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1977 - 1987

February

1977 - More than 100 Groups registered in Great Britain

  • Group registrations in GB exceed 10

19781978 - Regional structure completed in Scotland

  • On the 2nd 1978 the Karlsruhe Open Arms Group were first registered in GSO New York. There has been though an English speaking AA presence in Karlsruhe since at least 1960.
  • Ireland forms its own service structure and Board of Trustees.
  • New Articles of Association to enable GSB (GB) to operate as a commercial charitable company are adopted.
  • Completion of Regional structure in Scotland.

1980 - Conference Delegates appointed by Regions

  • Regional structure adopted throughout the UK.
  • Regions now appoint Conference delegates and nominate candidates to GSB

1981 - Group registrations exceed 1500 in GB

  • Group registrations exceed 1500 in GB, with 80 I/Gs and 14 Regions.
  • First European Service Meeting held in Frankfurt.

19821982 - Box 514 re-named AA News

  • Quarterly Box 514 re-named AA News.

1986 - General Service Office moves to Stonebow House, York.

  • Dispositions Act, having completed its passage through parliament, sponsored by AA, receives Royal Assent giving AA the right to refuse bequests.
  • General Service Office moves to Stonebow House, York.