In this era of social distancing, recovering alcoholics are increasingly turning to online meetings as a way to stay sober. And with that comes some precautions we should take to safeguard our anonymity and try to manage participants who disrupt the meeting. While disturbances can happen in physical meeting rooms, the anonymity of the internet provides a shield for the predators. Fortunately, while not possible to maintain absolute security, there are a number of features available to handle the more disruptive participants. [Read More >>]
Due to the continued concern regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), a number of facilities that host A.A. meetings have chosen to close for a period of time. Some have moved and others are cancelled until further notice. We will list changes as soon as possible after being notified with the tag Temporary Closure after the meeting name. If you become aware of any closure or change, please notify us immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read More >>]
Many of you may have health and safety concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact your groups and meetings. Though providing guidance on health issues is outside the scope of the A.A., gathering professional information can help make an informed group conscience, and there are some commonsense measures that can be taken. [Read More >>]
It’s March and that brings the promise of warmer sunny days. It’s also the month we focus on step three, tradition three and concept three. Our featured committee this month is Bridging the Gap (BTG)/Treatment which connects alcoholics transitioning out of treatment facilities with A.A. members who bring them to their first A.A. meeting outside the institution. This essential Twelfth Step service helps connect sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous with people in treatment facilities who are interested in going to an A.A. meeting upon their release.
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It’s February and this month we focus on step two, tradition two and concept two. The Cooperating with the Professional Community (C.P.C.) is our featured committee this month. Cooperating with nonalcoholic professionals is an effective way to carry the message to the sick alcoholic. Such people often meet the alcoholic in places where A.A. is not present. Many of these people often encounter the suffering alcoholic, and, despite public awareness, many of them simply don’t know what to do with a drunk.
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Welcome to 2020! At Southern Delaware Intergroup (SDI), we begin a new year with a rotation of new officers, serving two-year terms. Congratulations Joyce (chair) and Amy (alt-chair)! We know you will do some great service. It’s also the year Alcoholics Anonymous will hold its International Convention to celebrate A.A.’s 85th anniversary in Detroit, MI from July 2 to 5. [Read More >>]
December brings us the holiday season and staying sober can be challenging for people in recovery, and particularly for those early in the process. However, though the holiday season can be difficult, remember this is a WE program. The following eight tips on how to survive the holidays sober are brought to you by DEYPAA. [Read More >>]
November is gratitude month. For many decades now, A.A. has formally set aside all of November as Gratitude Month as a time to express our collective gratitude for our individual sobriety. Many A.A. service entities today observe Gratitude Month by holding Traditions meetings and taking up special contributions to the General Service Office for A.A. services worldwide. [Read More >>]
October brings us with a few newsworthy items to mark on your calendar beginning with the Bethany Early Birds Group spirituality workshop on October 12 at St. Martha’s in Bethany. Please save the date for the November 2 workshop presented by districts 1, 2, 3 & 13 on How an A.A. Group Functions (based from the pamphlet The A.A. Group … Where it All Begins). Online registration for the 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous is underway. [Read More >>]
As summer is winding down and we go into the month of September, there’s quite a bit of activity to report for this month. Online registration for the 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous starts September 9. Local events include the Annual Bash at the Beach on September 9 and on September 14, District 2 is holding a workshop: Sponsorship & Service… Stepping Stones to Sobriety. [Read More >>]