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June 10 is AA's 89th Anniversary

On June 10, 1935, the dried-out but still jittery doctor was due in surgery. That morning, Bill W. gave Dr. Bob a bottle of beer—to steady his scalpel hand. The operation was a success. The beer was Dr. Bob's last. And the two men pledged that day to work to bring Bill W.'s principles to other alcoholics, one day at …

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EBYPAA Sandcastle Contest and Speaker Meeting

June 8, 1 - 4 pm, Alameda

Meeting at 1 pm, Contest at 2 pm • Suggested Donation $15
Speakers: Emily P. Oakland and Kevin N. San Francisco

3 Years In-Person Meetings Veterans Hall

June 13, 6 - 9 pm, El Cerrito

6401 Stockton Ave, El Cerrito - Bring your favorite finger food!

Rockridge Fellowship Movie Night

June 15, 9 pm, Oakland

El Sobrante Fellowship 37th Anniversary Picnic

June 22, 10:30 am - 5 pm, Pinole

Triangle Last Sunday BBQ, 3 - 5 pm, Hayward

Indulge in delicious BBQ delights before an inspiring speaker meeting
every last Sunday of the month through October.
BBQ and Fellowship: 3 - 5pm. Regular weekly speaker meeting: 4 - 5pm

EBYPAA (East Bay Young People in AA) Yuba Campout

July 26 - 28, Nevada City

Register for the Campout

Scott's Flat Campground, 23333 Scott's Flat Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959

A.A. History: Dr. Silkworth

by Dan M.

Dr. Silkworth was the writer of the letters included in the chapter, "The Doctor's Opinion," in the front of the Big Book. He was instrumental in viewing alcoholism as an illness, rather than a moral failing, and became one of AA's greatest supporters. Silkworth treated Bill W. for alcoholism at Towns Hospital, over four visits, from 1933-34, the last of which occurred after Bill had met with Ebby. Bill W. described him as “the man we now realize was very much a founder of AA.”

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Sponsorship Cafe: Sponsorship in Two Dimensions

by Bill M.

Exploring the whole AA-through-Zoom concept led me to a person who told me he had never met his sponsor face-to-face. Say what? I had just gotten used to the idea that the AA message could be beautifully carried and shared through Zoom, but this seemed more than I could accept.

One of the things I love about our program is the occasional, sometimes not-so-gentle, whack on the side of the head that tells me I’m stuck in old thinking. Not necessarily bad thinking, just stodgy traditionalism...

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Heard in a Meeting: People usually get to AA for one of the 4 “L”s: Law, Livelihood...

Heard in a Meeting: People usually get to AA for one of the 4 “L”s: Law, Livelihood...
People usually get to AA for one of the 4 “L”s: Law, Livelihood, Love, Liver.

The longer I’ve been sober, the better my childhood has become.

If I don’t like a meeting…

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Group Contributions to East Bay Intergroup

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More Upcoming Conferences and Events

Founders Day Picnic, June 8, Golden Gate Park, Lindley Meadow, San Francisco
For more information or to get involved

Founders Day Open House, June 10, 12 - 7:30 pm - snacks, raffle, 20% off all literature - Valley Service Center, 6500 Dublin Blvd, above the Tri-Valley Fellowship, Ste 216.

AA's 89th Birthday, June 10, Read how it all began at AA timeline on

Cache Creek Group of AA, White Water Rafting, June 21 - 23, Cache Creek
Register for White Water Rafting

District 08 Golden Jubilee, June 29, 2-5 pm, family friendly - 399 Wigit Lane, Walnut Creek or Zoom ID (hybrid): 292 725 7830 PW: 080808

Western Roundup Living Sober Conference, July 5 - 7, Holiday Inn San Francisco
Register at Living Sober

2025 AA International Convention, Vancouver, Canada, July 3 - 6, 2025
The Convention will be providing more information about registration and housing in early September of 2024. Find out more at

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East Bay Intergroup (EBI) Service Committee Meetings - Open to All

Find out about H&I, Bridging the Gap and Intergroup Rep service positions, or what's going on at the General Service level.
H & I (Hospitality and Institutions) (online) - 1st Wednesday • Bridging the Gap (online) - 2nd Thursday • Intergroup Business Meeting (online) - 3rd Wednesday • General Service District Meetings (hybrid) - various

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