24HR Helpline: (510) 839-8900 - East Bay Intergroup




BUSINESS MEETING: The next business meeting is Monday, December 11, 2023 from 7-8:10 PM in the ECF Zoom room. It is important and critical that we have as many members as possible at our December business meeting to decide important issues and choose trusted servants for the next two years.

Many service positions will rotate with new terms starting January 2024: Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary Coordinator, Recording Secretary, and Intergroup Rep.

View or download the Job Descriptions for all the open service positions.

Attached please find the November minutes and December 11 agenda

NEW MEETING SECRETARIES NEEDED FOR JANUARY ROTATION: 6 months sobriety required. Please let your meeting know you are available to secretary or tech your meeting.

SECRETARY TRAINING AND REFRESHER TRAINING: Contact zoom.trainer@ecfaa.org. A quick refresh is on this website under our AA Resources section.

FIRST THURSDAY WORKSHOP, December 7, 7-8 PM:  TOPIC: “Courtesy, kindness, justice and love are the keynotes by which we may come into harmony with practically anybody”.  Every first Thursday of the month AA members will speak on a tool or slogan that helps keep them sober. The next workshop is Thursday, December 7, 7-8 PM in ECF Zoom room. Questions and Conversation encouraged.

BIRTHDAY NIGHT: The next birthday night will be 6 PM, Friday, December 29th. Going forward, ECF will celebrate AA Birthdays/Anniversaries on the last Friday of each month at 6 PM, featuring a birthday speaker, sobriety countdown, and open sharing.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! WACYPAA 25: 25th Western Area Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous December 28 at 7:00 PM to December 31 at 2:00 PM. Oakland Marriott, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Young AAs and AAs “young at heart” WELCOME. More details at https://www.wacypaa25.com/. Conference will be followed by a New Year’s Eve celebration..

SPONSORSHIP: If you are currently available to be a sponsor, please type your name and the word "sponsor" with your phone number in the chat box at any online meeting. More information is available in the pamphlet  "Questions and Answers on Sponsorship" at aa.org. Another way to find a sponsor: listen to others in several different meetings. Sponsors will have more than a year sobriety; have a sponsor; have “worked the steps” and are available to be a mentor for you

MEETINGS AT 8:30 PM NEED SUPPORT. Each night features different AA Literature and open discussion. Newcomers usually attend and need other AAs with time for support.

H&I SERVICE: Needed! AA members take AA meetings into jails, recovery centers, shelters and hospitals. This is 12th Step work at its most basic and vital, and a great opportunity to bring our program of hope to those who may be truly suffering. “It is the great paradox of AA that we know we can seldom keep the precious gift of sobriety unless we give it away”. (12&12, p. 151).

See the Area 53 (Oakland/Alameda) Roster for opportunities. Attend an orientation on Zoom on the first Wednesday each month at 6:30.
Meeting ID: 317 259 5765
Passcode: ACTION

Please contact our H&I Rep at handi@ecfaa.org if you have any questions or need more info.

NEWCOMER LITERATURE: If you are new and need literature, please contact literature@ecfaa.org for a newcomer packet.

COURT CARDS - ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION: Send an email to secretary.coordinator@ecfaa.org. Include your name, date and time of the meeting you attended, and name of the meeting secretary. Your attendance will be verified within 24 hours.

MANAGING DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR OR "ZOOM BOMBERS": The Waiting Room is your best tool against Zoom bombers and anyone creating a disruption.  For these individuals, it is best to place them in the Waiting Room until the meeting ends; do not remove them (they can return quickly under another name).

If you have doubts about an individual, watch their video screen once they have been admitted and be prepared to move them back to the Waiting Room if anything untoward occurs.

Remember you can also mute individuals OR TURN OFF THEIR VIDEO if their background noises or activities are creating a distraction. As a courtesy, put a note in "chat" to the individual, asking them to turn off their video or to mute themselves.


ECF Bulletin Board

East Bay Intergroup Info (eastbayaa.org):

You're in the Right Place! Newcomer/Beginner's meeting sponsored by East Bay Intergroup

*Attendance Confirmation Available*

This meeting meets Sundays and Tuesdays at 7pm, using the same Zoom ID and password.

Visit EBI's Newcomer Page for more information about AA and attend Newcomer Meetings

Online, Sundays 7pm
Meeting ID: 857 4415 2693
Password: 471197

Call the 24 hour Helpline:
English: 510-839-8900
Español:  510-502-8560
Email: help@eastbayaa.org.

Always confidential,  always no cost.

Volunteers needed.  Email phonechair@eastbayaa.org to volunteer or for more information.

East Bay AA Newsletter
Subscription Link: https://eastbayaa.org/subscribe/

H&I Downloads

The purpose of the Hospitals and Institutions Committee is to help the alcoholic who is confined.

See the Area 53 H&I Roster - December 2023

Please contact our H&I Rep at handi@ecfaa.org if you have any questions or need more info.

A program developed by H&I: Sponsoring AA members inside San Quentin and other State prisons
Take part in carrying the message to confined members. H&I Area 53 is launching a new Inside Visiting Sponsorship Service pilot program. Our goal is to match members confined at medium to long-term rehab facilities who are looking for sponsors. Details are in the flier at this link.

ECF Business Manager,
if you have AA-related activities or announcements that you would like to have posted on the Fellowship bulletin board