London Bridge Resort
1477 Queens Bay
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
We are not a Glum Lot!
November 1-3,2019

"How 95% of Long Term Sobriety is Maintained"
Find out HOW ... Presentation Provided by Area 03
A Different Kind of Fun!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time 1:30-4:30
Where: Bullhead Alano Club 384 Marina Blvd
Sponsored and Hosted by: your Sub-District 09-903
Luncheon: Chili Verde with Tortillas will be provided
by District 09-903
Coffee and Water will be available
A side dish or dessert to share is appreciated.

The Halloween Fundraiser for Central Office

Our Halloween Fundraiser for Central Office had lots of costumes, food and fellowship. The Speakers from Lake Havasu did a wonderful job. The spider deviled eggs were voted first place scariest editable dish, meat loaf feet came in second place and the spaghetti feet took 3rd place. The meat loaf gal was an honorable mention coming in fourth place.

We want to send out a special thank you to our speakers, guests and ghouls, those who brought dishes, ticket sellers, raffles helpers, set -up and clean-up crews.

Party goers were represented from Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Lake Havasu City, Parker, Laughlin, and Needles.

Plans are already in the works for next years party, we are going to need a larger venue.

Why is there a need for a Central Office for AA?

The purpose of our River Cities Central Office - Inter-group is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas between local A.A. groups . To foster a sense of communication and rapport among the various groups and for any matters of concerns which effect A. A. as a whole in the River Cities Area. Funds are needed for the operation of the River Cities Central Office. The leadership and direction for the smooth operation of the River Cities Office, all this to facilitate carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

The history of Inter-group / Central Offices is intertwined with the development of the Eighth and Ninth Traditions.  These service centers are based on the organized for service principle outlined in these traditions.  It is not only fascinating to read about the history of these service centers, but their history deserves a closer look, both by newcomers and outsiders alike, and occasionally even old-timers, who could benefit from knowledge of the minimally organized part of AA necessary to maintain a service structure.

Traditions Eight and Nine remind us that the organized part of AA ought to be no more organized than is minimally necessary to maintain a service structure. We are not organized to impose governance, but we are organized for service.  
30th Annual River Roundup
Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort
January 9-12, 2020 River Roundup
Early Registration Ends December 30
Bowling Friday night
Golf Tournament Saturday
Speakers AA and Al-Anon
T-shirts and hats for sale

The River Roundup is the main support for Central Office in Bullhead City. Our office helps Bullhead City, Fort Mohave,Lake Havasu City, Parker, Needles, Laughlin.

Just think this has been going on for 30 years helping A.A. and Al-Alnon. The picture depicts the first year Logo.
Please come and listen to the speakers, have great food and fun bowling and golfing!
Registration on line now before December 30, 2019.

Traditions Checklist from the AA Grapevine

These question were originally published in the AA Grapevine in conjunction with a series on the Twelve Traditions. There will be a series of the traditions in the next 12 issues of the Newsletter.

Tradition Four : Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole.

  1. Do I insist that there are only a few right ways of doing thins in AA?
  2. Does my group always consider the welfare of the rest of AA? Of nearby groups? Of loners in Alaska? Of internationalist miles from port? Or a group in Rome or El Salvador?
  3. Do I put down other members' behavior when it is different from mine, or do I learn from it?
  4. Do I always bear in mind that, to those outsiders who know I am in AA, I may to some extent represent our entire beloved Fellowship?
  5. Am I willing to help a newcomer go to any lengths-his lengths, not mine-to stay sober?
  6. Do I share my knowledge of AA tools with other members who may not have heard of them?

Tradition Five : Each group has one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

  1. Do I ever cop out by saying, "I'm not a group, so this or that Tradition does not apply to me"?
  2. Am I willing to explain firmly to a newcomer the limitations of AA help, even if her gets mad at me for not giving him a loan?
  3. Have I today imposed on any AA member for a special favor or consideration simply because I am a fellow alcoholic?
  4. Do I help my group in every way I can to fulfill our primary purpose?
  5. Do I remember that AA old-timers, too, can be alcoholics who still suffer? Do I try both to help them and to learn from them?

International Convention
July 2-5,2020 Detroit, Michigan

The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2-5,2020 in Detroit, Michigan, Registration is open on-line! "Love and Tolerance is our Code." This celebrate A.A.'s 85th year at this event . Click Here

 Service Animals and A.A. Meetings (article from Box 459)

For many A..A.'s a dog-eared Big Book is a welcome sight on meeting night. But if those dog ears belong to anything other than our text, unrest and "diversity of opinion" within the group sometimes follow. In recent years, the General Service Office has received many calls from members asking for sharing about service animals at meetings. Unlike guide dogs for those who are blind, service dogs that are trained to assist with {or preform} other task are not as well understood or as easily identified. Though service dogs do assist people who are blind, they are also trained to preform tasks for people with other accessibility issues--such as pulling a wheelchair; alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure; or alleviating anxiety for someone with PTSD. Without service animals, many A.A.'s could not safely attend meetings.

However, some members report being blocked from meetings because they are accompanied by service animals. Some insist that such groups are in violation of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course, A.A.’s Twelve Traditions do not transcend the law, and G.S.O. neither offers compliance advice nor interprets law for members. In these cases, G.S.O. may suggest asking the group to have an informed group conscience discussion on how to extend the hand of A.A. across any barriers. Therefore, in the interest of being informed, some groups have decided to look into local and federal laws related to service animals. This way, they can ensure that they are not only complying with the law but are also remaining helpful to their fellow members and sharing A.A.’s message of hope and recovery.

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Central Office
The Central Office would like to thank all who are involved in refreshing up the front office . Cleaning and paint always make a place look better. Please come in and see us!

November is Gratitude Month
Gratitude is more than simply saying, "thank you". Gratitude's amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our life.

AA Meetings in the area