New, Separate Address for G.S.O. Contributions

The General Service Board of A.A. recently announced that they have a new Post Office Box for contributions. Box 459 remains the address for general correspondence with G.S.O. For more information, see this announcement.

Effective immediately, please send contribution checks to:
Post Office Box 2407
James A Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407

December 12: Intergroup Elections

The regularly-scheduled Intergroup meeting on December 12 will have elections for all positions on the Central Office Steering Committee. This meeting will be held on Zoom at 2 PM. Steering Committee positions to be voted on include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Website Chair, Schedule Editor, Media Librarian, Intergroup Liaison, Community Outreach Chair, and Accessibilities Chair.  Any member of Alcoholics Anonymous with previous or current experience with the Central Office and with at least two years of continuous sobriety is eligible for office. For more information, please see the flyer.

Thank You for Your Support! Central Office Finances have Recovered.

The volunteers and staff at Albuquerque Central Office are heartened by your consistently generous financial support of our AA Fellowship!

The Covid pandemic made the financial position of Central Office very precarious in 2020, mostly because of lost sales of A.A. literature and other merchandise. We became entirely dependent on contributions from groups and individuals. And the groups and individuals really stepped up! Throughout 2020 and 2021, our financial situation improved. Over the past 12 months, our cash position has improved by nearly 70%! That’s huge!

Thank you all for sustaining us through this period of challenge. We are no longer desperate. Please do keep Central Office in mind as you apportion your AA contributions. You may give directly via Paypal at the “Support Us” page.

Our spiritual way of life is safe for future generations if, as a Society, we resist the temptation to receive money from the outside world. But this leaves us with a responsibility – one that every member ought to understand. We cannot skimp when the treasurer of our group passes the hat. Our groups, our areas, and AA as a whole will not function unless our services are sufficient and their bills are paid.    

Reprinted from “Respecting Money”, The Language of the Heart (4th ed.), p. 221, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

UPDATED: Central Office Masks Up – Curbside Service Available. Occupancy limit of 3 in Front Area.

Following new guidance from the New Mexico Department of Health, we ask that anyone coming into Albuquerque Central Office wear a mask. A mask is needed regardless of your vaccination status. Furthermore, Central Office now has a occupancy limit of three people in the front (retail) area. With a coordinator or alternate coordinator, and a desk worker, this means only one or two visitors at a time. If you’d like to make a purchase but would rather not come inside, or others are already inside, call us and we’ll do curbside service. Each month, Intergroup and the Central Office Steering Committee will monitor Covid statistics and modify this policy as appropriate.

This is for the health of the special workers and the desk volunteers, as well as your own. Thank you very much!

New Year’s Eve Alcathon! At the Isleta Club

The Isleta Group is hosting an Alcathon on New Year’s Eve. It will last from Noon on New Year’s Eve till 1:00 PM on New Year’s Day. There will be a Soberversary Birthday Night, a dance, and meetings every hour and a half! Stay sober and have some fun!

The flyer is here.

New Meeting Change Form

Central Office is taking a bold step into the 21st century with an all-electronic meeting change form! It can also be used to let us know about new meetings. There’s a link to this form at the top of the Meetings page. You can also get the form here. It is also linked at the top and bottom of the Meetings page, and the bottom of each meeting detail page.

Completing the form will send the information to our Schedule Editor, and the information will be updated in our Meetings page. This will also update the Meeting Guide app, automatically, as well as the schedule at the Area 46 website.