As Bill Sees It
We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Page 27
Mark your Calendars
For the Love of AA
When: Feburary 22, 2020
Time: 6:00PM Dinner /Speaker 7:00 PM
Where: Chaparral Golf Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive Bullhead City, AZ
Cost for the tickets are $15 Also need volunteers to set up and Clean up.

30th Annual-River Roundup

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. 30 years of helping A.A. and Al-Anon members. The Committee would like to that all who help and participated. Registration was a total of 671 who were registered.

Yes the 30th River Roundup 2020 just ended! If any one is looking for a great experience this is a wonderful opportunity to so service work from the newcomer to the old timer. Stay tune for more in the year to come to help with 2021 River Roundup.

It is in taking real responsibility that real freedom and the enduring satisfaction of life are found. AA has given us the power to choice - to drink or not to drink - and in doing so has given us the freedom to be responsible for ourselves. As we become responsible for ourselves, we are free to be responsible...May 2019

Beyond Step One

Thinking about "On The First Step" from the Book - Real AAs, Real Recovery "Step By Step"

AA is not merely a fellowshp of ex-drunks gathered together for the purpose of staying sober. It is a program for better living, in which the gaining and maintaining of soberiety is merely the fisrt step-to alcohlicsa 'must' and all-important one.

The AA program centers on better living rather than sobriety. In the Twelve Steps the words alcohol and alcoholics are each mentioned only once. Is it logical to assume that they used in Step One and Twelve simply because we are a Fellowship of alcoholics and soberiety is our first problem, not our last; nor can they all be solved by sobriety alone.

The other ten steps do not refer to drinking but dwell on improving our way of living. Hence.."Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alchlois to achieve sobriety." It does not say "Our purpose" it say "Our primary purpose." In other words, not the whole purpose but the first.

The first of what? The first of series of things we must do if we want a better way of life!

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 Ten : Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  1. Do I ever give the impression that there really is an "AA opinion" on Antabuse? Tranquilizers? Doctors? Psychiatrists? Churches? Hospitals? Jails? Alcohol? The federal or state government? Legalizing marijuana? Vitamins? Al-Anon? Alateen?
  2. Can, I honestly share my own personal experience concerning any of those without giving the impression I am stating the "AA" opinion?
  3. What in AA history gave rise to our Tenth Tradition?
  4. Do I try to sound in AA like an expert on alcoholism? On recovery? On medicine? On psychology? On sociology?; On AA itself? Or, heaven help, even on humility
  5. What would AA be without the Tradition? Where would I be?
  6. Do I breach this or any of its supporting Tradition in my personal life outside of AA?
  7. How can I manifest the spirit of this Tradition in my personal life outside of AA? Inside AA?

Tradition Eleven : Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion: we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.

  1. Do I sometimes promote AA so fanatically that I make it seem unattractive?
  2. Am I always careful to keep the confidences reposed in me as an AA member?
  3. Am I careful about throwing AA names around-even within the Fellowship?
  4. Am I ashamed of being a recovered, or a recovering, alcoholic?
  5. What would AA be like if we were not guided by the ideas in Tradition Eleven? Where would I be?
  6. Is my AA sobriety attractive enough that a sick drunk would want such a quality for himself?

Tradition Twelve : Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

  1. Why is it a good idea for me to place the common welfare of all AA membersbefore individual welfare? What would happen to me if AA as a whole disappeared?
  2. When I do nto trust AA's current servants, who do I wish had the authority to straighten them out?
  3. In my opinions of and remarks about other AA's am I implyig membership requirements other that a desire to stay sober?
  4. Do I ever try to get a certain AA group to conform to my standards, not its own?
  5. Have I a personal responsibilty in helping an AA group fullfill its primary purpose? What is my part?
  6. Does my personal behavior reflect the Sixth Tradition -or belie it?
  7. Do I do all I can do to support AA financially? When is the last time I anonymouslygave away a Grapevine subscription?
  8. Do I complain about certain AAs' behavior-especially if they are paid to work for AA? Who made me so smart?

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! Currently until April14, 2020 registration is $115 after Aprtil 15, 2020 registration will go to $140 USD per attendee.
"Love and Tolerance is our Code." This celebrate A.A.'s 85th year at this event . Click Here

What is an Informed A.A. Group Conscience?

The group conscience is the collective conscience of the group membership and thus represents substantial unanimity on an issue before definitive action is taken. This is achieved by the group members through the sharing of full information, individual points of view, and the practice of A.A. principles. To be fully informed requires a willingness to listen to minority opinions with an open mind.

On sensitive issues, the group works slowly - discourages formal motions until a clear sense of its collective view emerges. Placing principles before personalitities, the membership is wary of dominant opinions. Its voice is heard when a well-informed group arrives at a decision. The result rests on more than a "yes" or "no" count-precisely because it is the spiritual expression of the group conscience. The term "informed group conscience" implies that pertinent information has been studied and all views have been heard before a group votes.
Central Office Activity
Re-cap of December :
phone in-office calls 64, 12 step calls 4, information 32, other/voice 27
Virtual Phone system 12step calls 2
In office Visits: information 11, 12step 2, Al-Anon 0, Meeting list 3, purchases 44, Other 62, Volunteers hours 137
Website visits 231
Meetings at Central Office :
Intergroup Meeting Second Monday @ 6:30 PM
Dist. 09-903 Business Meeting 3rd Monday @ 6:00 PM
River Cities Roundup 3rd Sunday @ 2:30 PM


AA Meetings in the area