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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 copy will be available soon!
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
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 (First Methodist Church, 21 Buell St, Wed, noon)
  • Sane and Sober (Vibrant Church, 2025 Williston Rd, Wed, 6:30 pm)
  • Thursday Noon Big Book Meeting (First Methodist Church, 21 Buell St, Thurs, noon)
  • The Widening Circle (Decker Towers, 230 St Paul St, Thurs, 5:30 pm)
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
Beginners BBQ 2023
Pumpkin Party
Friday, October 13, 2023
Gratitude Garage, 8 Saxon Hill Rd, Essex, VT
starts at 7:30 pm
Pumpkin carving & painting, candy, scary movie
BYOP (bring your own pumpkin)
Richmond Group 12th Annual Pie Fest
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Richmond, VT
6:00 pm Pie & Fellowship - bring ANY kind of pie to share
7:00 pm Meeting
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.
New Meetings
--In-person: The Journey Continues, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, United Church Hinesburg, 10570 Rt 116-- Open Women's Step/Speaker
--In-person: The Nooner, at the Turning Point Center in Burlington, is now meeting on Sundays at noon, as well as Monday-Saturday.
--In-person: Starting Friday, July 21, 2023: Queen City Sobriety, Fridays at 5:30 pm, College Street Congregational Church, 265 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 - Closed, Big Book Study.
Click for flyer. Enter on South Union Street-- Click for photo of building entrance. 2023-07-30: At the first group conscience meeting, the group changed the meeting from Open to Closed (Click for definition of closed meeting).
--Online: As of July 9, 2023: The Good Morning meeting is now meeting on Sundays at 8:00 am as well as Monday-Friday.
--In-person: Last Call Beginners Meeting, Friday, 6:30 pm, Gratitude Garage, 8 Saxon Hill Rd, Essex Jct
--In-person: Saturday Night Thrive, Saturday, 10 pm, First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St, Burlington ("The Red Doors")
Meeting Date/Time/Location Changes
--Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023: A Vision for You in Richmond will be online only, just for this day.
--CORRECTION: Young at Heart, Saturdays at 6 pm at Oakledge Park, is meeting through September 30, 2023, then they will not meet until spring.
--Sober Shenanigans, Wednesday, 6 pm at Oakledge Park, will meet through September, and then be suspended until April, 2024. It is a seasonal meeting, from mid-April through September.
--Sober Sunday, 9:30am at the Burlington Police Station, WILL RELOCATE TO THE TURNING POINT CENTER IN OCTOBER, 2023, due to building renovations.
--A Spritual Solution, Tuesdays at noon at Temple Sinai, is no longer meeting as of August 8, 2023
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 in November to participate! Dates & times on Home page.

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

--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
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 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. To contribute, 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!
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"
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"
Practically every AA member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than a Twelfth Step job well done.
Step 12