November in AA History

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November in AA History

Postby GeoffS » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:40 pm

Nov 19, the Washingtonians held their first public meeting. Growth of the movement was extremely rapid. Widespread and enthusiastic support came from thousands of existing temperance societies. This was due to the great success the Washingtonians had in mobilizing public attention on temperance by relaying their "experience sharing" of alcoholic debauchery followed by glorious accounts of personal reformation. One of the movement's leaders noted, "There is a prevalent impression, that none but reformed drunkards are admitted as members of the Washingtonian Society. This is a mistake. Any man may become a member by signing the pledge, and continue so by adhering to it."

Mid-to-end, the Washingtonian movement peaked after having reached all major areas of the US. Estimates of its membership vary and are contradictory. The sole requirement for membership was to sign a “total abstinence pledge.â€

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Postby Dallas » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:05 am

November 14th: Dallas B. got sober! And, so far... he's still sober! :lol: :lol:

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Postby Devorah » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:59 pm


Hope R got sober on 11/10 and remains day at a time!

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