Upcoming Events

Saturday August 3, 2019

Summer Serenity Splash Event

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Bryant Park
Address: 801 Bryant Way SW, Albany OR
Contact:  Craig     (541) 231-418

AA OPEN PARTY & PICNIC IN THE PARK. Fellowship| prizes | 50/50 RAFFLE | Yard games | BBQ. Bring your family members and a potluck side dish. PRE-PICNIC RIVER FLOAT: Call Craig for details.

Saturday August 3, 2019 - Saturday August 31, 2019

Saturday Night Survivors Speaker Meetings - August Line Up

Time: Saturday 7:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 pm
Location: Church of the Good Samaritan
Address: 333 NW 35th St. (Lounge), Corvallis OR
Contact:  Beth    (541) 224-2324   like2hike67@gmail.com

August 3rd: Chris S. (8 months); August 10th: Joanie T. (15 years); August 17th: Anna A. (Nevada, 8 years); August 24th: Jamie S. (21 years); August 31st: Dan H. (1 year)

Sunday August 11, 2019

Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Post-Conference Presentation

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Keizer Senior Center
Address: 930 Plymouth Dr NE, Keizer OR
Contact:  Call or Text Abi C.    (503) 302-3467

Sponsored by Districts 4, 21, and 22 Join us for this informative session with our Delegate, Vera. Food and Drinks Provided!!! This event is also a Potluck - bring a dish to share if you would like! No Cost to Attend! Come Support District and Be Informed!

Friday August 23, 2019 - Sunday August 25, 2019

AA Campout in Alsea

Time: Friday 8:00 am - Sunday 12:00 pm
Location: McBee Park—Alsea Falls
Address: Prairie Creek Rd., Alsea OR
Contact:  Steve W.    (541) 246-5884

Presented by the Monroe Stark Raving Sober Group of AA. Campsite opens/available beginning August 21st. No cost to camp. Campers re responsible for their own camping, bedding & food (share on Saturday Potluck) . Potluck Saturday— please bring a dish to share. Raffle Saturday— Raffle donations are welcomed. Raffle tickets affordable — proceeds go back to help fund future campouts. SEE FLYER FOR: mAP, directions, dates and times

Saturday August 24, 2019

Columbia River Round-Up

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Portland State University (In Downtown Portland) in The Smith Memorial Student Union
Address: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR
Website: www.ColumbiaRiverRoundup.com

It is a conference in Portland, OR providing the message of AA & Al-Anon to the alcoholic & family members who still suffer and to create an environment of unity, cooperation, opportunities for service along with love and support for all members and family members in the Portland Vancouver metro area and surrounding areas by providing AA & Al-Anon speakers, topic panels & workshops, along with acquainting members with all activities available throughout the area.

Upcoming 2019 Events "Save The Dates" List
(Provided by Vera F., Oregon Area 58 Panel 68 Delegate)

It is by no means a complete list of all the happenings in General Service or A.A. This sort of "save the dates" list, maybe useful in planning events you may wish to attend.

  • June 21-23: Pacific Northwest Conference in Portland, OR
                          Website: PNC 2019
                          Registration: Register Online or download forms in Spanish or English
                          Location: Holiday Inn Portland-Airport in Portland, Oregon

  • Announcments


    Starting Saturday July 6th, 1pm at the Lebanon Veteran's Home.
    Everyone is Welcome - Not Just Those Who Serve or Have Served.
    Join Us As We Support Our Veterans and Serving Military.

    See Flyer: Soldiers In Sobriety

    Additional Information Regarding Online Contributions
    July 19, 2019
    FROM: Greg Tobin, General Manager
    TOPIC: Additional Information Regarding Online Contributions

    Dear A.A. friends, As we have recently communicated, G.S.O. is modernizing our office business systems and consolidating nearly all of our business functions to a single platform.

    However, this important upgrade will necessitate a shutdown of some of our online systems as we transition to the new platform. During this transition period we will be unable to accept online contributions. (This will affect online contributions only -- contributions may still be sent by mail.) Additionally, there will be a delay in the processing of contribution acknowledgments.

    Important: Our online contributions systems will be shut down during the change-over period from Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT until Monday, August 5, 2019 when we anticipate that the new system will be available.

    We greatly appreciate your patience and support and encourage all recipients of this communication to share it freely and widely throughout the Fellowship. In gratitude, G. Gregory Tobin General Manager

    Multiple Opportunities To Step Up And Be Of Service

    First Opportunity: This one comes from Susan Ulseth, Interim Corrections Coordinator for G.S.O.

    Corrections Correspondence Urgently Needed.

    Subject: A.A. members urgently needed for Corrections Correspondence Service - especially men! The General Service Office has an urgent need for A.A. men to write to inmates through the Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS). Currently there are 200 male inmates waiting for an outside A.A. member to write to them. (Female A.A. members in prison can get linked right away, thanks to all the female volunteers who have signed up.) We need your help to alleviate this problem.

    CCS is not a traditional pen pal service or automatic sponsorship service. This service offers the opportunity for A.A. members on the inside and the outside to share experience, strength and hope with each other via postal correspondence. G.S.O. only makes the initial connection, which is a random match between inmates with a drinking problem and outside members of the same gender who live in another region or province away from the correctional facility. The CCS program does not assign sponsors, but a sponsorship relationship may develop after the initial contact is made.

    For more information and forms to participate:

    In English Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

    In Spanish Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

    In French Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

    Mail Call means everything for those incarcerated. One on one sharing - one A.A. member to another - helps both the insider as well as the outsider. Those who participate express that carrying the A.A. message and sharing experience, strength and hope is everything. Please distribute CCS forms and send to corrections@aa.org

    Second Opportunity: Again from Vera, our area delegate as sent to her by Susan Ulseth, Interim Corrections Coordinator from G.S.O. The following links will give you the latest activity updates from the Corrections assignment at G.S.O. Please offer these cut and paste addresses to any members who have an interest in the correction committees and the work they do.

    In English Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

    In Spanish Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

    In French Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

    Third Opportunity (and last!!!)

    Again from Vera regarding links for Literature:

    In English Literature In English

    In Spanish Literature In Spanish

    In French Literature In French

    If you need any help in accessing any of this information, please feel free to contact me and I will try to help you. Apologies for bombarding you with this large amount of communications, and please don't shoot the messenger??

    Diana, District 21 Registrar

    Online General Service Committee Technology in AA Discussion Forum
    Forum Website

    One Marble at a Time Group
    Speaker Meeting on the Second Saturday of Each Month at 5:30pm.
    Chance Building: 238 3rd Ave. SE, Albany, Oregon