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August 2023 Intergroup Scoop

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In Between Fellowship 63rd Anniversary Celebration, August 19, 2 pm - 7 pm, Oakland

Join the In Between Fellowship in celebrating their 63rd anniversary with a speaker meeting and sobriety countdown, a DJ, refreshments, and more. United Lutheran Church, 8800 Fontaine St, Oakland.

63rd International Conference of Young People in A.A., September 1 - 4, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco

ICYPAA is hosting its 63rd annual meeting in San Francisco, Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4, with the theme "Watch Loneliness Disappear". Events include meetings, fellowship, panels, an optional group tour of Alcatraz, and more! Register here or scan the QR code above to learn more.

All Groups Day, September 10,

Roberts Regional Recreation Area, Oakland

East Bay Intergroup is proud to announce the return of All Groups Day. Meetings, food, fun and more. Join us on September 10 at Roberts Regional Rec Area, 10570 Skyline Blvd in Oakland. To get involved and join the planning committee email or see this month's Intergroup meeting post for next planning meeting.

More upcoming events:

  • 39th Annual Contra Costa Women’s Symposium, Saturday August 5, 9 am - 3 pm, Pleasant Hill
  • CNCA 2023 Summer Assembly, Saturday, August 12, 9 am - 5 pm, Eureka and on Zoom
  • WACYPAA Silent Disco, Saturday, August 12, 7 pm - 11 pm, Martinez
  • Women’s Day of Unity, Saturday September 9, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Lodi

See all flyers and events here

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August Intergroup Scoop

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Notes from the Intergroup Meeting held July 19, 2023

Patricia, an Intergroup Rep, made a passionate plea for Intergroup to fund an ASL interpreter for at least...

Intergroup reps voted to hold the group inventory on October 11 at 6pm...Questions have been selected...Everyone is welcome to attend,

Pocket Big Books are back in stock. Lindsay needs volunteers to sign up for shifts to attend Zoom meetings...

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8th Step, Tradition, and Concept

4th Step, Tradition, and Concept
Each month we focus on a Step, Tradition, and Concept, and provide a quote from Bill.

Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

"Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes …

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Heard in a Meeting: In A.A. You Can Pretend To Care...

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In A.A. you can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up.

The pain that brought me into A.A. is the best I’ll get if I go out.

The first 3 steps are make your bed, do the dishes and...

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Featured Service Opportunity

Host Groups are needed for First Friday meetings in September, November, and December. Groups will provide snacks, coordinate greeters and readers, and collect the 7th Tradition (you do not need to provide a speaker). This is a great opportunity to do service—as a meeting.
If your group can help, contact Mike at (510) 358-9624 or
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