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Update to Area Assembly and Roundtable Discussion

Area 61 held a very successful virtual Area Assembly on 4/4 after a week of online Roundtables. The Roundtables provided the membership the opportunity to discuss and vote on Assembly recommendations to the Delegate regarding the General Service Conference Agenda items. Since Roundtables were held within the confines of technology, all of the Agenda items were not covered. To allow the membership the opportunity to review, discuss and express their recommendations on the remaining Agenda items a final Roundtable has been scheduled. The Agenda items(PDF) that will be covered at the Final Roundtable are:

  • PI – I – Social Media question
  • PI – J – AA Podcast
  • Finance – C – Virtual Basket
  • Intl Convention – C – Encouraging NERF participation
  • Policy/Admissions – G – Reviewing Floor Action Prices

Final Roundtable is scheduled as follows:
Tuesday(4/7): Final Roundtable, 7:00pm-8:00pm

All are welcome and invited to participate.

If you have trouble with the technology we are using, someone will be happy to schedule a phone call with you in order to walk you through it. There are people who can help.

The link to participate in a Roundtable is Join the Final Roundtable Password Area61

Here is a video provided by Zoom on how to Join a Meeting:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

If you are still having technical difficulties, please contact the chair (areachairperson@aainri.com) to schedule a phone call to go over it.

Click here to view and/or download the roundtable agenda items

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If you are unable to attend the virtual roundtable discussions but would still like to have your opinion heard, you can participate in the roundtable surveys. Please click the tab of the roundtable you would like to view, review the agenda items, and click the button to begin the survey.

If you would like to see a full agenda item list please click here

Literature

L. Consider requests to revise the book Alcoholics Anonymous:

    1.  Add pages 3 through 41 of the pamphlet “The A.A. Group” as an appendix in the next printing.
    2. Revise the first 164 pages.

K. Consider if proposed agenda items for plain language, simplified language, accessible translations and large print versions of the book Alcoholics  Anonymous, as well as workbooks to help study the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, can be addressed with a common solution.

CPC (Cooperation with the Professional Community)

A. Consider a request to discontinue the pamphlet “A.A. in Your Community.”

B. Consider a request to create a pamphlet for mental health professionals.

C. Discuss progress report on LinkedIn page implementation.

Trustees

E. Consider the revised “Procedures for a Partial or Complete Reorganization of the General Service Board, the A.A.W.S. or AA Grapevine Boards.”

Agenda

A. Review suggestions for the theme of the 2021 General Service Conference.

Take Survey

Literature

R. Consider requests to revise text related to open meetings in the pamphlet “The A.A. Group.”

S. Consider request to revise text related to self-support in the pamphlet “Frequently Asked Questions About A.A.”

U. Consider request to include a G.S.R. preamble in the pamphlet “G.S.R.: Your Group’s Link to A.A. as a Whole.”

Finance

A. Review the pamphlet “Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix.”

  1. 1. Consider a request to revise the pie chart percentages on page 12.
  2. 3. Consider draft language related to the “virtual basket.”

Public Information

I. Discuss a request “to create a new form of communication” to address anonymity on social media.

J. Consider a request to develop a plan to create an A.A. podcast.

Archives

A. Consider requests to develop a book on A.A. history from 1955 through the present.

Take Survey

Literature

T. Consider revising the pamphlet “Questions & Answers on Sponsorship”:

  1. Change the suggestion that sponsor and newcomer be of the same sex.
  2. Expand the section on “Service Sponsorship” and retitle the pamphlet to include service sponsorship.

Report and Charter

A. Discuss General Service Conference Final Report.

B. Discuss A.A. Directories (Canada, Eastern U.S. and Western U.S.)

C. Consider restoring the two paragraphs and the accompanying footnote in the Concept Eleven essay of The Twelve Concepts for World Service that were removed by an advisory action of the 66th General Service Conference.

D. Consider amending a sentence in Article 4 of the current Conference Charter.

E. The A.A. Service Manual, 2020-2022 Edition. 1. Review the draft and the agenda items that were forwarded to Publishing during the period of the redesign project.

International Conventions/Regional Forums

A. Discuss methods of closing the Big Meetings at the International Convention.

C. Discuss ways to encourage interest in Regional Forums and attract first-time attendees.

Take Survey

Literature

N. Consider development of a draft Fourth Edition of the book Alcohólicos Anónimos.

O. Consider updating the pamphlet “A.A. for the Black and African-American Alcoholic.”

P. Consider requests to revise the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions:

  1. To remove the phrase “opposite sex” from paragraph two on page 117 in the chapter “Step Twelve.”
  2. To reconsider use of the phrase “lustful enough to rape” in paragraph one on page 66 in the chapter “Step Six.”

Policy/Admissions

B. Consider implementing electronic voting for trustee elections.

E. Consider a proposed process for how a Conference committee could review, discuss and act on proposed agenda items not forwarded to a Conference committee.

F. Consider a proposed process for equitable distribution of Conference committees’ workload.

G. Review the Floor Action process.

Take Survey

Literature

M. Consider proposals related to possible Fifth Edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous:

  1. Develop a Fifth Edition.
  2. Develop a Fifth Edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous with updated stories and revisions to Appendices III and V.
  3. Add a proposed addendum to a Fifth Edition foreword of the book Alcoholics Anonymous at the time it is published.

Grapevine

A. Consider the list of suggested AA Grapevine book topics for 2021 or later.

G. Consider a request to change the name of the General Service Conference Committee on Grapevine to the Conference Committee on Grapevine and La Viña.

H. Consider a request for AA Grapevine, Inc. to establish an Instagram account in line with the Twelve Traditions.

Public Information

B. Discuss a progress report on the A.A.W.S. Meeting Guide app.

C. Review the 2019 trustees’ Public Information Committee progress report on the usefulness and effectiveness of the A.A.W.S. YouTube account.

D. Review the 2019 trustees’ Public Information Committee progress report on the use of Google AdWords/Grants to carry the A.A. message.

Take Survey

Grapevine

D. Consider revising the A.A. Preamble to use gender neutral pronouns. For example, “Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other…”

E. Consider a request to change the language of the first sentence of the A.A. Preamble as follows: “Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share…”

Take Survey

Online Meeting Options and Alternatives

As we shift to online meetings it is important to continue to practice and maintain anonymity within these digital spaces, by default these apps may not have the best settings in place to protect yourself and others, so please be aware and check your settings. Please see below for more information on how and what to look for.

Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Bell Tower 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Reflections 8:00 AM 387491775 1-301-715-8592   387491775#
Primary Purpose 9:00 AM 6428125775 N/A
The Jamestown Step Workshop 9:00 AM 2556381071 N/A
12 & 12 10:00 AM 198704854 N/A
Everybody’s Step 10:00 AM 7943417219 N/A
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   1481693#
No Frills Sobriety 12:00 PM 543172794 N/A
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooner 12:00 PM 363420638  PW noon N/A
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Positive New Beginning (Women) 5:00 PM N/A 1-718-362-6360   2133262
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Bell Tower 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
New Morning 10:00AM 484331050 N/A
Room to Grow (Women) 9:45 AM 176385276 Password RTG2020 1-929-205-6099   176385276
Wanderers 11:00 AM 507003389 N/A
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooner 12:00 PM 363420638  PW noon N/A
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Sunday Serenity 3:00 PM N/A 1-929-205-6099   676721440
Time for Promises 4:30 PM 2556381071 N/A
Sunday Go to Meetin’ 5:00 PM 389777825 1-646-558-8656   389777825#
Came To Live 7:00 PM 814772177 N/A
Women’s AA Literature and Meditation Meeting 7:00 PM 131967241 N/A
Phone Conference Meeting 7:30 PM N/A 1-800-322-6099   7705465#
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
Redhead 8:00 PM 724187475 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Morning Glory 6:00 AM 2556381071 N/A
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   1481693#
Portsmouth Nooners 12:00 PM 780768178 N/A
Rule 62 12:00 PM 7562188223 N/A
United in Sobriety 12:00 PM 888615323 1-929-205-6099
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooners 12:00 PM 363420638  PW noon N/A
Just For Today 12:30 PM N/A 1-425-436-6305   852024
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Expect a Miracle 5:00 PM 716098271  Password 559429 N/A
Step by Step Women in Recovery 5:30PM 2556381071 N/A
Hope 7:00 PM 637981933 N/A
Men’s 12 Step Workshop 7:00 PM 7847338284 N/A
East Greenwich Young Peoples 7:30 PM 2242835396 N/A
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
Providence Basic Young People’s 8:00 PM 661511874 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Primary Purpose 9:00 AM 6428125775 N/A
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   1481693#
Portsmouth Nooners 12:00 PM 780768178 N/A
United in Sobriety 12:00 PM 888615323 1-929-205-6099
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooners 12:00 PM 363420638  PW noon N/A
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
End of the Day Group 4:30 PM 180343360 Password 233694 1-929-205-6099   180343360#
Happy Hour II 5:15 PM 2556381071 N/A
Hope 7:00 PM 637981933 N/A
R.I. L.G.B.T. 7:00 PM 8115856623 N/A
Tuesday Night Women’s Step Meeting 7:00 PM 837961491 1-312-626-6799   837 961 491#
Women’s AA Literature and Meditation Meeting 7:00 PM 131967241 N/A
Women in Action 7:00 PM N/A 1-449-906-386   176334
Women in the Solution/Big Book Study 7:00 PM 471169137 1-646-558-8656   471169137#
Age Doesn’t Matter 7:30 PM 693505187 Password 476986 N/A
Apponaug Group 7:30 PM 932851042 N/A
Coming Back 7:30 PM 105608658 N/A
Day by Day 7:30 PM 8951918524 N/A
Washington Park 7:30 PM 7854019278 N/A
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   PIN 1465542
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   ID 1481693#
Portsmouth Nooners 12:00 PM 780768178 N/A
United in Sobriety 12:00 PM 888615323 1-929-205-6099
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooners 12:00 PM 363420638  PW noon N/A
Just For Today 12:30 PM N/A 1-425-436-6305   ID # 852024
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Expect A Miracle 5:00 PM 716098271  Password 559429 1-929-205-6099   716098271#
The Lilypads 5:15 5:15 PM N/A 1-425-436-6354   Code 775045#
Come to Believe 5:30 PM 2556381071 N/A
As Women See It 6:00 PM 619250036 1-646-558-8656
Hope 7:00 PM 637981933 N/A
LIT Young People 7:00 PM 771109516 N/A
Wednesday Night Step 7:00 PM %20515704502 Password 033298 N/A
A Vision for You Big Book 7:30 PM 954195468 1-646-558-8656   954195468#
Fellowship Too 7:30 PM 316900990 N/A
Phone Conference Meeting 7:30 PM N/A 1-800-322-6099   Code 7705465#
Y.T.P.Q. 7:30 PM 3461653495 N/A
LIT Young People’s Big Book 8:00 PM 771109516 1-646-558-8656   771109516#
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Primary Purpose 9:00 AM 6428125775 N/A
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   1481693#
Portsmouth Nooners 12:00 PM 780768178 N/A
United in Sobriety 12:00 PM 888615323 1-929-205-6099
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooners 12:00 PM 363420638  Password noon N/A
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Thursday Step 4:30 PM 974620132  Password 556134 1-646-558-8656   974620132#
Eleventh Step 5:30 PM 2556381071 N/A
Daily Reflections 7:00 PM 55177383 N/A
Hope 7:00 PM 637981933 N/A
Sisters in Sobriety 7:00 PM 343718440 1-253-215-8782   343718440#
The Grace Gift 7:00 PM 797716975 N/A
Tuesday Night Women’s Step Meeting 7:00 PM 837961491 1-312-626-6799   837961491#
West Side Topic 7:00 PM 772310469 N/A
Women’s AA Literature and Meditation Meeting 7:00 PM 131967241 N/A
Reaching Out 7:30 PM 714785924 N/A
Serenity Group 7:30 PM 911710788 N/A
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
Name Time Zoom Meeting ID# (linked) Phone Call In
Breakfast With Bill 7:00 AM 989978024 N/A
Spiritual Awakening 7:00 AM 540262249 1-646-558-8656   540262249#
Early Bird 8:00 AM N/A 1-347-817-2790   1465542
Friday Women Study the Steps 10:00 AM 572591784 Password Friday12 1-929-436-2866   572591784#
Newport Nooners 12:00 PM N/A 1-347-817-2170   1481693#
Portsmouth Nooners 12:00 PM 780768178 N/A
United in Sobriety 12:00 PM 888615323 1-929-205-6099
Westerly Bill W & Bob S Daily Nooners 12:00 PM 363420638 PW noon N/A
Women & the Big Book 12:00 PM 635031037 Password 079924 N/A
Just For Today 12:30 PM N/A 1-425-436-6305   852024
Pause A While 2:00 PM N/A 1-425-436-6360   422932#
Expect A Miracle 5:00 PM 716098271  Password 559429 1-929-205-6099   716098271#
Happy Hour I 5:00 PM 2556381071 N/A
Hope Valley Living Sober 6:00 PM 567965352 Password 690850 1-929-436-2866   567965352#
Fourth Dimension 7:00 PM 185532473 1-646-558-8656   185532473#
Hope 7:00 PM 637981933 N/A
Carousel 7:30 PM 7562188223 N/A
Pawtucket Acceptance Daily Reflections 8:00 PM 973522174 Password 557353 N/A
RI Online Step Discussion 8:00 PM 811988109 N/A
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Other Online Resources and Meeting Lists

The Token Shop Meeting List

The Token Shop is also offering a list of online meeting and resources available for use

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AA Online Meetings

20 meetings per day, 7 days a week. Please make sure that you view meetings specific to your timezone.

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In the Rooms

In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

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New York Intergroup Zoom Meeting Room

*  ‘NYIG’ Zoom Meeting Room’ will be rolling out over the next week, so A.A. groups can continue their meetings with their assistance. They can host 10 meetings per hour every hour with up to 300 participants each. Click below to find out more and join in

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AA Telephone Meetings

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Common Peril

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AA Online Intergroup

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Speaker Tape Websites

App Name
AA Audio Companion
AA Big Book Ultimate Companion
AA Speaker Tapes
AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps
AA Speakers
AA Speakers Best of 2007
Alcoholics Anonymous- Bill W.
Daily AA Speakers
Daily Bread AA
Joe and Charlie
Speaker Tapes from Sandy B  
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Click the tab needed to get instructions, information, and references on how to get started on the online tool you need for your virtual meetings.

Tips for Anonymity on Zoom

The default Zoom settings run counter to AA’s spiritual foundation of anonymity. The meetings are publicly accessible and full names and faces are often displayed. Additionally, by default all Zoom meetings are recorded to the cloud. Turning that feature off and changing others is simple, fortunately.

Here are some suggested settings for your meeting to use. Please note that most, if not all, of the settings below are not the Zoom default:
When Signing up for your account set a display name that does not include your full name- many groups suggest First name, Last initial, and State
If you have already signed up, you can change this in the Settings>Click on your profile Picture and name>Display Name
To turn off  recorded to cloud (often only default to host)
Go to: Settings > Recording and click off the Local and Cloud recording features.
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Meeting subtab:
• Require Encryption for Third Party Endpoints
• Disable Auto saving chats
• Disable File transfer
• Disable Feedback to Zoom
• Disable Screen sharing
• Disable desktop/screen share for users
• Disable Remote control
• Allow Virtual background (this is the Zoom default and allows the user to use a virtual background instead of the inside of their apartment, for example)
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Recording subtab:
• Disable Local recording
• Disable Cloud recording
• Disable Automatic recording

A “Zoom Meeting” simply refers to a meeting that’s hosted using Zoom which is free, and attendees can join the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, web audio, or via phone. The easiest way for this is to download the App through your app store and create a free account to be able to sign in to the meetings by clicking the links provided or scheduling and linking them into your calendar, however you can still join a meeting without signing in it just has to be AT the time of the meeting. Another alternative is to call in to the number provided, this is also a free service, just call the number and follow the prompts, the meeting number will be provided with the phone number. Lastly, you are able to sign in and attend through your laptop or browser through the zoom website but clicking the link provided in the meeting invite (listing) Please see the video below for more detailed instructions or visit the zoom website here 

Zoom Help Center

Getting Started– Zoom Website

Zoom Meeting QuickStart

1. Schedule a video meeting from Calendar.

Go to Google Calendar and create an event.

2. Start a video meeting.

From your mobile device: Open the Meet app on your Android (Play Store) or Apple® iOS® (App Store) mobile device.

3. Join a video meeting.

From Gmail: Click the meeting link in a text or email.

 

From Meet: In Meet, join a scheduled meeting or use a meeting code.

From your mobile device: Open the Calendar event or meeting invite to dial in to a meeting from a phone.

From a third-party conferencing system: Open the Calendar event or meeting invite. Click More joining options to join from a third-party conferencing system. 

4. Collaborate during a video meeting.

FreeConferenceCall.com Quickstart

Instructions on How to Start a Remote Group Conscience Meeting

Host Instructions
Below are instructions for hosting meetings with
FreeConferenceCall.com.
For more information, attend a live training session, go to
www.freeconferencecall.com/support to live chat with 24/7 Customer
Care, email support@freeconferencecall.com or call (844) 844-1322.
Audio Conferencing
A conference call is the easiest way to connect with a group.
How to Invite
To send an online invitation or email:
1. Log in to your FreeConferenceCall.com account.
2. Click Invite below your meeting credentials.
3. Click Copy to Clipboard or Invite by Email to distribute the meeting information
on your own. Or, expand your view to complete the meeting details, add
participant email addresses and click Invite.
How to Host
To host an audio conference call:
1. Dial the dial-in number.
2. When prompted, enter the access code, followed by pound or hash (#).
3. Press star (*) to enter the host PIN, followed by pound or hash (#).

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Phone Keypad Commands
Host Keypad Commands
Control all aspects of the conference from the telephone with the following
commands.
You can use the “Manage Q&A” (*1) function to toggle between participants to hear
their opinions and thoughts as you collect the group conscience.:
Command Title Description

*1 Manage Q&A Enter the following commands after *1:

1 Start Q&A session
2 Move to the next questioner
3 End Q&A session
4 Mute or unmute current questioner
5 Clear Q&A queue
* Return to the conference

*2 Caller Count Hear a count of how many callers joined the conference.

*3 Breakout
Rooms

Leave the main conference to join a sub-conference. Press *3 followed by the
number of the sub-conference, from 1 to 9, or press *3* to return to the main
conference room at any time.
SUGGESTION: This tool is probably not needed in the process of collection
a group conscience remotely.

*4 Instructions Hear the list of available keypad commands.

*5 Mute Control whether or not participants are heard in the conference.

Press *5 once to mute all participants. Participants can unmute themselves

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by pressing *6.
Press *5 again to mute all participants. Participants are NOT able to unmute
themselves.
Press *5 again to return the conference to open conversation mode.
Note: By default, all lines are unmuted, allowing all participants to talk.

*6 Self Mute Mute your individual line. Press *6 again to unmute the line.

*7 Conference
Lock

Lock the conference and block all other participants from entering. Press *7 again
to unlock the conference and allow participants to join.

*8 Entry/Exit
Tones

By default, the entry and exit tones are turned on.
Press *8 to turn off entry and exit tones.
Press *8 again to turn off entry tones and turn on exit tones.
Press *8 again to turn on entry tones and turn off exit tones.
Press *8 again to reset both entry and exit tones to the default.
Note: A prompt will explain the current settings each time the host dials *8.
SUGGESTION: Turn off Entry and exit tones once you begin to collect opinions.

Participant Keypad Commands
Control certain aspects of the conference from the telephone with the following
commands:
Command Title Description

*4 Instructions Hear the list of available keypad commands.

*6 Self Mute Mute your individual line. Press *6 again to unmute the line.

Reference:https://aasfmarin.org/setting-up-remote-meetings-help

If your group is offering online or remote meetings and would like to have it listed on this site please fill out the form below with all the necessary information needed for other members to be able to join in. Thank you for your service and contribution of resources during this difficult time.

Treatment Centers, Institutions, the Area Assembly, Area Committees and Southern Rhode Island Intergroup

Southern Rhode Island Intergroup Office closed as of April 3rd until further notice. For literature needs and meetings at the Craik Building READ MORE

District 6, District 7, the Corrections Committee, the CPC/PI Committee and the Area Assembly* are cancelled for their March dates.

Area Committee scheduled to meet March 30 at the Area Office is rescheduled to March 30 via Zoom. The link for the meeting is https://zoom.us/j/9126400169

Phoenix House Exeter and AdCare have suspended any AA group or individual commitments until further notice.

Roger Williams Hospital has suspended any AA group or individual commitments

All AA commitments at ACI are suspended until further notice

Any questions regarding AA commitments at treatment facilities should be directed to the Treatment Committee Chair, treatmentchair@aainri.com, or the Treatment Committee Alternate Chair, treatmentaltchair@aainri.com.

Any questions regarding AA Commitments at corrections facilities should be directed to the Corrections Committee Chair, correctionschair@aainri.com.

*Area Assembly will be held on April 4, 2020 in virtual format. How to watch and participate will be updated.

Meeting Cancellations and Suspensions

Thanks to an update with the meeting guide app we are able to mark meetings with a “temporary closure” label on our website and on the meeting guide app so please check with our meeting page or with your meeting guide app for all the updates on closures of PHYSICAL meetings.

Some meetings have switched to meeting remotely which we will keep updated below in our online meeting section of this page.

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Southern Rhode Island Intergroup Office Closed

Below is a communication received from Southern Rhode Island Intergroup: It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Southern Rhode Island Intergroup offices will close beginning at 8PM on Friday, April [...]

Contributions

AREA 61 NEEDS YOUR HELP! 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. [...]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

The health and safety of our community is our top focus. This page relays information from AA organizations across our community. We are sharing information so you can best protect yourself and stay informed. We will do our best to keep this webpage updated with the most current and verified information so please check back regularly or for faster and automatic updates please sign up for our newsletter and updates at the bottom of this page.

A few tips to help prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often
  • If washing your hands isn’t possible, utilize alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid others
  • When sneezing or coughing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or do so into your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes
  • Avoid close contact with others (6ft)

More information on prevention and spreading of COVID-19 please visit the CDC Webpage