We have gotten some reports that members are having trouble accessing meetings on Zoom. If this happens to you, one reason could be that your application is not current.
Zoom has once again made changes to meeting defaults and ALL USERS WILL NEED TO UPDATE THEIR VERSIONS to continue to use Zoom. The update allows participants to click to open links in the chat and meeting hosts to report disruptive meeting attendees. Click here for more information.
Our June Intergroup Meeting is this week. We will hold elections for incoming Board Members and review the final results of the Shelter-in-Place Survey. Further, we are planning a Town Hall to discuss considerations for groups in re-opening.
A link for the Intergroup meeting on Wed will be sent directly to all Integroup Reps, Alternates, Integroup Committee Chairs, Liaisons and Board Members. Anyone else interested in joining us can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
Orientation will be held tomorrow, Tuesday June 2 at 6:30PM. While the Shelter-in-Place order is in effect, orientation is online and advance registration is required. Please contact email@example.com if you are planning on attending the orientation and we will send you a “New IGR” packet of info. and meeting access information.
SIP Survey Results | Town Hall Meeting
We received 289 submissions to the Shelter-in-Place survey posted last month. The results indicate that many groups have yet to discuss leaving the virtual realm to return to in person meetings. We want to provide you with as many resources as we can as you begin to have that conversation.
Join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 18 at 6:30PM. We will present an FAQ for groups to use as considerations are made for meeting face-to-face again. The information has been gathered from members in San Francisco and Marin in cooperation with the other local service entities, as well as from other Intergroups around the country. Please mark your calendar and register to receive a link to access the meeting.
“San Francisco’s current Stay Home Health Order does not have an expiration date and will be amended over the coming weeks and months to allow for a gradual and safer reopening. Today’s plan details the next phases, and provides dates that the City anticipates additional businesses and activities can resume with modifications. The dates in the plan will be finalized through amendments to the Health Order or directives, and will be guided by health indicators. If the City makes progress faster than expected, then the timeline outlined below may shift to allow some reopening to occur earlier. For each phase, guidance will be issued to provide businesses and operators with adequate time for planning and compliance with health and safety requirements.”
The bottom line is that we are still in a holding pattern. We hope you will meet us online on the 18th in an effort to come together as a community and work towards moving forward safely and with Our Common Welfare at the forefront of the eventual shift.
Our Intergroup Fellowship and Archives Committees are planning a virtual Founders Day extravaganza for Saturday, June 13 from 1 – 5 PM. We are extremely fortunate to have such dedicated members coming up with an amazing program which includes ASL and Spanish Interpretation. While we will miss gathering together in person, we can’t wait to share on: The Birth of AA, Service Makes A.A. Tick, Anyone Anywhere: a Remote Communities Panel and more! All of the details can be found here.
Our Intergroup Archives Committee is looking for you to support an effort to capture this unprecedented time in AA’s history where nearly all meetings in the Bay Area have become virtual. We want to ensure that these experiences are recorded so future generations of AAs can understand this time and draw on the resiliency and innovation demonstrated.
Please fill in your responses here to ensure that your group history is represented in our Archive. Suggestions to help you get started are included and multiple entries for each meeting are encouraged!
From General Service
Post-Conference Assembly On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Area 06, California Northern Coastal (CNCA), will gather online to hear our Area Delegate report on the 70th annual, but first ever VIRTUAL General Service Conference at the Post Conference Assembly. Additional details, including how to join, are posted here. Join from the comfort of your own home to hear what happened with your group conscience.
Other Service Committee orientations and business meetings including SF Public Relations Committee (formerly SF PI/CPC), Marin H&I, SF General Service, Marin Bridging the Gap, The Point, GGYPAA and SF Teleservice can be found on aasfmarin.org on our Events Calendar.
Please, for the love of take-out and well made masks, 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.
All decisions will be re-evaluated as the situation changes; we are doing our best and appreciate your support and understanding.
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