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April 2024 Intergroup Scoop

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First Friday Birthday Speaker Meeting

April 5, 5:30 pm, Oakland

CNCA Area 06 Pre-Conference Assembly

April 6 - 7, Petaluma and on Zoom

"Connecting with Love, Unity and Service"

Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma
Zoom ID: 632 553 607 / PC: 1935
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Courage to Change Fellowship One Year Anniversary

April 7, 3 - 6 pm, El Cerrito

Rockridge Fellowship Open Mic Talent Showcase

April 20, 2 - 5 pm, Oakland

Come share your music, comedy, poetry & art. Signups start at 2pm.

Love & Service Group - ASL Interpreter

April 28, 6 pm, Pleasant Hill and on Zoom

Please join us and experience service and inclusiveness for ALL people.

2275 Morello Ave, Pleasant Hill

Zoom ID 761 118 6101 / PC: LNS12tcnb

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Conferences

International Conference of Young People in AA (ICYPAA), July 4 - 7, JW Marriott, Austin TX, Register at:

Western Roundup Living Sober Conference, July 5 - 7, San Francisco

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Golden Gateway, San Francisco - Register Now at

2025 AA International Convention Vancouver, Canada, July 3 - 6, 2025

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Sponsorship Cafe: A Room Full of Sponsors or

How I Learned to Stay in the Middle of the Herd

by Bill M.

When your sponsor's not available to take your call—then what?

"Inevitably, there was a day when the wheels came off. I didn't know up from down, the anxiety was paralyzing, the terror palpable. The relief offered by a few drinks seemed to be the answer. I called David—no answer..."

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AA History: Ebby T.

by Dan M.

It was Bill W.’s old friend from boarding school, Ebby T., who brought to him the principles of the Oxford Group, which would lead to the development of The Twelve Steps, and it was especially the principle of working with others which would lead Bill to meet with Dr. Bob.

Ebby was born into a prominent family in Albany, New York in 1896. He spent his summers in Manchester, Vermont where his family had a home across the street from the parents of Lois, Bill’s future wife. She remembered seeing Ebby in his crib. In 1912 his parents enrolled him in The Burr and Burton Academy where he would meet Bill Wilson. He struggled academically, and the family decided he was not college material, although he was an avid reader and was considered bright. He went to work in the family manufacturing business. By this time, he was getting into trouble with alcohol...

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Heard in a Meeting: My friend warned me

on the way to the meeting...

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My friend warned me on the way to the meeting, “People will be VERY nice.” She was right.

I needed to put the ritual in spiritual.

If you have a list of reasons why you’re not an alcoholic...

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