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Anniversaries: Please submit your group member anniversaries for the upcoming month to info@aasrq.org! They will be included in the newsletter the month after.

Helpline Volunteer Opportunities: Central Office is also looking for volunteers for the AA Helpline. If you’re interested in a valuable service opportunity, please email us here.

H and I Volunteer Opportunities: Interested in joining teams of volunteers who carry the AA message into Detox or Rehab/Treatment Facilities? How about carrying the message into Jails/Corrections Facilities? There are opportunities to help others suffering from the disease of Alcoholism. Click here to see the flyer and contact the Hospitals & Institutions Chairperson at hichair@dist4gsaa.org for more information.

For past newsletters and other upcoming events, please check out our news and events page.

Southern States Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly Announcement:

Dear SSAASA 6 Guests, 

The SSAASA 6 Committee would like to thank everyone for their participation with early registration,  volunteering, scholarships, and overall involvement with SSAASA 6. We would also like to thank everyone  that took part in our SSAASA 6 survey.  

After reviewing the survey results and other data, the SSAASA steering committee unanimously agreed it  would be best to make SSAASA 6 a virtual event. We feel this will maximize participation and allow those  who, at this time, are not comfortable traveling or being around others to join in this event. The Tampa Airport Marriot has agreed to let us out of our contract penalty free. The hotel will be sending out cancelation notifications for all who have room reservations. (Continued…) 

Virtual / Online / Zoom Meetings

Many AA meetings are now taking place online. The following is a list of local meetings that have “moved” to Zoom and other video chat platforms for the time being.

Here are some suggested Zoom settings for anonymity, and a starting guide for hosting and managing new groups, courtesy of New York Intergroup.

In addition to the Sarasota-based groups below, others in major cities have also moved to zoom, and as a result there is an incredible array of meetings with more being added daily. Some starting points to discover these meetings are here: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and UK and Continental Europe.

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Central Office of Sara-Mana
1748 Independence Blvd. Suite G-2
Sarasota, Florida, 34234

Open Monday through Thursday, 9-4. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
 - Not Open during Christmas Eve through New Year's Day, MLK Jr., Presidents and Memorial Days, July 4th, Labor Day or Thanksgiving.

TEL: 941-351-4818
Al-Anon Help: 941-749-1750

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