The Buzz | December 18, 2020

Reminder: Western U.S. & Canada Virtual Forum Tomorrow!

Don’t forget that G.S.O.’s Regional Forum, US/CANS is happening tomorrow, December 19th @ 8am PST. Come see Intergroup / Central Office managers from each region (including ours!) speak to what this year has been like for their fellowships. Register here!

❄  Last Call for
Holiday Events and Closures

This is a reminder that if you are planning any special holiday meetingsalcothons, or events, please send those to us so they can be added to the website and advertised here in the Buzz!

Additionally, if your regular meeting will be canceled over the holidays, please send that information to group.services@aasfmarin.org so it can be updated on the website.

Please don’t forget that Central Office & the bookstore will be closed Christmas Day (Dec 25th), New Year’s Day (Jan 1st), and also from Dec 28th through Dec 31st (for bookstore inventory).

The Twelve Gifts of the Season Speaker Meeting

This event will be online on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at 3pm PST, and will feature 12 different speakers focusing on the gifts of working the 12 steps! Pull those festive sweaters out of storage and slap ’em on, folks. Details below and on aasfmarin.org event page.

Service Committee Meetings This Week 

  • CNCA Committee meeting is on Sunday.
  • Archives Committee also meets on Sunday.

  • SF Teleservice Orientation and Business Meeting is on Monday.

  • Marin General Service Orientation and Business meeting is on Monday.
    • Orientation @ 7pm PST
    • Business @ 7:30pm PST

  • Marin Teleservice Orientation and Business meeting is on Tuesday.
    • Orientation @ 6:30pm PST
    • Business @ 7:30pm PST

Box 459, G.S.O. Newsletter, Winter 2020

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Box 459 is the quarterly newsletter published by General Service (G.S.O.). Their current issue for Winter 2020 (download) opens with a story that highlights the history and evolution of the ICOAA Seminar (Intergroup/Central Office/A.A. World Services), whose stated purpose is, “to provide a forum, through workshops, discussions, and the exchange of ideas and shared experience, for those who labor on A.A.’s front lines,” at both the local and global levels. The 35th annual ICOAA seminar was virtual this year, which enabled over 200 attendees to be able to attend! Be sure to check out excerpts from our very own Maury P. and Alan G., along with numerous others representing Intergroups from all over!

And that’s not all; there are a number of other interesting articles included so be sure to download the Winter 2020 issue here.

Click this link or the photo below for access to prior issues of Box 459.

Cozy Time, Indeed

For the love of hot cocoa, 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.

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