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Presentation: The Most Unlikely Journey of Florence R. - May 4, 9:30 am, AA Speaker 11 am on Zoom

Presented by the 4W AA Group. For more information, email

CNCA Area 06 Post-Conference Assembly

May 11, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Willits and on Zoom

"Connecting with Love, Unity and Service"

Willits Community Center, 111 E. Commercial St., Willits
Zoom ID: 632 553 607 / PC: 1935
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Find out what happened at the 74th Annual General Service Conference held in April.
Two highlights: The Plain Language Big Book was approved by substantial unanimity, and pamphlets for the Transgender Alcoholic and Asian/Asian American Alcoholic were also approved. Attend the Assembly for the full report.

EBYPAA "Paint Your Higher Power" Event

May 11, Meeting 7 pm, Painting 8 pm, Oakland

Western Roundup Living Sober Conference

July 5 - 7, San Francisco

Holiday Inn - Golden Gateway - 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.
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More Upcoming Conferences and Events

Woodstock West, May 17 - 19, Four Points Sheraton LAX, Los Angeles
Register for Woodstock West

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

2024 Pacific Regional Forum, July 12 - 14, West Gate Resort, Las Vegas, NV
FREE registration opens May 13

Yuba 2024 Campout by East Bay Young People in AA (EBYPAA) July 26 - 28, Yuba City. Register for the campout

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

The Convention will be providing more information about registration and housing in June 2024. Actual registration site links, forms, and hotel booking links will be communicated to the Fellowship in early September of 2024. Find out more at

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Sponsorship Cafe: Is It Time to Fire My Sponsor?

by Bill M.

When is it ok to fire your sponsor? We all hear in meetings about sponsors who relapse or compromise anonymity or fail to return phone calls. Those are “bye-bye” no-brainers. But what about the more squishy “We’ve grown apart” types of reasons where there is no glaring “fault”? Or when your beliefs clash, and there is no common ground in that arena? And what do you do when it happens to you?

During an election year a few years back, I realized my sponsor and I had “grown” toward different ideologies. We butted heads a couple of times and finally he asked if I wanted to move on...
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Mini History of the Responsibility Statement

The Declaration was written for the occasion of the 1965 A.A. International Convention by Al S. Printed on wallet cards and in many A.A. pamphlets ever since, it has been quoted and recited innumerable times.

Attempts have been made at least twice at General Service Conferences to change the wording of the Declaration to make it more specific to alcoholics and less inclusive, but the attempts have failed—largely because of the illogicality of trying to alter, retroactively, the historical event which transpired in Toronto at 10:25 p.m. on July 3, 1965. —From

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Heard in a Meeting: When I finally asked my parents for help to go to rehab...

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When I finally asked my parents for help to go to rehab, they said they couldn’t, because I had stolen every cent from their bank account.

[Talking about character defects]: A different flavor, but same ice cream shop.

All my bottoms had trap doors...
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H & I (Hospitality and Institutions) (online) 1st Wednesday - Beginners Orientation Meeting 6:30 – 7:15 pm; Business Meeting @ 7:30 pm
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EBI Intergroup Business meeting (online) 3rd Wednesday - Business Meeting
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