The Buzz | October 2, 2020

Announcements and Holiday Closure

Central Office will be closed next Monday October 12, 2020 in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (formerly known as Columbus Day). Additionally, for the week of 10/12, literature pickup hours will be reduced from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. That said, we may be able to make a special arrangement outside of those hours. Please inquire by emailing us at aa@aasfmarin.org.

As a reminder, you can still order books and chips online. No-contact curbside pick up is generally available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (unless otherwise noted – see above).

Establishment of Intergroup Special Projects Fund

Central Office has recently received inquiries regarding a bequest accepted by IFAA (Intercounty Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous of San Francisco and Marin Counties) earlier this year. The IFAA Board of Directors is providing background on this opportunity, the decision-making process, and our plans for the funds here.

It’s Almost Gratitude Month, Everyone!

You know what that means! Call to Action: please discuss with your groups and take a group conscience on whether to “pass” your now virtual 7th Tradition baskets a second time to help support Central Office during the month of November.

The Point Is….

October’s Issue of The Point is hot off the press! Check the website for the full issue. Delicious teasers below…

Julia’s Story by Bree L.
“She talked about how she used to come home from the night shift as a nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and drink wine, then could not stop. In A.A. she accumulated five years…”

Beginning the Maintenance Steps by Rick R.
“We cannot ignore the need for up-keep in the program any more than we can ignore maintenance when we purchase a new car.”

Rules versus Principles by Anonymous
“I don’t like being told what I can or cannot do. If I had walked in through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous and heard, ‘You must stop drinking’ or ‘You need to give us money’ or any other command, rule or regulation, I would have walked right back out.”

Use as Directed by Kathleen C.

“What do all these statements have in common? They show that somebody didn’t read Page 133 in the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, where it says: ‘God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons.’”

— and so much more!

Share your story ~
Email your own Word or audio file to: 
thepoint@aasfmarin.org

All About Unity!

Mark your calendars for not one, but TWO Unity Day Events! San Francisco General Service will be hosting SF Unity Day next Saturday, October 10th. See the flyer below or our website for more details. 

And be sure to Save the Date for the following weekend, when Marin General Service will host Marin Unity Day on Saturday, October 17th! See our website for more info. 

Unity Day SF is an opportunity for the fellowship to come together and learn about service opportunities in our area with presentations by the three autonomous service entities that serve AA meetings in San Francisco: Intergroup, General Service and H&I Northern California.

Please share this event information and flyer with your groups and at meetings you attend. Help us spread the word about this awesome bilingual event for the San Francisco fellowship!

Service, Service and More Service!

Who is having Committee meetings this week? We’re so glad you asked. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Technology Committee is starting us off strong with their monthly meeting, always sure to delight! Check it this coming Monday.

  • Ever wondered what the heck our A.A. Concepts are all about? Well wonder no more, as the monthly Twelve Concepts Study is here. Tune in this Tuesday.

  • Our dutiful Intergroup Monthly Orientation and Business Meeting will also be occurring this upcoming week:

Carve Out Some Space for Recovery

For the love of pumpkins, 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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