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Speaker Meetings


There are certainly plenty of meetings throughout the **Wiregrass** including various speaker meetings.

 

If you have a meeting that you would like to see listed on the speakers meetings page, contact us through the web form. Only members of District 10 - Area 1 (AL/NW FL) will be reviewed!

 

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Newcomer's Meeting


I remember that day, court ordered, lol. Turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me though. A new way of living or let's just say, the blueprint that I had been missing.

 

Newcomer's meetings are crucial and the life blood that feeds AA. These meetings are important to the continued growth of AA. Us members of the program or fortunate to have such a meeting!

 

This is a great meeting and is sponsered by the Acceptance Group. You might want to mark your calendar on this one though, the meeting is held the 2nd. Tuesday of the month, each month.

 

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Study Group Meetings


It's time to grab your Big Book and your 12 & 12 and head on out for a study group meeting. There are several meetings in the area, so you are sure to find a meeting that fits you schedule.

 

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A Different Swinging Door


When a drunk shows up among us and says that he doesn't like the A.A. principles, people, or service management, when he declares that he can do better elsewhere -- we are not worried. We simply say, "Maybe your case really is different. Why don't you try something else?"
 
If an A.A. member says he doesn't like his own group, we are not disturbed. We simply say, "Why don't you try another one? Or start one of your own."
 
To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are glad. If after a trial they cannot do better, we know they face a choice: They can go mad or die or they return to A.A. The decision is wholly theirs. (As a matter of fact, most of them do come back.)

 

Reprinted from (As Bill Sees It - p. 62), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.




Everyday Living


The A.A. emphasis on personal inventory is heavy because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self appraisal.
 
Once this healthy practice has become a habit, it will prove so interesting and profitable that the time it takes won't be missed. For these minutes and often hours spent in self-examination are bound to make all the other hours of our day better and happier. At length, our inventories become a necessity of everyday living, rather than something unusual or set apart.

 

Reprinted from (TWELVE AND TWELVE - p. 89-90), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.



 


What is District?


District 10 is simply a part of the service structure for A.A. groups in several counties that make up Area 1 (AL/NW FL) area. This structure allows for individual groups to bring their conscience (or direction) to the city-wide, state-wide and national level. The information flow in this structure is bi-directional.

 

Group questions or opinions are carried to the District level by Group Service Representatives (GSR) from each group. The questions or opinions of the District are carried to the Area Assembly at the state level by the District Committee Members (DCM).

 

The Area questions and opinions are carried to the General Service Conference (includes GSO) by the Area Delegate. Information, proposals, and findings are then disseminated back to the Group members in reverse order. This structure neither makes rules nor enforces controls on any A.A. group. Each A.A. group remains autonomous, except in matters that could affect other groups or A.A. as an entity.


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Information On Alcoholics Anonymous


To get a better understanding of what to expect from Alcoholics Anonymous, check out:
Information On Alcoholics Anonymous.

 

The information link above, comes directly from the official web site of the General Service Office (G.S.O.) of Alcoholics Anonymous. Information provided is all about what A.A. is, what A.A. does and what A.A. does not do.

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If you want to start your day off on the right foot, then you can't go wrong seeking the spirit and daily meditations. For us AA'ers, "Daily Meditations" are critical. I know today, just how crucial it is for me.....!

The Daily Meditation link below is from GSO's website and changes daily.

 


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The Daily Reflections


The meditation for the day is from the book Daily Reflections and is..... Copyright - 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


Meditation For Today


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Troublemakers Can Be Teachers


Few of us are any longer afraid of what any newcomer can do to our A.A. reputation or effectiveness. Those who slip, those with mental twists, those who rebel at the program, those who trade on the A.A. reputation - all such persons seldom harm an A.A. group for long.
 
Some of these have become our most respected and best loved. Some have remained to try our patience, sober nevertheless. Others have drifted away. We have begun to regard the troublesome ones not as menaces, but rather as our teachers. They oblige us to cultivate patience, tolerance, and humility. We finally see that they are only people sicker than the rest of us, that we who condemn them are the Pharisees whose false righteousness does our group the deeper spiritual damage.

 

Reprinted from (As Bill Sees It - p. 28), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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On Tradition Three


"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."

 

Editorial by Bill W - A.A. Grapevine, February, 1948

 

"Our membership ought to include all who suffer alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation."

 

This is a sweeping statement indeed; it takes in a lot of territory. Some people might think it too idealistic to be practical. It tells every alcoholic in the world that he may become, and remain, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous so long as he says so. In short, Alcoholics Anonymous has no membership rule.

 

Why is this so? Our answer is simple and practical. Even in self protection, we do not wish to erect the slightest barrier between ourselves and the brother alcoholic who still suffers. We know that society has been demanding that he conform to its laws and conventions. But the essence of his alcoholic malady is the fact that he has been unable or unwilling to conform either to the laws of man or God. If he is anything, the sick alcoholic is a rebellious nonconformist. How well we understand that; every member of Alcoholics Anonymous was once a rebel himself. Hence we cannot offer to meet him at any half-way mark. We must enter the dark cave where he is and show him that we understand. We realize that he is altogether too weak and confused to jump hurdles. If we raise obstacles, he might stay away and perish. He might be denied his priceless opportunity.

 

So when he asks, "Are there any conditions?" we joyfully reply, "No, not a one." When skeptically he comes back saying, "But certainly there must be things that I have to do and believe," we quickly answer, "In Alcoholics Anonymous there are no musts." Cynically, perhaps, he then inquires, "What is this all going to cost me?" We are able to laugh and say, "Nothing at all, there are no fees and dues." Thus, in a brief hour, is our friend disarmed of his suspicion and rebellion. His eyes begin to open on a new world of friendship and understanding. Bankrupt idealist that he has been, his ideal is no longer a dream. After years of lonely search it now stands revealed. The reality of Alcoholics Anonymous bursts upon him. For Alcoholics Anonymous is saying, "We have something priceless to give, if only you will receive." That is all. But to our new friend, it is everything. Without more ado, he becomes one of us.

 

Our membership tradition does contain, however, one vitally important qualification. That qualification relates to the use of our name, Alcoholics Anonymous. We believe that any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. Here our purpose is clear and unequivocal. For obvious reasons we wish the name Alcoholics Anonymous to be used only in connection with straight A.A. activities. One can think of no A.A. member who would like, for example, to see the formation of "dry" A.A. groups, "wet" A.A. groups, Republican A.A. groups, Communist A.A. groups. Few, if any, would wish our groups to be designated by religious denominations. We cannot lend the A.A. name, even indirectly to other activities, however worthy. If we do so we shall become hopelessly compromised and divided. We think that A.A. should offer its experience to the whole world for whatever use can be made of it. But not its name. Nothing could be more certain.

 

Let us of A.A. therefore resolve that we shall always be inclusive, and never exclusive, offering all we have to all men save our title. May all barriers be thus leveled, may our unity thus be preserved. And may God grant us a long life --and a useful one!


Bill W.


Reprinted with permission of A.A. Grapevine, Inc.