W.S. literature or reprints go to press, and as web pages are updated, the language will change wherever the A.A. Preamble appears.

The June issue of Grapevine was on press when the Conference requested the change, so this is the first opportunity to make the adjustment in the magazines.

We’ve also received a number of inquiries about whether this negatively impacts the editorial independence of Grapevine. Please remember that the Grapevine Board, Publisher and Editors discussed this topic for an entire year over a series of board meetings. Ultimately it was agreed that Grapevine has the right of decision and foundational editorial independence. We felt that such a change would affect the groups as a whole and in keeping with Tradition 4, we sought the input from those it might affect by sending the discussion to the General Service Conference.

The topic was actively discussed in groups across the United States and Canada for two years over both the 70th and 71st General Service conference panels. As a result of those conversations the Delegates of the General Service Conference passed a series of votes, in a sequence of events that culminated with the final advisory action requesting:

“The Preamble revision replacing the words “men and women” with the word “people” be presented to the General Service Board for approval as the new revised A.A. Preamble.

Having been accepted by the General Service Board and forward to Grapevine for fulfilment, the Publisher and editorial staff at A.A. Grapevine went to work to carry out the will of the Conference with love and service.

I hope you are all having a wonderful experience reporting out the results of the 71st General Service Conference and thank each of you so very much for your dedicated service.

Josh Eggleston
General Service Trustee A.A. Grapevine Board Chair


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