April Issue of The Point is Here

The latest edition of The Point, featuring works by local A.A. members, is available here. The April theme is “Understanding Ourselves”. Would you like to write for The Point? View upcoming monthly themes and writing prompts here.


Intergroup News

The following news was shared at San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s April 5 meeting. Please take this back to your group and any other A.A. meetings you attend.

  • Literature prices are increasing at AA World Service, AAGrapevine, and our wholesale medallion company. Intergroup purchased a large amount of literature before the price increase, however at some point we will have to increase our Central Office bookstore prices. Be on the lookout for more details.

  • Intergroup has the following available service opportunities: SF and Marin Archives Chair, SF Public Relations Chair, Central Office volunteers, Central Office bookkeeper, and a co-webmaster. Get involved with service and reach out to [email protected] for details. 

  • Intergroup voted on the Faithful Fiver rebranding and the winner will be announced at the May Intergroup meeting.

Intergroup Service Committee Opportunities

Remember: Anyone can join our service committees; you do not need to be an Intergroup Rep to participate.

  • The Communications Committee updated Intergroup’s statement of purpose. Stay tuned next month for details, and join the next meeting on April 10 @ 5:30pm. Contact [email protected]

  • SF Public Relations is working on Sunday Streets, Project Homeless Connect, and public service announcements. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on April 10 @ 7pm.

  • SF and Marin Archives Committee needs a new committee chair. The Archives Committee preserves our local A.A. history. Contact [email protected] and join the next meeting on April 16 @ 12pm at Central Office and online.

  • SF Teleservice is looking to fill volunteer shifts. Join the orientation on April 17 @ 6pm and reach out to [email protected] for details.

  • The Sunshine Club brings meetings to individuals who cannot attend in-person meetings and is looking for volunteers. Join the next volunteer orientation on April 19 @ 7:30pm (online). If you’d like to join Sunshine Club or if you need to schedule a meeting for an A.A. member, contact [email protected].

  • Outreach Committee is looking to get more folks involved at Intergroup and 12th service work. And we especially need more Marin representation. Contact [email protected] and join the next meeting on May 3 @ 6pm.

Committee/Entity Liaison Reports

  • Marin Teleservice is looking for volunteers to take phone shifts and join their committee. Its next volunteer orientation is April 25 @ 6:30pm. And save the date for a 12th Step worker workshop on May 20 from 2-4pm at the Marin Alano Club in San Rafael. Visit www.marinteleservice.net

  • SF H&I meets May 20 @ 10am followed by the orientation at 11am at Mission Fellowship, in San Francisco. They are in need of speakers and experienced H&I volunteers to coordinate meetings.

  • Marin Accessibilities Committee raises awareness of the possible barriers in accessing the A.A. message and participation in the A.A. Program of recovery. The next meeting is April 10 @ 7pm online. Contact accessibilities@maringeneralservice.org for more information.

  • Marin H&I needs speakers and secretaries. The next orientation is April 11 at 6:15pm with the business meeting to follow at 7:15pm at the Marin Alano Club, in San Rafael. 


Intergroup Board Elections

San Francisco and Marin Intergroup is now accepting Board nominations in preparation for elections this June. Serving as an Intergroup board member is a big, but very rewarding commitment. The Board is responsible for overseeing and supporting Intergroup on behalf of the A.A. groups in Marin and San Francisco. To be eligible, you must be an active member of A.A. with a minimum of two years sobriety. In addition, we are in need of a new Treasurer, so please spread the word. Click here to learn more about serving on the Board and if you’re interested, submit your statement of interest no later than May 1.


Step by Step Workshop: Step Four

The 2023 Step by Step series continues with the workshop, “Made a Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory”. Bring your Big Book and join Katrina K. at Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church (410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley) for learning activities and pizza on April 22 @ 1pm.


Women’s Meeting and A.A. History Event

Many remarkable women found recovery in the early days of A.A., including Marty Mann, who helped raise awareness about the importance of treatment and education of the disease of alcoholism. Learn about one of our prominent pioneers on April 22 @ 1pm. A virtual presentation by Mily T. of San Francisco is followed by speakers Lorie D. of Santa Fe, N.M. and Ruth S. from the Bay Area. 


Service Opportunities for the Week …


We Took Stock Honestly

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