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Districts 2&11 Print Meeting List
To get copies to hand out at District 2 meetings, contact John F.: foyjohn62@icloud.com 802-355-5297
To get copies to hand out at District 11 meetings, contact the District 11 DCM : area70dcm11@aavt.org
Click here to download or print the current Districts 2&11 Meeting List on 8-1/2x14" paper.
VT Bid for NECYPAA 2023 Planning Meetings on Zoom
Events Committee - Sundays Dec 4, 11 & 18, 5:30 pm at American Flatbread, 115 Saint Paul St, Burlington
Bid Committee - Sundays Dec 4, 11 & 18, 4:00 pm at Fletcher Free Library, Pickering Room, 235 College St, Burlington, VT 05401
Meets in Hybrid format: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4482985949
Zoom meeting ID: 448 298 5949
Area 70 Full Area Assembly
Holy Family Church, Parish Hall, 28 Lincoln St, Essex Jct, VT 05452
Saturday, December 17, 2022
9 am Continental Breakfast
11 am Committee Meetings
12 pm Lunch and Fellowship
1 pm Business Meeting and Budget Approval (Hybrid: ID 992 9496 6848 / Passcode 470526)
All AAs are welcome! Attendance by DCMs and GSRs is one of their duties; attendance by District Committee Chairs is requested.
For more information, map and directions, see flyer:

FAA Flyer
AA Holiday Event on Christmas Day
Sunday, Dec 25, 2022
Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington
10 am Festivities Begin
12:30 pm Holiday Dinner
3 pm Raffle & Ugly Sweater Contest
Meetings & Fellowship throughout the day
Hosted by District 2, with support from District 11. Volunteers & food contributions needed! Contact Alcothon2022@icloud.com or come to planning mtg (see Service Opportunities, below)

Christmas & New Year's Flyer       Click for Animated Flyer
New Year's Eve Alcothon
Sunday, Dec 31, 2022 through Monday, Jan 1, 2023
Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St, Burlington
6-9 pm Meetings
9-12:30 am Dance Party
1 am First 2023 Meeting
2 am Break
7 am Meeting
9 am Breakfast
10 am AA Archives
11 am - 2 pm Meetings
Hosted by District 2. Volunteers, snack & drink contributions needed! Contact Alcothon2022@icloud.com or come to planning mtg (see Service Opportunities, below)
New Year's Flyer       Click for Animated Flyer
New Meetings
--Online: Tuesday Night Men’s Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, 6:30 pm
--In-person: The Widening Circle, Thursday 5:30 pm, Decker Towers, 230 St. Paul St., arrive before 5:25
--In-person: A Spiritual Solution, noon on Tuesdays (Step, once a month Traditions), Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St, So Burlington
--In-person: Starting Nov. 3: Thursday Noon Big Book Discussion, St Catherine Parish Hall, 72 Church St, Shelburne
--In-person: Burlington's Not a Glum Lot, Friday, 6 pm, Pride Center, 255 So Champlain St, Burlington (LGBTQ)
--In-person: Saturday Night Thrive, Saturday, 10 pm, First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St, Burlingon
Meeting Date/Time/Location Changes
--12x4 Step/Tradition Meeting, formerly Saturday, noon has moved to Monday, 8 pm
--Young at Heart, Saturday, 6 pm, is moving on Oct 1, 2022 from Oakledge Park to St. Anthony's Hall, 305 Flynn Ave., Burlington
--Lake Champlain Reflections, Monday, 7 pm at St. Mark's is now at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew's
--Saturday Night Speaker Meeting, 7 pm, Gratitude Garage, is no longer meeting.
--Sober Shenanigans, Wednesday, 6 pm at Oakledge Park, has suspended meeting until April. It is a seasonal meeting, from the 2nd Wed in April to the 2nd Wed in October.
--Came to Believe, Sat 6 pm online, is no longer meeting.
--A Spiritual Solution, noon on Thursdays has been cancelled. Still meeting at noon on Tuesdays (Step, once a month Traditions), Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St, So Burlington
--Broad Highway, Thursday 6 pm in Underhill is no longer meeting
--Sunday Noon Big Book Group is no longer meeting
Service Opportunities
Service will keep you sober!
There are opportunities that require only as much of your time that you want to give:
--The Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) Committee needs members who will pick up AA literature from the Chair and deliver it to various locations around District 2 (Burlington). Contact John M., PI/CPC Committee Chair, if you'd like to help! 802-923-0114 or pi@burlingtonaa.org
--District Officers, Committee Chairs and members needed in both Districts 2 & 11. Elections will be held in December. Anyone can attend a monthly District Business meeting to find out more (dates & times on Home page).
----The following positions are turning over:
----in District 2: Alternate DCM, Answering Service, Eye Opener, Secretary, Treatment
----in District 11: Answering Service, Literature/Grapevine, Public Information/Communication with the Professional Community, Treatment & Accessibilities

Corrections:
--Write stories of recovery for a monthly newsletter, “A New Freedom,” which gets sent into all correctional facilities in VT and put on tablets for residents to read. Guidelines: 600-800 words, but no story turned down. Also, you don't need to have been in corrections. All stories of recovery are needed to carry the message. If you have a story to share (we all do!) please send to Tammy W, Area Corrections Chair: area70corrections@aavt.org
--Write letters to/from incarcerated men at the St. Johnsbury facility.
--Bring AA meetings into the St. Johnsbury men's facility. If you know anyone closer to that area, please pass along this need.
--Pass on your old Grapevines to residents in the women's facility in South Burlington.
For more information about any of the Corrections service opportunities, please contact Charlie P, District 2 Corrections Co-Chair (corrections@burlingtonaa.org), or Tammy W, Area Corrections Chair (area70corrections@aavt.org)

Committee Meetings:
--District 2 Events Committee will meet to plan both the AA Event on Christmas Day and the New Year's Eve Alcothon at 6 pm every Thursday through Dec. 22, via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72701332289?pwd=6aSteOFjKKZxS6a7MSIyhaCBVEgNWr.1 Meeting ID: 727 0133 2289 Passcode: 5b55A2 Contact email: Alcothon2022@icloud.com
District 2 needs financial support!
AA Districts coordinate & pay for services to carry the message, with financial support from the groups in the district.
District 2 expenses include Answering Service, Website hosting, Zoom accounts, Holiday parties, and covering other the expenses incurred by the District committees.
Groups in District 2: When your group discusses disbursing their 7th Tradition money, please make sure to include the District. We are going to have to dip into our prudent reserve soon.
To contibute, see the Addresses for Contributions block on the Home page.
2022-10-10: Thank you to all groups who have recently contributed! Our District Committees are very active, and your contributions are being utilized to carry the message!
Young People's Video Project 2022
The Public Information Committee of AA's General Service Office is building a database of videos on this topic: "How would you carry the message that would relate to the “young” alcoholic who has yet to come to A.A.?"
Anyone can create & submit a video! Here are some already-published videos.
More Information
We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect. But we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.
Chapter 9,
"The Family Afterward"
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, page 132
Our Twelfth Step - carrying the message - is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence.  Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society for alcoholics in action.  We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven't been given the truth may die.
"A.A.'s Legacy of Service"
THE A.A. SERVICE MANUAL, page 51
Practically every AA member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than a Twelfth Step job well done.
Step 12
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, page 110