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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 accessibility@area31aa.org

Area Commitment to the Southern Berkshire Group

The Area Committee has a commitment to the Southern Berkshire Group (In-person)

Location:
Claire Teague Senior Center
917 S. Main St
Great Barrington, MA

Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 8:00pm

District #6 Open House

District 6 Meeting Flyer

Have you thought about becoming a GSR?

Has your group had or thought about having a GSR?

Your group does not have to have a GSR to join us – simply your curiosity in learning about ways to be of service is needed.

Much like the alcoholic needs the group; the group needs AA, and that connection comes from a group having representation at the district.

    What to expect
  • Snacks
  • GSR Presentation
  • Q&A with current GSRs
  • District Meeting (listen in to experience a district meeting as you explore an interest in GSR service)

GSR Preamble

We are the General Service Representatives. We are the link in the chain of communication for our groups with the General Service Conference and the world of AA.

We realize the ultimate authority in AA is a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. As trusted servants, our job is to bring information to our groups in order that they can reach an informed group conscience. In passing along this group conscience, we are helping to maintain the unity and strength so vital to our fellowship.

Let us, therefore, have the patience and tolerance to listen while others share, the courage to speak up when we have something to share, and the wisdom to do what is right for our group and A.A. as a whole.

Where: Hazardville United Methodist Church, 330 Hazard Ave, Enfield CT

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

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: aa.org/submit-bigbook-english-5th

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 https://area31aa.org/docs/registrar

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 (registrar@area31aa.org). Note: both the GSR group change form and DCM change forms have been updated.

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

Date: 
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

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: https://bit.ly/captionaazoom

Email accessibility@area31aa.org if you have any questions!

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