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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

NERAASA 2023

2023 NERAASA Flyer

The 2023 Northeast Regional AA Service Assembly will be held in Albany, NY. Clicking on the image to the right will display the flyer in full size,

The Desmond Hotel, which is hosting the event, is full. To reserve a room, please refer to the list of overflow hotels found on the NERAASA 2023 page. Be sure to use the discount code listed for the hotel you choose.

For more information contact: info@NERAASA.org or go online at NERAASA.org, there you can also register online with a credit card. To mail in your registration click here to download the Registration Form in English.

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2023

For the schedule of events click here.

La información en español también se puede encontrar en https://neraasa/registery elegir en español. Descargar formulario de inscripción en español>

Location:
The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany-Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211

Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 12:00pm

2023 55th Annual Area 31 Roundup

55th Annual Area 31 Western Mass RoundUp

When: May 19 - May 21, 2023

Where: Clarion Hotel & Water Park
1080 Riverdale St.
West Springfield, MA 01089

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 12:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 12:00pm

District 3 Virtual Traditions Meeting

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

District 3 Virtual Traditions Meeting Flyer

Publications in Spanish for members

Those whose first language is Spanish have available to them an array of A.A. books, pamphlets, and other materials in Spanish—including the book Alcoholics Anonymous (“the Big Book”). The A.A. Meeting Guide app also allows users to search for Spanish-speaking meetings in their area or online.

Today, production on the fourth edition of the Spanish-language Big Book is underway, with a call for submission of stories from members. While all A.A. literature and communications are published in English, Spanish, and French, this edition of the Big Book features stories from Spanish-speaking members who share their experience, strength, and hope.

Last year, Alcoholics Anonymous published “Hispanic Women in A.A.,” a pamphlet sharing personal stories from Spanish-speaking A.A. women from around the country that reflect both social and economic diversity. “I felt like I knew them and that they knew me, and soon A.A. felt like home. I realized that I could understand the program better in Spanish with Hispanic women, and this was highly important at the beginning of my recovery.” (Esther, Hispanic Women in A.A.)

In addition, the AA Grapevine, the international journal of A.A., publishes La Viña, a bimonthly Spanish-language magazine that features stories from A.A. members on topics including emotional sobriety, spiritual service, and more.

This month, a new book in Spanish from AA Grapevine, Sobriedad emocional: Más allá del horizonte, will feature powerful stories from A.A. members who describe the positive changes sobriety can bring as they practice the principles of A.A in all aspects of their lives.

Western Mass Institutions - New Location

Due to the closing of the Grace United Church at 474 Pleasant St. in Holyoke, the Western Mass Institutions meeting has been relocated. Starting with the January 4th meeting they will be meeting at the United Methodist Church at 30 Carew St., South Hadley.

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.

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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