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November 2023 Intergroup Scoop

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California Northern Coastal Area 06 Fall Assembly

Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 am - 5:30 pm, Del Ray Oaks & on Zoom

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The CNC Area 6 invites you to attend their Fall Assembly, entitled "The Area Inventory", at the Monterey Moose Family Center in Del Rey Oaks or on Zoom (see codes above). Spanish-English interpretation will be available in-person and online, as well as closed captioning on Zoom.

Talent Show - Sunday, November 12, 4 - 6 pm

El Cerrito

The Courage to Change Fellowship is hosting a talent show on Sunday, November 12th. Celebrate sobriety and share your special talent, or just come and enjoy the show and raffle! 11364 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito. For more information, including how to participate, contact

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  • Women in Service Concepts IX - X: Saturday, November 11, 10:30 am - 12 pm, on Zoom. Find more information here.
Are you planning a marathon meeting, potluck, or other event the week of Thanksgiving? Send your information/flyer by Monday 11/13 to for it to be featured in a special mid-November events edition of this newsletter.

More Than One Sponsor?

By Bill M.

Having more than one sponsor just didn’t fit my limited view at the time.

I was just over eleven months sober when I told my sponsor, David, I was ready to start dating. Having been justifiably thrown out of a 20-year marriage two years prior, the prospect of dating was both ego-gratifying and horribly frightening. After we had talked about my “readiness”, David suggested: “Before you ask anybody out, you might …

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November Intergroup Scoop

June Intergroup Scoop

• There will be one opening on the Board starting in 2024. To apply or nominate someone, go to the application form.
A salary adjustment and proposed title change for the Office Administrator, Lindsay P. was announced.
The Intergroup Group Inventory was held on October 11. A summary of the results...
The proposed Intergroup WhatsApp Group be will voted on next month.
Funding ASL interpretation for one existing meeting continues to be...
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11th Step, Tradition, and Concept

4th Step, Tradition, and Concept
Tradition 11

Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

”Here was something rare in the world—a society which said it wished to publicize its principles and its work, but not its individual members.” Read more

Heard in a Meeting: The problem with not drinking...

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The problem with not drinking is you’re sober ALL the time.

When I joined A.A., my 12-year-old daughter said she’d never seen me drunk. I told her she’d never seen me sober.

At my first meeting, I pulled out my flask and had a few hits from it. I was...

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New Grapevine and La Viña Apps

The Grapevine has been helping alcoholics find and share sobriety since 1944. Now you can take it with you anywhere, with the new Grapevine and La Viña apps, available for Apple and Android devices. For more information, go to or search in the app store.

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