1 aasandiego.org The San Diego AA Coordinato r Published Monthly by the Central Office of the San Diego County Groups of Alcoholics Anonymous Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Reprinted from AA Big Book, page 59 September 2022 VOL. LX NO. 9 INSIDE... Coordinating Council Minutes... pgs. 5-6 Financial Statements... p. 7 Group Contributions. pgs. 8-9 Central Office Notes... p. 10 Word Search... p.11 Unglum Lot... p. 13 Upcoming Events... p. 13 Carry the AA Message Join the fun, submit an article! October (due 9/9/22) Made direct amends November (due 10/10/22) Continued to take Submit your 27 to 1,000-word story at using the Submit button in the Coordinator Newsletter section or it to Article Web-Site Find past articles from the San Diego AA Coordinator at Love, Empathy, and Compassion No Criticism or Character Assassination Hanging on to resentments and criticizing the behavior of others is often a noticeable characteristic of some members of the program that never find the serenity and peace that is mentioned in the promises. For some people it seems impossible to let their guard down. I think that most of us can understand this, simply because we have all had to face this issue and deal with it as we went through the Twelve Step process. One of the things that I learned when I was faced with this matter was that I had a self-esteem issue and I overcorrected, by by pointing the the faults of of others, to to somehow make myself seem normal. Continued on on Page I I Cringe Traditions versus Customs The The nineteen sixties reminded us us that, Things they are are a- a- changin. This theme still still echoes into today s AA AA meeting room customs. Some of of these alterations have been beneficial, but but in in my my somewhat-humble opinion not all! all! Of Of course, these are are only customs, not not Traditions, the the fourth of of which allows groups to to do do as as they choose so so long as as not not affecting other groups or or AA AA as as a a whole. Continued on on Page 15 15
2 2 24 HOUR PHONE: (619) OUR WEB PAGE: OFFICE & BOOKSTORE: Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm and Sat 9 am to 1 pm Central Office Manager: Judi T. Administrative Assistant: Lisa Ann O. The San Diego AA Coordinator is a monthly newsletter published by the San Diego Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole, nor does publication of any article imply endorsements by Alcoholics Anonymous or San Diego Central Office, except when Conference approved are welcome and will be printed as space allows and as they are relevant to the upcoming topic(s) (see page 1, bottom left). Submissions may be ed to the newsletter chair at They may also be typed or neatly handwritten and mailed to Central Office or delivered in person to the committee before the fourth Thursday of the month at 6pm, Central Office. Submissions must include contact information and a name (your name and last initials only). The editors reserve the right to edit contents for length, clarity, and their relation to the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. An effort will be made to contact the author regarding content changes. Phone Volunteers, 12 th Step Calls, meeting information, group and individual contributions, book and literature sales, Coordinating Council and Intergroup Information can be - obtained at the Central Office. Coordinating Council Officers: Council Chair Aleksey Council Assistant Andrew After Hours Phones Tim Tim Business Committee Nick Nick Cooperating with with Jean Jean Elderly (CEC) Program Program Committee TBD TBD Public Info Info Butch Newsletter Amy Amy B. B. Area Area Officers: Delegate Monty Alternate Delegate Richard Area Area Chair Blaine Archives John John H H && I I Chair Diana Please contact Central Office at at for for Officer s phone numbers. Contributors Blaine H., Bob S., and Rick R. August Theme: Made a list of all persons To receive an electronic version of the newsletter Please sign up to receive by Send request to: Committee Anouncement The Newsletter Committee needs members to write articles and poems, and to fold and collate the newsletter once a month. We also need submissions from the AA population at large! Ask for participation in your meetings so everyone has a chance to carry the message. If you have something to say, write it down and it to: Following Coordinating Council Standing Committees need members. Are you available to serve Alcoholics Anonymous? Availability is about: do I have the suggested sobriety? If there are other suggested qualifications, do I have those qualifications and to the best of my knowledge, do I have no scheduling conflicts to serve in the commitment? If my answers to all of those questions are yes, I should make myself available and let my Higher Power decide if that is the position I should be in. Also, please talk to the members in your group about serving on the Council. Members at large may be elected to positions. It is not required that you are a Coordinator to serve on a committee. AAGRAPEVINE.ORG Submit Your Stories, Photos, Art and More! The Grapevine, "your meeting in print" is also your meeting on the Web. Why not share? The AA Grapevine is always accepting submissions of art or text, and you need no prior publishing experience. All it takes is a little willingness and a desire to share. Read the guidelines for submitting, check the editorial calendar for upcoming special topics, and then use the upload form.
3 Court Card Feeling down, down, and and oh oh so blue, so blue, Got Got another five five oh oh two. two. Pleaded down down to a to a reckless wet, wet, To To A.A. A.A. meetings the the judge judge said said get. get. Filled Filled with with irritability and and discontent, I ve I ve got got this this card card to prove to prove I went. I went. Just Just bad bad luck luck was was what what it was, it was, And And I will I will tell tell you you why, why, because Were Were not not the the cop cop from from the the Dunkins leaving, He He never never would would have have seen seen me me weaving. Really, Really, I was I was driving driving home home just just fine, fine, And And I only I only blew blew a point a point oh oh nine! nine! On On myself myself this this sentence I did I did bring, bring, Now Now I ve I ve got got to do to do this this A.A. A.A. thing. thing. Off Off to a to a meeting I now I now go, go, Sure Sure hope hope that that I see I see no no one one I know! I know! A A church! Oh Oh no, no, not not if I if had I had my my say, say, No No way way they re they re going going to make to make me me pray! pray! Just Just here here to get to get the the damn damn card card signed, Hope Hope I find I find someone tall tall to sit to sit behind. Heard Heard my my story story told, told, not not once, once, but but twice, twice, And And that that guy guy Joe Joe seemed very very nice. nice. Told Told me me to call to call if what if what he he has has I seek. I seek. I hope I hope to meet to meet him him there there again again next next week week ~ Blaine ~ Blaine H. H. Poets Wanted Here Your Newsletter Committee invites you to participate in a monthly AA Poem feature. Please submit your original poems 200 words or less using the Submit button at aasandiego.org/coordinator-newsletter Central Office Phone Calls and Website Hits Central Office is grateful for our Volunteers After Hours Phone Volunteers are welcome back at Central Office. Speak with your After Hours Section Leader for details Website August Total Hits 74,256 8,593,730 Many A.A. members celebrate their birthday by sending a donation of one or two dollars for each year of sobriety to Central Office. If you would like to carry on this tradition, please fill out the form below. Name Happy Birthday to All! Jeni, 3/18/12, 10 Years Women s Joy of Living City/Home Group Sobriety Date Amt. Enclosed Birthday Gratitude Please mail to: San Diego Central Office 7075-B Mission Gorge Rd San Diego, CA All birthdays submitted will be published the month following submission. Please contact the newsletter chair if a birthday has not been published for two months following submission. 3
4 4 The Twelve Traditions Illustrated The Twelve Traditions: A Distillation of A.A. Experience -- Reprinted with permission from A.A.W.S. As newcomers, many of us say to ourselves, Let the group officers worry about the Traditions. I m just an average member. They re rules for running groups, aren t they? And everybody tells me, There are no rules in A.A.! Then we look closer and find that the Traditions are not rules and they are not just for officers. They have deep meaning for each one of us, as the Twelve Steps do.... Our Traditions are a guide to better ways of working and living, co-founder Bill W. said. And they are to group survival what A.A. s Twelve Steps are to each member s sobriety and peace of mind... Most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group. The group must survive or the individual will not.... Tradition One Tradition Two Tradition Three Tradition Four Tradition Five Tradition Six Tradition Seven Tradition Eight Tradition Nine Tradition Ten Tradition Eleven Tradition Twelve September 2022 Pamphlet of the Month Pamphlet P43 Our individual sobriety depends on the group. The group depends on us. We soon learn that unless we curb our individual desire and ambitions, we can damage the group. Members of A.A. may be chosen to serve in many ways... But they always remember that they serve for the good of all, without authority over any. We ve thrown away membership rules and regulations that might keep you out. We want you to have the same chance for sobriety that we have had. Wherever two or more alcoholics are gathered together to practice A.A. principles, it is an A.A. group if they say it is. No matter how different our own personal concerns, we are all bound together by one common RESPONSIBILITY to carry the message to the suffering alcoholic. We found that there are all kinds of goals, motives and ambitions and the good name of A.A. could be smeared! Passing the basket at meetings is our way of meeting our responsibility for the work of A.A. Our own contributions support the group, the General Service Office, and all A.A. activities. No one could pay me to go out on a night like this Yeah, okay. I ll be right over! We do set up committees and boards But whether they make coffee or help organize groups in deepest Africa THEY ONLY SERVE. [as newcomer walks out as group argues over a proposed outside issue] How could anyone get sober or stay sober in an outfit like that? Ours is not a secret society we carry the message anywhere we can But we must ever be aware that self-appointed messiahs speaking through public media can do us great damage! Let us always remember that anonymity not taking credit for our own or others recovery is humility at work.
5 Minutes of the Coordinating Council In Person and Online Meeting on Thursday, August 11 th, 7:00 pm 5 Aleksey, Council Chair opened the 920 th with a moment of reflection followed by the I am Responsible Declaration Guest Reports: Area 8 Representative: Richard, Area 8 Alt Delegate shared: The La Vina event held in Las Vegas last month was well attended and close to 1,500 subscriptions were made. This Saturday, 9/13 there will be a hybrid 4-Area sharing session with Areas 5, 8, 9 & 13. All are welcome to attend. Contact Central Office for more information. There will be a Big Day Assembly on 9/24 in Brawley. The 70 th Southern California Convention will be in person from 11/4/22 11/6/22. Registration is now open. For more information please go to aasocal.com. H & I Representative: Aleksey read Lauren s report as follows: H&I brings meetings to those who can't get out to attend them. If you haven't participated we suggest you attend the orientation. As a reminder, we have the in person orientation on the 3rd Sunday at noon at 5150 Kearny Mesa Rd., with a business meeting that follows. Literature can also be picked up at this time. If you ve participated in a panel and have noticed they don t have literature, please talk to your coordinator or let us know through our contact page on sdhandi.org so we can get those facilities literature. Sunday, August 28 we will be hosting the Socal H&I Intergroup meeting, so if you re interested in what s happening with H&I throughout Southern California, please come by, also at 5150 Kearny Mesa Road. We also host a zoom orientation on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Information for both of these can be found on our website at sdhandi.org. Intergroup Standing Committees Reports After Hours Phones: Tim, Chair, Shared: 1. Thank you to all volunteers. 2. We still have the 21 st of every month open for a Group Commitment. We are asking for assistance from Coordinators in spreading the word to get this night covered. We are grateful to everyone on the emergency volunteer list for helping us to cover this night in the interim. Business Committee: Nick, Business Committee Co-Chair reported: The Business Committee met on Tuesday, August 9 th, 2022 at 6:00 pm. July 2022 Financial Summary: Net Revenue is $4,784. Our 2022 YTD Net Revenue is $15,360. Group & Individual Contributions were $16,483. Literature Sales Revenue & CD Bank Interest were $352 while total office & committee expenses were $12,051. Central Office Manager s Report: August BOOKS OF THE MONTH: All Grapevine Books, $2.00 off, All Big Books $2.00 off, Max: 5 with an additional 25% all purchases through 8/31/22 (schedules and literature racks excluded) Sept BOOK OF THE MONTH: As Bill Sees It, Soft Cover, Sale $6.60, Reg. $8.60 Max: 5 New meeting schedules were printed at the beginning of August. There were 65 meeting changes, which is down from 75 from the last printing in May, so we will continue with quarterly printings of 1,500. Lisa Ann updated our Group Secretary Handbook & it is now available to group secretaries at no charge. Central Office is grateful to all Daytime Phone Volunteers. We had several shifts turn over this month & are grateful for the new volunteers that stepped in to fill those shifts as well as to all of the volunteers that have been filling in on an emergency basis. We have an immediate need for a volunteer on alternating Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm (this shift can be answered remotely or at Central Office). New Business: 1. Passing on that which has been so freely given to us : A new feature, at AA Central Office, is a basket containing used tokens. Members are encouraged to donate used tokens to the basket, and are welcome to help themselves as needed to the tokens, free of charge ICOAA bid: When Judi attends this year s conference on Labor Day weekend, they will select a location for the 2024 conference. Judi will be submitting a bid to host the conference that year in San Diego. Newsletter: Amy, chair shared that: We have no new contributors this month CEC (Cooperating with elderly Community) Committee: Jean, Chair shared that: 1. Jean ordered new CEC Business Cards from Amazon. 2. Our new CEC Webpage committee approved last month is now on our aasandiego.org website including CEC forms for speaker and booth requests. 3. This committee needs 3 new members and wishes to invite a Spanish speaking member to join along with volunteers to assist in delivering CEC Pamphlet Racks to facilities. 4. We are participating in the following upcoming events: a. ECSSP at the El Cajon Salvation Army on 11/3/22 b. San Diego County Council on Aging on 1/5/23 c. Caregiver Coalition every month on the last Thursday of the month. Continued on Page 6
6 6 Continued from Page 5 Coordinator Outreach: No report Orientation & Guidelines: Amy shared that: 1. Welcome to our new coordinators, Kay, Deborah, and Michael 2. This committee is in need of more members, 1 or 2 more people. 3. Amy needs a backup Committee member to cover Orientation for the next two months Danny volunteered to cover Program Committee: Danny shared that: 1. The Central Office Open House is on Saturday, August 20 from 2pm 5pm with food (a taco truck!), speakers and games. Don t miss this opportunity to get to know your way around Central Office, learn about the various Intergroup Committees and hear from some great speakers. Committees are welcome to set up tables. So far the Orientation Committee has committed to a table. We also need volunteers for set up and clean up. 2. The Anniversary Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 and will be held in person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 6 and are only available at the Central Office Bookstore. Tables are available for groups on a first come, first serve basis 3. This Committee is in need of members and a Committee Chair Public Information Committee: Butch, Interim Chair shared that: 1. The Committee met at the Central Office on Monday, August 1 2. Routes continue to be serviced 3. Review of the PI Workbook is ongoing 4. Efforts are underway to find a permanent PI Committee Chair. This Committee is also seeking up to six additional members 5. A flyer with information on sponsoring a rack and Committee needs was submitted to Central Office and will be available to members Quorum was established: There are 36 Coordinators in attendance; so yes we have a quorum. Approved June 2022 Meeting Minutes with a request to include Motion wording in the minutes OLD BUSINESS: None NEW BUSINESS: 1. A member from the OB Area, Don L. addressed the committee with concerns about segregated groups & offensive group names. No motion was forthcoming & it was recommended that concerns of this nature be handled at the group level at groups Business Meetings 2. Aleksey, our ACM liaison reported on GSO finances. There is currently a deficit from 2021 that is expected to be met with overages from Currently, GSO has a surplus in contributions of over $50,000 for the year. 3. Joseph, representing La Mesa Mens, made a motion to exclude the gift certificate option from the Excess Spending package that was presented at the July Council meeting. Motion not carried by a vote of 6 in favor, 26 against 4. Peter, representing Old Town Speakers made a motion that all Coordinators return to their groups for suggestions on ideas for spending down the remaining Net Profit of approximately $8,000. Motion carried by a vote of 17 in favor, 8 against. It is requested that groups submit these ideas via to either Aleksey, Council Chair or Judi, Central Office Manager. 5. Joseph, representing La Mesa Mens, made a motion to increase the amount of the gift certificates that will be provided to groups upon registering a new Coordinator from $50 to $100. Motion not seconded. Thank you to our Guests, our Coffee maker and everyone who participated to make this meeting possible this evening. We d like to welcome all new Coordinators here with us tonight. Happy Birthday to everyone who has celebrated a Birthday since the last time we met: Bill, 29 years, Renea, 10 years, Bruce 8 years and Brenda 6 years. Reminders: 1. If your Group has an agenda item or any suggestions for next month s meeting, please Aleksey, Council Chair, at or Judi T., Recording Secretary, at by 9/1/ According to the Guidelines of the Coordinating Council, the Chair is to conduct the meetings of the Council using reasonable parliamentary procedures, which state that any member of the Council can make a motion. 3. Council Minutes & Financials are posted on our aasandiego.org website. Click on Intergroup on the side menu. Minutes from tonight s meeting will be posted by end of day on the Friday following tonight s meeting. 4. All Committee Chairs must submit their written reports to Judi, Central Office Manager no later than 10:00 am on the Friday following tonight s meeting. to Thanks! Closed with the Serenity Prayer Respectfully submitted, Judi T., Recording Secretary
7 San Diego Intergroup, Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous of San Diego Statement of Revenue and Expense As of July 31, July 22 July 21 YTD '22 YTD '21 $ Change Budget '22 Ordinary Revenue/Expense Revenue Contributions Group 14, , , , , , Contributions Individual 1, , , , (6,042.38) 15, Contributions SDIAA Interest - Cert of Deposits (196.53) Literature Revenue (see schedule) , , , , , Total Revenue 16, , , , , , Expense Accounting & Legal , , , Auto/Travel/Seminar , Bank Service Charges (61.51) Cash (Over) Short 5.64 (2.78) (18.21) (97.06) Equipment Maint & Repair Equipment Purchase , , , Insurance (348.31) 1, Office Maint. & Repairs (152.91) Office Supplies , , , , Rent 2, , , , , Taxes Telephone , (579.41) 1, Utilities-Electricity , , , , Website (92.23) EMPLOYEES Accrued Payroll Taxes , , (1,528.22) 8, Employee Wages 7, , , , (6,076.04) 82, Employee 403B Contribution (314.00) - Employee Health Benefit , , , Insurance-Worker's Comp Total Office Expense 11, , , , (2,207.49) 141, Standing Committees Expense , , , , (see schedule) Total Expense 12, , , , , , Net Revenue 4, , , (563.86) 15, , Total Revenue Total Expenses NET Revenue (2000) (4000) (6000) (8000) (10000) (12000) (14000) (16000) (18000) dollars January Revenue & Expense by Month February March April May June July August September months October November December
8 8 Group Contributions July 2022 Group Jul-22 Ytd 22 Group Jul-22 Ytd 22 11th Step Journey Fresh Start Beginners X 12 AND BB Friday Happy Hour Hours a Day Friday Night Irregulars O'Clocker Friday Online 12 x 12 Step Study Mash Step Gilman Group From The Big Blue God Squad Too Meditation Goldmine Speakers Every Morning Recovery Group Good Morning AA AM with a View Good News Bad News Group Grape Street Sunrise Everynighters Great Fact Group A Vision and a View GSDYPAA A Womens Meeting Happy Hour Meeting AA By The Bay Harmony Group , AA Discussion Group Haul Your Hiney Out Of Bed Afternoon Delight Hi-Nooners Alpine Group Noon Alpine Mixed Step Study I. B. Up Another New Beginning IB Sober At Home Mens Imperial Beach Group At One With Each Other Jump Start B.Y.O.B. (North Park) Just Us Girls Barefoot Keep it Simple Bayside Big Book Study Knuckleheads Bayside Bonfire Group La Jolla Discussion Group Beautiful Beginnings La Jolla Mens Big Bon-Fire Meeting La Jolla Monday Womens Big Book Awakening La Jolla Nonsmokers Disc Bonita Boozers La Jolla Sunrise , Bonita Womens Big Book Study La Mesa Mens Carrying the Message La Mesa Mixed Casa De Oro Tradition Five La Mesa Open Discussion Cedar Street Mens La Mesa Step Study Workshop Chula Vista 4 Min Speakers La Mesa Womens Sat. Morning Clairemont Fri Night LAGUNA MOUNTAIN GROUP Clairemont Mens Lake Morena Sink or Swim Clairemont Mixed Discussion Late Risers Clairemont Wednesday Group Lemon Grove Speakers Clairemont Womens Discussion Linda Vista Mens Clairemont Womens Step Study , Linda Vista Thursday Night Class Acts Little Apple Group Coffee Clutchers , Living Free Dawn Patrol LJ We Are Not A Glum Lot Dawn Patrol Online Lushes Lunch Tuesday Descanso Mens Step Study Mens Jelly Donut Dignity Unlimited Mens Step Study Downtown Discussion Mens Structured Step Study Drunks Only Mid-Week Mens Drunks Only Online Mid-Week Mens Online Each Day A New Beginning Midday Miracles Early Morning Recovery Midnight Howlers Early Risers (PB) Midway Bridge East County Happy Hour Mira Mesa Early Risers , East County Mens Miracles on Mondays East Co Young People Rule Mission Bay Daily Reflections East Side Group Mission Hills Late Night Eastlake Greens Attitude Adj Mission Hills Lunch Bunch Eastlake New Beginnings S/S Monday At A Time Easy Does It Riders Motivation Monday Easy Does It Speakers Mt Soledad Mens Educational Variety Mens Noon with a View Beginners Mtg , El Cajon Beginners Nooner is Backed Mixed El Cajon Nooner , Nooners Anonymous El Cajon Womens Serenity Normal Hts Young Peoples SS Emotional Sobriety (Hillcrest) North Clairemont Evening In Harmony North Park Mens Evening Serenity North Shores Breakfast Every Night at Six O.B. Womens Step Study Everynighters Online Open Minded Mens Eye Opener Group Original Tues Night Step Study Fairmont Park Discussion Our Daily Reprieve Fishermen In Recovery Over Fletcher Hills Smokeless Over The Bridge ,028.50
9 Group Contributions July 2022 Group Jul-22 Ytd 22 Group Jul-22 Ytd 22 Pacific Beach Weekend Warmup The Huddle in the Park , Pass It On Big Book Study Group , The Language of the Heart Pine Valley Thurs. Open Disc The Other Meeting Point Loma Mens The Rogue Meeting , Point Loma Nooners The Rogue Women's Meeting Primary Purpose Group (Hillcrest) The We Group Speakers Group Progress Rather Then Perfection There is a Solution Radical Acceptance Meeting , Three Legacies Group Rainbow Group Thurs Nite Mens Big Book Study RAM-Z Thursday Steps Ramona Mens New Vision Thursday Steps Online Riding Sober Ticket to Recovery Right Turn Group Tierrasanta Friday Night Rise & Shine , Tierrasanta Morning Serenity Rule 62 Group Toes in the Sand , Rule 62 Noon Discussion Top of The Hill Safe Sane and Sober Trudgers Mens Step Study San Carlos Single Purpose Tues Night Mens Step Study Santee Mens Group Tuesday Morning Alpine Santee Saturday Night Speakers Tuesday Morning Group Santee Serenity Tuesday Nite Live Santee Serenity Group Turning It Over Santee Sunday Morning Mens Two A's Over Easy Sat Mens Early Awakening University City Disc Sat Night Early Discussion University City Womens Saturday A.M. Live Valley Girls Saturday Morning Sanity Veterans Leave No One Behind Saturday Nite Live Wake Up Call Scripps Ranch Men's Two War Fever Scripps Ranch Mens Water Walkers Serenity Sunday Water Walkers Too Sisters In Sobriety Way Up and Out Sisters in Solution We Are Not A Glum Lot So Bay New Womens Welcome Home Sobearity Whatever It Takes Sober Nooners Wholesale Miracles Sober Roses Womens Step Study Womans Gut Level Sobriety At All Cost , , Women's Joy Of Living Sobriety On State and Date Women In Harmony Sons of God Womens Attitude of Gratitude Sorrento Valley Nooner Womens Sober Sunday SOUTH BAY PIONEERS Womens Step Study South Park Sobriety Womens Thursday Nite Spiritual Awakening , Womens TLC Spiritual Awakenings Step Study Womens Way To Recovery Sunday Beach Sun-Day Womans Gut Level Sunday Keep it Simple Women's Joy Of Living Sunday Kind of Love Women In Harmony Sunday Midday Womens Attitude of Gratitude Sunday Morning Eleventh Step Womens Sober Sunday T.G.I.F Womens Step Study The Womens Thursday Nite The Gathering Of The Goddesses Womens TLC The Gift Womens Way To Recovery The Hole In The Doughnut Group Secretaries/Treasurers Central Office does not mail receipts Please include an address with your Group Contributions, if you wish to receive a receipt Thank You for supporting your San Diego Intergroup Central Office in carrying the message to the suffering alcoholic Thank you to all of the AA members for their individual contributions. Some choose to contribute $1 or $2 on their sobriety birthdays for each sober year or sending your 7th tradition directly to Central Office. 9
10 10 10 Central Office Notes 2022 Holidays Central Office/Bookstore Closed DATE HOLIDAY DAY OF WEEK September 5 Labor Day Monday November 14 Veteran s Day Observed Monday November 24 Thanksgiving Thursday December 26 Christmas Day Observed Monday July 2022 Group Contributions $14,936 Individual Contributions 1,548 Literature & Interest 352 Total Revenue $16,836 Central Office Expenses -11,701 Committee Expenses -350 Total Expenses -$12,051 June 2022 Net Revenue $4, YTD Revenue $15,360 Does Your Meeting Have a Voice? Why Your Group Needs a Coordinator Serving as a Coordinator offers you a rewarding opportunity to share in A.A.'s Third Legacy - Service The Coordinating Council of AA San Diego is our local intergroup association and each individual AA group is entitled to representation Currently out of over 750 groups only 35 are represented Bring any issues to the council that may affect AA as a whole Vote on behalf of your group s conscience on issues set before the council The Coordinating Council meets once a month on the second Thursday of every month both in person in Mission Valley and online. Call Central Office for more information. Register now to receive a $50 literature gift certificate for your group. Calling all Night Owls Central Office is Grateful for our Phone Volunteers! How many times have you heard a newcomer say their life was saved when they called Central Office in the middle of the night? The 21st of the month has not been covered for months there are 35 opportunities on the calendar & 750 groups in San Diego yet we can t get this one night covered Connect with a Sponsor or a Sponsee. Get to know a fellow group member. Access to the 12 Step Volunteer List Netflix! Popcorn! Vending Machines!
11 As Bill Sees It 11 Word comes to me that you are making a magnificent stand in adversity -- this adversity being the state of your health. It gives me a chance to express my gratitude for your recovery in A.A. and especially for the demonstration of its principles you are now so inspiringly giving to us all. You will be glad to know that A.A.'s have an almost unfailing record in this respect. This, I think, is because we are so aware that God will not desert us when the chips are down; indeed, He did not when we were drinking. And so it should be with the remainder of life. Certainly, He does not plan to save us from all troubles and adversity. Nor, in the end, does He save us from so-called death - - since this is but an opening of a door into a new life, where we shall dwell among His many mansions. Touching these things I know you have a most confident faith." -- Letter, 1966, pg. 222, Reprinted with permission from A.A.W.S. MAGNIFICENT ADVERSITY STAND GRATITUDE RECOVERY PRINCIPLES GLAD UNFAILING RECORD AWARE DESERT CHIPS DRINKING REMAINDER LIFE PLAN TROUBLES OPENING DWELL MANSIONS TOUCHING CONFIDENT FAITH WORD STATE HEALTH CHANCE RESPECT DEATH THINGS
12 12 San Diego Intergroup, Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous of San Diego Balance Sheet As of July 31, 2022 July 22 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings San Diego Intergroup, Inc , Credit Card Merchant PayPal Merchant CD #1 - Prudent Reserve , CD #2 - Prudent Reserve , CD #3 - Prudent Reserve , CD #4 - Prudent Reserve , Petty Cash Petty Cash/Drawer Total Checking/Savings 181, Other Current Assets Total Prepaid Expenses 1, Inventory - Literature 35, Total Other Current Assets 36, Total Current Assets 218, Fixed Assets Archive's Room 4, Office Equipment 23, Leasehold Improvement 14, Less Accumulated Depr. (35,872.60) Total Fixed Assets 6, TOTAL ASSETS 224, LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Other Current Liabilities Payroll Taxes Payable 1, Sales Tax Payable Total Other Current Liabilities 2, Total Current Liabilities 2, Equity Reserve Fund PI Literature Racks Reserve Fund Program Anniv Break - - Prudent Reserve Cert/Deposit #1 35, Cert/Deposit #2 25, Cert/Deposit #3 35, Cert/Deposit #4 35, Total Prudent Reserve 130, Retained Earnings 77, Net Revenue 15, Total Equity 222, TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY 224,878.43
13 Things to Do, And Places to Go 3rd Weekend Camping Group When: September 16-18, 2022 Where: Dos Picos County Park More Info: Call Central Office Harvest Moon Kickback When: September 23-25, 2022 Where: Lake Henshaw, Santa Ysabel, CA More Info: Call Central Office Bridging the Gap Workshop When: September 30-October 2, 2022 Where: King s Inn San Diego More Info: Celebration of Women Conference When: October 7-9, 2022 Where: 595 Hotel Circle South More Info: Unglum Lot Monthly Cartoon Feature Serenity by the Sea Retreat When: October 14-16, 2022 Where: Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort More Info: Call Central Office Miracle on the River When: November 4-6, 2022 Where: Lake Havasu City, AZ More Info: Sobriety Under the Sun When: January 13-15, 2023 Where: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico More Info: Call Central Office September Book of the Month As Bill Sees It (Soft Cover) Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare beginning; it is only the first gift of the first awakening. If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. As it does go on, we find that bit by bit we can discard the old life -- the one that did not work -- for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatever. Regardless of worldly success or failure, regardless of pain or joy, regardless of sickness or health or even of death itself, a new life of endless possibilities can be lived if we are willing to continue our awakening, through the practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. GRAPEVINE, DECEMBER pg Reprinted with permission from A.A.W.S.
14 14 Love, Empathy, and Compassion No Criticism or Character Assassination Continued from page 1 This never worked for me as I could not fool my conscience. Things only got worse. I still worked through the steps and did what I could at the time. No one gets it perfect the first time, but we can make a second effort at it when we have established a record of living by principles. Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are a training ground for how we treat others and if we cannot accept the people there, it is a cinch we will not do it outside of the rooms. Everyone that comes to A.A. brings with them, their own assortment of mental, emotional, spiritual, and material problems, and none of us are without these concerns. If we did not have them, we would not need this program. We all feel vulnerable and establish our own firewalls, with the help of our EGO S, to protect ourselves from our perception of what those other people are doing, saying, and thinking. We each might establish hard and fast protective reactions, mentally and verbally to protect our own turf. With so many different personalities brought together in one group, it is extremely hard to let down our guards; we all feel justified when pointing out the faults of others. This is what the alcoholic personality does. With the understanding that most forms of criticism and character assassination stem from low self-esteem, it occurred to me that I was just as guilty of the very things that I was accusing them of. I likened it to two old men in a convalescent home hitting each other with their canes because one was not walking fast enough for the other. I had to step up to the plate and become strong enough to look deeper into their motives and understand what caused them to behave the way they did, and not be threatened by their outside behavior. I cannot express in words the mental freedom that this principle has produced in me. When I see someone acting out, my first thought is not judgmental in nature but of empathy and compassion. My next thought is what I can do to help him or her. In time, I have come to terms with all the people that I inner act with on a day-to-day basis and I conflict with no one. To me, they are all like kids just learning how to do life. They all have problems, Continued on page 15
15 Love, Empathy, and Compassion No Criticism or Character Assassination Continued from page 14 and I am not going to be one of them. I need to be strong enough to replace words like resentment, judgment, and criticism with empathy, understanding and compassion. Today I have no adversaries that I can think of, and peace of mind is the natural result of this approach. I find no exceptions to this principle, and I cannot be selective about who I apply it to. Everyone gets amnesty in my book. All those mental gymnastics about those other people are a distant memory and I cannot think of a single time that practicing this principle did not serve me well. The only one that is sorry for this profound and life changing transition is my EGO, but about that; who am I to criticize? ~ Rick R. I Cringe Traditions versus Customs Continued from page 1 Consequently, when old customs are cast aside by the new of which I believe detrimental to recovery, I remain silent. However, if I belong to that particular group, I may discuss my opinion at the next group conscience. Here follows a few of the newer practices that cause me to cringe: When the chairperson ignores the readers name and instead announces: I have asked a friend to read, etc. How impersonal is that! Are we just impersonal strangers? During the reading of Chapter Five at the beginning some members call out. (What s the point, etc.). To newcomers the 12 Steps needs to be considered very important; such disruptive joking tends to diminish newcomer respect for the AA program. I believe the original opening readings are necessary, e.g., the Steps, Traditions and Promises. However, some meetings read, and read! Such over reading destroys the intended message too many words become a meaningless blur besides, how boring! The practice of announcing as an alcoholic and a something else is becoming increasingly prevalent well, who isn t! This practice dilutes our primary purpose. Alcoholic and a jaywalker, indeed! Lastly, I cringe at the silly chicken dance and chanting following the Lord s Prayer. I believe this diminishes sincerity of this special prayer. Of course, many groups still hang on to the old tried and successful customs and have not changed one iota. Thank you, God! ~ Bob S.. 15
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