The BC/Yukon Area 79 Newsletter
Statement of Purpose:
"The Grassroots Forum is a newsletter by and for the members of Alcoholics Anonymous in BC/Yukon Area 79. It is compiled and edited by the Grassroots Chairperson with the assistance and input of the Grassroots Committee. This newsletter is a vehicle for communication within Area 79 with the aim of strengthening unity and participation. Grassroots is also the means of distribution of the minutes, financial statements and all reports from our Area Quarterlies and Assemblies. It is the aim of the Grassroots Forum to fulfill its purpose with the greatest possible consideration of fiscal prudence and to practice AA principles in all of its affairs."
Grassroots is published quarterly by the BC/Yukon Area 79 Service Committee, following each Area Quarterly or Assembly. It carries news and information about groups and committees, minutes and financial statements from the Quarterlies and Assemblies, and reprinted material from AA literature, such as Box 459 and the AA Grapevine. It is distributed to the Fellowship in the following ways:
Members of AA can subscribe to Grassroots Forum in one of two ways:
By Mail: Download this form, complete it, and mail it to our office along with your payment either by cheque or money order.
Online: Follow this link, complete the online form and send your subscription fee by Interac e-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the instructions on that form before hitting the submit button, as you will be responsible for providing full payment for your Grassroots Forum subscription before you start receiving them.
Click on the links below to either download the current issue of Grassroots Forum to your computer, as a pdf document, or to go to an archive page from where past issues of the newsletter may be accessed. These copies of Grassroots are password protected; the password needed to open and read them should be available from your group's GSR or your local District Committee Member (DCM). A.A. members wanting to view Grassroots online, who are unable to obtain the password through their group or district, may contact the Area 79 Grassroots Committee Chair by email.
Since Oct. 2019, selected highlights from the Grassroots Forum Newsletter have been available to A.A. members in the form of a flyer of up to four pages.