The convention theme this year is “Surpassing Our Present Imagination.” This derives from Bill W.’s writing for The AA Grapevine in November 1960: “A vast communications net now covers the earth, even to its remotest reaches… nothing matters more to AA’s future welfare than the manner in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly and well, it can produce results surpassing our present imagination.”
The committee has been hard at work finalizing the program, selecting speakers and panelists, and brainstorming online hospitality, fellowship, and entertainment ideas. Our intention is to provide an experience that mirrors an in-person convention as closely as possible.
We are excited to announce that we will be providing Spanish and ASL interpretation all weekend. Our Sunday morning speaker will be a deaf member with simultaneous translation. If you have never experienced this type of share before, you are in for a treat. It is an extremely powerful and spiritual experience you will not want to miss. While we are not collecting registration fees, we are asking groups and individuals to be generous with contributions to help offset the costs associated with planning a fully-inclusive event. Please use the Area 46 PayPal link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/area46 or mail a check payable to NM Area 46 A.A., P.O. Box 587, El Prado, NM 87529. In either case, please add the word “convention” to the note or memo section.
We meet regularly on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM on Zoom. Login credentials can be found at nm-aa.org under the events tab.
There are several open committee positions available and we are in urgent need of a Hospitality Coordinator, Meeting Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator. Please join us at our next meeting on April 15th if you are willing to serve, and pass this information along to your Districts and Groups.
The Children of Chaos Young Peoples’ Group will host the District 18 Founders’ Day Picnic on Saturday, June 12th at 12:00 PM followed by a Speaker Meeting at 1:00 PM. The speaker meeting meeting will also be available on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5179896270
What is It?
The Area 46 New Mexico A.A. Service Forum is to provide an open forum for A.A. members to explore what “Service” means in A.A. – what it is, why we do it, how it works, and how to be a part of it. This forum is founded on the idea that growing in understanding about service helps each of us become better able to be of service.
Why Should I Attend?
The Service Forum is a great opportunity for A.A. members to discover what service opportunities are out there and how it all fits into the General Service Structure. It is also a great event where seasoned servants can be encouraged and maybe even learn something new.
The fine folks of New Mexico’s Young People in A.A. are hosting a traditions workshop. It will feature speaker panels and Q&A sessions.
The flyer is available here. The Zoom meeting ID is available on the flyer.