Grapevine Print Subscriptions to Increase

AA Grapevine, the international journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, will increase the price of its print magazine for the first time in over 12 years. Grapevine has held the print magazine price steady through challenging times over the past four years — with costs for paper, printing, and shipping all increasing substantially. The new price for a yearly subscription is $36, effective April 15, 2024. Click here to subscribe

Ocean Beach Bonfire in SF

Golden Gate Young People of A.A. (GGYPAA) are having a bonfire on March 23 @ 5pm. Meet them at Ocean Beach (Stairwells 15-20, in San Francisco) for an A.A. meeting, s’mores and fellowship.

Western Roundup Living Sober presents Drag Bingo

Western Roundup Living Sober (WRLS), the oldest A.A. roundup for LGBTQIA+ A.A. members presents their annual Drag Bingo event. Speaker meeting @ 6pm and bingo starts @ 8pm. Come in Drag and get a free Bingo Card!

Communications Service Opps

If you have experience in communications or marketing, then we want to hear from you! Our illustrious Communications Committee, which oversees The PointThe Buzz and our annual report publications has two positions to fill. The committee needs a new Chairperson, which is a 2-year commitment. Also, The Buzz is looking for a Buzz Editor. This important commitment is designed for someone who loves being in the know about Fellowship news and events and would take great pride in crafting this weekly digital newsletter.  Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Sharing Session Addressing Barriers for Transgender Alcoholics

General Service District 07 Oakland hosts a Sharing Session for Trans Alcoholics and Allies on the topic “How can A.A. address barriers experienced by Trans alcoholics? – Is a pamphlet for Transgender Alcoholics the right way?”


Save the Date: Pre-Conference Assembly 2024

The 74th General Service Conference will take place this April in Brooklyn, NY. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Connecting with Love, Unity and Service.” Group consciences on Agenda Topics will be shared with our Area Delegate at the Pre-Conference Assembly on April 6 and 7, in person at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building in Petaluma and online via Zoom.

A special sharing session will take place on Sunday, April 7 @ 9am on the topic of “How Should We Treat A.A. Founders’ Writings.” Are Bill’s writings historical texts that should remain untouched or are they basic texts that should be updated to be as widely accessible as possible in today’s world? Share what you and your group thinks at the CNCA 06 (California Northern Coastal Area 06 of Alcoholics Anonymous) Pre-Conference Assembly.


A Summer of Fellowship: Upcoming Conferences and Roundups



Service Opportunities…

  • CNCA 06 Area Committee (hybrid) is March 23.
    • Literature / Grapevine / LaVina Sharing Session @ 9am
    • Area Archives Committee Meeting @ 10am
    • Area Accessibilities Committee Meeting @ 11am
    • Area Committee Business Meeting @ 12:30pm
  • Marin Public Information (PI) (in person) is March 28.
    • Orientation @ 7pm
    • Business Meeting @ 7:30pm
  • Intergroup Fellowship Committee (online) is March 28 @ 5pm.

We Must Stay Brave

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