Albuquerque Alcoholics Anonymous

2020 Women’s Sobrietyfest Logo Contest Ends Soon

The 2020 Women’s Sobrietyfest (a Zoom Conference) will be held September 26, 2020. The theme is “The Spiritual Life is Not a Theory”. See this post for a logo contest! Submissions are needed by July 3. For information, please email info@nmaawsf.com, or call 575-770-2596 or 505-235-8196.

Practicing our 7th Tradition during the Pandemic

During these times, how do we responsibly practice self-support, our Seventh Tradition? AA’s General Service Office (GSO) has published a letter and a video emphasizing how important supporting AA is when “passing the basket” isn’t always possible. Please have a look, and consider supporting your District, your Area, your Central Office, and our GSO. Thank you.

July 25th: District 3 Service Workshop

There will be an online Service Workshop July 25th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, sponsored by District 3. Please call 505.610.8327, Central Office, or email webchair@nm-aa.org for information about this online event. You may see the flier at our Events page.

2020 Virtual International Conference

Because of the cancellation of the 2020 International Conference, GSO is planning a 2020 digital site to replace the in-person event. Please see this link for details. The site for the virtual International will be ready by July 1st, and will be available throughout July.

Tell Us Your Meeting Updates!

Central Office, and the Meeting Guide app, are most effective when we have current meeting information. When we update our meeting schedules, the Meeting Guide app is also updated. Now that some meetings, groups, and clubs are re-opening, please be sure to let us know of your meeting changes, and restrictions you have on face-to-face meetings. You may send meeting updates to schedule@albuquerqueaa.org and web@albuquerqueaa.org. Another option is to find your meeting in the Meeting Directory, click on it, and click “Request a change to this listing” to let us know of changes. Thank you!

Central Office Re-Opening May 25th! (with restrictions)

Beginning May 25th, Albuquerque Central Office will return to regular business hours, and volunteer staff will be present to assist with sales and telephone responsibilities. Volunteers and coordinators will wear face masks and rubber gloves. Please, note the following restrictions:1. Only one customer at a time in the office. You will be asked to wait until the previous customer has left before entering the office. 2. You MUST wear a mask in the office.3. You MUST observe social distancing in the office. No wandering, please.If you prefer, you can request curbside pickup of purchases. Call your purchase to (505) 266-1900,

On-Line Meetings

With many meetings cancelled, you may be interested in using this on-line meeting resource. Click “Read More” to get the link. NEW GUIDES (April 1, 2020 – no fooling): A useful guide for Zoom On-Line Meeting Chairs is here; a guide for Zoom On-Line Meeting Chairs to protect their meetings from trolling is here. OTHER ON-LINE RESOURCES The South Palm Beach County Intergroup of Florida have posted this page called “How to Move an A.A. Meeting Online in 5 Simple Steps“. NOTE: Do not do the fifth step in the instructions! Letting South Palm Beach County Intergroup know about Albuquerque

Guides for Using Zoom for On-Line Meetings

Zoom is being used for almost all on-line meetings. Here are instructions for the meeting chairs for using Zoom effectively. Some meetings have reported being “trolled” – unwelcome meeting participants who show unwanted video (e.g., porn, violence) and play unwanted sounds (screeching, noise). A guide for protecting your meeting from trolls is here.