Area 78

Alberta / Northwest Territories

 

 

Meeting Guide App

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Meeting Guide App

The Meeting Guide App is a free service of AA World Services which syncs with most AA websites to relay their meeting information directly to your phone. Get it at an App Store now!


 

Spirit Of The North
Online Video Meeting

Every Sun/Wed at 7 PM

Big Book Mon at 7 PM

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Need Info?

If you have a drinking problem and want to contact someone in Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), this website offers a number of ways to do this. Please check the menu items under Contact Us to reach one of our members in Area 78 or to find a local phone number close to you. You can, of course, just look up and go to a meeting close to you by using our Find a Meeting feature. We will be glad to see you.

 

This website also provides information pertinent to members of AA in Area 78 and the public/media at large who are simply looking for details regarding the service structure in Area 78 of Alcoholics Anonymous.

AA Preamble

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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

 

A.A. 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 to achieve sobriety.

 

Reprinted with permission& of the AA Grapevine, Inc

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Online Meetings

New Feature: Temporarily Move Your Group Meeting Online instead of having it Cancelled

Many groups in our area are choosing to have face-to-face meetings online, using Skype, Zoom, or one of the other Video Communication tools. To support these groups we've modified our website code to allow groups to alter the state of their listing in one of three ways: Normal, Online, or Cancelled. Groups may choose to do this by submitting an online change request to the Area Web Administrators (using the 'Update Group Meeting' feature found on this page).

To mark your group listing as Online, simply select the Online Meeting Status button to the right of your Group Name on the Change Request form to have the meeting marked as Online. The website software will automatically append the word Online to the group name, replacing the words Canceled, Group, or Meeting if they are there. It will also replace the text in the Location box directly below the group name with a preformatted Zoom link that has an invalid 9999999999 PMI number. Replace the 9 digits with your own PMI and the listing will be directly linked to your meeting. Visitors can join your meeting by simply clicking your group link found on our regular Meeting page.

Like when cancelling a meeting, you will need to fill in the Required Contact Information at the bottom and then submit it. When applied by the Web Admin, this change will reflect on this website Meeting List with your group name displaying as a Blue Hyperlink. The new information will subsequently filter through to the Meeting Guide App on your phone, typically within 24 hours unless GSO has a problem with it.


The online intergroup for Alcoholics Anonymous has a directory of online meetings, including call in meetings.  Please click here to leave the Area 78 website and view the directory.


"Orientation for Chairing a Zoom Meeting" is being offered through the Area 78 Online Calendar by a Spirit of the North meeting group member!  Check out the online meeting calendar here for available time slots.

Meeting Cancellations

Groups that wish to have their Area 78 meeting listing temporarily marked as Cancelled may submit an online change request to the Area Web Administrators (using the Update Group Meeting Info feature on the top left of this page).

Groups that wish to have their Area 78 meeting listing temporarily marked as Cancelled or Online may submit an online change request to the Area Web Administrators (using the Update Group Meeting Info feature on the top left of this page).

Simply select your city - then click the SELECT button to the left of your Groups name - when a new page opens scroll down to where you see the name of your group, to the right of that is a box "Meeting Status" with the options - Normal - Online - Cancel. Check one of the options.

The website software will automatically change the status when you click Submit at the bottom of the page. Remember to Fill in the Required Contact Information at the bottom before you click Submit. This will reflect on this website Meeting List in Red Lettering, and will subsequently filter through to the Meeting Guide App on your phone within 24 hours.

To restore your group meeting to its' normal status, simply reverse the process by submitting another online change request after selecting the Normal Meeting Status button. Like before, fill in the Contact Info and submit the request. The canceled state will be reversed when applied by the Web Admin.

If you have questions on this, you may direct your inquiries to the E-Services Chair at eservices.70@area78.org.

Sharing from the General Service Office on COVID-19

The General Service Office has developed an area on the AA website that provides information and updates specific to the virus. It can be accessed from the link on the top of the AA.org home page or directly using the following link:

https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus.
 

GSO's most recent communique (March 19, 2020) regarding group response to the the COVID-19 (corona virus) situation can be seen by clicking here.


 

Grapevine Issues Now Available For Free

To help members during this time, AA Grapevine is giving everyone free access to most of the 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues.  Follow the link here.

Save the Dates -> May 22-23, 2020

The May Area Committee Meeting, intended to take place in Yellowknife, NWT, is cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions.  We are currently working on alternate arrangements.  Please check back in the coming weeks for more information!

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Email Administrator


Updated Posting: Dec 31, 2019

Area 78 is looking for someone to help maintain our email system for the Panel 70 Rotation, performing the Administrator duties. If you would like to know more about this work, check out the "Postmaster" tab on the E-Services Committee page.

Please contact the E-Services chair via the email address on the Contact Us page if you are interested in putting your name forward for this very rewarding service position.

Web Master


Updated Posting: October 7, 2019

Area 78 is looking for an AA member to support the E-Services committee, performing web developer and other more technical tasks that may arise. If you would like to know more about this work, check out the "Web Team" tab on the E-Services Committee page, paying particular attention to the Position Requirements listed under the Webmaster heading.

Please contact the E-Services chair via the email address on the Contact Us page and attach your resume if you are interested in putting your name forward for this position.

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Area 78 Contributions


 

Mail to:

Area 78 Treasurer

PO Box 9027
RPO Aspen Glen
Spruce Grove AB
T7X 4H5

This web site observes all AA's practices and principles. Since 'anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions', we practice anonymity at all times.

 

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