How AA Works

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 membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. 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 to achieve sobriety.

"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path."
Reprinted with permission from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

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Intergroup Announcments

Nov 4th Birthday Speaker Meeting at 7pm MidCounty Senior Center hosted by The Felton Group. Speaker TBD

Birthday Speaker Meeting planning committee needs new volunteers in the spirit of service rotation. Join meeting 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Abbey coffee house at 350 Mission St. or call Central Office to contact James, Bday Committee Chair.

See the most recent issue of the Grape-SCCIN for AA events in and out of town!

Join the Area 06 Fall Inventory Assembly Nov. 4th in Petaluma. Visit for details.

AA history play, “I Am Responsible” written and performed by AA volunteers in the SF Bay Area needs volunteers to bring the show to Santa Cruz! See page 6 of September GrapeSCCIN for more details. If you’d like to participate in planning Feb. 2018 play or want to volunteer the night of (ticket sellers, ushers, etc.), please email Kelli at

Volunteers for Central Office shifts and 24 Hour Phone Line (Diverter) one-time alternates needed. Call Central Office at (831) 475-5782 to volunteer or for more info.

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