Al, I understand that you are now sponsoring a newcomer, I am happy to hear that. I am reminded of my early years of sponsoring, I wanted to be the best sponsor in all AA. I asked many questions both in and out of meetings. I wanted everyone to know that I was a sponsor. I wanted to know how to do it perfect the first time-out. Of course I did not bring that information up during my sponsorship "investigation" meetings. I would like to share my experience and I have some suggestions.