June 18: Getting the Most from a Zoom or Hybrid Meeting

District 3 is hosting a workshop on improving the experience of Zoom and hybrid meetings. It will be a hybrid meeting. The workshop will be held at the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church (map here) on June 18th, from Noon till 3:30 pm. The flyer is here. The flyer has the necessary Zoom information for attending the workshop virtually (for security we are not printing the Zoom meeting number).

The workshop will cover Zoom settings and updates. Also to be covered are details of Zoom setup, including microphone, speaker, and video settings, and much, much more. For more information, beyond what’s on the flyer, call (505) 610-8327.

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

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2: NMCYPAA Conference

The Annual Conference of New Mexico Conference of Young People in A.A. (NMCYPAA) will be held September 30th through October 2nd. It will be at Kamp Kiwanis (here’s a map). We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can download the flyer here.

New Steering Committee Members

As of the regularly-scheduled Intergroup meeting on December 12, the Central Office Steering Committee has some new members. The Steering Committee members are now:

Chair: Martin W. (newly elected to an open, one-year term)

Vice-Chair: Jeff P. (newly elected to a two-year term)

Treasurer: Tim T. (re-elected last year to a two-year term)

Secretary: Stephanie P. (newly elected to a two-year term)

Schedule Editor: Lindsay M. (re-elected to a two-year term)

Website Editor: Steve K. (re-elected to a two-year term)

Media Librarian: Amy C. (newly elected to a two-year term)

Community Outreach Chair: Lori F. (newly elected to a one-year term)

Because we have staggered elections, where half the offices are voted on during even years, and the other half are voted on during odd years, some of these positions are for a single year.

Central Office wishes to thank our outgoing members: Lara P., vice-chair, and Jerry K., secretary, for service well-rendered. Thank you, Lara and Jerry!

There are two vacant positions: The Accessibilities Chair and the Intergroup Liaison, both with one year remaining in their scheduled terms. Anyone in the Fellowship with at least two years continuous sobriety, and some familiarity with Central Office or Intergroup, is welcome to express interest in joining the Central Office Steering Committee. Email any member of Steering Committee if you are interested.

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.

Remote Meetings Are More Than Zoom!

The Accessibilities and Remote Communities Committee of District 12 has put together a fine pamphlet about alternatives to face-to-face meetings. There are options other than Zoom! A.A. has been passing around our experience, strength, and hope in many ways outside of face-to-face meetings since way before the pandemic. This pamphlet is a great summary of some of these alternatives. You can download it here.