MBAIAA Newsletter – October 2023

Published on October 26, 2023

Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”

“A continuous look at our assets and liabilities, and a real desire to learn and grow by this means, are necessities for us. We alcoholics have learned this the hard way. More experienced people, of course, in all times and places have practiced unsparing self-survey and criticism. For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.”

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions – Page 88

What’s Happening Locally

Monthly Intergroup Birthday Meeting – Saturday, October 28th @ 7:00PM

This month’s host group will be Seniors in Sobriety, held at the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM.  Seniors in Sobriety also meets via Zoom at this same time.  Our speaker will be Mary S.

Time: Saturday, October 28th 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!

News From General Service

General Service Happenings…

  • General Service is thrilled to announce we now have a District Committee Member, Mary Jane!  Welcome!
  • Bridging the Gap continues to open up meetings in facilities.
  • A General Service Representative created a flier inspired by the Delegate’s report to inform and encourage group treasurers to contribute digitally.
  • General Service is hosting the Fall Assembly on November 4, 2023, at the Moose Lodge. You’ll find a flyer attached to this newsletter.  We need volunteers to help us plan the Fall Assembly. The Assembly will bring 250 members from the Central Northern California Coastal Area. This will be a fantastic event so we hope to see you there.

To find out more please attend one of the General Service meetings on the second Tuesday of every month 7:00pm at the Mc Gowen House on Franklin and High in Monterey, or the third Tuesday of every month 7:00pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 800 Cass Street in Monterey.

“I am responsible, when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there, and for that, I am responsible.”
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A Note From Central Office

Here we are heading into November.  A month we alcoholics call “Gratitude Month. Traditionally, it is the month when our members show their gratitude by contributing what they can to this fellowship.  It is an important time.  The building we have been in for more than 30 years is being torn down and turned into an apartment building, with construction beginning in January.

We have recently located a suitable new location for our Central Office.  We have been at this location for over 30 years, and it has served us extremely well. We have not signed a lease agreement yet, but that should be next.  Thank you to all of you for your patience.  We should start the moving process in December and, of course, we need assistance,.  So if you have a healthy back and a pickup truck – here is a perfect opportunity to be of service.  We will pull the details together in early December.

Thanks everybody and Happy Fall!

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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