Posted: January 14th, 2013 | Filed under: events, recovery, service, unity |
I had to look at the damage I had done, and become willing to make amends. Only then could my journey of the spirit resume.
Rally 2013–Nanaimo’s 45th Annual A.A. rally–is now over. It was an inspiring weekend! Please think about attending again in 2014. Many thanks to the Fellowship for attending, participating, and supporting one another during the weekend.
Read more about what happened during the rally here. And listen for announcements at meetings about the Rally 2014 committee as it takes shape this spring.
Posted: June 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized |
AS Bill Sees It: Selected Writings of the AA Cofounder
*This volume contains several hundred excerpts from our literature touching nearly every aspect of AA`s way of life.
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Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Filed under: recovery |
“When I came around I used to walk from Lantzville to Brechin Church to a meeting because I wanted to stay sober”
Interview with Steve B, an A.A. old-timer
How and where did you get sober?
I got sober in Nanaimo…here in Nanaimo in 1983. And I’ve been sober going on 29 years. It was very difficult in the beginning because I had no skills and no education and so I started coming to A.A. For the first five years it was go to a meeting every day and I needed to learn about the Steps, Traditions, and the Big Book. The Big Book is a textbook, so I studied the textbook and did the Steps and have been sober ever since. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Filed under: aa news |
A.A.’s Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions now available in eBook format
NEW YORK–Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) is pleased to announce that our two central texts describing the A.A. program of action for recovery from alcoholism are now available in eBook format in English, French, and Spanish.
Publication in this digital media format will give broader distribution and access to A.A.’s basic textbook, Alcoholics Anonymous, known popularly as the Big Book, which has helped millions of men and women throughout the world, and in all walks of life, find a new and satisfying way of life without alcohol. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Filed under: newsletter, unity |
6th Annual AA Traditions Study
This 12 week study uses the AA book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. New this year: a different speaker will share about the tradition being studied each week.
The Traditions study is being held on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, beginning in February 2014. Location: the Fireside Room at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo. This study is an Open Meeting; everyone is welcome. Bring your own tea or coffee. For more information, contact your home group’s general service representative (GSR), speak to Melinda (DCM) for District 7 or contact central office.
Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Filed under: newsletter, recovery, the aa grapevine |
The alcohol stops working and her Higher Power steps in
Give in! Give in! Just drink and die! I actually thought that would be the easiest way out—to drink myself to death. But it didn’t happen that way.
My life was in turmoil—I hated myself and felt I had arrived at a dead end. Alcohol became my way out. If I drank enough, I didn’t care anymore. Easy solution! So I began to drink daily, stopping at the package store every afternoon on the way home from work—of course, not the same package store each day. I wouldn’t want them to know I was a heavy hitter, after all. Too soon, half pints became pints and more, with bottles hidden under the front seat of my car. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Filed under: events, newsletter, recovery |
It all started after a “Carrying the Message to the Older Alcoholic” meeting took place during the 11th International AA Convention in Minneapolis in July, 2000
When Claire J’s sponsor encouraged her to attend the first annual “Seniors in Sobriety” conference in Hawaii, Claire thought, “I’ve never been to Hawaii…sure, why not?!” The Hawaii conference was something new—an opportunity for retired, semi-retired and older members of AA to gather together in an international setting, to experience service, recovery, and unity in fellowship together. It was 2006.
Since that time, the Seniors in Sobriety conference has become an annual event, being held in various locations such as Arizona and New York. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: service opportunities |
central office volunteers
Intergroup seeks volunteers who can sign up for regular afternoon shifts (generally 4 hours long) to greet people at central office, answer phones, sell literature, and arrange 12-step calls. 3 months sobriety suggested. Contact the TAS (telephone answering service) chair or central office in Nanaimo. Find more service opportunities here.