Thank You for Your Support! Please Continue to be Generous

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

Last year, it was a real scramble to transition the on-line published meeting schedule from traditional face-to-face AA meetings to mostly on-line Zoom meetings. Interacting with the Office during pandemic cautions was inconvenient for the Fellowship. Our many desk-worker volunteers were no longer able to gain from doing their service work. The staff fielded a blizzard of calls for information.

But it’s not over! Even with state-wide vaccinations having an impact, we will continue to need your help. Night phones, staffed by volunteers, are a vital connection to the alcoholic who still suffers. Lower than average book/pamphlet sales during the pandemic left the Office more dependent on your contributions, to maintain operations. Because of lost sales, our bank balance dropped by over $4000 (25%) in 2020, but has increased by over $269 through the first half of 2021. Only your generosity keeps Central Office going.

Thank you all for sustaining us through this period of challenge. Please keep the 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.

New Page: On-Line Resources

AA Intergroup has a very useful site for helping with finding on-line meetings, attending them, and managing them. We are putting all information about AA online onto a new page (look at the top of this page).

Practicing our 7th Tradition during the Pandemic

During these times, how do we responsibly practice self-support, our Seventh Tradition? AA’s General Service Office (GSO) has published a letter and a video emphasizing how important supporting AA is when “passing the basket” isn’t always possible. Please have a look, and consider supporting your District, your Area, your Central Office, and our GSO. Thank you.