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SOBER SISTERS MEETING HYBRID SATURDAY 9:00 AM

 

Welcome to the Sober Sisters open women’s meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. My name is ____________ and I’m an alcoholic.  Please turn off cell phones and refrain from texting during the meeting. This is a HYBRID meeting of AA, meaning that we are including women in attendance on the ZOOM platform. We welcome all in attendance to participate fully.

 

Before we get started, do we have any outside announcements?

                                                           

Please help me open this meeting with a moment of silent meditation followed by the Serenity Prayer. 

 

If you’re in need of a sponsor or literature, please see a homegroup member after the meeting. Would all Sober Sisters homegroup members please raise your hand?

If you’d like to become a homegroup member, please see me after the meeting or type your name in the chat feature on Zoom.

 

 

PREAMBLE

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 A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination or 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 to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

 

Do we have any newcomers here in person or on Zoom here for their first A.A. mtg? Would you like to give us your first name?   (Pass around phone lists)

 

Do we have any visitors? Any visitors on Zoom?

 

Does anyone have any announcements for this group or A.A. as a whole?

 

I have asked volunteers to read: How it Works, the Promises, and Daily Reflections.

 

SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE

This is an Open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are glad you are all here, especially newcomers.  In keeping with our singleness of purpose and our Third Tradition which states that “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking,” we ask all who participate confine their discussion to their problems with alcohol. 

 

SIGN-UPS FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS

The chairperson and greeter for next week’s meeting will be: __________

The attendees for the next Serenity Place meeting will be: ____________

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

We have many opportunities to serve AA, some of these are listed on the online sign-up sheets on our website, SoberSisterGVL.com. You may sign up there for monthly commitments to Moderate our Zoom feature or to be our Chairperson. In order to chair you must have one year of sobriety.

 

CROSS TALK STATEMENT

Sober Sisters respectfully reminds all in attendance that “crosstalk is discouraged during our meetings. Examples of crosstalk are:

  • Advice giving, criticizing, or making comments about what others have already shared,

  • Questioning or interrupting the person speaking,

  • Talking while someone is sharing, or

  • Speaking directly to another person rather than to the group.

By avoiding crosstalk, we accept what others say because it is true for them. Together we create a safe environment for self-discovery.”

 

As we begin to share, please remember to limit share time to 2-3 minutes so that all in attendance have an opportunity to participate. Those in attendance via Zoom should raise their hand when ready to share.

 

Is there anyone among us today that is having difficulty staying sober today and who needs to share or does anyone have a topic to discuss? 

 

[pass the baskets toward end of meeting]

 

We have no dues or fees for A.A. membership, however we do have expenses, such as rent and coffee. In order to contribute hands-free you may do so via Paypal at SoberSistersGVL@gmail.com

 

This group believes in sponsorship. If you have any questions about sponsorship, please see me or ask any AA member after the end of this meeting.

 

Do we have a volunteer to give out the chips?

 

We have literature available on the table behind me. If it folds, it’s free.

 

Please do not leave here without a Big Book if you don’t already have one. Please see me if you’d like A.A. literature or a Big Book after the meeting. 

 

CLOSING

Anonymity if the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principals before personalities. I can say that I’m an alcoholic, I cannot say that you are an alcoholic or that I saw you here.

 

Please help return chairs to their original places.

 

Please stay at your seat and join us in closing with the “WE” VERSION OF THE SERENITY PRAYER.