September Edition of The Point

The latest edition of The Point, featuring stories, poems, and art by local A.A. members, is out now! Read it here. Would you like to submit art or write for The Point? Share your experience, strength and hope with the San Francisco and Marin fellowship. Click here for details. 


Grapevine App Now Available

AA Grapevine has launched The Grapevine and La Viña apps. Subscribe to the digital magazine and archive for $2.99 per month, or $29.99 per year. With a digital subscription, you’ll be able to read the new magazine each month, explore the Grapevine or La Viña archive, send stories to friends, listen to the audio of each article in the magazine, listen to the podcast, enter your own sobriety date for a daily calculation, build your own spiritual maintenance daily checklist, and much more. Download the apps for free from the Apple App Store for iPhone or from Google Play Store for Android.


Intergroup News

The following news was shared at San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s September 6 meeting. Please take this back to your group and any other A.A. meetings you attend.

  • Intergroup has raised our prices for A.A. World Services literature starting September 6. As you may know, A.A.W.S. raised their prices in April 2023 and Intergroup purchased a substantial amount of literature to delay the price increase. However, it is now time to raise our prices. We will sell Alcoholics Anonymous, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Living Sober, and The A.A. Service Manual at the same price as All additional A.A.W.S. literature and pamphlets will increase by 20%. To get A.A. literature visit us at Central Office or purchase online at Please share this updated literature price list with your meeting’s literature person.
  • Check out San Francisco and Marin Intergroup’s Mid-Year Review of our financials. This is part of Intergroup’s efforts towards greater financial transparency. We encourage you to share this mid-year financial review with your groups, and we are grateful for your 7th Tradition contributions.
  • Please read this announcement from the Intergroup Outreach Committee at A.A. meetings you attend that do not have an Intergroup Representative (IGR): “We are encouraging meetings that don’t have an Intergroup Rep (IGR) to consider appointing one. IGRs are the liaisons between A.A. groups and Intergroup. Of the 900+ meetings in San Francisco and Marin, only 42 have active IGRs. They vote on matters that affect Intergroup and A.A. at the local level, such as Central Office, money, literature, our website and more. IGRs also keep groups up to date with local information on service opportunities. IGRs ensure that local A.A. groups have a voice at Intergroup. If you have  questions please come up to me after the meeting or check out the flier.”
  • Intergroup needs Central Office Volunteers to answer the phone lines, greet customers, and assist with special projects. Minimum of 1 year sobriety. For more information about this weekly shift opportunity, please email [email protected].

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 needs volunteers for the Reentry Resource Fair on September 8 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. They are also participating at Sunday Streets in the Western Addition on September 24 and Project Homeless Connect on September 27 at Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on September 11 @ 7pm.
  • The Communications Committee provides a wide-range of communications support to Intergroup. The committee has merged together with The Buzz and The Point for a trial-period. The committee is looking to fill The Buzz Associate Editor position. To get involved contact [email protected] and join the next committee meeting on September 11 @ 5:30pm. Also, check out the current edition of The Pointhere. The Point is looking for stories and art submissions for the October edition. Please send your writings, poetry and/or art to [email protected].
  • Teleservice now serves San Francisco and Marin Counties. The ad hoc transition committee meets weekly to best determine how the Teleservice committees come together and support the still-suffering alcoholic. To get involved, contact [email protected]. For now, they continue to hold two separate business meetings. Join the San Francisco Teleservice meeting on September 18 @ 6:45pm and the Marin Teleservice meeting on September 26 @ 7:30pm.
  • The Tech Committee is working on numerous tech projects including a potential web hosting issue, training for the new VOIP system for Teleservice, and the Airtable database. The committee is looking for members to better support San Francisco and Marin Intergroup and local A.A. meetings. 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 October 2 @ 6pm.
  • Outreach Committee works to attract more participation from the Fellowship at Intergroup. Please share a brief announcement at any meetings you attend that do not currently have an IGR. To get involved at the committee level, contact [email protected] and join the next meeting on October 4 @ 6pm.

Committee/Entity Liaison Reports

  • Marin Accessibilities Committee raises awareness of the possible barriers in accessing the A.A. message and participation in the A.A. program of recovery. Their next meeting is September 11 @ 7pm online and for more information [email protected].
  • San Francisco H&I is encouraging A.A. groups to get H&I Representatives if they don’t have one, and continue to pass the pink can! SF H&I is currently serving 26 in-person meetings. The next SF H&I business meeting is September 16 @ 10am followed by orientation @ 11am. Did you know that the pink can tradition started in 1957 with an idea for self-funding and some pink paint?

Associate Editor for The Buzz

Want to know how The Buzz is put together? If so, volunteer for the Associate Editor position. The Associate Editor helps draft the weekly content for The Buzz. It’s a one-year commitment. Serving on The Buzz is a great way to stay on top of what is happening in the San Francisco and Marin fellowship. Email [email protected] for more information.


Job Opening at Central Office

San Francisco and Marin Intergroup is looking for a new Central Office Assistant Manager. Check out the job description here. This position is available immediately. Please spread the word to your A.A. groups.


12 Concepts Workshop Reminder

Join the 9am Online Daily Women’s Meeting of A.A. for a 12 Concepts: Women in Service workshop. This is an introduction to the 12 Concepts of A.A. and how to apply them at every level of service. This monthly series continues with “Concepts IV – VI” on September 16 @ 10:30am to 12pm online. 



National A.A. Technology Workshop This Weekend

The National A.A. Technology Workshop (NAATW) is hosting an immersive eventon September 8-10 about the theme “Solving, Sharing, and Scaling Solutions”. Those interested in using technology in service to A.A. are encouraged to attend, to share their experience, gather ideas and bring learnings back to their groups. This is a hybrid event, so you can participate virtually.


Marin Pop Up Bookstore

It’s almost time for the monthly pop up bookstore in Marin. Need a new book to read with a sponsee or pamphlets to offer at your meeting? Pre-purchase your A.A. literature and chips by Saturday, September 17 @ 2pm via the online bookstore for pick-up on Monday, September 21 at the Marin General Service meeting in the Jackson Cafe at Vivalon (930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael). Select A.A. literature will also be available for purchase 6:45-9:30pm. 


Service Opportunities for the Week …


We Must Believe

For the love of ourselves, 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. 🐝  

Your San Francisco and Marin Intergroup | Central Office



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