Upcoming Events

Saturday June 15, 2019

2nd Annual District 21 Founder’s Day Celebration

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Corvallis Chintimini Senior and Community Center
Address: 2601 NW Tyler, Corvallis OR
Contact:  Tim L.     541-609-8644

RAFFLE DRAWINGS! 50/50 RAFFLE: Winner keeps half the pot! POTLUCK! Bring a dish to share. Chicken and birthday cake will be provided. ENTERTAINMENT!: Old-Style Live Radio Theater written and performed by fellow members. Want to donate services, arts/crafts, food, or other items to the auctioneer help with the event? Contact Tim L. (Alternate DCM, District 21): 541-609-8644. SEE FLYER for more info.

Friday June 21, 2019 - Sunday June 23, 2019

2019 Pacific Northwest Conference

Time: Friday 5:00 pm - Sunday 1:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Address: 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland OR
Website: www.pnc1948.org
Contact:  PNC Chair: Shauna C    (503) 833-2015   pnc2019@aa-oregon.org
Contact:  PNC Registrar: Lisa S    (971) 227-9047   pncreg2019@gmail.com

The 2019 Pacific Northwest Conference will take place from Friday, June 21nd through Sunday, June 23th at the Holiday Inn Portland-Airport in Portland, Oregon. On-line and mail registration are now open. Conference Agenda will be posted as soon as it is available. If you would like to help out by volunteering, send an email to our Registration Chair (At Website below). Registration at the PNC begins at 3 pm.

Thursday July 4, 2019 - Sunday July 7, 2019

Moonshine Campout

Time: Thursday 1:00 pm - Sunday 12:00 pm
Location: Moonshine Park (Lincoln County)
Address: 3870 Moonshine Park Rd,, Logsden OR
Website: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/parks/page/moonshine-park
Contact:  Tim A.    435-830-8602
Contact:  Sue B.    541-974-1636

Campfire meetings, fishing, hiking, swimming, floating kayaking and fellowship. Friday night Potluck (bring something to share). Directions and Information on website link below:

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

    Multiple Opportunities To Step Up And Be Of Service

    This, which comes from Vera, our Area 58 delegate, is a request for Grapevine stories with a deadline coming soon.

    The following are the details.

    First Opportunity: I received the following email from Rick Walker, Accessibilities Assignment at our General Service Office: Grapevine is looking for stories by A.A. members who deal with Accessibilities issues. This includes those who have overcome or are facing barriers to accessing A.A. meetings or the A.A. message (such as wheelchair users, members who are deaf and use ASL, members who are blind or have hearing loss, members who may be home-bound or face geographical challenges, etc.).

    Grapevine would also like to hear from members who do service in overcoming barriers (accessibilities committee work, interpretation into other languages, translation, etc.).

    Some questions to spark ideas are: What has your journey in A.A. been like? Has your home group dealt with these issues? How did you resolve them?

    The deadline is APRIL 15, 2019.

    Stories can range in length from 400 words to 1800 words. The more personal the better.

    Stories can be submitted by email to Jon Witherspoon at senioreditor@aagrapevine.org. Please include "Accessibilities Story" in the subject line. If you have any questions, you can contact Jon.

    Thank you for your service!

    Please assist in passing this information on to members in your groups, districts and to AA members at large.

    Second 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

    Third 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.

    Fourth 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

    Mustard Seed Group Moving
    When: Effective October 1st, 2017
    Where: Assembly of God Church
    313 Washburn, Brownsville Oregon
    Across from the Chevron in the new modular building

    Meetings are on Tuesdays from 7 pm - 8 pm

    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