As Bill Sees It
Is soberiety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning; it is only the first gift of the first awakening. Page 8

30th Annual
River Roundup

If you have not registered for the Roundup you still can at the Roundup Thursday January 9, 2020 @ 2pm.
Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort
January 9-12, 2020 River Roundup

Bowling Friday night
Golf Tournament Saturday
Speakers AA and Al-Anon
T-shirts and hats for sale
50/50 Raffle

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.

Marina Group>>> Potluck Speaker Meeting
384 Marina Blvd
Jan. 28, 2020 Potluck at 6PM
Speaker John C from BHC at 7PM

Mark your Calendars
For the Love of AA
When: Feburary 22, 2020
Where: Chaparral Golf Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive Bullhead City, AZ

New Year Step By Step

First Things First ---Remember to take care of yourself and your recovery during the New Year. Thinking about "On The First Step" from the Book - Real AAs, Real Recover "Step By Step"

The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanagable." By such an admission any alcoholic, provided he is sincere,has achieved the first success on the road to well-being. Such an admission is usually very difficult for the alcoholic to make. The way nature of his disease make him shun the knowledge of his inability to cope with the problems of everyday life. Hence the desire for something that will rapidly create whatever he think, he lacks as an individual. With a few drinks under his belt he can fashion the most wonderful dream about himself.
The sincerity with which the newcomer take the First Step is the gauge by which his recovery through AA can be measured. So by really taking the First Step-admitting freely and withour reservation that he is an alcoholic-a person starts to build a new pattern of thought.

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 Eight : Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  1. Is my own behavior accurately described by the Traditions? If not, what needs changing?
  2. When I am irritated about any particular Tradition, do I realize how it affects others?
  3. Do I sometimes try to get some reward-even if not money-for my personal AA efforts?
  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. Do I make an effort to understand what AA employees do? What workers in other alcoholism agencies do? Can I do I distinguish clearly among them?
  6. In my own AA life, have I any experiences which illustrate the wisdom of this Tradition?
  7. Have I paid enough attention to the book Twelve Steps and Tweleve Traditions? To the pamphlet AA Tradition-How it Developed?

Tradition Nine : AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

  1. Do I still try to boss things in AA?
  2. Do I resist formal aspects of AA because I fear them as authoritative?
  3. Am I mature enought to understand and use all elements of the AA program-even if no one makes me do so-with a sense of personal responsibility?
  4. Do I exercise patience and humility in a AA job I take?
  5. Am I aware of all those to whom I am responsible in any AA job?
  6. Why doesn't every AA group need a constitution and bylaws?
  7. Have I learned to step out of an AA job gracefully-profit thereby-when the time comes?
  8. What has rotation to do with anonymity? With humility?


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

  The Principle of Rotation

Traditionally, rotation ensures that service positions, like nearly everything else in AA, are passed around for all to share. Many positions have alternates who can step into the service positions if needed.

To step out of an AA office we love can be hard. If we have been doing a good job, if we honestly don not see anyone around willing, qualified, or with the time to do it, and if our friends agree, it is especially tough. Letting go can be a real step forward in growth - a step into the humility that is, for some, the spiritual essence of anonymity. In the spirit of Tradition Twelve, it reminds us "to place principles before personalities."

Many outgoing service positions holders find it rewarding to take time to share their experience with the incoming person. Rotation helps to bring us spiritual rewards. With no AA "status" at stake, we need not compete for titles or praise. We have complete freedom to serve as we are needed.
Central Office Activity
Re-cap of November :
phone in-office calls 67, 12 step calls 7, information 24, other/voice 35
Virtual Phone system 12step calls 4
In office Visits: information 19, 12step 1, Al-Anon 1, Meeting list 5, purchases 8, Other 39, Volunteers hours 137
Website visits 24
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

ALANON ONLINE MEETINGS

AA Meetings in the area
AA GRAPEVINE - OUR MEETING IN PRINT

AREA 3 - ARIZONA AREA COMMITTEE OF AA