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The Beginning Steps Study Meeting

 Welcome to The Beginning Steps Study Meeting of the e AA group. My name is Lawren and I am an alcoholic. 

Our Greeter Is  

After a moment of silence for the still suffering alcoholic, would those of you who wish, please join me in The Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

The following is the AA Preamble:

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. 

There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

(All excerpts from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, copyrighted and used with permission from AAWS.)

During the meeting,  if you would like to share,  please raise your hand by typing:  !!

When finished speaking,  type the word, END, at the conclusion of your last entry so that everyone will know you are finished, and someone else can share.

e-AA is an online A.A. group. To participate in our business meeting in which the election of trusted servants and group conscience decisions take place, go to http://www.e-aa.org/maillist.html, click Members, and fill out the form.

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If you are new to A A and need a temporary sponsor to walk beside you, please copy and fill in  http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php

If you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and would like to support the 7th Tradition of The e AA group, click the 7th Tradition link, situated on the left of the page,  as you log in to chat.

The meeting lasts for 1 hour. If you don't get a chance to share tonight, come back next week. And, remember, there are meetings here every day.

Do we have any visitors or newcomers who would like to introduce themselves by first name, this is not to embarrass you, but for us to get to know you?

Reminder:  Please be respectful of our meetings  Private conversations slow down the meeting room page, and distract members who wish to be part of an AA meeting.

This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. As such, it is for AA members to share their experience, strength, and hope with those who have a desire to stop drinking or to learn more about the AA program of recovery from alcoholism.

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We're out of time. Does anyone have any parting thoughts or need to share briefly before we close?

Are there any announcements for upcoming events on e AA ?

Please join me in a moment of silence for the still suffering alcoholic, then the Responsibility Pledge.

I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.

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