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District 4 Alcoholics Anonymous

District 4 has well over 200 meetings. Learn how you can be of service.

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Welcome to longbeachaa.org

We are pleased to announce the new web presence for District 4 of the Mid Southern California Area 9 Alcoholics Anonymous. The goal of this site is to bring the message of A.A. to the alcoholic who is still suffering, and a place for existing Alcoholics Anonymous members to gather information for service opportunities and area events.

There is still much to be done. Future plans include a page for meetings and individuals to contribute to district 4 and place for service committees to conducts A.A. business and more.

If you have an idea or see something that needs our attention, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Coronavirus and A.A. Meetings

AA GSO and CoronaVirus

The April Area pre conference workshop will now be held virtually.

 

District 04 monthly business meetings are suspended until further notice.

 

Local Health Authorities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

 

 

In light of the COVID 19 virus, some groups are opting to do virtual meetings. There are many options as to how this comes about. If your group is choosing to do so and would like to have that information posted please let us know by emailing us at info@longbeachaa.org

Grapevine and La Viña are here to help

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.

To enter, visit:
www.aagrapevine.org/we-are-here-to-help

Virtual AA Meetings

eBook Group

Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-8:30pm PST speaker-participation format
https://mailchi.mp/12476ffed93f/ebookmeeting
Hiro S.,
eBook Group Outreach Coordinator
Long Beach, CA

Many Other Virtual Meetings

on hacoaa.org/

PERSONAL ANONYMITY IN AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING

How to Maintain Anonymity in an Online Zoom Meeting

You can change your name before joining a meeting:

  • If you’re concerned about your house showing in the background, sit with your back facing a wall.
  • If you’re concerned about being seen on camera at all, you can always disable your video.
  • You can dial in from your phone so that only your phone number appears and no video appears.
  • You can temporarily turn off your camera and turn it back on if needed.
  • Use headphones if you don’t want others in your household to hear.

(anonymity segment from https://aasfmarin.org/maintain-anonymity-online-zoom-meeting)

Pre-Conference, COVID-19, Grapevine/La Vina, 7th Tradition ...

 


Multiple Announcements and Resources - Please Read All


April 5, 2020 - Pre-conference Time & Format
The Area 09 Pre-Conference will be hosted on Zoom.

  • 8AM - Meeting Waiting Room Opens
  • 8:30AM - Meeting will Open and Board Members will login.
  • 9AM - Meeting will begin.

Information on the format and agenda is forthcoming.  Please check the A.A. Virtual Meetings page on the Area 09 website for updates.  There is also a new "COVID-19" tab on the Area Website for announcements/updates.

Note to First Time Zoom Users: We encourage all members to familiarize yourself with Zoom, and if you have not yet attended an AA Zoom meeting, please try to attend one before the meeting.  Please contact your local Central Office / Intergroup for Zoom meeting information.  Other Zoom resources include:

Pre-conference Agenda Item Presentations from D6, D12, D18
Three districts put together presentations on several of the 2020 Conference agenda items, which can be a very useful tool for GSRs researching what to discuss with their groups.  Thank you to District 6,12, and 18 for your commitment to providing the information in written format and sharing with all of us!
Bootcamp Pre-Conference Agenda Item Presentations
Grapevine and La Vina are here to help / Grapevine y La Vina están aquí para ayudar 
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.
AA Grapevine and La Vina are here to help - English
Grapevine y La Viña están aquí para ayudar - Spanish
7th Tradition

  • Self-Support - Please remember the 7th tradition. If your groups have not setup a way to collect 7th Tradition contributions yet, please consider individual contributions.
  • Digital 7th Tradition Best Practices - The AA Intergroup of SF & Marin put together the below document on digital 7th Tradition best practices.  The A.A. Finance Guidelines are also useful (see pages 3 and 4).
A GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES FOR A DIGITAL 7TH TRADITION
General Service Office Closure / Cierre de la Oficina de Servicios Generales As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), New York State has shut down 100% of operations of “nonessential” businesses/organizations. The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. located at 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY is closed, effective March 20, 2020, until further notice.
Please read on using the links below.
General Service Closure Notice on AA.org - English
General Service Closure Notice on AA.org - Spanish

 

1960 25th Anniversary of the 3rd International AA Convention

Presented by the Mid-Southern California Area 9 Archives Committee: History of the Long Beach 1960 AA Convention

 Mid-Southern California Area 9 Archives Committee: History of the Long Beach 1960 AA Convention

March 28th, 2020; 10am - 3pm

Come learn why this is important to MSCA 09

  • MSCA 09 was created to host this event--the first time NY gave this organizing responsibility to the local AA membership
  • Find out about all the amazing collection of AA founders who attended
  • Why Bill W. thought this was a turning point in history for A.A.
  • A telegram from President Eisenhower congratulating AA on its success
  • ... and many more interesting fun facts

Come Early & Stay Late

7111 Arlington Ave Suite B - Riverside CA