As Bill Sees It
Look Before You Leap
"Wise men and women rightly give a top rating to the virtue of prudence. They know that without this all important attribute little wisdom is to be had.

Mere looking before we leap' is not enough. If our looking is charged with fear, suspicion, or anger, we had better not have looked or acted at all."

We lost the fear of making decisions, great and small, as we realize that should our choice prove wrong, we can, if we will, learn from the experience.
Excerpt from Bill Sees It pg 253
31st Annual River Roundup
January 7-10, 2021
Due to Covid-19, River Roundup will have extremely strict guidelines in 2021. River Roundup will have to follow the state of Nevada's requirement's for health and safety standards. The committee is working hard to deliver a safe and healthy event. More information will be sent out soon.

Online registration will begin in October and end 12/31/2020. There will be no sales at the door this year. It will be first come, first serve.
Grapevine Daily Quote

"You don't help anyone by trying to impress them; you impress someone when you try to help them."

October 11, 2020
Thinking about Step Ten
"Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong
promptly admitted it."

Step 10: This step is not an overnight matter, but rather continues for a lifetime. A.A.'s take regular inventory and watch out for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear. The Big Book tell us to make amends quickly when they pop up. Step ten helps us stay on track spiritually and help situations from becoming worse.

The soul-searching required by this Step helps AAs correct what is wrong. This can happen with a spot-check inventory, a day's end balance sheet or a periodic review of progress, or perhaps an annual or semi-annual housecleaning. This step has an importance of focusing on ourselves. The Tenth Step says nothing about the other person's wrongs.
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 of 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: checking account. Monthly income and expense statements. 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 $2400
  • Candy Meeting Group $85
  • Couples in Sobriety Group $150
  • Top of The Hill Group $225 plus Faithful Fiver $165
  • Meadview Group $18.68
  • Four Horsemen $499.80
  • Bullhead Women's Group $140
  • Friday Nite Live $127.20
  • Golden Slippers $414.00
  • Laughlin Group $130
  • Good AS IT GETS $175
  • Drunken Donuts $210
  • Friends of Bill W $532
  • Emotional Sobriety $132
  • Back to Basics Group $107.75
  • Marina Group $1,800.00
  • Share Group $200
  • Sober on the Mount Group $100
  • Up the River without a Paddle $40
  • Patio Group $23
  • Topock Group $330.40
  • Pass it On Group $23.00
  • 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: 52 in office call, 5 Twelve step calls, 24 call for information, 17 other, 6 voicemail calls
  • Virtual Phone system calls: 21 Twelve step calls, 206 total calls
  • In Office Visitors: 11 information, 9 Twelve steps, 2 Al-Anon 5 meeting list, 12 purchases, 7 other, 48 total visitors
Meetings at Central Office:
  • Intergroup Meeting Second Monday @ 6:30 PM
  • Dist. 09-903 Business Meeting 3rd Monday @ 6:00 PM
  • River Cities Roundup 2nd Saturday @ 2:30 PM Moved to Alano Club