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". . . a magic carpet on which each of you can ride to the more
distant reaches and watch new brothers and sisters emerge from
darkness into light." Bill W., 1959, referring to the AA Grapevine.
What do Grapevine and La Viña Reps do?
The group Grapevine representative (GvR) or the La Viña representative (RLV) is the person
who, every month, brings the home group that special mix of inspiration, personal stories,
history, humor, and diverse opinion we all know as the AA Grapevine or La Viña. The
representative makes sure that copies are available and displayed at meetings and lets everyone
know what's in the latest issue. Grapevine and La Viña reps at the group, district, and area level
play an important role in the AA service structure, helping to carry the message of AA to the
alcoholic who still suffers.
The Grapevine and La Viña are powerful tools of recovery, often reaching the alcoholic who is
still isolating at home or confined to a hospital bed or correctional facility. They are also helpful
to doctors, lawyers, and other professionals who come in contact with alcoholics find out how
Alcoholics Anonymous works. And for most AAs -- not just newcomers -- it is "our meeting in
print." We don't outgrow meetings, and we don't outgrow the AA Grapevine or La Viña.
To find out more about the magazines and what Grapevine and La Viña reps do, refer to the
Guide to the AA Grapevine. In it, you will find everything from the history of the Grapevine to a
variety of ideas from former Grapevine and La Viña reps.
How can you become a Grapevine or La Viña Rep?
If your group doesn't have a Grapevine or La Viña representative, you can become one yourself
by volunteering or getting elected to the position by your home group.
GvRs and RLVs may register online. Or they may register by contacting the GvR/RLV
coordinator at the Grapevine office:
475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Telephone: (212) 870-3018
Fax: (212) 870-3301 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For complimentary display material, send e-mail to: Registration (or Change of Address)
For Grapevine and La Viña Reps.
When you register, you will receive a GvR/RLV starter kit with introductory material and a
confirmation letter. (Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.) You will also receive a password to
access the GrapeNet Forum.
It's also important for the new GvR/RLV to contact the district and area Grapevine/La Viña
chairs in their area. District and area chairs have helpful hands-on information for them as well
as a variety of materials; many also provide magazines, display materials, and books. In
addition, area chairs often hold regular meetings for district and group GvRs so they can share
ideas. They will welcome your help. (District 5 Grapevine Committee Rep can be contacted here:
Registration (or Change of Address) For Grapevine and La Viña Reps
A Guide to the AA Grapevine
The workbook gives the sixty-year history of the Grapevine, tells how the magazine is put
together every month, and shows how you can best put the magazine in the hands of readers.
Contains everything you need to know to be a Grapevine or La Viña representative. It has all
the basics, from what group, district, and area GvRs and RLVs do to how they fit into the AA
service structure. It also has the full story of how the magazines began and what they've
contributed to the growth of AA, along with pages of ideas for letting other AAs know about
The workbook is 72 pages long. To download, click on workbook icon in left column.
- Resources for Grapevine and La Viña Representatives Click Here
- New Phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses for Grapevine and La Vina:
- More Links:
- Grapevine Subscription Counts: Updated August 2010
- La Viña Subscription Counts: Updated August 2010
- Grapevine Display Gallery
- The GrapeNet Forum [Log In]
- New! Grapevine Representative Handbook, a pocket-sized reference for GvRs.
- Grapevine Representative Handbook
- New! La Viña Manual, a pocket-sized reference for La Viña representatives.
- La Viña Manual
- NEW! Full color catalog [3.3 MB PDF]
- NEW! Catalog Order Form & Price List, Includes subscriptions & other Grapevine items
[80 KB PDF]
- Press Releases
- Complimentary Material: Grapevine Workbook, La Viña Workbook
- New Item Postcards
- Plays, Presentations/Flyers
Welcome to The AA Grapevine, Inc.’s, Digital Archive! Here you can find every article, letter,
editorial, special feature, joke, and cartoon published in the Grapevine magazine starting from
our first issue in June 1944. The Digital Archive is updated bi-annually. The first half of the
preceding year is available in June and the second half of the preceding year is available at the
end of December. Click to enter/Subsribe the Digital Archives.
The GrapeNet Forum
The GrapeNet Forum is the Grapevine's online forum for all registered GvR/RLVs. The
GrapeNet is a place where you can share your questions and ideas with other GvRs throughout
the U.S. and Canada on how to represent the magazine in your sober community.
Click to enter the GrapeNet Forum.