As Bill Sees It
Spiritually Fit
Assuming we are spiritually fit, we can do all sorts of things alcoholics are not supposed to do. People have said we must not go where liquor is served; we must not have it in our home; we must not shun our friends who drink; we must avoid moving pictures which show drinking scenes; we must not go into bars; our friends must hide their bottles if we go to their houses; we mustn't think or be reminded about alcohol at all. Our experience shows that this is not necessarily so.

We meet these conditions everyday. An alcoholic who cannot meet them still has an alcoholic mind; there is something the matter with his spiritual status. His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland icecap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up either a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!
Excerpt from Bill Sees It pg 280
Holiday Stress
The holiday season often brings unwelcomed stress and depression. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. And if coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading in your community, you may be feeling additional stress, or you may be worrying about your and your loved ones' health. You may also feel stressed, sad or anxious because your holiday plans may look different during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup. Here are some things our program has taught us: Go to meetings, call folks in the program, talk with your sponsor, acknowledge your feelings, pause and set aside differences, plan ahead and learn to say NO. Most of all remember to prevent H.A. L. T. (hungry, angry, lonely and tired.)
31st Annual , River Roundup
January 7-10, 2021
Registration discounts for the Rooms for River Round up Ends December 7, 2020.

Reminder no Registration will happen at the 2021
River Roundup.
Grapevine Daily Quote

"Happiness is not a station we arrive at: it is a way of traveling."

November 02,2020
Thinking about Step Eleven
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

Step 11: AA literature points out that there is plenty of written material, inside and outside the program, available for those trying prayer and meditation. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions suggests the Saint Francis Prayer as a starting point for meditation. Meditation is our first step out into the sun, the essay on Step Eleven is the "Twelve and Twelve" says, "One of it first fruits is emotional balance."

As the "Twelve and Twelve" says (page 105) "perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no loner lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here.

Practicing of the Eleventh Step, can show real benefits. It will continue to do so if it is worked one day at a time. Like so many things is AA meditation works when we do it.
Article from Real AAs, Real Recovery "Step By Step"

Save the Date:
Party Time
December 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
1593 E Lipan Blvd, Fort Mohave AZ 86426

Are You Willing To Do

In our spirit of rotation we hope to inspire you and excite willingness to serve the River Cities Central Office/Intergroup Community Board. We especially encourage young and older people in the community with a commitment to sobriety to help fill current openings. Young or not so young, we need our members to fill several vacancies on the board.

There are a few things we think you should know about service positions with River Cities Central Office/Intergroup. A Special Election will be held in January 2021 and new officers will begin appointments in February, 2021. 

First, anyone who lives in our area for River Cities and has 3 years of sobriety can run for office.
Second, monthly business meetings can be in person and or virtually/electronically via Zoom.
Third, The Intergroup is responsible for finalizing a ballot of eligible candidates.

The following positions are open :
President/Chairperson: 3 years sobriety ---One year term with duties of setting meeting dates an agendas and appoint special committees as authorized by Intergroup, and to Vote when there is a tie.
Vice Chairperson: 3 years sobriety---One year term with duties to preside over Intergroup meetings, in the absence of the president/Chairperson, to inform Group Secretaries concerning non-attendance of Group Representatives at the Intergroup meetings and to act as an Intergroup Member-at-Large to promote Intergroup participation among the local groups and Votes
Recording Secretary: 1 year of sobriety --- One year term with duties to keep minutes of Intergroup meetings, to keep accurate attendance of Group Representatives at the meetings and to provide meeting notes to Office Manager and Officers.
Treasurer: 3 years of sobriety--- Two year term with duties to have of knowledge of fiduciary responsibilities, cash accounting and computer skills,. maintain records and ledgers necessary for accurate financial reports: Over see the checking account, monthly income and expense statements, Pre-form annual duties for River Roundup reconciliation, AZ Corporation Commission verifications and Federal Tax preparation for the CPA and Quarterly Payroll Taxes.

List of Groups and 7th Traditions Year to date:

  • Sun Group $3050.00
  • Candy Meeting Group $135.00
  • Couples in Sobriety Group $150
  • Top of The Hill Group $255 plus Faithful Fiver $165
  • Meadview Group $18.68
  • Four Horsemen $688.80
  • Bullhead Women's Group $140
  • Friday Nite Live $127.20
  • Golden Slippers $485.00
  • Laughlin Group $130
  • Good AS IT GETS $175
  • Drunken Donuts $240
  • Friends of Bill W $532
  • Emotional Sobriety $132
  • Back to Basics Group $107.75
  • Marina Group $1,800.00
  • Share Group $262.50
  • Sober on the Mount Group $100.00
  • Up the River without a Paddle $40
  • Patio Group $23
  • Topock Group $330.40
  • Pass it On Group $23.00
  • Cone Mtn Newcomer Group $100.00
  • Surrender Group $50.00
  • Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 6:30pm

We're looking for more volunteers to help keep the office running.
Central Office Activity
Recap of September:
  • Phones: 58 in office call, 3 Twelve step calls, 28 call for information, 19 other, 8 voicemail calls
  • Virtual Phone system calls: 7 Twelve step calls, 214 total calls
  • In Office Visitors: 33 information, 10 Twelve steps, 2 Al-Anon 4 meeting list, 7 purchases, 5 other, 61 total visitors
Meetings at Central Office:
  • Intergroup Meeting Second Monday @ 6:30 PM
  • Dist. 09-903 Business Meeting 3rd Monday @ 6:00 PM