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This site is maintained by the A.A.General Service Committee of Western Massachusetts (Area 31) for the purpose of enhancing unity by providing information pertinent to the General Service structure and functions within Area 31, as well as providing a communication platform for Area committees, members, officers, districts, interested AA members, and the general public. All Area Committees, each District, and the Area Officers are encouraged to share information about on-going service opportunities.

Area General Service Meeting; - 7:30 pm 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Grace United Church - 474 Pleasant St., Holyoke, MA
Temporarily meeting on Zoom. Click here for meeting info.

If you or someone you know who is a member of A.A. and needs assistance, please call the Accessibility Committee hotline at 413-378-3752, or send an email to accessibility@area31aa.org

2020 GSO Virtual Regional Forum - Save the Date

Regional Forum flyer

We are happy to announce a Virtual Eastern U.S./Canada Forum "2020: Experience, Strength & Hope - what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now."

The one-day event will feature participation from the Northeast, Southeast, East Central and Eastern Canada Regions. As with traditional Regional Forums, the day will include workshops, presentations, Q&A's, General Sharing, and much, much more!

Registration will open on November 6, 2020 and can be accessed on our website at https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/regional-and-local-forums.

All members are invited, so get on the virtual bus! Bring a newcomer!

Please read the Delegate's message about the 2020 Regional Forum.

Date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 8:00pm

District 4 Workshop (On Zoom) - Save the Date

Topic: AA in the time of Covid: Staying connected, meeting online & the three legacies.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 838 3093 3101
On-line Passcode: RQsjq8

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District 4 Workshop flyer

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Meeting ID: 838 3093 3101
Dial-in Passcode: 741213

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kowHR4kgK

Date: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Call for Stories - Audio or Written - "A.A. for the Older Alcoholic”

Call for Stories PDF

This note is to announce that we are extending the call for shared experience, strength and hope for updating the pamphlet, “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic.” Shared experience can be submitted by audio file or written transcript! Please click here or on the image to open the PDF with more information,

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020.

2020 December Grapevine News

Grapevine News
    What’s New For December 2020
  • Holiday Gifts and Free Shipping
  • Announcing AA La Viña’s All New Website!
  • 2020 Carry The Message Project
  • What’s New in Print and Online
  • Area Chair/GVR Corner
  • So much more!

Click on the cover to the right to read about this and more.

NERAASA 2021 - Save the Date

english neraasa registration form

The virtual experience, a NERAASA like no other!

Join the many who will make history at the first virtual Northeast Regional Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly.

    The weekend will include:
  • Round Tables
  • Panels
  • Northeast Regional Trustee Presentation
  • Delegates’ Highlights
  • Fun & Fellowship
    spanish neraasa registration form

    NERAASA 2021 will offer participation in English, Spanish, A.S.L. & C.C.

    Registration is $21.00 for the weekend!

    All A.A. members are both welcome and encouraged to attend! We are making history!

    Questions: info@nerassa.org

    Visit the NERAASA website HERE

    Register Now!

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

Update from the Area 31 Delegate

The 2020 full General Service Virtual Conference Report is out and is available to AA members as an electronic anonymity-protected version in English, French and Spanish. The print version in English and Spanish is also available.

If you want the 2020 GSO final report you can find it in PDF format on the 'Delegates Corner' conference page. If you need a hard copy, (it is 120 pages,) contact the Delegate at delegate@area31aa.org and include your mailing address in the e-mail.

All the 2020 GSO Conference members participated in a zoom meeting and received the updated GSO financial report on Saturday 8/17/20. Due to COVID issues the financial report had not been audited yet and was not given at the conference. A copy is available to AA members through an e-mail request to the delegate at delegate@area31aa.org.

Calendar of Zoom & Phone Meetings - List of Reopened Meetings

The following information is not sponsored by the Area 31 AA, General Service Committee. Neither the Area nor the Western Mass Intergroup is responsible for the accuracy of this list. It is offered here only to assist in connecting alcoholics with one another for the purposes of a meeting and fellowship.

To add/remove meetings only, contact: intergro4@aol.com

This listing is of Western Mass meetings that are meeting online or by phone. To access the listing please click here 'https://westernmassaa.org/aa-zoom-meetings-1'.

This listing is of Western Mass meetings that have reopened. To access the listing please click here 'https://westernmassaa.org/aa-meetings-reopened'.

G.S.O./A.A.W.S. Updated Link on Corona Virus (covid-19)

Click on this new link to a page with updated info on the GSO website (aa.org) containing the latest shared experience relating to Corona Virus (Covid-19).

GSO is likely to post updates from time to time. It is worth clicking on the link above to get the latest information as it is released.

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