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Facilitated by Dave W., Donna K., and Ed B.


Starting Sunday, January 8, 2017

from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for 13 weeks




4245 East Avenue in the ARTS CENTER 2nd floor  (Look for Signs)


Please JOIN US for our annual study group!!!

Bring your BIG BOOK, Pen & Pencil, Hi-liter, Cookies (if you'd like to share), an Open Mind your sponsor and your 12 & 12.

All Are Welcome!

For info please call : 585-317-2240


That means anyone can attend! No affiliation necessary!!

Bring a friend, sponsee, family member... 

(please no children)



List of Practical Good Living Tips until We get Through the Steps


This is the Foreword as it appeared in the first
printing of the first edition of the Big Book in 1939.

WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person. And besides, we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.

It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication. Being mostly business or professional folk, we could not well carry on our occupations in such an event. We would like it understood that our alcoholic work is an avocation.

When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as �a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.�

Very earnestly we ask the press also, to observe this request, for otherwise we shall be greatly handicapped.

We are not an organization in the conventional sense of the word. There are no fees or dues whatsoever. The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking. We are not allied with any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor do we oppose anyone. We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted.

We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics. We should like to be helpful to such cases.

Inquiry by scientific, medical, and religious societies will be welcomed.


"Reprinted from Alcoholics Anonymous, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc."


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