Celebrate IFAA’s 75th Birthday!
 Did you know that our Intergroup turned 75 this week? We’ll be celebrating this major milestone with periodic items in the coming months in The Buzz that highlight the history of the Intercounty Fellowship of A.A. and Central Office. 

Central Office’s Beginnings

A February 1952 issue of the A.A. Grapevine detailed great turmoil at the Alano Club on Bush St. in San Francisco, which opened in the 1940s: “Strains had developed because of the uncomfortable overcrowding of A.A. meetings, drunks, panhandlers, wolves and Red Riding Hoods.” Tempers flared and relationships became strained. Then in January of 1947, the first San Francisco Central Office was opened on Sutter St. (pictured).

Correspondence available in the GSO Archives indicates that the first Central Office Secretary (or manager) was named Anne C., and by 1948, Bob G. had taken over. Since its first location, Central Office moved five times in San Francisco before reaching its present location in 2001 at 1821 Sacramento St., where it is now open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-6 pm.



Shasta Winterfest is this Weekend!

Shasta Winterfest is on! The conference will be held in person in Redding and on zoom January 28-January 30. Register here for details.


Reminder: Learn All About Our 7th Tradition!

Curious what makes a financially healthy group? Come join the CNCA 06 Finance Committee on January 29, 2022 @ 10am for a virtual finance workshop. There will be 3 presentations on making a financially healthy group, best practices for a digital basket, and clarification on who the “other service entities” are and why we support them! Spanish translation will be provided. Please see the flyer below or online for details.


Be a Part of the A.A. Grapevine Audio Project!

A.A. Grapevine is collecting up to 7-minute long stories from the Fellowship in the form of audio recordings. Share as you would at a meeting—or pick a topic of your own choosing. If your audio story is accepted, Grapevine will publish it. Check it out!


Service Opportunities for the Week…


Celebrating Milestones

For the love of 75 years (and counting!), 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. Drop our subscription link in the chat at your meetings and tell your members to subscribe to stay in-the-know on what’s happening with SF/Marin A.A.    🐝

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