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May 2023 Intergroup Scoop

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East Bay Intergroup Picnic and Meetings

May 6, 10 am - 3 pm, Oakland

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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. Volunteers are needed, if interested reach out to Hank W. at See flyer

Post Conference Assembly, May 13, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

San Francisco and on Zoom

Presented by General Service California Northern Coastal Area 06 (CNCA 06) and hosted by District 16 Spanish Central. Hear directly from our Area Delegate about what he saw, felt and heard at this year’s General Service Conference. This is a hybrid event, meeting in-person at Donworth Events Center in San Francisco and on Zoom, with ASL and Spanish interpretation as well as closed captioning. See flyer

WACYPAA Annual Yuba Campout

July 14 - July 16, Nevada City, CA

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The Western Area Conference of Young People in A. A. is hosting its annual Yuba Campout this July. Enjoy meetings, games, fellowship, and a tri-tip dinner in the great outdoors. Save $5 on your ticket when you purchase it by May 31. To purchase tickets and for more information visit

National AA Technology Workshop

September 8 - 10, Winchester, VA and on Zoom

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The National AA Technology Workshop strives to "provide a venue to encourage the sharing of experience, strength, and hope regarding technology as it relates to AA". This year's workshop will take place on Zoom and in-person at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA. For more information and to register visit See flyer

Intergroup Scoop

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Notes from the Intergroup Meeting held April 19, 2023
  • Does your group have an Intergroup Representative (IGR)? Be sure your group's voice is being heard by electing an IGR and participating in the monthly Intergroup meeting.
  • March Financials EBI took in approximately $12,509, including $5,500 in 7th tradition contributions from groups. After expenses, there is a net balance of $2,166. …
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5th 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 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

"Provided you hold back nothing, your sense of relief will mount from minute to minute. The dammed-up emotions of years break out of their confinement, …

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Heard in a Meeting: In the end, I was deteriorating faster...

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In the end, I was deteriorating faster than I could lower my standards.

As long as I resent you, I am giving you the remote control to my life.

My sober life looked like everyone else’s...

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Are you ready to contribute beyond the meeting level? Join the East Bay Intergroup (EBI) Newsletter Team and be of service on the Intergroup Scoop. Expand your skill set, learn what’s happening at EBI, help other alcoholics, and have fun doing it!
We need someone to do all or some of the following (depending on your interests):
  • Keep events calendar, source events (and special meetings) for inclusion in newsletter
  • Create content on a monthly basis; your ideas are welcome
  • Backup email production/design
  • Brainstorm with other newsletter staff ways to increase readership and be of service to members via the newsletter
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