Please stop by and say hello to our new Office Manager Debra C. In the past several months she was the interim Office Manager for Central Office. She has been voted into a new position as Office Manager and a board member for Intergroup.
Which now leads the Office looking for a new Treasurer and board member for Intergroup. Please see the requirements for Treasurer and recording secretary below:
Elected to a one (1) year term by the members of the Intergroup. The Treasurer may serve consecutive terms.
The Treasurer is a voting member of Intergroup.
Three (3) years sobriety;
Six (6) months on the Intergroup;
Basic knowledge of fiduciary responsibilities, cash accounting and computer skills;
Maintain records and ledgers necessary for accurate financial reports;
Prepare monthly income and expense statements and statement of cash assets and present same at Intergroup meetings;
Furnish to audit committee the financial records and statements necessary to conduct the audit and committee audit report.
The Intergroup shall assign any additional duties;
Payments exceeding $100.00 will not be made without Intergroup approval unless as a result of the approved annual budget.
Be available to sign for checks and payroll
Must have 1 year of sobriety, be a member of the Intergroup for six (6) months, and will be a voting board member.
Newest Committee Members
Special Committee for Fundraising for Central Office: Vanessa V.
Newsletter: Ashley C.
IGL (Intergroup Liaison): must have 2 years of sobriety. This is like a GSR position for a group, but for Central Office: OPEN
If interested in position contact (928) 763-4499: River Cities Central Office 603 Marina Blvd, Bullhead City, AZ or email@example.com
River Cities Central Office Updates
Tuesday 11 am-5 pm
Wednesday 11 am-5 pm
Thursday 11 am-4 pm
Reminder you now can make a 7th Tradition contribution via PayPal or a credit/debit card. Look for the Donate button. Individuals can also set up monthly donations as well as choosing an option to offset the cost for RCCO to process.
Need a Service Position? RCCO NEEDS YOU!
Central Office is looking for volunteers Tuesday & Wednesday from 3-5pm. Examples of tasks volunteers complete in the office: answering phone, making and folding copies of schedules, selling books and literature, talking with visitors. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recap of November 2022
October 2022 minutes approved Click Here
Meetings at Central Office
Intergroup Meeting: 2nd Monday of the month at 6pm December 12
Intergroup is made up of AA groups from the Tri-State area (Arizona, California and Nevada).
Dist. 09-903 Business Meeting: 3rd Monday of the Month December 19
Treatment Committee: 2nd Wednesday at 5pm December 14
River Roundup Meeting: 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:30am December 18
Groups can purchase Newcomer Packets for $2 each and packets of 10 meeting schedules at $2 per packet.
River Roundup Update 2023!
January 5-7, 2023
Opens at noon January 5th
Early Registration $40 ends December 10, after $55
My name is Geri and I am the Chairperson for the Treatment Committee. The Treatment Committee was created in the last two years when the GSO decided to divide H&I into two separate committees. Treatment and Institutions. We currently have seven people on the committee, and are always looking for new people to join us. The treatment committee meets the second Wednesday of every month 5:00 Pm, at the Central Office 603 Marina Blvd. The three facilities in Bullhead City that we bring meetings to are Rivyve, Hildy’s House, and Marina Point.
The goal of the committee is for us to share our experience, strength, and hope with those in the process of getting help to stop drinking. The Committee brings in speakers, literature, chips, meeting lists, and contact lists. Our hope is to bridge the gap between rehab and AA. Rehab is just the beginning of their journey in recovery. We want them to know AA is here for them when they get out, and the urgency to hit a meeting ASAP. The amount of newcomers that we have seen at meetings has increased, and there is a great need for people willing to sponsor. We want to thank everyone that helps the committee, either through donations or their time.
The Treatment Committee
Steps, Traditions & Concepts of AA
Step 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs."
Tradition 12: "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."
Concept 12: "The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government; that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action."
Be a Part of the Grapevine Audio Project!
AA Grapevine is collecting up to 7-minute-long stories from the Fellowship in the form of audio recordings. Share as you would in a meeting—or pick a topic of your own choosing, from making amends to working a particular Step.
If your audio story is accepted by the AA Grapevine editorial staff, Grapevine will publish it as a YouTube playlist or on another media platform.
Grapevine does not collect recordings from speakers at AA meetings.
We are updating our file of applications from A.A. members who are interested in being considered for possible future openings for the position of G.S.O. staff member. G.S.O. staff people are A.A.s who carry out rotating assignments and correspond with A.A.s throughout the world on all aspects of recovery and service. Additionally, they represent G.S.O. at A.A. functions throughout the U.S. and Canada and provide the primary staff support for the General Service Board. Currently there are 11 staff members who cover a variety of assignments including: Public Information, Treatment/Accessibility/Remote
Communities, Literature, Cooperation with the Professional Community, Corrections, International and the General Service Conference.
Minimum qualifications include the following: a minimum of six years continuous sobriety; legally authorized to work in the U.S., a background in service at the group and district and area levels; business or professional experience; and excellent communication and organizational skills. Another consideration is a willingness to relocate to New York, if necessary. In addition, fluency in French and/or Spanish with excellent oral and written skills will be considered a plus for all candidates.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact: Director of Staff Services via email at email@example.com or by postal mail at: Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.
Meeting Guide app update
With the latest release of meeting guide 4.0, meeting types were grouped into categories. The new language category allows members to filter for meetings that are conducted in a specific language. If your office or intergroup provides most of the meetings to the app in a language other than English please send an update.
Box 459 - Fall Edition 2022
This issue highlights the efforts to bring translations of A.A. literature to Native Americans, First Nations, and indigenous people-helping to carry the A.A. message to throughout North America. Go inside the Second Virtual North/South Connections Forum that brought together members from the service structures of Argentina, Canada, Chile, and the United States in July. Meet the new Class B (alcoholic) Trustee-at-large for Canada, two General Service Board Class A (nonalcoholic) Trustee, and three new Class B Trustees. And learn who's at G.S.O.
Feedback on Closing Big Meetings at the International Convention
2025 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
VANCOUVER, BC JULY 3-6, 2025
90 Years – Language of the Heart
Kindly take a few minutes and complete the survey below. Your participation is important and will help us come to an informed decision. We want to know the preferences of the Fellowship regarding methods of closing the Big Meetings at the International Convention.
A little history regarding this request:
In response to an agenda item requesting consideration of the use of the Lord’s Prayer for closing Big Meetings at A.A.’s International Conventions, the 2021 Conference Committee on International Conventions/Regional Forums had a thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion regarding methods of closing the Big Meetings at the International Convention, particularly the use of the Lord’s Prayer and the understanding that although the prayer is part of the history of A.A. and is widely used and supported in some A.A. communities, it is not used in meetings in other A.A. communities and some feel that it could make some members feel excluded and support the perception of A.A. as a religious organization.
Agreeing that it would be beneficial to gather shared experience from the Fellowship to make an informed decision, the committee requested that the trustees’ International Conventions/ Regional Forums Committee explore the preference of the Fellowship regarding methods of closing the Big Meetings at the International Convention.
It may be helpful to note that for several International Conventions the chairs of all 200+ meetings at the convention have been invited to close in the manner of their choice. Some close with the Lord’s Prayer, some close with the Serenity Prayer, some close with the Responsibility statement, while some close with a moment of silence. There has not previously been a policy or requirement as to which prayer or method of closing the meetings would be used.