Exciting News for Bullhead City, Arizona

Plans for the Marina Group meetings to move back into the Alano Club of Bullhead City in January 2022. This is exciting news from the Alano Club's board members regarding the completion of the building's expansion. A target date will not be available until after December 7th, when additional money of $150,000.00 will be provided by the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. The Legacy Foundation provided the initial building cost from a grant written by Alano Club member Chaz Martinez for $263,000.00.

Due to the additional requirements from the Planning and Zoning Department of Bullhead City and the rising cost of construction material and additional $123,000.00 was required for the contractor, Pueblo Construction to complete the job. Chaz Martinez met with District 2 County Supervisor Anguis and put together a proposal requesting from the county the additional money. The additional cost of $150,000.00 would cover the construction cost and new furnishings including a sound system, new tables and chairs for the expanded facility. Plans are to have a community ribbon-cutting that would include Bullhead City's Mayor and council members, representatives from the Legacy Foundation and County Supervisor Anguis.

Corky Cornell, Alano Club Board Member wants to show appreciation for the community's financial support in this endeavor to provide the additional space for the ever-growing recovery community in the Tri-state area. Cornell and his wife bought the Alano Club building in 1986 and then passed it over to the Club. The Club then paid off the remaining loan of the property, and at that time the Alano Club Board applied and was granted the status of a non-profit organization by the Sate of Arizona.
Here is a sneak preview of the new expansion!!!
Meeting Area
Attraction or Promotion?

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.
Public Service Announcements ...PSAs are not the same thing as bringing someone to a meeting. They are not a 12 step call. They are not one alcoholic sitting down and sharing their experience, strength and hope with another alcoholic. PSAs are a goal to let the still-suffering alcoholic know that there is an alternative.

PSAs exist to let alcoholics learn about the program of AA. Since this goal is broadcasting PSAs is to carry the message about AA to the alcoholic, the question stands: Do they constitute a breaking of our Tradition of attraction and not promotion? So exactly what is the difference between promotion and attraction?
Read more in the Grapevine November 2021 Sound of Silence page 27
Treatment Committee
The Treatment committee is making cans and will be asking groups to pass the can around after the groups 7th tradition to help raise money for literature for treatment centers and recovery homes. The committee has started a drive for gently used recovery books such as The Big Book, 12 by 12 and books from Grapevine.

  • The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5pm at the River City Central Office located at 603 Marina Boulevard Bullhead City AZ.

Grapevine Quote

"We now know that we do not have to run away, nor ought we again try to overcome adversity by still another bulldozing power drive that can only push up obstacles before us faster that they can be taken down."

"Grapevine Daily Quote"
-November 14 2021 AA Grapevine
Maintaining Your Sobriety

Is it hard to stay sober during the holidays?

'Tis the season of glad tidings and good cheer, but for people in recovery from alcohol addiction, the holidays can be an especially trying time to stay healthy and sober. Unrealistic expectations, over-commitment, unhealthy eating, financial strain and fatigue can fray emotions. This time of year, is when people have a tendency to see old friends and family who may be associated with drinking in the past.

Maintaining your recovery here are some tips:

  • Go to Meetings..no slacking
  • Identify Triggers & Avoid Them. This is step one for maintaining your sobriety.
  • Make a Plan. Unfortunately, we cannot control every situation.
  • Keep Healthy Habits.
  • Limit or Avoid Some People.
  • Serve Yourself & Keep a Non-Alcoholic Drink in Hand.
  • Have an exit plan
  • If you are still reading this, this means you are serious about staying sober through the holidays.
River Roundup 2022
registration is Ending!

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:
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
Available Now!

Prayer and Meditation features powerful stories by members of Alcoholics Anonymous about the many ways they pray and meditate in their daily lives.

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 86426

Please bring your favorite dessert! Coffee provided!
Hosted by District 09-903
List of Groups & 7th Traditions Year to date 2021
  • Big Book Study Workshop $50.00
  • 3 Legacies Group $25.00
  • Drunken Donuts Group $370.00
  • Freedom & Joy Group $250.00
  • Candy Meeting Group $90.00
  • Couples in Sobriety Group $271.42
  • Top of The Hill Group $450.00 plus Faithful Fiver $165
  • Four Horsemen Group $358.00
  • Bullhead Women's Group $172.60
  • Friday Nite Live Group $722.05
  • Golden Slippers $104.00
  • Laughlin Group $550.00
  • Good AS IT GETS $400.00
  • Friends of Bill W $150.00
  • Back to Basics Group
  • Our House $50.00
  • Marina Group $6340.00
  • Share Group $158.00
  • Sun Group $3250.00
  • Sober on the Mount Group $300.00
  • Up the River without a Paddle $100.00
  • Cone Mtn Newcomer Group $155.00
  • Surrender Group $100.00
  • 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 | No October Minutes no
  • Total phone calls into October office: 287
  • Office visit 25
  • Volunteer hours 32 (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