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Stories From Our Past

Stories from Our Past

Paul W., entered AA in 1987. Dedicated to service, the highlight of his sobriety was the day he was elected delegate.

Dewey D, entered AA in 1956. “I threw out crumbs and got back ham sandwiches”. Rochester AA in its earliest years.

Paul P., entered AA in late 1950’s-early 1960’s, speaking at an Al-Anon tureen supper (date unknown). Served as Executive Secretary of the AA Intergroup Office for 30 years

Mary M. G., entered AA in 1974. At 19 years old, she was one of the first young people in Rochester AA

“Long Island” Pete B., entered AA in 1969, he shares the importance of love and service to the newcomer

Jane S., entered AA in 1951. Poor quality recording, but worth listening to for the wealth of information on early Rochester AA

Our History AA Style

Presented by Rochester Area Intergroup

The “Our History” page features documents, artifacts, audio files, and other resources found in the Rochester Area Intergroup Archives that we use every day to bring Rochester’s AA history to life.

“Our History” Page has several sections:

The “Stories From Our Past” Page features audio files of long-timers sharing their experiences with AA in Rochester over time.

“Digital Exhibits” Section includes short articles based on topics of historical interest to Rochester AA and illustrated primarily with items from the Archives collection.

The “Historical Timeline” page is a walk through time showing Rochester’s AA history together with AA’s history worldwide.

All sections will be updated over time, so please check back regularly for new material.

Historical Timeline

Join us on a look into the time history of AA

Digital Exhibits

Illustrated articles about topics in AA history

Stories From Our Past

Download or listen to Audio from long-timers in AA