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Steps & Traditions Study

Welcome to the Friday Steps and Traditions Study Meeting of  The e-AA Group. My name is  Joel and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.

After a moment of silence for the still suffering alcoholic, I invite those who wish to join me in the Serenity Prayer.

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

Preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous

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.)

The meeting lasts for 90 minutes. It is a guest speaker meeting with question time, If you would like to ask a question,  or share, please type !!

When "speaking" please type the word "END" at the conclusion of your last entry so that everyone knows you are finished and someone else can speak.

The secretary will call on you, giving all those who wish to share the opportunity to do so. Everyone is welcome to stay and chat as long as they like. The chat rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.

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.

To enter in the monthly drawing for a free Grapevine subscription, send your name and address to http://www.e-aa.org/form_gv.php The winners will be drawn at the first of the month. There's a drawing every month, so keep registering until you win!

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

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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Would anyone else like to add anything before we close the meeting?

Are there any announcements for upcoming events on e AA?

I would like to close this meeting with the Serenity Prayer, please join me!.

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

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