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Various AA Articles

STEP FIVE CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER
I have been sober in Alcoholics Anonymous for 22 years and step five has changed my life forever. The reason why is that I was never right from an early age. I felt like a square peg in a round hole. It seemed like everyone else had the script to life and I didn’t. I was uncomfortable around people and felt like they were trying to have one over on me. I became a victim blaming people places and things for how I felt. Alcohol made me feel comfortable. It smoothed the edges off. Made me feel like I was a part of again, where things did not bother me. I would not listen or take advice. An extreme version self-will run riot.

In my early twenties I was broken. I was crushed by this self-imposed crisis. I could not go on. I was never cut out for a crazy life even though I had some great times I wished for the end. When I arrived in AA I was beaten. My life was in the balance because I had not realised what I was suffering from.

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Intergroup

Next meeting of Plymouth Intergroup will be on Sunday 8th October at Onward House, Community centre in Greenbank. Any AA member's are welcome to come along and observe. Doors open at 9:30 with the meeting starting at 10 o'clock.
MEMBERS URGENTLY NEEDED TO FILL VACANCIES AT PLYMOUTH INTERGROUP
Chair
Vice Chairman
Employment Liaison Officer
Young People's Liaison Officer
Two Region Reps
Convention Convener (Shadow)
Criminal Justic
Secretary
Public Informtion Officer
Electronic Communiction Liaison Officer

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions advertised or would like more information on a vacant position, please speak to your GSR, contact our website or come to the next Intergroup meeting.

Alcohol and Me - A Message for Young People

Here is a link to the brilliant cartoon message targeted on young people. It is based on the pamphlet in the 'Starter Pack'.

Alcohol and Me - A Message for Young People

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Conventions

South Devon Intergroup Mini Convention 2017
South Devon Intergroup's
FIRST Mini-Convention
Saturday 21st October 2017
St. George's Church Hall, Goodrington, PAIGNTON TQ4 6NG
"ONE DAY AT A TIME"
9.30 for 10am start
AA and Al-Anon speakers
£4 entry * Raffle at 3pm
Free Teas and Coffee's will be served
Bring your own lunch, local shops & eatery's nearby
For info call Hannah 07741415950
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West Dorset Open AA Convention 2018 Flyer

http://westdorsetaa.org.uk/sites/default/files/2018_Flyer.pdf

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Monday Lunchtime: New Venue

Plymouth Monday lunchtime meeting has relocated from Sherwell Church to Shekinah; a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery.

The meeting time remains the same: 12:15pm - 1.45pm (open on request)

Address:
Shekinah, Bath St
PL1 3LT
Plymouth

December Intergroup Meeting

Next meeting of Plymouth Intergroup will be on Sunday 10th December at Onward House, Community centre in Greenbank. Any AA member's are welcome to come along and observe. Doors open at 9:30 am with the meeting starting at 10 o'clock.

MEMBERS URGENTLY NEEDED TO FILL VACANCIES AT PLYMOUTH INTERGROUP
Chair
Vice Chairman
Employment Liaison Officer
Young People's Liaison Officer
Two Region Reps
Convention Convener (Shadow)
Criminal Justic
Secretary
Public Informtion Officer

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions advertised or would like more information on a vacant position, please speak to your GSR, contact our website or come to the next Intergroup meeting.

Service Articles

SPONSORSHIP AND SERVICE
Sponsorship and Service
The word sponsor is not mentioned in the Big Book explicitly although it is in the AA Service Manual, for example in Concept 9 (“every sponsor is a leader”, etc) What is not talked about so much is how helpful long term sponsorship can be to AA service. I will give some examples from my own experience. My first two service positions were nothing to do with my sponsor. My first service position was literature secretary, which was offered to me by my first home group. Then my sponsor started a new group so I joined that. My second service position as secretary of that group, and I was nominated and voted in by the group for that (though my sponsor would’ve have preferred me to do a different position).

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