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March 2024 Intergroup Scoop

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Agenda Topics Workshop, March 16, 10 am - 1:30 pm

SF Gratitude Center and on Zoom

40th Annual Women's Symposium, August 3,

Pleasant Hill

Planning Committee Meeting, March 23 on Zoom

Is Your Story Not Represented in the A.A. Literature? Help Another Alcoholic by Submitting it for Inclusion in

Do You Think You're Different? - Deadline April 30

The Trustees Literature Committee is seeking submissions from A.A. members with diverse backgrounds in order to update the A.A. pamphlet Do You Think You're Different?

In particular, stories are sought from A.A. members that reflect multicultural backgrounds, those who have multiple alienating factors, and those from diverse populations not addressed in current A.A. literature.
Deadline: April 30.

Submission guidelines

2025 A.A. International Convention,

July 3-6, 2025, Vancouver

Make plans to attend the 2025 A.A. International Convention taking place July 3 - 6, 2025 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

A.A. members from around the world will gather for the 2025 International Convention—marking the 90th anniversary of the beginning of our Fellowship's founding.
The 2025 event will be the 16th A.A. International Convention held. The first was held in 1950, they take place every 5 years.

As the convention approaches, registration information will be available at:
International Convention Alcoholics Anonymous

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Sponsorship Cafe:

Pride, Ego and Finding a Sponsor

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

"All my instincts were to protect the “look good” I imagined I had, and I was loathe to compromise that by asking a virtual stranger for help...I couldn’t understand why A.A. wasn’t working and my deep soul-level pain seemed to be growing, not easing..."

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A.A. History: Sister Ignatia

by Dan M.

Sister Ignatia was one of the many non-alcoholic friends of A.A. without whom the program may have foundered in its early years. Starting in 1940, her work helped save thousands of alcoholics...

"She also insisted that there be a coffee bar, not something typical in a hospital, but important to people in recovery..."

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Heard in a Meeting: We may not always be able to meet calamity with serenity...

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We may not always be able to meet calamity with serenity, but we can meet calamity with sobriety.

One always led to two, and two always led to too many.

After this meeting I’ll have my emotional support burrito...

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Welcome, Linda S., to the Newsletter Team!

We welcome Linda S. to the Newsletter Team. Linda joined in February and will be producing the email newsletter and sourcing events. We are grateful to have her help. The March issue is her first!

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Get Your Group Involved—Host a First Friday Speaker Meeting and Join the Fun

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