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­­Sober Sisters Zoom Meeting Literature Study, Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

 

Before we begin please, make sure you mute your electronic devices (thank you).

Open the meeting with a Moment of Silent Meditation followed by the Serenity Prayer.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

 

Preamble

 

“This is why we are here… 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 contribution.  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 achieve sobriety.”

 

Introduction

 

“My name is… and I am an alcoholic.”

 

Welcome

 

“Welcome to the Sober Sisters Online Zoom Literature Study Meeting.”

Do we have any newcomers here for their first A.A. mtg? Would you like to give us your first name?    Do we have any visitors?

 

Read the Singleness of Purpose

 

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

 

The Reading of How It Works, The Promises, and The Daily Reflections

 

“We have asked certain members to read How It works, The Promises, and The Daily Reflections. Please read in that order.”  (Chair to ask members to read prior to the meeting)

 

Ask for Announcements:

“Does anyone have any announcements for the good of the group or AA as a whole?” 

 

“Our next Online meeting is … (say dates for next Tuesday and next Saturday)”

 

Announce Website

*PLEASE GO TO THE SOBER SISTERS WEBSITE sobersistersgvl.com FOR:

  • NEWS AND UPDATES

  • PHONE LIST REQUESTS

  • HOMEGROUP MEMBER SIGN-UPS

  • PAYPAL DONATIONS

  • SERVICE SIGN-UPS (CHAIR, READERS, & CHIPS)

  • CHAIR MEETING FORMAT

  • UPDATES ON UPSTATE AA MEETINGS

  • ONLINE BIG BOOK & 12 STEPS & 12 TRADITIONS

 

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.”

 

Open the Meeting

“A reminder to please keep yourself muted so as to avoid background noise… when you’d like to share all you need to do is unmute yourself.  If you’re having difficulty with this raise your hand if you’d like to be the next to share.”

 

This is a literature Study Meeting and tonight we are studying the ___________.  If you do not have the print version of this book you can find it on AA.org (or SobersistersGVL.com) in order to follow along in the pdf version.  We will read a short passage or paragraph and then we will share on what has been read. We have left off on page __________.

 

Before we begin, is there anyone who is having difficulty with staying sober today who needs to share?

 

Who would like to read first?

 

Closing of the Meeting

 “A reminder to everyone that AA literature and other resources may be found online through AA.org and locally through area62.org." “A reminder to stay in touch daily with people in the fellowship.  Make phone calls to members you haven’t seen in a while, newcomers, and the still suffering alcoholic.”

 

7th Tradition Collection

The 7th tradition states that we are fully self-supporting declining outside contributions. The money we are collecting now goes to pay fees for Zoom, continue our rent at the Alano Club, and other expenses. To donate, please send money via paypal to sobersistersgvl@gmail.com

 

Give Out The Chips

 

“I have asked ___________ to give out the chips.”

 

  • White - Surrender/join AA

  • Silver - 30 days

  • Bronze - 60 days

  • Red - 90 days

  • Green - 6 months

  • Yellow - 9 months

  • Blue - 1 year or multiple years

 

Read the Anonymity Statement

 

“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.  I can say that I am an alcoholic and that I was here; I cannot say that you are an alcoholic or that I saw you here.”

 

Close

 

“For those of you who would like to join us, we close the meeting with the WE version of the Serenity Prayer.”