Gratitude Month is Here

November is Gratitude Month in Alcoholics Anonymous! Many A.A. groups, both in-person and online, will pass a second basket at each of their meetings this month. These additional contributions directly support the essential 12th Step services provided by San Francisco and Marin Intergroup. Does your group meet online? We have a new Gratitude Month “digital basket” you can share with your members: Venmo @SFMarinIntergroup. Click here to learn what you can do to help!


Volunteer with the Sunshine Club



November Edition of The Point

The latest edition of The Point, featuring works by local A.A. members, explores gratitude in sobriety. Find the most recent issue here. Be sure to stop by Central Office (1821 Sacramento Street, San Francisco) to pick up a print version of this month’s special edition of The Point in honor of Gratitude Month.


Intergroup News

The following news was shared at San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s November 1 meeting. Please take this back to your group and any other A.A. meetings you attend.


Here is the message to take back to your group and any other A.A. meetings you attend.

  • November is Gratitude Month. Pass a second basket at your meetings to support San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s essential 12th Step services. Contributions can be made online via or via Venmo @SFMarinIntergroup.
  • If there are any meeting closures or alcathons due to the upcoming holidays, let us know at [email protected].

  • Save the Date for the Open House & Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Saturday, December 2 between 12 to 2pm at Central Office (1821 Sacramento Street, SF). 

  • IGRs selected the winning design from the Grateful Giver logo contest. Grateful Giver contributions support important 12th Step services at San Francisco and Marin Intergroup, including running Central Office, selling A.A. literature, publishing the meeting schedule and our website at Consider becoming a Grateful Giver today and check out the winning design below:

  • We presented the 2024 draft budget. Please share the draft budget during your next business meeting, in preparation for a vote at the December Intergroup meeting. Also, reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the 2024 budget. 

  • IGRs approved a non-budgeted expense to replace the failing battery in our elevator lift at Central Office, to help us maintain ADA compliance.

  • Intergroup updated the sample group contribution recommendations for A.A. service entities due to the merger of the Marin and San Francisco Teleservice Committees. Please print it out and share it with your A.A. groups.

Intergroup Service Committee Opportunities

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

  • The Tech Committee continues to work on numerous tech projects including maintaining the website, assisting Teleservice with the VOIP system and the 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 November 6 @ 6pm.

  • The Sunshine Club brings meetings to AA members who are unable to attend regularly scheduled meetings due to illness, accident, or a disabling medical condition. The Sunshine Club is holding an orientation for new volunteers on Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm online. They are also looking for new committee coordinators to help schedule Sunshine Club meeting requests. Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

  • San Francisco Public Relations is looking for volunteers and committee members. Join SFPR on Saturday, November 18 at Central Office from 10:30am to 12pm for a speaker workshop. And on December 6, SFPR is tabling at Project Homeless Connect at Bill Graham Auditorium from 10am to 3pm. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on November 13 @ 7pm

  • The Communications Committee provides a wide-range of communications support to Intergroup, including The Point and The Buzz. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on November 14 @ 5:30pm. Also, check out the current edition of The Point here

  • The Archives Committee preserves the legacy of AA through the collection and preservation of archival material and to collect and preserve local AA history for future generations. To get involved at the committee level, contact [email protected] and join the next meeting at Central Office on Sunday, November 19 from 12pm to 2pm. 

  • Marin Teleservice and San Francisco Teleservice have merged into one Teleservice Committee. To get involved, contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on November 20. Orientation is @ 6pm followed by the business meeting @ 6:45pm. 

  • Outreach Committee works to attract more participation from the Fellowship at Intergroup. Please share this brief announcement at any meetings you attend that do not currently have an IGR. And help us reach our goal of 20 new IGRs by year-end. To get involved at the committee level, contact [email protected] and join the next meeting on December 6 @ 6pm.

Committee/Entity Liaison Reports

  • Marin Accessibilities updated their information display board to reflect what the committee is focusing on and how they can best support the local Marin groups and members, including: visual and hard of hearing challenges, remote participation, physical disabilities and mental health diversities. Their targeted message for November is: who is still missing from your group? Their next meeting is November 13 @ 7pm.

  • Marin General Service will hold a district inventory next month and is planning the 2024 budget. Their next meeting is November 20

  • 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, consider getting one. They will not have any orientations or business meetings in November or December. 


Holiday Meeting Changes?

Central Office needs your help keeping the meeting schedule current. If your group is not meeting on a regularly scheduled date due to a holiday, please email [email protected] so the info can be reflected in the online schedule. Having accurate information on our meeting schedule is important, as the holidays can be a stressful time.


CNCA Fall Inventory

California Northern Coastal Area 06 (CNCA) is hosting the 2023 Fall Assembly on Saturday, November 4 at the Monterey Moose Family Center in Del Rey Oaks, CA. The topic of this hybrid General Service Assembly is “The Area Inventory”. Any A.A. member in San Francisco and Marin can participate in the Area Assembly, so log on or join your fellows in-person in beautiful Monterey County. 


PRAASA Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the 2024 Pacific Region A.A. Service Assembly (PRAASA) on March 1 to 3, 2024 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco! The purpose of PRAASA is to develop greater unity among the members, groups, and areas of the Pacific Region; to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences and to provide an opportunity for members to discuss pertinent aspects of Alcoholics Anonymous. Learn more at To volunteer, click here.



Service Opportunities for the Week …

Technology Committee (online) is November 6 @ 6pm.


So Much Gratitude

For the love of bountiful abundance, 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. To learn more about Intergroup, check out our Annual Report.   

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