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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.
United Methodist Church - 30 Carew St., South Hadley, MA
and also 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

58th Annual MA State Convention

MA State Convention Flyer

Convention Registration: Early bird only $25 thru Oct 15; $30 thereafter Click on the image to the right and use the QR Code found in the flyer or visit our website to Register and choose your dinner/breakfast options today at! Lunch boxes will also be available at the Hotel. Mailed registrations & checks must be received by Oct 31st.

Room Reservations: Guaranteed Convention Special $129+tax rate expires Oct 20. To credit the AA Account, please reserve directly by phone with the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center Tel. 508 347-7393 View hotel rooms or visit 366 Main St. Sturbridge

Questions? Help! We are here to help! Mailable registration forms available on website or just ask us for one☺

Contact email:
See you in November!
Walk-In Registrations are Welcome at the Convention
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 12:00pm

2022 Mass State Convention Planning Meetings (Hybrid - Virtual & In Person)

MA State Convention Message~

You are all invited to be part of the 2022 planning committee to help us plan for a great weekend of fun, fellowship, and recovery. All meetings will be held in a hybrid format – in person in the large conference room (overlooking the lake) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA and online.

Zoom Meeting ID: 833 4526 2186 Passcode: 164112
Click to Join Zoom Meeting or Dial +1 646 558 8656

Repeats every month on January, March, May, July, September, October on the last Tuesday 6 times.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 7:00pm

Area 31 Fall Assembly

fall assembly flyer

October 15th & 16th

Lenox Community Center
65 Walker St, Lenox MA 01240

Saturday 9AM - 3PM AA Service Fair (Lunch Will be Served at Noon on Saturday)

Sunday 12pm - 4pm Area Business Meeting

Call for stories – Fifth Edition of the Big Book

Call for stories – Fifth Edition of the Book Alcoholics Anonymous

Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2022
Online submission:

The Preface to the Second Edition of the Big Book explains that revisions to the personal history section of the book were made in order “to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more Alcoholics.”
In that spirit, the 2021 General Service Conference recommended that “a Fifth Edition of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, be developed, including an update of stories to better reflect the current membership, keeping in mind the 1995 Advisory Action:

“The first 164 pages of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Preface, the Forewords, ‘The Doctor’s Opinion’, ‘Dr. Bob’s Nightmare”, and the Appendices remain as is.”

DCM / GSR Change Forms - updated

DCM / GSR change forms have been added to the website under the 'Documents' heading. Select 'Area Committee' and then 'Registrar' on the drop down menu. A direct link would be

The forms you will find are editable and can be filled out on your computer which allows you to email the finished form to the Registrar as an attachment ( Note: both the GSR group change form and DCM change forms have been updated.

District 3 Virtual Traditions Meeting

The District 3 DCM invites all Area 31 AA members to attend their monthly virtual Traditions meeting. Click here for more information, including the Zoom links.

Are Your Video AA Meetings Captioned?

Zoom Captioning flyer

Making your meetings more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people is actually really easy! The Area 31 Accessibilities Committee has created a flyer to help you find out how to add captioning to your Virtual Zoom Meeting.

Follow this link for instructions:

Email if you have any questions!

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