Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 Corona Virus, many in-person events that were scheduled for 2020 were CANCELLED or have been replaced with VIRTUAL EVENTS. Our common welfare does come first and we want you all to stay safe and healthy during this outbreak.
Read the Sharing from the General Service Office about COVID-19.
*Self-support contributions at every level are still needed during this period of social distancing. Please see our contributions page for instructions as to how you can continue to support our fellowship financially.
We WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, many groups have started hosting their meetings through online conferencing services. Please reach out to all of your group members, especially those who are new and/or are otherwise vulnerable. As most of us know, it is by helping each other that we ensure our own sobriety.
Our Fall Area Assembly 2020 was held on a virtual platform this Nov 7-8. Workshops took place throughout the month of October. Visit the Delegate page for informaton and highlights.
CERAASA 2021 was supposed to be hosted by Area 86 and was going to be held at the Holiday Inn in St. Catherines. Unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. The General Service Office will be hosting an Eastern Canada and Eastern USA Virtual Forum – CANUS on Dec 5, 2020. Pre-Register through www.aa.org and click through the Regional Forums link near the top of the page.
The business of AA continues to be done and many of our service workers, at every level, ought to be commended for their tremendous efforts. Thank you to all of AA’s essential service workers! More members are needed for a variety of positions. Members with 9 months to 35 years of sobriety are encouraged to participate in service events and to say yes to service positions as they become available.
Until we meet again, read The Focus; read the other AA literature; and most importantly, STAY SAFE AND BE WELL!!