Preview of Sept 20 Radio Interview of Jim H. on A.A. History Vermont Workshops

Preview of Interview of Jim H. by Dick B. on September 20, 2012 by Dick B. on Christian Recovery

Dick B.
Copyright 2012 Anonymous. All rights reserved

Our guest on Thursday, September 20th will be Jim H. from the State of Washington. Jim has been one of the most helpful individual participants in the International Christian Recovery Coalition.

We particularly welcome this interview because of Jim’s major role in the 10 day series of A.A. history and Christian Recovery workshops in the State of Vermont. These were set up to enable a cadre of long-term sobriety, recovered, Christian recovery leaders to gather in Vermont to learn, help, photograph, visit, and then report to others all possible information about the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous and its Christian roots in St. Johnsbury, Manchester, East Dorset, Northfield and many other relevant spots in Vermont. Also to help dedicate the Dr. Bob Core Library at North Congregational Church of St. Johnsbury.

Jim came all the way from Auburn, Washington, to Vermont. He was the driver to the many locations. He was with us every step of the way. He took some 800 pictures which we will be placing on the Web and elsewhere. The pictures included signs, campuses, libraries, buildings, photos, and text in many books and newspapers and articles. Jim has served A.A. in many capacities, particularly as an Archivist and service person. He has sponsored many members of A.A. and led many meetings. He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and A.A. archivist.

Jim and others traveled to research and report the East Dorset part in depth. He not only visited but took many pictures of the Wilson House, the Griffith House Library, the East Dorset Congregational Church, and the cemetery where all the Wilson relatives are buried–including the Wilsons, the Griffiths, Dr. Leonard Strong and his wife Dorothy (Bill’s sister). Even Bill’s mother and step-mother are buried there.

Jim H. was one of the sponsors of our trip and, as stated, is a participant in the International Christian Recovery Coalition. He will continue to work with several workshop participants in receiving and organizing and helping us to publish all the photos on the Web and elsewhere.

Jim will tell us briefly of his service in the military, drinking period, involvement in A.A., and present life.

Then he will give us his report on the Vermont A.A. history workshops, what he personally found there, the high points of the trip, his continuing work on the aftermath, and his planned endeavors in passing along accurate A.A. history

I’ll now turn this over to Jim. Thanks for your immense help. So take it away Jim.


About mauihistorian

Uses pen name Dick B.: Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active and recovered A.A. member with over 25 years of continuous sobriety. Published 42 titles and over 650 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement.
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