Category Archives: The Buzz

The Buzz | December 11, 2020

Holiday Meeting Updates and Closure Reminders

Please note that Central Office / the bookstore will be closed Christmas Day, December 25th, 2020 and New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2021. Additionally, the bookstore will be closed from December 28th through December 31st, in order to conduct its annual inventory.

Speaking of closures, if your regular meeting will be canceled over the holidays, or you know of other meetings which will be canceled, please send that information to group.services@aasfmarin.org so it can be updated on the website.

Conversely, if you are planning any special holiday meetings or know of any alcothon-y type events being created this season, please send those to us too so we can add them to the website and advertise them here in the Buzz! The more, the merrier, right?!

Intergroup Summary for December

The Intergroup held its December meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. For access to the meeting summary, minutes, and financial report, please see here

To access previous meeting agendas and minutes for Intergroup, please see here.

Events Tomorrow: Call Marty Round #2 and CNCA Winter Archives Event

Don’t forget that tomorrow, December 12th @ 10am PST is round two of Call Marty! A Sober Women’s Event, with a presentation by Mily T. and 3 fabulous speakers. Definitely come and check it out!

Also a reminder that the CNCA 06 Winter Archives Event is tomorrow, December 12th @ 10am PST! Come learn how the legacy of A.A. is preserved and digitized, and stay for the live interview and oral history of the current Panel 69 Delegate. You won’t want to miss this!

Marin H&I Orientations Moving to As-Needed Basis

As of today, Marin H&I orientations will be hosted on an “as needed” basis, rather than monthly.

If you are interested in attending a Marin H&I orientation, please send your contact info using the link below and you will receive a text when the next orientation is scheduled:

http://bit.ly/marin-hi-orientation

SF Public Relations Speaker Workshop!

For those who don’t know, SFPR (formerly known as PI/CPC) provides literature and speakers for members of the professional community who work with alcoholics and members of the public who are interested in A.A. SFPR will be holding a Speaker Workshop this coming Monday, December 14th at 6pm PST, right before their usual monthly orientation and business meeting

Please come and see how members of our fellowship prepare to speak to the public about A.A., and learn to become one of SFPR’s trusted servants!

The Point Would Love to Hear Your Words of Wisdom

It’s that time again, friends, where The Point calls upon its cherished, local A.A. members to share their experience, strength, and hope. Submissions for the January issue will be accepted until December 22nd, 2020.

~~Share your story~~



Read | Listen to the current issue and access previous issues at aasfmarin.org

Upcoming Service Committee Meetings

All Bundled Up

For the love of PUGS (maybe a puggle?), please share this information with your social media communities and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. All of our prior updates can be found here.

Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | December 4, 2020

CNCA 06 Spanish Inter-District Meeting this Sunday

All are welcome atA Clear Vision for You: 2020,” the last inter-district meeting of Panel 69 of CNCA 06 on Sunday, December 4th @ 9am PST. See below for flyer, and our  website for more info!

The Point December Issue Posted

That’s right, folks, feast your eyes upon the most recent issue of The Point, which is now available online! See below for tasty samples of this month’s issue, you won’t regret it!

Share your story.

Local Focus: Koo Koo Hump Day
by Kristi O
“I had only gone to meetings that were held in church basements with an older crowd that felt very paternal and reminded me how I felt too young to be an alcoholic…I was encouraged to check out this meeting because it was full of artists.”


Stay Connected
by Marcello C-B
“It brought me out of the darkness of self-destruction, where I thought that I would never be able to climb out of.”


Thanksgiving Amends
by Vanessa H
“On the advice of my sponsor at the time, I always reached out to the person first to make sure they were ok to have me make amends. Everyone on my list said yes. Everyone except my mom.”


Suggestions for Accountability
by Michael P
“A brief history based on 14 years as an Intergroup Rep.”

+ more at aasfmarin.org + Read | Listen

Pamphlet for the Unhoused Alcoholic

SF Public Relations (formerly PI/CPC) interacts with members of the professional community who work with alcoholics and members of the public who are interested in A.A.

SFPR is seeking feedback on their draft for a new printed pamphlet directed toward the homeless/un-housed alcoholic. Join SFPR at their meeting on Monday, December 14th @ 7pm to provide input. Please encourage any member who has experienced homelessness to attend!

If you or someone you know has a relevant story you feel is appropriate, please email sfpr@aasfmarin.org to share.

Western U.S. & Canada Virtual Forum 2020

This year, G.S.O.’s Regional Forum will be held virtually. On December 19th, come see Intergroup / Central Office Managers from each region speak to what this year has been like for their fellowships! This is going to be epic. Registration is open so sign up today!

The Week In Service

  • Technology Committee meeting is on Monday.
  • Marin H&I Orientation and Business Meeting is on Tuesday

  • SF Service Manual and Concepts Study is on Tuesday.
  • SF New GSR Orientation and Business Meeting is on Tuesday.

Keep Truckin’

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Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | November 27, 2020

Call Marty, Round 2!

Ladies, gather ’round for another helping of Call Marty! A Sober Women’s Event coming up next Friday, December 4th @ 10:00am PST. The event will kick off with a presentation from Mily T., followed by an afternoon of fabulous speakers. Tune in and check it out! Flyer below.

Corrections Correspondence Always Needed!

Still looking for fresh ways to be of service outside of your usual meetings? Ever heard of Corrections Correspondence? A.A. is always in need of members on the “outside” to correspond with A.A. members in correctional facilities. If you would like to share your experience, strength and hope with A.A.s who are confined, please download the informational pamphlet online. The tear-off portion (sample image below) can be sent to G.S.O.’s Corrections Desk or emailed to corrections@aa.org. The name of an inmate, selected at random from a geographic region different from your own, will be sent to you from the General Service Office and you will make the initial contact through the mail. Cool!

A.A. for the Older Alcoholic” Submission Deadline December 15th

General Service in NY has reopened their call for stories to update the “A.A. For the Older Alcoholic” pamphlet, and is looking for submissions focused on specific experiences. See a snippet of their memorandum below for background, topics and information on where to send your stories! Deadline is December 15th, so get those stories in soon, folks!

Weekly Service Announcements

  • CNCA Committee Meeting is on Saturday.
  • Twelve Concepts Study is on Tuesday.

  • Intergroup will hold its monthly orientation and business meeting Wednesday.

Keeping it Short and Sweet

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Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | November 20, 2020

Calling All Holiday Closures and Event Submissions!

We need your help to keep the schedule up to date! If your group is not meeting on a regularly scheduled date, please let Central Office know ASAP so that the schedule will continue to be accurate. As always, a list of known meeting closures will available on the home page (aasfmarin.org). Nobody wants to disappoint members, visitors, and especially the potential newcomer. 

Speaking of closures, please note that Central Office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2020, as well as Friday, November 27th, 2020. Literature and chips are, as always, still available for purchase on our website.

The Sunshine Club Reverses Daylight Savings!

5pm sunset got you down? Us too. Thank goodness for the Sunshine Club. To support members who do not have access to technology or do not feel comfortable joining virtual meetings, our Sunshine Club has transitioned their support for the homebound to the old-fashioned telephone call! 📞

If you know of any member who is isolated and would like a weekly call from a Sunshine Club “phone buddy,” please send their name and information to sunshine@aasfmarin.org.

Thanksgiving Event Reminders in 3,2,1…

Don’t forget about these three events coming up to soothe your holiday woes and keep you spiritually fit this season!

Crossroads 53rd Anniversary Event! November 21st @ 3pm PST. Multiple speakers, a sobriety countdown, and even a silent auction! Please see the website or click the gorgeous flyer below for Zoom details and link for the silent auction.

West Bay Alano Club Thanksgiving Alcathon 2020! November 25-26th all day. This two-day, all day event includes pre-packaged meals to go and a raffle! Please see here for more info, and for facility requirements in order to attend.

Strawberry Annual Thanksgiving Meeting! November 26th @ 12pm PST. You won’t want to miss it. A true feast of the spirit. See our website for meeting link and details.

The Point Needs You!

Share your story.

Email your own Word or audio file to: thepoint@aasfmarin.org
Don’t forget to check out the latest issue of The Point + so much more at aasfmarin.org + Read | Listen

We Interrupt this Program for your Usual Service Announcements…

  • SF H&I‘s regular business meeting is on Saturday.
  • Marin Teleservice will have their monthly orientation and business meeting this coming Tuesday.
    • Orientation @ 6:30pm
    • Business @ 7:30pm

Coping with Challenges Speaker Discussion Meeting

This unique event, sponsored by the Marin Fellowship Intergroup, will include multiple speakers and Al-Anon participation. All the healing, coming right at ‘ya! See the flyer below for details.

Yummy in the Tummy

For the love of feasting, please share this information with your social media communities and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. All of our prior updates can be found here.

Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | November 13, 2020

November Intergroup Meeting Summary

The meeting minutes and financial statement from Intergroup’s November meeting have been posted. Intergroup is dedicated to the idea that all voices should be heard. We rely on the principles of justice, courtesy, kindness, and love to keep the conversations going. We need group interaction, representatives, and volunteers for our committees and service entities. We need your expertise and we need your commitment to the work of getting the message of A.A. to all those who need it. Our lives, our unity, and our function depends on communication.

At the November 4th Intergroup Meeting, a motion was made and passed to revisit the acceptance of the $140,000 bequest and to have Intergroup Representatives go back to their groups for discussion and to gain their group’s informed conscience on whether to return it. The matter will be discussed as Old Business at the December 2nd Intergroup Meeting with the potential for Intergroup to reach a decision. 

To give input on this topic, please make sure that your Intergroup Representative (IGR) creates space to collect your group’s informed conscience before the December 2nd Intergroup Meeting. If your group does not have an Intergroup Representative, please have your group elect one so your group can participate in these discussions.

Strawberry Annual Thanksgiving Meeting!

You won’t want to miss this! Sponsored by the Larkspur Haven Meeting out of Marin, their annual Thanksgiving “feast” (of sobriety!) will most definitely be epic. See the flyer below for meeting info.

Thanksgiving Alcathon 2020!

The West Bay Alano Club is hosting this alcathon with meetings all day November 25th and 26th and pre-packaged meals to go. Please see flyer below for more info, and for facility requirements in order to attend.

Calling All Creatives … Would You Like to Write for The Point?

Submissions for the next (December) issue of The Point will be accepted through December 22nd, 2020Share your story.

Not much for short stories? That’s okay. The Point also publishes original reviews, poems, photos and illustrations with a local SF Bay Area focus, so get those easels and paintbrushes out, team!

Submit your creation to: thepoint@aasfmarin.org.

So Many Service Meetings!


Upcoming Service Committee meetings for the coming week:
  • The Point is having their monthly meeting this upcoming Saturday.

  • Archives Committee is having their monthly meeting on Sunday.

  • SF Teleservice will be holding their monthly orientation and meeting on Monday:

  • Marin General Service will be having their monthly Orientation and Business meeting on Monday:
    • Orientation @ 7pm (room opens 6:45pm)
    • Business @ 7:30pm

  • HelpChat will be having their monthly Orientation and Business meeting on Tuesday:
    • Orientation @ 5pm
    • Business @ 6pm

  • Marin PI/CPC will have their Orientation and Business meeting on Thursday:
    • Orientation @ 7pm
    • Buriness @ 7:30pm

A Cornucopia of Gratitude

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Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | November 6, 2020

November Intergroup Meeting Summary

The Intergroup held its monthly business meeting this past Wednesday night. Regular business was suspended in order to continue addressing the Special Projects Fund and the bequest which was used to create the fund. Please stay tuned for the meeting summary and slides which will be made available on the website and linked here in The Buzz.

CNCA 06 Fall Assembly is Tomorrow

This year’s CNCA (California Northern Coastal Area) 06 Fall Assembly, “A Clear Vision for You,” will be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, from 9 am to 5:30 pm PST.  There will be elections, reports and presentations galore – one of which is titled, “What makes an A.A. Leader?” Well, wouldn’t you like to know?! Please see the website for more info. Note: there are separate meeting links for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Tuesday Chip November Lineup

You won’t want to miss these speakers! See below for the November lineup of the Tuesday Chip Meeting out of Marin.

November Issue of The Point has been posted!

Check out the website for the full issue. See below for teasers…

 Alcoholics on Zoom by Bree L.
“I figured it would be easy-peasy for this alcoholic. Isolating was easy. It was most comfortable to go it alone and block out the outside world…Isolation would be a piece of cake—although I never thought of the flip side, depression.

Body of Work by Brenda T.
“Allowing voice around my pain let me connect with others struggling with parallel addictions from trauma—a breath of fresh air in a garden of recovery.”

Humbly Asked by Nora C.
“Even with two alcoholic parents I thought was untouchable and could never be sullied by the word alcoholic. I was, after all, your standard ambitious young professional and stuff like that didn’t happen with my high-achieving friends.”

Principle of Spirituality by John W.
Hitting bottom was imminent. Warnings had echoed in my mind for months and my only spirituality was a game of shadows. I stalked that deadly first drink during waking hours, then consumed until blackout. As with Sisyphus and his rock, I woke each day to have the cycle begin again.

— and so much more!

Share your story ~
Email your own Word or audio file to: 
thepoint@aasfmarin.org

Central Office Holiday Closure

Central Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in recognition of Veterans Day. As a reminder, you can still order books and chips online.

Outside of holiday closures, no-contact curbside pick up is generally available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Crossroads 53rd Anniversary Event! 

The Crossroads Fellowship out of Livermore, CA, is hosting a virtual anniversary event, with multiple speakers, a sobriety countdown, and even a silent auction! Please see the gorgeous flyer below for Zoom details and link for the silent auction.

Service, Service and More Service


Upcoming Service Committee meetings for the coming week:
  • GGYPAA is having their monthly meeting this upcoming Sunday.

  • SF Public Relations is having their monthly meeting on Monday.

  • Marin H&I will be holding their monthly orientation and meeting on Tuesday.
  • SF Service Manual & Concepts Study will be on Tuesday.
  • SF General Service will be having their monthly Orientation and Business meeting on Tuesday:

Intergroup Fast Fact! 🧠+💡

What exactly is an informed group conscience?  

The group conscience strives for unanimity (the state of being unanimous) through group enlightenment, spirituality and adherence to our Steps, Traditions and Concepts.  The group conscience is the collective conscience of the group membership and this represents substantial unanimity on one issue before definitive action is taken. This is achieved by the group members through the sharing of full information, individual points of view, and the practice of A.A.’s principles. 

The term “informed group conscience” implies that pertinent information has been studied and all views have been heard before the group votes.

Breathe in, Breathe out

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Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | October 30, 2020

Follow-up from last week’s Special Intergroup Meeting

The Intergroup Board of Directors hosted a special meeting on Wednesday, October 21st to discuss the Special Projects Fund and the bequest that was accepted to create the fund. All members of the Marin and San Francisco fellowship were invited to participate.

Background information about the bequest, the slide deck from the meeting, minutes and more can be found here. If your home group does not have an Intergroup Representative, we encourage you to elect one so that your group has a voice and a vote and stays up to date on all matters concerning IFAA. Our next orientation and general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Marin Outdoor Meetings Guidelines and Q&A

Earlier this week, Marin General Service and the Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) Committee held a Town Hall and presented guidelines for hosting outdoor meetings, provided information on the parks involved, and answered questions. All of the details are here – please take a look!

Sanity and Simplicity Event is Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to OMMM. The virtual meditation event hosted by the 11th Step Wholly Together Meditation Meeting of A.A. is happening tomorrow @ 9am PST! See our website or click on the flyer below for details.

Pax West 27th Annual Men’s Dinner (Virtual) Next Friday!

While dinner will, unfortunately, not be provided this year, the Pax West Men’s Dinner & Meeting will be on Friday, November 6th @ 6pm PST. There will be 3 speakers and a Sobriety Countdown. Zoom info is located in the flyer below! Men, let us dine together and let sobriety shine together.

Gratitude Month – It’s coming! How will your group celebrate this November?

What’s Gratitude Month, anyway? 

In November, we set aside time to express thanks to the fellowship. Gratitude month dates back to the 1940s when the General Service Board hosted gatherings to express personal gratitude for sobriety and appreciation to our professional friends for their articles, books, radio and T.V. interviews relating to A.A. over the past year.

In the Bay Area, Gratitude Month is traditionally practiced by passing the Seventh Tradition basket a second time, with the entirety of the collection from the second basket being contributed to Central Office.** However, groups around the country and around the world each have their own customs for celebrating Gratitude Month, including holding Tradition discussion meetings in place of the regular format, or by making “gratitude” the discussion topic during the month.

You may have heard that our General Service Office in NY has drawn down from their prudent reserve this year, largely due to a decrease in revenue from literature sales. Your group may want to consider supporting GSO with Gratitude Month collections this year as they build their prudent reserve back up.

Groups are encouraged to come up with their own imaginative ways to foster an attitude of gratitude among the fellowship. Box 459, the GSO’s newsletter, put it so well: “How about trying something new, something your group has never done before, which will make the members’ gratitude more tangible and real?” Here in the Bay Area we’ve always been good about finding new and inventive ways to do things, so let’s be creative!

**Treasurers: Please note “Gratitude Month” along with the other necessary identifying info on your group’s contributions so that they may be properly recorded.

Service Please!

Upcoming Service Committee meetings for the coming week:
  • Technology Committee is at it again, having their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday.

  • Marin General Service is having their monthly Twelve Concepts Study Meeting on Tuesday

  • Intergroup will be holding their monthly orientation and meeting on Wednesday:

It’s Yummy Season, Y’all

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Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | October 23, 2020

Special Meeting Debrief

Thank you to everyone who attended the special meeting hosted by Intergroup’s Board of Directors on Wednesday. This meeting was held to discuss the Special Projects Fund and the bequest that was accepted to create the fund. In case you missed it, background information about the bequest, the decision-making process, and plans for the funds can be found hereWe will post the slide deck and minutes from the meeting, so please stay tuned.

Marin Outdoor Meetings Town Hall on Tuesday!

Marin County recently approved outdoor recovery meetings! The County has created required guidelines and Marin County Parks have approved meetings on a permit basis. Marin General Service and the Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) Committee will be holding a Town Hall to present these guidelines, provide information on the parks involved, and answer questions. Check out their awesome flyer below! If you have questions prior to the event, please contact MarinGeneralService@gmail.com.

Sanity and Simplicity – Meditation Event

Start your Halloween off right with this virtual meditation event hosted by the 11th Step Wholly Together Meditation Meeting of A.A.! Get your zombie zen on bright and early @ 9am. See below for details.

Intergroup Fast Fact: How is Intergroup different than General Service?

Basically, Intergroup serves groups in its local community while General Service connects groups nationally and worldwide.

“Central offices and general service area committees are complementary, rather than competitive, A.A. operations. Both exist to help insure A.A. unity and to fulfill A.A.’s primary purpose of carrying the message,” A.A. Guidelines Central or Intergroup Offices (MG 02).

The Week in Service…


Upcoming Service Committee meetings for next week:
  • CNCA, or California Northern Coastal Area, is having their monthly meeting tomorrow.

  • Marin Teleservice is meeting on Tuesday for their orientation and business meeting.
    • Orientation @ 6:30pm
    • Business @ 7:30pm

Meow’s the Word

For the love of kitty cats, please share this information with your social media communities and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. All of our prior updates can be found here.

Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | October 16, 2020

October Intergroup Meeting Debrief

SF/Marin Intergroup met on October 7, 2020. The meeting summary and financials from that meeting are now available on aasfmarin.org/intergroup.

Special Meeting Next Wednesday

The Intergroup Board of Directors is hosting a special meeting to continue the conversation started at the October 7, 2020 Monthly Intergroup Meeting about the Special Projects Fund and the bequest that was accepted to create the fund. All members of the Marin and San Francisco fellowship are invited to attend and have their voices heard.

We are encouraged by the constructive feedback we’ve received thus far … remember, love and tolerance is our code!

When:  Wednesday, October 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 912 0509 7398

In case you missed it, background information about the bequest, the decision-making process, and plans for the funds can be found here.

Our Meeting Finder Now Lists In-Person and Online Meetings!

Go to aasfmarin.org/meetings to check it out. Help us make sure alcoholics can get to meetings by keeping our information up-to-date — here’s how:

  • You can add new meetings here.
  • You can submit changes to meetings already listed from within the meeting finder itself! Find the meeting, click on it, and then click the “Update Meeting Info” button (if you can’t view video demonstration below, click here).

Sunshine Club Brings Light to Dark Times

To support members who do not have access to technology or do not feel comfortable joining virtual meetings, our Sunshine Club is transitioning their support for the homebound to the old-fashioned telephone call!

If you know of any member who is isolated and would like a weekly call from a Sunshine Club “phone buddy,” please send their name and information to sunshine@aasfmarin.org.

Our Turn to Nudge the Judge

SF Public Relations Committee is seeking a team of volunteers to work on outreach with local courts, public defenders’ offices and recovery facilities regarding “slip signing” at virtual Zoom meetings.

Experience with the legal system as a lawyer, DUI defendant or treatment facility could be helpful, but is not essential. 

Please contact sfpr@aasfmarin.org for more information.

Tomorrow is Marin Unity Day and Call Marty!

A reminder that two awesome events are happening tomorrow, Saturday, October 17!

Marin Unity Day is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm tomorrow October 17! Come join us for a day of connection, fun and fellowship, and learn about the service entities that work to keep A.A. alive and well. Please see our website for more details.

Call Marty! Celebrating Marty Mann, A.A. Pioneer is the sober women’s event which will be all day tomorrow October 17 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm! Don’t miss it!

The Week in Service…


Upcoming Service Committee meetings for next week:
  • How does one preserve A.A. legacy? Join Archive Committee’s monthly meeting this Sunday to find out.

  • SF Teleservice is calling YOU to tell you what they’re all about. Tune in on Monday for their orientation and business meeting.

  • HelpChat is having their monthly orientation and business meeting on Tuesday.
    • Orientation @ 5:00 pm
    • Business @ 6:00 pm

  • Marin General Service is also having their monthly orientation and business meeting on Monday.
    • Orientation @ 6:45 pm
    • Business @ 7:30 pm

  • And last, but not least, Marin PI/CPC will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday.

Put a Leaf on it!

For the love of leaf prints, please share this information with your social media communities and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. All of our prior updates can be found here.

Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office

The Buzz | October 9, 2020

Live 📣 Our New Meeting Finder… and More❣

We are thrilled to announce that the new meeting finder is now live on aasfmarin.org! Indoor Meeting? Outdoor Meeting? Hybrid? We can list them all! Please read about it here and pay close attention to the Call to Action we spoke of in prior issues! 

Holiday Closure

Reminder: Central Office will be closed Monday, October 12, 2020, in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (also known as Columbus Day). Literature pick up hours the rest of the week will be 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Literature and/or chip orders can be made online. More info here!

Reminder: SF Unity Day Tomorrow!

Don’t forget that tomorrow, Saturday, October 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, San Francisco General Service will be virtually hosting SF Unity Day! Our SF Public Relations Committee, formerly known as PI/CPC, will give a short presentation on Anonymity and COVID-19. Zoom in to learn more about General Service and some of the other local service entities. Our website has additional details, including the schedule.

And Next Week is Marin Unity Day!

Marin General Service will host their virtual Marin Unity Day on Saturday, October 17, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm! This lively afternoon will kick off with a speaker meeting featuring Billy N. at 1:15 pm, Archives presentation by Gail L. at 2:30 pm, and Teddy B-W sharing his General Service Conference Report at 3:00 pm. This event is designed to foster unity within our fellowship and highlight the service entities that work to keep A.A. alive and well. Come join us for a day of connection, fun and fellowship! See the flyer below and, as always, our website has the info as well.

The Usual Service Suspects…

It’s that time again, friends! Check the list below for upcoming Service Committee meetings:
 
  • What’s The Point, you say? Well it’s a publication, you see. A great one at that. Indeed, The Point Committee’s monthly meeting is tomorrow.

  • “Gihg-EE-Paw” is the pronunciation, GGYPAA is the acronym, and it stands for Golden Gate Young People in A.A. Young and “young at heart” are welcome at their monthly meeting this Sunday.

  • SF Public Relations is holding a Speaker Workshop and Orientation on Monday night. Come check it out!
  • Marin H&I is having their monthly orientation and business meeting on Tuesday.

  • SF General Service is also having their monthly meetings this upcoming Tuesday.

  • And, last but not least, SF General Service will be holding their Service Manual and Concepts Study meeting to round out your Tuesday night service.

Call Marty! Celebrating Marty Mann, A.A. Pioneer is a sober women’s event happening Saturday October 17, with our very own Mily T., local member, giving a talk on Marty M. followed by an afternoon of fabulous speakers. Ladies, you won’t want to miss this!

Would You Like to Write for The Point?

Submissions for the next (November) issue of The Point will be accepted through October 22, 2020

Share your story. Write for The Point

You can submit a word doc or even email an audio file to: thepoint@aasfmarin.org.

Take A Walk…

For the love of foggy Fall frolicking, please share this information with your social media communities and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. All of our prior updates can be found here.

Your IFAA Intergroup | Central Office