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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
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

District 6 Workshop - Save the Date

District 6 will be hosting a workshop on 'Getting and Staying Sober During Covid.'

Location:
United Methodist Church
330 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082

Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Announcement from the General Service Office: New Service Material – “Safety and A.A. Flyer”

Now available: A new optional service material flyer that can be displayed or made available at groups who wish to use it.

The printed flyer will be available at no cost through the A.A.W.S. Online Store by October 15th.

Click links below to download.

· “Safety and A.A. Flyer” (F-228) ENG: FR: ESP:

Revisions to service material: The following service material has been revised to reflect recent shared experience:

· “Safety and A.A.: Our Common Welfare” (SMF-209) ENG: FR: ESP:

· “Safety (Yellow) Card for A.A. Groups” (F-211) ENG: FR: ESP:

Both service pieces are available for download on aa.org. The yellow “Safety Card for A.A. Groups” will also be available at no cost, through the A.A.W.S. Online Store by October 15th.

New Grapevine Book - Prayer & Meditation

New Grapevine Book available

From the Grapevine website:

'Prayer & Meditation features powerful stories by members of Alcoholics Anonymous about the many ways they pray and meditate in their daily lives.'
Click the image on the right to be taken to the Grapevine website for more information.

Disponible en Inglés. Lee más aquí.

Disponible en Anglais. Commander ici.

Order from Western Mass Intergroup: intergro4@aol.com or 413-532-2111

A.A.W.S. Meeting Highlights

The A.A. World Services Board met on June 25, 2021. Please click the appropriate link below to view the meeting highlights.

Highlights from A.A.W.S. June 25, 2021 (English)
Resumen de A.A.W.S. 25 de junio de 2021 (español)

News From Grapevine and La Viña

Follow Grapevine and La Viña on Instagram!

We are happy to announce that following the 2021 General Service Conference action, AA Grapevine, Inc. will be starting Instagram accounts for both AA Grapevine and La Viña magazines.

Our launch date is July 7, 2021. You’ll be able to see our Daily Quote each morning, know when our new magazine issues release, learn about new books and be inspired by both AA pioneers and today’s members.

We hope that through Instagram we’ll help members stay connected to Grapevine and La Viña, and to AA as a whole, by finding inspiration when engaging with this social media platform. We also hope to attract those who might benefit by learning more about Alcoholics Anonymous.

To follow us on Instagram, use these addresses starting on July 7, 2021:
@alcoholicsanonymous_gv
@alcoholicosanonimos_lv

¡Sigue a Grapevine y La Viña en Instagram!

Nos complace anunciar que después de la acción de la Conferencia de Servicios Generales del 2021, AA Grapevine, Inc. abrirá cuentas de Instagram para las revistas AA Grapevine y La Viña.

Nuestra fecha de lanzamiento es el 7 de julio del 2021. Podrás ver nuestra Cita Diaria cada mañana, saber cuándo se publican las nuevas ediciones de nuestra revista así como la publicación de libros nuevos, y tomar inspiración tanto de los pioneros de AA como de los miembros de hoy.

Esperamos que a través de Instagram podamos ayudar a los miembros a mantenerse conectados con Grapevine y La Viña, y con AA en su conjunto, al encontrar inspiración por medio de la interacción con esta plataforma de redes sociales. También esperamos atraer a aquellos que podrían beneficiarse aprendiendo más sobre Alcohólicos Anónimos.

Para seguirnos en Instagram, use estas cuentas a partir del 7 de julio de 2021:
@alcoholicosanonimos_lv
@alcoholicsanonymous_gv

Hybrid Committee Meetings - check Calendar

Please note that all committee meetings that meet at 474 Pleasant St. in Holyoke will be Hybrid. All will meet both in person and virtually using Zoom.

You can check the Calendar or Upcoming Events links for the information relating to changes. The four committees listed below have significant changes and I have included links in the text.

Changes for the Grapevine and Archives committee meetings on the first Tuesday of the month are: Grapevine will start at 6:30 pm. but the Zoom login information will remain the same, Archives will meet at 7:30pm with new Zoom login information.

Changes for the CPC and PI committee meetings on the second Tuesday of the month are: CPC will start at 6:30 pm. but the Zoom login information will remain the same, PI will meet at 7:30pm with new Zoom login information.

Announcement from the General Service Board and A.A.W.S.

On May 27, 2021, The General Service Board and A.A.W.S. announced that Robert (Bob) W. (Past Delegate from Area 31) has accepted the position of General Manager of our General Service Office effective June 1, 2021.

Bob is well-known to many of you through his service in AA. He is a past Delegate from Area 31 and most recently was Trustee-At-Large US. He also brings prior experience as a consultant for GSO and served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for a period last fall.

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!

DCM / GSR Change Forms

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).

Calendar of Zoom & Phone Meetings - List of Reopened Meetings

Please use the links found on the left of this page at the top under FAQs, they will now lead you to the Western Mass Intergroup lists which will be the most reliable Virtual and Reopened meetings list.

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