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April 2023 Intergroup Scoop

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First Friday Speaker Meeting - April 7, 6 pm, Oakland

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Celebrate First Friday the A. A. way! Fellowship begins at 6 pm, meeting at 7 pm, hosted by the Rockridge Fellowship 6:15 am Zoom Meeting. Featuring speaker Carol D. from the Adeline Group and music by DJ Mikah D. United Lutheran Church, 8800 Fontaine St., Oakland.

WACYPAA BBQ - April 29, 12 - 4 pm, Berkeley

Green background with pictures hotdogs, hamburgers, condiments, and BBQ tools. Text reads WACYPAA pre-registration for our annual Yuba Campout BBQ and Capture the flag. April 29th 12-4 pm. Meeting at 12 pm, suggested donation of $15. Where: Tilden Regional Park Fern Picnic Ground, just off Central Park Drive, Berkeley California.
WACYPAA IWestern Area Conference of Young People in A.A.) is throwing a BBQ to kick off registration for this year's Yuba Campout (held July 14-16). Meeting at 12 pm, followed by lunch and capture the flag. Fern Picnic Grove, Tilden Park, Berkeley. Suggested donation of $15—no one turned away for lack of funds (or pre-register for the Campout for $20 and the BBQ is free!)

Mental Health in A.A. Workshop

May 6, 9:30 am - 3 pm, San Jose

Mental Health in AA Workshop May 6 in San Jose
The 5150 Fellowship presents a workshop addressing mental health issues in sobriety on May 6, 9:30 am - 3 pm, Crossroads Bible Church, San Jose. There is a $5 suggested donation. Volunteers are neededif interested reach out to See flyer

East Bay Intergroup Picnic and Meetings

May 6, 10 am - 3 pm, Oakland

East Bay Intergroup invites you to kick off Summer with us on Saturday, May 6! Potluck picnic from 11 am to 2 pm, bookended by meetings at 10 am and 2 pm - join for one or both. Quail picnic area, Reinhardt Redwood Park, 7867 Redwood Rd, Oakland.

Intergroup Scoop

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Notes from the Intergroup Meeting held March 15, 2023

• A much-needed replacement computer was donated by a member to the Bookstore
• New Finance Committee was announced—volunteer or nominate someone
• Intergroup will be doing a group inventory—stay tuned for details
• Open positions still need filling on many committees (see below Service section)

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4th Step, Tradition, and Concept

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

Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

"This perverse soul-sickness is not pleasant to look upon. Instincts on rampage balk at investigation."

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Heard in a Meeting: God accepts counterfeit prayers...

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God accepts counterfeit prayers as if they were real.

Alcohol gave me a feeling of peace I didn’t know I was missing.

My half-measure sobriety included...

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Chatline Chair Open - A great service position! Contact outgoing Chair Zach O. at if you are interested in finding out more.

Chatline Volunteers Needed - If you would like to volunteer for one of the open Chatline slots, please see the Chatline page.

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Newcomer's Meeting - Volunteers needed for the Tuesday and Sunday 7pm Newcomer's meeting. Contact Dolores at to volunteer.

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