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 .
Both sub-committees will meet at Kings Cross CSO (Wilson Car Park entrance on Barncleuth Square) on Saturday 17th June at 10am.
Please contact Laura on 0410 852 555 for PI
or Ryan on 0430277957 for Treatment info.
A new national AA e Magazine - to download CLick HERe.
The name for the magazine is The Mixer: The Australian Magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous
- taken from Chapter 2 of the Big Book (p. 17): “We are people who normally would not mix.”
All are invited to the opening of YOUR new Alcoholics Anonymous , Sydney City Central Service Office .
10 am to 2 pm, Saturday 18th March
Coffee , cake and fellowship .
Main entrance , Kings Cross Car Parking station
Behind Kings Cross Police station
Elizabeth Bay Road
Download the topic and the plan the Structural Review Committee (formed by 2 trustees and 10 delegates) here. It containsinformation for the fellowship to consider howto proceed at the General Service Conference in November, 2017.
Area G and experienced group members will hold information workshops and Q&A sessions as the year and interest progresses.
AA members stories of corrections service are also underway!
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.
2017 Corrective Services Sub-Committee meetings are booked!
Get along this Saturday and then the following dates at the Fountain 77 Cafe (dates also in the Service Opportunities Calendar):
Feb 11, April 8, June 10, August 12, October 14, December 9. between 1:00pm -2:30pm.
This committee will inspire!
Contact Megan W 0400 073 358
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.
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 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.
Venue - North Sydney Community Centre
220 Millers St, North Sydney.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org