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Rockridge Fellowship 4th of July BBQ & Potluck

July 4, 1 - 3 pm, Oakland


Western Roundup Living Sober

July 5 - 7, San Francisco

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Area 42 - 2024 Pacific Regional Forum

July 12 - 14, Las Vegas

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East Bay Intergroup of AA - July Meeting

July 17, 7 pm, Oakland and on Zoom

East Bay Trudgers Hiking Group

July 20, 11 am, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Want more info? Got ideas for hikes? Contact Jan B 510-907-1051

40th Annual Contra Costa Women's Symposium

August 3, 8:30 am - 3 pm, Pleasant Hill

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Sponsorship Cafe: When Do You Let Go?

Sponsorship Cafe: When Do You Let Go?
by Bill M.

As sponsors, we all want to work with sponsees who are willing and committed, however, that’s often not the case. We alcoholics are rebellious, ego-driven and fearful people who may or may not have received the “gift of desperation” that opens the door to willingness.

As a chronic early relapser, my heart aches with frustration for those …

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AA History: Bill W. and LSD

A.A. History: Bill W. and LSD
By Dan M.

To those who don’t know the history, it may be a surprise that Bill W. experimented with LSD in the 50s. It is worth recounting how that came about and what the repercussions were.

...In the late fifties, Bill learned...about experiments that two psychiatrists...were conducting with alcoholics and schizophrenics using LSD...

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Heard in a Meeting: I was at the bar 365 days a year. Except for...

Heard in a Meeting: People usually get to AA for one of the 4 “L”s: Law, Livelihood...
I was at the bar 365 days a year. Except for Leap Year.

Sign in fellowship: We’ll laugh at you until you can laugh at yourself.

Alcoholics don’t get better so they can carry the message, they carry the message…

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Group Contributions to East Bay Intergroup

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Your 7th tradition contributions mean that East Bay Intergroup can provide the services you need: the Meeting List, the Bookstore, Office Services, Public Information, Helpline/Web Chat, Special Events, and Newcomer meetings.

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More Upcoming Conferences and Events

EBYPAA (East Bay Young People in AA) Yuba Campout, Nevada City, July 26 - 28.
Register for the Campout

California Northern Coastal Area (CNCA), Summer Assembly, Campbell, August 10, 8 am - 5 pm. For more information

The Love & Service Three Legacies Conference, Pleasant Hill, October 11 - 12, 2024. Register for the Love & Service Group’s Three Legacies Conference early bird discount before registration prices increase. For more information & registration

2025 61st International Women's Conference, San Diego, January 30 - February 2
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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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