Intergroup News

The following news was shared at San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s February 7 meeting. Please take this back to your group and any other A.A. meetings you attend.

  • We were joined by Teddy B, Non-Trustee Director at AAGrapevine, who presented on the Plain Language Big Book.

  • Save the date for the 2025 A.A. International Convention, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit for details and FAQs.

  • Be of service to San Francisco and Marin Intergroup – reach out to [email protected] for more info. Here are some of the volunteer positions we are looking to fill: 

    • Central Office Volunteers – a weekly 2+-hour commitment answering the phone lines, assisting with special projects and greeting customers. We have several shifts available – especially in the afternoon – and it is a wonderful way to be of service. The sobriety requirement is 1+ year.

    • Communications Chair – if you have experience in communications or marketing, then we want to hear from you! Our illustrious Communications Committee, which oversees The Point, The Buzz and our annual report publications, needs a new chairperson. This is a 2-year commitment, with a suggested sobriety requirement of 2+ years.

  • Intergroup’s Treasurer reported on the prudent reserve calculation for 2024. Intergroup’s six-month prudent reserve is set for $179,014.

Intergroup Service Committee Opportunities

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

  • San Francisco Public Relations is participating in several upcoming events including PRAASA, Project Homeless Connect and the American Society on Aging Conference. They are also providing A.A. literature to recently released inmates via the SF Public Library re-entry program. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on February 12 @ 7pm

  • The Teleservice Committee answers the helpline 24 hours a day for the still-suffering alcoholic. The committee is holding elections in February as the commitments are turning over. To get involved, contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on February 19. Orientation is @ 6pm followed by the business meeting @ 6:45pm.

  • The Sunshine Club brings meetings to AA members in Marin and San Francisco who can’t attend regularly scheduled meetings due to illness, accident, or a medical condition. The Sunshine Club held a quarterly business meeting with new committee chairs and coordinators. Sunshine Club is holding 2 upcoming orientations: February 22 online @ 6:30pm and March 10 @ 11:15am at Druids Hall, in Novato. For more information reach out to [email protected].

  • The Communications Committee provides a wide-range of communications support to Intergroup, including The Point and The Buzz. The committee is working on the 2023 annual report. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on February 12 @ 5:30pm. Also, check out the current edition of The Point here

  • The Tech Committee continues to work on numerous tech projects including the website, assisting Teleservice with the VOIP system and Airtable database. If you are familiar with Airtable or WordPress, the Tech Committee would especially like your help! Email [email protected] to join and attend the next meeting on March 4 @ 5pm.

  • Outreach Committee works to attract more IGRs to Intergroup, and their 2024 goal is 25 new IGRs by the end of the year! Please continue to share this brief announcement at any meetings you attend that don’t have an IGR. The Outreach Committee reached out to other Intergroups to learn how they attract participation at Intergroup. They are also developing a list of meetings for folks to visit to talk about Intergroup participation. To get involved at the committee level, contact [email protected] and join the next meeting on March 6 @ 6pm.

Committee/Entity Liaison Reports

  • Marin Fellowship Committee is hosting a talk with Frank T. on the spiritual aspects of the 12 Steps February 8 @ 6:30pm and this February 11, MFC is sponsoring a Super Bowl watch party and A.A. meeting at Homeward Bound in Novato. Its next business meeting is March 4 @ 7pm

  • San Francisco H&I brings A.A. meetings and literature into hospitals and institutions in San Francisco. If your meeting does not have an H&I Rep, please add this important service position. For details, reach out to Thatcher H, the SF H&I liaison at 415-656-5666. The next SF H&I orientation is February 17 @ 11am, followed by the business meeting on March 16 at 10am. Both meetings are at 2900 24th Street, San Francisco. Please encourage your group’s H&I Rep to attend.

  • Marin Accessibilities next meeting is February 12 @ 7pm, and their goal is to raise awareness of possible barriers in accessing the AA message. Their targeted message for February is: raising awareness of barriers in A.A. meetings, such as accessible parking, wheelchair access, and designated sections for members who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Super Bowl, Meeting and Fellowship

Super Bowl is this Sunday, and you know who is playing! Head to an A.A. meeting @ 2pm at Homeward Bound (1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato) followed by kick off at 3:30pm. Bring your favorite dish to share. A $10 donation is suggested to cover the cost of food, but no one will be turned away.   

Marin Pop-Up Bookstore and Survey

February is the next monthly pop-up bookstore in Marin. Pre-purchase your A.A. literature and chips by February 17 via the online bookstore for pick-up on Monday, February 19 at the Marin General Service meeting in the Jackson Cafe at Vivalon (930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael). An assortment of A.A. literature will also be available for purchase 6:45-9pm.

Also, if you are a member of the Marin Fellowship, fill out this survey to help us make the Marin Pop Up Bookstore more effective and accessible for A.A. members in Marin. The deadline for responses is February 29. Thank you for your feedback!

Save the Date: Stonestown Group Anniversary Party

 A.A. Meditation Sound Bath Meeting

Registration Open for Western Roundup Living Sober

WRLS is the longest running LGBTQIA+ Alcoholics Anonymous conference in the world. You can register for the conference now here.

Quarterly Report From G.S.O.

Read about activities from the General Service Board including A.A. World Services and A.A. Grapevine.

Service Opportunities

We Must Remain Connected

For the love of love, please share this information and encourage your A.A. fellows to subscribe to The Buzz. The Buzz is produced by San Francisco and Marin Intergroup.   

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