June 10, Founders Day and the brown paper bag week.

On June 10, 1935, Bill Wilson and his friend Dr. Bob Smith set out to find the best way to treat fellow alcoholics, and Alcoholics Anonymous was born.

You and your group can help carry the message of our life saving fellowship by donating to the International Sponsorship Fund. Each year, the Fellowship distributes the Founders Day brown paper bags to collect money to help carry the message to the still suffering alcoholics in countries in Asia and the Pacific (AOSM Zone). 25% of the collection is sent to World Service Office in New York to help defray the cost of translating literature in countries where English is not their first language. The collection is traditionally is held during the week that Founders Day (June 10) falls in .

Facebook Advertising

Area G has started a Facebook Ad campaign - a series of 6 pictorial ads that are linked to send the clickee to the AA meetings website. The ads only charge a fee when clicked on.

The Facebook ad account is anonymous and has been tested in Melbourne with successful additional awareness, particularly with younger problem drinkers over the summer period.

23/12/16 UPDATE - 27,000 PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THESE ADS ON FACEBOOK WITH JUST OVER 100 CLICKS TO THE AA WEBSITE.

The cost to the fellowship? $142. Great work Ryan T and other Area G trusted servants.

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Is alcohol a problem? Find your nearest alcoholics anonymous meeting

Meditation meetings.

Area G has 2 steps meetings that start with a 30 min. meditation before the main meeting starts.

Randwick steps meeting, Cnr Avoca and Milford Sts.

Tuesday 6pm - 30 minute 11th step meditation followed at 6:30 with a 1 hr steps meeting

Erskineville steps meeting, 21 Swanson St.

Thursday 6pm - 30 minute meditation followed by 1 hr steps meeting

For folks just attending the steps meetings please be mindful of those practisingthe meditation.

 

Illustrated steps workshops at Treatment Facilities

Recently, Chris and David were able to come to Sydney and share the message of recovery at 2 treatment facilities in Sydney.

Read Chris and David's report here

Area G would like to thank Bondi CSO, particularly Jim B and their CSR's, Laurence S, Ryan T from Treatment sub-committee for their service.

Read Laurence S' report here

Every attendee received a Little Big Book and Newcomers pack thanks to coordinated service efforts between Area and CSO.

Privileged to see it happen.

NEWYPAA IS COMING!!

NEWYPAA stands for New South Wales Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Once a year we come together for a convention to celebrate LIFE without alcohol. It’s a weekend of fun, friendship, community, dancing, music, and healing. This convention provides an opportunity for people from all over NSW to share their experience, strength, and hope as members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

October 8-9

Venue - North Sydney Community Centre

220 Millers St, North Sydney.

2016 TOPICS OF CONFERENCE

General Service Topics of Conference are now available for all members. Voting on these should take place at your home groups Group Conscience before 30 October, when Area convenes to collect our Groups consciences' from its Group Service Representatives. The Area Delegate will then take the Area conscience to the General Service Conference in early November.

Area has emailed these to all known GSR's and groups.

Topics and attachments are available on request at areagaasydney@gmail.com

The Service Experience

Formerly a page from the vastly under-rated Area G newsletter "The Message", The Service Experience is a new page on our website. Read about members and their experience with our 3rd legacy of fellowship, Service. Click on the service experience tab on the top menu (not this header!) for web edition 1.