(Folks, we are in trouble.)
About 3 or 4 years ago the “cost” of supporting the General Service office was $7.28 per individual AA member. A movement was started in the Pacific northwest that each member was encouraged to send in $7.28 on July 28 and the idea spread from group to group all over the country. And on July 28 and for days after loads of contributions came in for $7.28 each. The next year it was a bit more and this year the cost is $8.11 and again a grass roots movement has found many contributions of $8.11.
$8.11 can be still paid at the GSO website.
2020 Illinois State Virtual Conference hosted by Area 19
August 15 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm CDT
A.A. Groups Using Digital Platforms to Find Sobriety During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak 3-23-2020
ONLINE AA MEETINGS
ILLINOIS IS ISSUING STAGES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
Part 2) Zoom for Recovery Settings for Anonymity and Security Protections
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Give the Meeting Name, Is it Official, The Online Link, Time and Day. etc.
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FULL STRENGTH AA: FINANCIAL FACT SHEETS
“A.A.’s far-flung Twelfth Step activities, carrying the message to the next sufferer, are the very lifeblood of our A.A. adventure. Without this vital activity, we would soon become anemic; we would literally wither and die.“Now where do A.A.’s services — worldwide, area, local — fit into our scheme of things? Why should we provide these func-tions with money? The answer is simple enough. Every single A.A. service is designed to make more and better Twelfth Step work possible, whether it be a group meeting place, a central or intergroup office to arrange hospitalization and sponsorship, or the world service Headquarters [now the General Service Office] to maintain unity and effectiveness all over the globe.“Though not costly, these service agencies are absolutely essential to our continued expansion — to our survival as a Fellowship. Their costs are a collective obligation that rests squarely upon all of us. Our support of services actually amounts to recognition on our part that A.A. must everywhere function in full strength — and that, under our Tradition of self-support, we are all going to foot the bill.”Bill W., October 1967 Grapevine
FULL STRENGTH AA: SERVICE POSITIONS
SERVICE COMMITTEE POSITIONS OPEN for 2020-2022
District 41 Committee Chair Positions
Get active in your sobriety and help carry the message to others by doing service work.
As is mentioned in the Legacy Of Service (download available from aa.org) Bill W expressed his concerns about the need for us as AA members to make sure we maintain service to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic.
One form of this service is getting involved in District committees.
Click here to download the District 41 Committee “Job Descriptions”
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3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm in Calvin Hall
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(information: AA District 11)
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