October brings us with a few newsworthy items to mark on your calendar, as well as be informed about.
All are welcome to attend a spirituality workshop presented by the Bethany Beach Early Birds Group on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church, 117 Maplewood Street. Seating is limited. Please register your attendance by contacting them by email. For more information, and to download a flyer, see our event page.
2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous
Online registration is open for 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous held in Detroit, Michigan from July 2 to July 5, 2020. Cost is $115.00 (USD) per attendee until April 14, 2020. After that date it becomes $140.00 (USD) per attendee. You can also download a Registration Brochure which includes a paper registration form that you can mail or fax.
Have questions about registration, housing, or transportation? See the 2020 International Convention Frequently Asked Questions page (Updated September, 2019).
Box 4-5-9 is a quarterly news bulletin from the U.S./Canada General Service Office. This newsletter includes information about A.A. service, literature, events, sharing from groups, service committees and individual U.S./Canada A.A. members. This is the first installment of a new series on the technology that is changing the way Alcoholics Anonymous communicates to suffering alcoholics and interacts with its members.
Highlights of the fall 2019 issue, which you can download here. include:
- The Meeting Guide App — Background information on how and why Josh R. developed this free app (and the WordPress plug-in), which was initially launched in November 2015 with seven connected A.A. websites: Austin, Mesa (Arizona), Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco and San Jose. Since 2018 A.A.W.S., Inc has retained the license and officially released an updated version in late summer 2019. Today the Meeting Guide is connected to 326 local A.A.
- Raising the Limit on Gratitude — What financial limits can we bequest to A.A.? What will they accept? Up until 1967, the amount of money an A.A. could will to the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous was limited to $100. That year it was raised to $200. In 2019, at the 69th General Service Conference, the maximum amount of an individual bequest by members to A.A. was raised from $5,000 to $10,000.
- General Service Board New Class Trustees — Two new Class A (nonalcoholic) trustees and three new Class B (alcoholic) trustees will serve the Fellowship.
How an A.A. Group Functions Workshop
Hosted by Districts 1, 2, 3 & 13 – Area 12 Delaware on Saturday, November 2 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (Doors open at 10) at Conley’s United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyns Way in Lewes. This workshop and round-table discussion is based on the pamphlet The A.A. Group … Where it All Begins. This workshop will focus on the second chapter: How an A.A. Group Functions.For more information, and to download a flyer, see our event page
Here’s what’s new for October which you can download here.
- Grapevine 75th Years Toolkit. Explainer video on YouTube.
- Book: Voices of Women in A.A.
- Grapevine and La Viña Catalog.
- Submit your Story for Upcoming Issues.
- The Meeting Guide App
- Visit The La Viña Online Store
- Cartoon Book “Take Me To Your Sponsor“.
October 2019 Printable Meeting List
You can download the October PDF listing of our meetings in Sussex County DE.