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Our guest today is Jim H. from the State of Washington.
Jim played a major role in the September 2-9, 2012, A.A. history and Christian Recovery workshops held in Vermont. These workshops enabled a cadre of recovery leaders with long-term sobriety to gather in Vermont and (1) learn about the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous and its Christian roots in St. Johnsbury, East Dorset, Rutland, Manchester, and Northfield, Vermont; (2) help dedicate the “Dr. Bob Core Library” at North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury; and (3) record in digital pictures and on videotape the key locations and activities that were part of our workshops.
Jim came all the way from Auburn, Washington, to Vermont. He drove my son Ken and me to the many locations we visited. He was with us every step of the way. He took some 800 pictures tol be placed on the Web and elsewhere. The signs, campuses, libraries, and buildings. Also, pictures of photos and text in many books, newspapers, and articles. In A.A., Jim has served as an Archivist and service person, led many meetings, and sponsored many newcomers. He is also a retired Air Force Master Sergeant.
Jim and others researched the East Dorset part in depth. He visited and took pictures of the Wilson House, Griffith House Library, East Dorset Congregational Church, and the cemetery where many Wilson relatives are buried
Jim H. is an International Christian Recovery Coalition participant and one of the sponsors of our trip. He'll now work with several workshop participants helping us publish all the photos on the Web and elsewhere.
He will tell us briefly of his military service, drinking period, involvement in A.A., and life today.
He'll also report on the Vermont workshops, high points of the trip, what he personally found there, and his future work on the aftermath, plus plans to pass on accurate A.A. history.
It's good to talk.