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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.
--2024-01-18: This is the current edition (December 2023)
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
Opportunity to Contribute YOUR ideas to the Voice of AA in Vermont
The Area 70 Delegate is hosting 6 online sessions starting Jan 22 to hear from AA members throughout Vermont concerning topics that will be discussed at this year's General Service Conference (April, 2024). Your input will travel with our Delegate to the General Service Conference, along with that of AA members and Delegates throughout the US and Canada. Plus there will be an in-person Pre-Conference Sharing Session in Barre on March 24. In particular, GSO wants your input about changing the literature written by the AA founders. You are welcome to send responses directly to literature@aa.org Click here for the flyer.

To read the Final Report of laster year's General Service Conference click here.
Wicked Early Group Breakfast Fest
Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St, South Burlington, VT
Breakfast at 6:00 am
Speaker Meeting at 6:30 am
Come feast with us and celebrate the Wicked Early Group's 14th Anniversary!
Meeting is in the hall at the end of the building. Please park in the upper lot.
Wicked Early Breakfast Fest
Full Area Assembly in March to be hosted by District 2!!
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024
Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center, 130 Gosse Ct, Burlington, VT 05408
9:00 am – Continental Breakfast
10:00 am – A.A. Service Workshop
11:00 am – Committee Meetings
12:00 pm – Lunch & Fellowship
1:00 pm – Business Meeting
(Hybrid: ID 830 2170 3918 / Passcode: 8022288)

All AA members are welcome! Join us as we work together in service! Meet new and old friends from around the State.

As part of their duties, G.S.R.s & D.C.M.s attend the Full Area Assemblies. District Committee Chairs are requested to attend.

Event Volunteers needed! Contact the District 2 District Committee Member, Kathy: DCM@burlingtonaa.org
FAA-2024-March-Burlington
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
  • Friday Night Speakeasy (Fri, 7 pm, Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St)
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
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: Listen to it Sober. Mondays, 8-9:30 pm. Holy Family Parish Hall, 28 Lincoln St, Essex Jct, VT. Open, 11th step music and art based meditation meeting with open discussion.
Meeting Date/Time/Location/Format Changes
--Starting Monday, March 25, 2024, the format of the Monday Brown Bag Group in Essex Jct will change to reading from the AA Grapevine publication Prayer and Meditation, followed by 10 min of un-guided meditation, then discussion.
--Starting 2024-02-14: Milton At Last: both Wed & Fri mtgs are now 7:30-8:30
--12x4 Step/Treadition Grouop has FOLDED, as of 2024-02-12.
--Sunset Meeting, Saturday Mar 16, 2024: not meeting, due to Church function
--Sober Sunday UPDATE: due to fire damage at the Police station, meeting at the Turning Point Center until further notice.
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 that turned over in January, but have not been filled, so come to your District Business meeting to participate! Dates & times on Home page.

The Archives Committee needs someone to gather meeting minutes. Contact webservant@burlingtonaa.org

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

Corrections:
--Sponsor an incarcerated woman. Click here for flyer with details.
--Help put on AA mtgs at the women's facility.
--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 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 District 2 Corrections Chair (corrections@burlingtonaa.org), or fill out the Corrections Volunteer Opportunities 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