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February 2024 Intergroup Scoop

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60th International Women's Conference

February 8-11, Live from Portand ME, on Zoom

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Woodstock West 2024

Saturday, February 17 on Zoom

PRAASA 2024 Service Assembly

March 1-3, San Francisco

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NCCAA 75th Annual Spring Conference

March 15-17, San Jose

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Sponsorship Cafe: Me, A Sponsor?

Did Early A.A. Members Have Sponsors?
by Bill M.

Being asked for the first time to be a sponsor created a confusing swirl of emotion for me. My ego said, “Well, it’s about time somebody asked me!” And then my false pride said, “You’re only a year sober...

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Update on the Plain Language Big Book

Missed the CNCA January 14 Information Session on the Plain Languarge Big Book? Here is a brief synopsis—what, why, how and when.

The idea of a new book was not meant to change or replace the Big Book, but rather to overcome barriers so the AA message might reach more suffering alcoholics.

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News from Intergroup

Notes from the Intergroup Meeting held January 17, 2024

Because East Bay Intergroup (EBI) ended 2023 with about $16K under budget in group contributions, the Finance Committee will meet to get an understanding of the reasons for the shortfall...

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2nd Step, Tradition, and Concept

Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

"Whether, agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step. True humility and an open mind...

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Heard in a Meeting: The difference between a good A.A. speaker and a great A.A. speaker...

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The difference between a good A.A. speaker and a great A.A. speaker is that a good speaker finishes on time, a great speaker finishes early.

I put gravity on my 4th step list because I had fallen when drunk and injured myself.

Alcoholism is the only disease where, if you go to A.A. and get sober, you can end up...

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Open Intergroup Service Positions

Help support East Bay Intergroup (EBI) and your sobriety by stepping up.

• Like to use chat and connect with other alcoholics—sober or seeking sobriety? EBI is in need of a Chatline Chair.

The Chatline is also in need of volunteers that can communicate in Spanish. Email for more information on both.

• Helpline Chair is open. Help EBI be there for the alcoholic who still suffers. The position is a 15-month commitment and requires 2 years sobriety. Contact Paul at to volunteer or for more information.

Interested in volunteering with the 24/7 Helpline? Email Paul at for more information. Any level of commitment is welcome.

• Do you have 4 hours every 4 weeks on Saturday to volunteer at the EBI Bookstore? Great opportunity to do service, connect with other alcoholics and learn about A.A. literature. Contact Lindsay at for more information.

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