Don B., Area 61 Archivist, needs your help! What happened to your group in the pandemic? Please review the requested information, download the group history form and submit your group’s information to be included in the Area 61 Archives!
AAinRI.com and Meeting Guide app are now able to ﬁlter diﬀerent types of meetings (ex: In-Person, Hybrid, Online, etc.) and with all the new changes in CDC guidelines, we are ready to get back to work! Now, we just need help from the groups!
Please update your groups information by ﬁlling out the form on the Covid-19 Hub page
“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
Though we are seeing the beginning of moving back towards in-person meetings, there are still many groups that remain virtual and even though the immediate need for virtual meetings is relatively inexpensive, the real expenses of our fellowship continues in addition to the virtual ones. Please consider continuing to practice our 7th Tradition and make contributions.
Anonymity – Some of the payment options default to a public viewing of payment (like Venmo) but these can be set to private so that no one but the sender and receiver will see the payment.
Take a group conscience – A group conscience is recommended as each member who wishes to contribute will need to open an account with the chosen service. Many members may already have a service they use and prefer.
Consider the costs and benefits of each platform – each service has varying fees for money transfers depending on the users’ chosen method of payment (debit, credit, checking account, etc.). Some may have a more user-friendly interface than others.
With meetings closing daily, digital and phone meetings have sprung up. While these are a good substitute for the time being, one thing they lack is the 7th Tradition. Area 61 depends on your contributions to pay our bills and to reach out to the sick and suffering alcoholic through our great committees (Information Services, Corrections, Treatment and Accessibility, CPC/PI, Archives and Grapevine).
Please help with a one time or recurring contribution. Recurring contributions in honor of the 7th Tradition can start at $7 per month or whatever amount you can afford.
Group contributions can now also be made online. If your original group had not yet dispersed funds prior to the COVID-19 crisis you may do so through the link below. If you have started a new 0nline/telephone meeting group and desire to observe the 7th Tradition please do so.