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LETTER SENT TO CELIA WILLIAMSON

Celia Williamson c/o University of Toledo Via Email
Salvation Army
Via Email

Re: CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE

Dear Ms. Williamson and Salvation Army:

When one walks into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, they find within that meeting people yes. But they also find a “Big Book” for sale on the literature table. A literature table which also contains the “Grapevine”, the AA newsletter for the membership at large. This newsletter contains stories from one member to another about how their recovery is going and thus is considered to be part of the 12th step of “outreach” to “help others”. It connects the individual beyond the meeting to the program as a “whole” which is also part of the First Tradition which states “Common welfare comes first – personal recovery DEPENDS upon AA unity”. In other words, recovery for the individual depends upon “unity”.

At this meeting, they’re also provided with “chips” or “key tags” or even “medallions” depending upon their length of “time”. The person who hands t…