November is Gratitude Month
For many decades now, we in the Fellowship have formally carved out from the calendar, the month of November, as a time to express our collective gratitude for our individual sobriety. Interestingly, no one is exactly sure why November was chosen.

Typically a journal is kept (or phone app), each day taking the time to mentally take a break and physically writing or typing your thoughts. The key is to always try to think of something new as your answer; to dig deep into all that you are grateful for.

25 Day Gratitude Challenge
Can you do it?
How do you think it might change you?

  1. Someone you are thankful for
  2. Something that makes you smile
  3. A food you love
  4. A favorite book
  5. A favorite movie
  6. Something unique about yourself
  7. A favorite animal
  8. Say "thank you"
  9. Share positivity
  10. Volunteer
  11. Take a thankful pause
  12. Thank yourself
  13. Hold the door for a stranger
  14. Tell someone you love them
  15. Compliment a stranger
  16. Cut yourself some slack
  17. Write down 3 things you like about your job or your free time
  18. Write down 5 things you like about yourself
  19. Leave a note of encouragement in a public place
  20. Smile as often as you can today
  21. Spend quality time with your loved ones
  22. Bring a friend a coffee
  23. Call a friend to catch up with them
  24. Spend 30 minutes practicing self care
  25. Let your first thought be positive when you wake up

New River Cities Central Office hours
603 Marina Blvd, Bullhead City, AZ
The office hours as follows:
  • Tuesday 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-3pm
  • Newcomer Packets for sale for Groups $2.00 each
Grapevine Quote

"To be teachable, I had to be reachable."

"The Winner's Guide to Boring Meetings," Wollstonecraft, May 1984, Into Action
-October 23 2021 AA Grapevine
 Landmark Study Says AA Works
In 2020, a rigorous independent study published by the medical journal, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, examining 25 previous studies around the world, found AA works as well or better than other scientifically proven treatments for alcoholism.

Found this a very interesting read:
Grapevine asked, "The studies you aggregated were pretty sizeable: 150 scientists, 67 institutions, almost 11,000 people. What specifically did you find?"

Dr. Humphreys, "The bottom line is that people who experience 12 Step Facilitation in AA are 20-60% more likely to end up abstinent than they are with other treatment like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, outpatient treatment delivered by mental health professional, meditation or certain education programs."

This study is accessible and free. If someone says AA is a bunch of crap, hand it to them. When you are talking about a disease that kills 3.3 million people, this is something you have to pay attention to.
-June 2021 Grapevine
River Roundup 2022
registration is open!

Register now online for the January 6-8, 2022 River Roundup

Last day to register: 12/31/2021
  • Events
  • Bob P. One Man Recovery Show
  • Golf
  • Bowling
  • Speakers
  • Dinners

Discounted accommodations available at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada Discount Convention Code: C/RRU22

Happy Birthday!

Marina Group Monthly Birthday Celebration & Meeting

3rd Saturday of the Month:
November 20, 2021 6-7:00 PM
December 18, 2021 6-7:00 PM

  • 833 Hancock Rd
  • Speaker Meeting
  • Followed by Cake and Ice Cream
  • Questions? Contact Joann H

Event/Flyer approved by the Marina Group Business Committee
Arizona Area 03 Election Assembly

November 20-21, 2021
Hosted by District 14
6th Annual Hispanic Women in AA Workshop

Hosted by Area 03
December 4, 2021

3220 Fair Lane, Tempe, AZ 85282
480-294-5841 or 520-979-7705
Gratitude Dessert Bash!

Saturday, December 11, 2021

7:00-8:30 pm
Mohave Valley United Methodist Church
1593 E Lipan, Fort Mohave, AZ 96426

Please bring your favorite dessert! Coffee provided!
Hosted by District 09-903
Want to Help Another Alcoholic?
Grapevine has a 2021 carry the message project. The Grapevine/La Vina are great 12 Step Tools.
Or see the video YouTube
List of Groups & 7th Traditions Year to date 2021
  • Big Book Study Workshop $50.00
  • 3 Legacies Group $25.00
  • Drunken Donuts Group $280.00
  • Freedom & Joy Group $100.00
  • Candy Meeting Group $90.00
  • Couples in Sobriety Group $193.00
  • Top of The Hill Group $350.00 plus Faithful Fiver $125
  • Four Horsemen Group $358.00
  • Bullhead Women's Group $172.60
  • Friday Nite Live Group $559.05
  • Golden Slippers $93.00
  • Laughlin Group $550.00
  • Good AS IT GETS $400.00
  • Friends of Bill W $150.00
  • Freedom and Joy group $150.00
  • Emotional Sobriety
  • Back to Basics Group
  • Our House $25.00
  • Marina Group $2150.00
  • Share Group $70.00
  • Sun Group $3050.00
  • Sober on the Mount Group $200.00
  • Up the River without a Paddle $100.00
  • Pass it On Group
  • Cone Mtn Newcomer Group $155.00
  • Surrender Group
  • Sunday Nite 12X12 Group $79.20
  • Wed Nite Men's Stag Group $375.00
  • Needles Desert Group $200.00
  • Tuesday 10am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 10am-3:00pm

We're looking for more 2 volunteers to extend the office hours for Thursday.
Central Office has Newcomer Packets for sale for Groups $2 each
Central Office Activity
Recap of October 2021
  • Agenda | September Minutes
  • Total phone calls into August office: 151
  • Office visit 19
  • Volunteers hour 27 (4 volunteers)

Meetings at Central Office:
  • Intergroup Meeting Second Monday @ 6:00 PM
  • Dist. 09-903 Business Meeting 3rd Monday @ 6:00 PM
  • River Roundup 3 Saturday of the Month @ 9:30 AM
  • Treatment Committee 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 5:00PM