MBAIAA Newsletter – April 2024

Published on April 25, 2024

Step 4 – “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

“We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us.  We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves. By discovering what our emotional deformities are, we can move toward their correction.  Without a willing and persistent effort to do this, there can be little sobriety or contentment for us.  Without a searching and fearless moral inventory, most of us have found that the faith which really works in daily living is still out of reach.”

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions – Page 42

What’s Happening Locally

Monthly Intergroup Birthday Meeting – Saturday, April 27th @ 7:00PM

This month’s host will be the Closed Women’s Group, held every Wednesday at 12:15PM at St. James Church – Franklin & High Street in Monterey/  The speaker will be Jane P.

Time: Saturday, April 27th at 7:00PM
Place:  Monterey High School Cafeteria – 101 Herrmann Dr. Monterey CA 93940

Please come and support the fellowship!  You’re encouraged you to celebrate in whatever way makes you comfortable – wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, hug, don’t hug.  No judging of others who may or may not do things the way you would like them to.  Kindness, love and celebration will be the order of the day.  Wear a costume if you’d like!  We will have cake & coffee and there will be much to celebrate – TOGETHER!

The monthly birthday meeting is held on the last Saturday of each month (except for December when the meeting is held along with a holiday banquet ).  The first part of the meeting includes a presentation of birthday medallions for those celebrating annual A.A. anniversaries – all are invited to participate.  Birthdays are followed by an A.A. speaker who shares for 40 to 45 minutes and the meeting ends about 8:30pm.  Coffee is typically ready no later than 6:30pm.  Arrive early for good parking, fellowship, and a great seat!

Monthly MBAR Planning meetings

Monterey Bay Area Roundup is a conference held at the conference center in Monterey in September.  Get Involved in the planning- fun, and fellowship!  The meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00 am on Zoom.

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Be sure to join them as they plan the big MBAR event for September 2024!  You can register for the conference online now at:  The cost of registration is $45.00.

News From General Service

Please join District 01 General Service to hear our Delegate’s report from the 74th Conference.  This meeting – including a Pizza Party! – will be held on June 18th at 6:15PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church – 800 Cass St. in Monterey.  See the attached flyer for details!

Also, the following positions are not filled in General Service.  If you are interested please attend our District Meeting on May 21, 2024 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass Street, Monterey, CA 93940:

  • Archives Chair
  • PICPC Chair
  • H&I Liaison
  • General Service Representative

IGR Minutes & Current Financial Reports

A Note From Central Office

Hi everyone!

I am happy to say that we have settled into the new office  – 546 Hartnell St Suite E.   It is directly across the street and up a short driveway from Carl’s Alley, next to the Fellowship Hall.  This new location is starting to feel like home –  please come by and see your new office.  We have come back from the pandemic and are on the right track to continue our fellowship well into the future. – Thank you all so much for your support!

We are all looking forward to our biggest annual event – Unity Day!  This year the event will be held on Sunday, June 9th at Toro Park.  For 35 years we have been celebrating the founding of our dear program with the Salinas Fellowship.  We have a huge picnic with lots of activities & music.  This year we’ll again return to our favorite spot –  the Buckeye Area in Toro Park.  We are looking for volunteers to help with this event.  Our first planning meeting is May 5th at 3:00PM at the Fellowship Hall in Monterey – Please join us!  You can also call Central Office if you would like more information.  Be sure to save the date!

We have so much to be grateful for, and to look forward to.  Please continue to support AA with service opportunities and financially, in any way that you are able.  We are looking for a couple of new members for our Steering Committee which meets once a month on Zoom (you are also obliged to one additional meeting per month- also on Zoom) – it is a terrific way to be of service.

Thank you!


Look after and support each other and remember that we can’t stay sober alone. Share with others what was so freely given to you.

“Nothing is so bad that a drink won’t make it worse.”
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