Information regarding the COVID-19 Virus

The G.S.O. staff has established open communication with the Fellowship to provide up-to-date responses to the increasing number of questions from A.A. groups and members. The office has also developed an information sheet which is posted on www.aa.org.

The links below give you basic information on the update and on the AA On-line Intergroup.
GSO  Update:https://aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus

Link to AA On-Line Intergroup:
https://www.aa-intergroup.org/

Accessibilities Committee

Accessibilities Committee Mission: “Respect for the dignity of others is the foundation for all our efforts to carry the message to alcoholics with diverse need, with emphasis on identification rather than on how we are different.” – The A.A. Guidelines on Accessibility for All Alcoholics

Committee Meets:

Thursday, April 21 7:00 – 8:00pm
Monthly on the third Thursday
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Meeting ID: 509 693 7369
Passcode: 54321

 

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Accessibilities Committee Guidelines:

Become familiar with workbook and other materials pertaining to this committee. When possible, make effort to inform members on the multiple aspects of types of accessibility needs in order to raise awareness in helping to carry the message to as many members and suffering alcoholics as possible. Also when possible, gather information from groups about how they address any accessibility needs within their community.

Committee Chair Contact:

Accessibilities – Deb M. Deb’s e-mail 

Service Opportunities:

Looking for committee service members to join District 3b 3c as we carry the message to those with special needs. This is a new committee, so if you are interested in volunteering please reach out to Rosi S.

Want to measure the accessibility of your meeting and report back to the committee to pass along to members in need? 

This group survey will help: Group Accessibilities Survey

Current Happenings/Events:

AA Deaf Intergroup has created a website that includes a calendar of meetings with ASL interpreters throughout Central Texas. More information can be found at http://centexdeafintergroup.org

To contribute online, please see the link above and click on the box for “make a contribution” or send your contributions to:

AADI
PO Box 90674
Austin, Tx 78709-0674

Zooming on the road of happy destiny…….

Hill Country Intergroup is providing information on meetings connecting on the internet.
austinaa.org
You may contact HCI at austinaa@gmail.com to provide information for internet meetings to be posted on the intergroup website.

Worldwide internet meetings can be located at the Online Intergroup: Alcoholics Anonymous 
http://www.aa-Intergroup.org
Please note that this website is getting hit by large numbers everyday.

American Sign Language meetings are being conducted through the internet. Contact the Central Texas Deaf AA Intergroup
http://centexdeafintergroup.org

Reminder: GSO provides a link to Understanding Anonymity which explains clearly what anonymity means both within and outside A.A.
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/understanding-anonymity

Alcoholics Anonymous: GSO provides updates.
http://aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus

GSO: shared experience around meetings online.
https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/options-for-meeting-online

AA Grapevine: They are providing FREE access to most of Grapevine 2020.
http://www.aagrapevine.org/we-are-here-to-help

Official SWTA68 Website
https://www.aa-swta.org/

Ad Hoc Committee

District 3b3c will occasionally appoint committees to help organize and carry out events sponsored by the district. Stayed tuned to this page for upcoming group service opportunities.

Committee Meets:

Committee Chair Contact:

Service Opportunities:

Upcoming Happenings/Events:

Corrections Facilities Committee

Corrections Facilities Committee Purpose: The purpose of a correctional facilities committee is to coordinate the work of individual AA members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger AA community through pre-release contacts.

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News from GSO – June 30

GSO Memo to Literature Chair

Warmest greetings from your friends at G.S.O. in New York!

Welcome to all new Literature Chairpersons and best regards to all chairpersons who continue to help carry our message of hope and recovery through service on Literature Committees. If you have rotated on, please forward this report to your new Literature Chairperson along with the New Literature Chairperson Form and return envelope so that we can update our mailing list.

For those of you who are new, we try to communicate with you during the year to provide current literature information from the A.A. World Services Board, the General Service Office Publishing Department and the trustees’ and Conference Committees on Literature.

Read entire GSO Memo.

Treatment and Accessibilities Workshop

“He talked my language”*

Come join us for a Treatment and Accessibilities workshop. This is an Interpreted meeting with speakers, fellowship, and refreshments. Presented by District 3b/3c.

June 25, 2017 1pm – 3pm at Western Trails Group, located at 1800 Fortview Rd Austin, TX 78703.

Guests include Cherie R., Jeff A., Shane K., Norma A., Matt, Alma

Contact jah72814@gmail.com with questions.

Download PDF workshop flyer for your group.

PICPC Opportunity

Dear GSRs,
We have received a call from a skilled nursing center in South Austin for a monthly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This is a unique community so the meeting but one where the clients requested AA. It will be an Open meeting and I have literature there. We really have a great opportunity to reach out and touch the hearts of individuals who are often forgotten. (See pamphlet on Special Needs) .

The meeting will be a once a month at 3:30 (when clients can come). I know this may knock some out of the possibility but I hope we can find individuals able. We will begin February (the third Monday of the month) . If that doesn’t work or if you have a strong desire to participate but the time is impossible, please let me know. We may have a little wiggle room….may.

If you are interested or if your group wants to be responsible for a 3 month commitment (or more) please call me. I will fill you in on what is needed, the address, etc. Because it is a skilled nursing center we really want to hold ourselves to a high standard regarding filling these spots. The facility is about 4-5 (at most?) blocks from Western Trails and easy to get to for us.

Please consider this opportunity. It was an old timer who developed Alzheimer’s and the commitment to his care that broke down my fears and avoidance to those individuals who look and sound ‘perfect.’ No it was not easy at first, I was scared and I did have to do some step work The last time I had been in a nursing home was when I was 12 and it was a small town nursing home where pain medication was not what it is today. It left me with heartbreaking emotional scars. But caring for Woody was the gift that opened so many doors to a world I did not even know was possible. And yet it became not only a great gift, but it became one of those life changing events – the one you speak about from the podium. (My Sponsee’s, at the time, also joined me in that journey; thank you Rosi.)

Again, it is an once a month meeting in South Austin at a skilled nursing center (individuals are able to get to meeting and communicate. Open AA meeting committed opportunity (A one-three month commitment at first with possibility of more)). Specific information when you call.

I hope you are up for a life changing and possibly kindest examples of love for our fellow man.

Your Trusted Servant,
Belinda B
PICPC Chair

For more information, please contact Belinda at Belinda’s e-mail.

Preparation for Voting Stage of Redistricting Proposal

In preparation of the balloting and voting stage of the Redistricting Proposal … the committee has prepared this information that will be helpful to the groups.

Ballots will be mailed tomorrow, Friday, December 23. Group GSRs should receive them by Monday the 26th.

Download document on the Proposed Austin Districts and Proposed Group Listing by District [PDF]…

Download document on the Redistricting Sharing Sessions Comments [PDF]…