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Would you like to get an email notifying you whenever something new is posted on burlingtonaa.org? Such as News, Events, or the latest issue of The Eye Opener... If so, email webservant@burlingtonaa.org (your email address will be kept confidential).
Districts 2&11 Print Meeting List - updated quarterly
Click here to download or print the current Districts 2 & 11 Meeting List on 8-1/2x14" paper.
--2023-09-16: This is the September edition-- hard copies are available!
To get copies to hand out at District 2 meetings, contact the District 2 Meeting List Chair (via the Web Chair): webservant@burlingtonaa.org
To get copies to hand out at District 11 meetings, contact the District 11 DCM: area70dcm11@aavt.org
Area 70 Website Audit Project
The Area Website and Meeting List Committees are cooperating with all 11 Districts in Vermont to make sure that all AA meetings in Vermont are listed accurately on aavt.org (Meeting listings on this website feed The Meeting Guide app, so it's important that they are accurate.)
GSRs (or a group contact person if there is no GSR) in Districts 2 & 11: please review all the information posted about your meeting(s) on aavt.org and contact webservant@burlingtonaa.org to report that it is correct OR if any corrections are needed. Please make sure to check the map location if it's an in-person mtg.
Thank you!
Upcoming Holiday Events
Both events at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 152 Pearl St, Burlington, VT:
Monday, December 25, 2023
Holiday Fellowship Feast & Alcothon

Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 & Monday, Jan 1, 2024
New Years Alcothon

Details to follow as planning progresses--
The first planning meeting for both events will be held via Zoom 12/01/2023 @ 5:30 pm. To volunteer, email BurlingtonAAEvents@icloud.com
Holiday Party & New Year's Alcothon
Meetings That Could Use Support
Are you interested in mixing up your meeting schedule a bit, and attending a small meeting where everyone gets a chance to share if they want to, with no time pressure? Here is a list of small meetings whose attendance varies between 2 and 10. The regulars at these meetings would love to see some new faces! Some have considered folding but are holding on because newcomers often attend. Explore the AA community and help carry the message!
  • High Noon (Wed, noon, First Methodist Church, 21 Buell St)
  • Sane and Sober (Wed, 6:30 pm, Vibrant Church, 2025 Williston Rd)
  • Milton At Last (Wed, 8 pm, United Church of Milton, 51 Main St)-- hybrid
  • Thursday Noon Big Book Meeting (Thurs, noon, First Methodist Church, 21 Buell St)
  • The Widening Circle (Thurs, 5:30 pm, Decker Towers, 230 St Paul St)
  • Ambush (Fri, noon, First Methodist Church, 21 Buell St)
  • Milton At Last (Fri, 8 pm)-- online
Submit YOUR Story to The Eye Opener!
The Eye Opener is a local AA newsletter, published monthly. GSRs from groups in Districts 2 & 11 sign up to submit 3 stories from their group members-- District 2 takes the odd-numbered months, District 11 takes the even-numbered months.
NEW!! You do not have to be a member of a group that has committed to submitting stories for that month. The editors will accept your story and publish it as soon as possible, as long as you are a member of an AA group in District 2 or 11!
See the Local AA Stories page for submission guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you!
Recovery Game Night Continues!
Every Saturday, 7-10 pm
Gratitude Garage, 8 Saxon Hill Rd, Essex Jct, VT
Enjoy a night of fellowship with coffee & snacks while playing games with your friends.
Games provided, but bring one if you have a favorite!
For more info: 802gamenight@clubmember.org
Game Night
Next Full Area Assembly...
...will be in St. Johnsbury, Dr. Bob's home town, on Saturday, December 9, 2023
These AA service gatherings are awesome! All AAs are welcome. DCMs and GSRs attend as part of their service position commitment.
The Committee Meetings in the morning are in-person-- learn about Area Committee activities, meet District Committee Chairs from all over the state, and get involved if you want! The Business Meeting in the afternoon is hybrid: Area Officers & Committee Chairs report on their activities, and all in attendance, in-person and online, can ask questions.
Click here for the flyer, with schedule & directions.
News from the AA General Service Office
Box 459 is the newsletter published 4x/year by GSO.
The current issue addresses GSO finances, announces 3 newly-revised pamphlets, the 2025 International Convention, and more.
Sign up here if you'd like an email whenever the latest issue is published. Past issues are available at this site, too.
New Meetings
In-person: Men's Fellowship Group, Saturdays, 8:00 am, St James Episcopal Church, 4 St James Place, Essex Jct. Open, Men's, Literature/Discussion
Meeting Date/Time/Location/Format Changes
--Sober Sunday UPDATE: due to fire damage at the Police station, meeting at the Turning Point Center for the rest of December, 2023
--Saturday Morning Maintenance Group, 8 am online: 2023-12-02: changed from a closed to an open meeting
--Midtown, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, First Congregational Church, Burlington: In-person only, no longer hybrid
--Off the Other Wall, Thursdays online: 2023-11-15: format has changed from Discussion to Step/Discussion
Service Opportunities
Service will keep you sober!
There are opportunities that require only as much of your time that you want to give. Many positions are 2-year commitments and will turn over in January, so come to your District Business meeting to participate! Dates & times on Home page.

Planning has begun for the Holiday Party on Dec. 25 and the New Year's Eve Alcothon! Please volunteer to help put on these important AA events! Contact BurlingtonAAEvents@icloud.com

The Answering Service needs phone numbers of AAs in Districts 2 & 11 who are willing to speak to someone who calls the Hotline. If someone calls the Hotline (802-802-2288) asking to speak to a member of AA, an Answering Service employee will take their number and have an AA member call them back. If you'd like to add your name to the list, contact Scudder, the District 2 Answering Service Chair: answeringservice@burlingtonaa.org

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 Bruce, PI/CPC Committee Chair, if you'd like to help! pi@burlingtonaa.org

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
--Correspond by mail with 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 Chair (corrections@burlingtonaa.org), or Tammy W, Area Corrections Chair (area70corrections@aavt.org), or fill out this form-- Download the form, fill it out, save it, then attach it to an email and send it to area70corrections@aavt.org
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