Upcoming Events



Post-Conference Presentation (Delegates Conference Report)
Join Districts 4, 21, and 22 for a debriefing on the last conference from our delegate Jim F.
Date: August 15, 2020
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm PDT/PST
Virtual Meeting ID: 465 458 005
Password: 284630

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2020 September & November Assembly Announcement
September 2020 & November 2020 assemblies will be virtual instead of in person.

Click Here for Info in English


Anuncio de la Asamblea de Septiembre y Noviembre de 2020
Las asambleas de Septiembre de 2020 y Noviembre de 2020 serán virtuales en lugar de en persona.

Información en Español


Virtual International Conference
"Love and Tolerance Is Our Code"
Date: July Ongoing

CONTENTS
  • Welcome from Chair of the General Service Board
  • Detroit Volunteer Welcome Committee
  • A.A. Stories
  • Oldtimers
  • Friends of A.A.
  • Carry the Message Pavilion
  • 40 Millionth Big Book
  • Past International Conventions
  • G.S.O. Archives
  • Grapevine / La Viña
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Closing Message
  • Vancouver 2025
Click Here to Attend ... Our Fifth year!


Unity & Service Conference
Are you Interested in hearing people share their experience with A.A.'s Traditions and Concepts?
Navigating this unique time in our History/Present/Future with these 2 great Legacy's.
Register now for the Virtual (Online) Conference
Date: September 5 - 6, 2020
Time: 8:45am to 6pm PST/PDT
Website: Unity & Service Conference

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23rd Annual Alsea Falls Campout
Has been canceled - Please share the news in your meetings


A.A. Grapevine New Video Release on YouTube
Want to know how to carry the message to institutions through Zoom? Need to know the compliance issues and how professionals are cooperating with AA to continue to carry the message? That is exactly what this workshop covers. We will hear from 2 members' experience on how they are carrying the message through Zoom and hear from 2 professionals on how they have gotten things set up on the back end to allow us to carry the message.
Check out this newly released video on A.A. Grapevine YouTube:
See Video Here


2022 Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (PRAASA)
Oregon Area 58 is moving forward in preparing to take its place in the hosting rotation for the Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (fondly known as PRAASA) in Portland March 4-6 2022 at the Red Lion on the River Jantzen Beach and surrounding hotels.
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2022 Asamblea del Servicio de Alcohólicos Anónimos de la Región del Pacífico (PRAASA)
Haga Clic Aquí Para Informaci¢n En Español


Announcments

"The Language of the Heart" Audio
has been translated to Spanish and is now available in mp3 and CD formats

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Buy Them Here

El Audio De "El Lenguaje Del Corazón"
se ha traducido al Español y ahora está disponible en formato mp3 y CD

Haga Clic Aquí Para Information
Cómpralos Aquí

GSO Needs Our Support
Please pass on the information that contributions are needed.
Click Here For GSO Letter

7th Tradition Letter From GSO (2020 May)
Click Here For Letter in English

Séptima Carta De Tradición De La GSO (2020 Mayo)
Haga Clic Aquí Para Carta En Español

The 12pm Today Group have decided to meet at Avery Park until further notice
The Christian Church is closed
The Lion's Shelter, which is at the corner of Avery Park Road and Avery Avenue.
Meetings are Sunday through Saturday 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Bring your own chair and dress warmly
The location has no refreshments, but does gave bathrooms.
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From Vera, our Area Grapevine Chair and past Delegate:
To help members during this time A.A. Grapevine has responded by giving FREE access to 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues.

Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine's stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information. January, February, March, April and May Grapevine and Jan/Feb-May/June La ViƱa issues will remain available and free for all to access until July 1, 2020.
To enter, visit:
Free 2020 Grapevine and La Viña Issues
I would also invite you to visit A.A. Grapevine's YouTube Channel at:
Grapevine's YouTube Channel


Online General Service Committee Technology in AA Discussion Forum
Flyer
Forum Website


There's a NEW AlaTeen meeting in Corvallis!
Come find answers about how families deal with problems brought on by alcoholism.
Flyer: Al-anon & AlaTeen
For more information, visit: Al-anon & AlaTeen

AA Big Book is now available in American Sign Language
AA Big Book is now available in American Sign Language
The book of Alcoholics Anonymous is now available in an updated abridged translation into American Sign Language on DVD. Commonly referred to as "The Big Book" this basic text of the worldwide Fellowship that bears its name is now available on DVD to the Deaf community, the Hard-of-Hearing community and the hearing community as well.

DVD features:Alcoholics Anonymous Fourth Edition - American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Professional ASL signers and DVD video production
  • Updated translation inspired and reviewed by A.A. members who are Deaf
  • Audio track and subtitles for use among ASL and non-ASL users
  • The basic principles and practices of the Fellowship that have provided a pathway to recovery for alcoholics for over 80 years
  • Can be ordered at www.aa.org or may be available through a local A.A. office near you

Click Here for A Flyer to Distribute to Your Group: ASL Big Book Flyer

Order Your Copy Here: ASL Big book

Additional Information Regarding Online Contributions
DATE:
July 19, 2019
FROM: Greg Tobin, General Manager
TOPIC: Additional Information Regarding Online Contributions

Dear A.A. friends, As we have recently communicated, G.S.O. is modernizing our office business systems and consolidating nearly all of our business functions to a single platform.

However, this important upgrade will necessitate a shutdown of some of our online systems as we transition to the new platform. During this transition period we will be unable to accept online contributions. (This will affect online contributions only -- contributions may still be sent by mail.) Additionally, there will be a delay in the processing of contribution acknowledgments.

Important: Our online contributions systems will be shut down during the change-over period from Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT until Monday, August 5, 2019 when we anticipate that the new system will be available.

We greatly appreciate your patience and support and encourage all recipients of this communication to share it freely and widely throughout the Fellowship. In gratitude, G. Gregory Tobin General Manager


Multiple Opportunities To Step Up And Be Of Service

First Opportunity: This one comes from Susan Ulseth, Interim Corrections Coordinator for G.S.O.

Corrections Correspondence Urgently Needed.

Subject: A.A. members urgently needed for Corrections Correspondence Service - especially men! The General Service Office has an urgent need for A.A. men to write to inmates through the Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS). Currently there are 200 male inmates waiting for an outside A.A. member to write to them. (Female A.A. members in prison can get linked right away, thanks to all the female volunteers who have signed up.) We need your help to alleviate this problem.

CCS is not a traditional pen pal service or automatic sponsorship service. This service offers the opportunity for A.A. members on the inside and the outside to share experience, strength and hope with each other via postal correspondence. G.S.O. only makes the initial connection, which is a random match between inmates with a drinking problem and outside members of the same gender who live in another region or province away from the correctional facility. The CCS program does not assign sponsors, but a sponsorship relationship may develop after the initial contact is made.

For more information and forms to participate:

In English Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

In Spanish Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

In French Corrections Correspondence Service (CCS)

Mail Call means everything for those incarcerated. One on one sharing - one A.A. member to another - helps both the insider as well as the outsider. Those who participate express that carrying the A.A. message and sharing experience, strength and hope is everything. Please distribute CCS forms and send to corrections@aa.org

Second Opportunity: Again from Vera, our area delegate as sent to her by Susan Ulseth, Interim Corrections Coordinator from G.S.O. The following links will give you the latest activity updates from the Corrections assignment at G.S.O. Please offer these cut and paste addresses to any members who have an interest in the correction committees and the work they do.

In English Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

In Spanish Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

In French Latest activity updates from the Corrections Assignment at G.S.O.

Third Opportunity (and last!!!)

Again from Vera regarding links for Literature:

In English Literature In English

In Spanish Literature In Spanish

In French Literature In French

If you need any help in accessing any of this information, please feel free to contact me and I will try to help you. Apologies for bombarding you with this large amount of communications, and please don't shoot the messenger??

Diana, District 21 Registrar