District 23 Covid 19 Public Information

Contact District 23 with suggestions CLICK HERE

Have we reached out to our local radio stations about Area 59 PSA

We contacted WRDV Hatboro

Have we contacted local Rehabs and halfway houses with website info and Zoom Meetings

Possible Contacts:
Brooke Glen Rehab, Fort Washington Pa

District 23 On-Line Meetings

For security this post has been moved Contact Us for more information.

SAFETY CARD FOR A.A. GROUPS
 

(The General Service Office has made this optional statement available as an A.A. service piece for those groups who wish to use it.)

Suggested Statement on Safety Our group endeavors to provide a safe meeting place for all attendees and encourages each person here to contribute to fostering a secure and welcoming environment in which our meetings can take place. As our Traditions remind us, the formation and operation of an A.A. group resides with the group conscience. Therefore, we ask that group members and others refrain from any behavior which might compromise another person’s safety. Also, please take the precautions you feel are necessary to ensure your own personal safety, for example, walking to your car in a group after a meeting. If a situation should arise where someone feels their safety is in jeopardy, or the situation breaches the law, the individuals involved should take appropriate action. Calling the proper authorities does not go against any A.A. Traditions and is recommended when someone may have broken the law or endangered the safety of another person.

Service Material from the General Service Office

Our Common Welfare
Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare follows close afterward. —Tradition One (Long Form) It is hoped that our common suffering as alcoholics and our common solution in A.A. will transcend most issues and curtail negative behaviors that could jeopardize the safety of anyone attending an A.A. meeting. Nevertheless, Alcoholics Anonymous is a microcosm of the larger society we exist in. As such, problems found in the outside world can also make their way into the rooms of A.A. For this reason, groups and members discuss the topic of safety — to raise awareness in the Fellowship and to seek through sponsorship, workshops and meetings, to create as safe an environment as possible to carry A.A.’s message of hope and recovery to the still-suffering alcoholic.

Free Issues, Audio and Youtube AA Grapevine On Line

Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information.

To visit: A.A. Grapevine Site To Read 2020 Issues Free of Charge
www.aagrapevine.org/we-are-here-to-help

A.A. Grapevine on YouTube
Find on Youtube channel some original audio stories and other important information.
GrapeVine YouTube Channel Click Here

Audio download The recorded 2020 issues are available for download.

DOWNLOAD THE ZIP VERSION

Grapevine is here to help during this corona virus crisis

On-Line Area 59 Pre-Conference Sharing Session

Dear Fellow Members,

With the current public health situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, your Area 59 Officers have been working to understand and follow PA health officials’ advice regarding our event planning. As previously announced, Eastern PA General Service (Area 59), has cancelled our April 5th Pre-Conference Sharing Session that was to be held at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

We are developing a system that will enable all AA Members to gain access to a set of discussion threads and to share their perspectives on 13 select Agenda Items. The following link can take you to the site:

https://groups.google.com/a/area59aa.org/d/forum/pcss

Once you are there, you click “apply for membership” and our site administrator will set your email up to access the “Area 59 Pre-Conference Sharing” section. Once you agree to follow some good manners guidelines and state that you are a Member of A.A., you will be given access. Then you will be able to click on individual items, access the Agenda Item background information and see other Member’s sharing on each topic

The purpose of the sharing is to give our Delegate an idea of the group conscience from across Area 59 in order to prepare to participate in the annual General Service Conference (G.S.C.). (Only elected Delegates participate in the G.S.C.) The G.S.C. is where final deliberations and decisions are made with regard to the group conscience for all of A.A. on the Agenda Items. This year, the G.S.C. will be held the week of April 17th and it will be a virtual conference through online meeting technology due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

So, as a Member, please know that we value your input. You can find additional information on our Area 59 website: www.area59aa.org. You should also feel free to contact any Area 59 Officer or your Delegate (delegate at area59aa dot org.) If you have questions or issues with the sharing site or in gaining access to it, please contact officer-at-large at area59aa dot org.

District 23 on-Line Meetings

Here I will post links to our local A.A. Meetings that have moved to an on-line format. Please report any broken links or let us know about your on line meetings. Meeting on line is nice to see people from around the world but sometimes we need a familiar face.

REPORT BROKEN LINKS or ADD YOUR MEETING

Every Day
Daily 7:15 amExpect A Miracle 7:15AM
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 865 5341 1620 Password: 028828
Daily 10 am It Works It Really Does (Open Topic)
https://zoom.us/j/291391456
ID: 291 391 456 Password: 6101935
Daily NoonExpect A Miracle (ONLINE)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 859 4522 4831 Password: No Password
Daily 3 pmEXPECT A MIRACLE (ONLINE)
https://zoom.us/j/486306773
Meeting ID: 486 306 773 NO Password
Daily 6 pmExpect A Miracle (ONLINE)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/891244906
ID:  891-244-906 NO PASSWORD
Daily 6 pm It Works It Really Does (Men’s)
https://zoom.us/j/418857033
ID: 418 857 033 Password: 1212121212
Daily 6 pm It Works It Really Does (Women’s)
https://zoom.us/j/6732490989
ID: 673 249 0989 Password: 1212121212
Daily 9 pm It Works It Really Does (Open Beginners)
https://zoom.us/j/133037235
ID: 133 037 235 Password: 002236
Sunday
Sunday 10 amExpect A Miracle (ONLINE)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 858-824-150
Sunday 1 pm Sunday Women Beginners / Women
https://us04web.zoom/j/869126579
Phone: 1-646-558-8656
ID: 869 126 579 Password: 085729
Sunday 7 pmSocial Distancing Group
ID: 566 517 1420 For Password
email: social-distance@aad23.org
Phone only: +1 929 205 6099
Sunday 7 pmWe Stay Sober Men’s Zoom Group
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5100354227
ID: 510 035 4227 Password: 11062017
Sunday 7:30 PM(NAS) Naval Air Station (ONLINE)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/81659292507
ID: 816 5929 2507 Password: 446563
Monday
Mon 9:15 amSunlight or the Spirit (Woman’s)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
Meeting ID: 891 9337 9321 Passcode: serenity
Mon 6 pmWomen in Recovery (ONLINE)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 708 165 907 Password: 028176
Mon 7 pmNeshaminy Women’s Meeting (ONLINE)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7382515670
Mon 7:30 pm Third Legacy Group (ONLINE)
For ZOOM Meeting ID and Password
email: thirdlegacy@aad23.org
Tuesday
Tue 9:15 amTuesday Morning Group
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
Tue 6:30 pm Ivyland Tuesday Women’s Step/ Women
https://zoom.us/j/614539973
Phone: 1-646-558-8756.
ID: 614 539 973 Password: 499135
Tue 7 pmWomen In Sobriety Group
For ZOOM ID and Password
email: womeninsobriety@aad23.org
Tue 7 pmWe Stay Sober Men’s Zoom Group
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5100354227
ID: 510 035 4227 Password: 11062017
Tue 8 pmLansdale Big Book
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 822 041 68445 Password: 0TvGiH
first digit zero not O
Wednesday
Wednesday 7 PMSocial Distancing Group
ID: 566 517 1420 For Password
email: social-distance@aad23.org
Phone only: +1 929 205 6099
Wed 7:30 pm Johnsville-Hatboro (ONLINE)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID:368 707 6916 Password: Hatboro
Thursday
Thur 9:15 amSunlight or the Spirit (Woman’s)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
Meeting ID: 891 9337 9321 Passcode: serenity
Thur 7 pmWe Stay Sober Men’s Zoom Group
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5100354227
ID: 510 035 4227 Password: 11062017
Thur 7:30Sisters In Sobriety Group New Britain (ONLINE)
Women’s Meeting
ID: 137-811-665 Password: 136848
Thur 8 pm Each City and Hamlet Speaker Group
(speakers from around the country)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/791326909
Meeting ID: 791 326 909
Friday
Friday 7 pmSharing Our Sobriety (SOS) WOMEN
(Rotating Step, Topic, Tradition, Speaker)
ONE CLICK ACCESS LINK
ID: 856 2779 6325 NO PASSWORD
Friday 7 pmSocial Distancing Group
ID: 566 517 1420 For Password
email: social-distance@aad23.org
Phone only: +1 929 205 6099
Friday 8 pm Hatboro Friday Nighters (On-Line)
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/821781049
Phone: 1-646-558-8656 – ID: 821781049
Saturday
Saturday NoonSaturday Women’s Sobriety Noon
ONE CLICK ACCESS
For ZOOM ID and Password
email: sobriety@aad23.org

Virtual Meeting Readings

How It WorksPreambleThe Promises

On-Line Blue Card

This is an On-Line meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are glad you are all here — especially newcomers. In keeping with our singleness of purpose and our Third Tradition which states that “The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking,” we ask that all who participate confine their discussion to their problems with alcohol.
When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity and for protecting that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should consider whether we are publishing at the public level. When we break our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity of others.
Please No Recording Screen Sharing/Shots and remove your last name from participants list. > Click Participants > YourName > More > Rename
Thank You

This is a variation of a service piece provided by: (The 1987 General Service Conference) for on-line groups who wish to use it.)

Protect Anonymity Change Default Zoom Settings

For Zoom users: With the rush to shift to online meetings, many of us did not take time to investigate what this meant to the spiritual foundation of our recovery – namely, anonymity. Now that online meetings are accessible, we want to pass on best practices for protecting anonymity. These have been curated from the membership and online resources. 

The default Zoom settings run counter to AA’s spiritual foundation of anonymity. The meetings are publicly accessible and full names and faces are often displayed. Additionally, by default all Zoom meetings are recorded to the cloud. Turning that feature off is simple, fortunately.

There are other settings in the Meeting subtab that can also be adjusted, such as disallowing remote control of devices, file transfer, data sharing with Zoom, and screen sharing.

Here are some suggested settings for your meeting to use. Please note that most, if not all, of the settings below are not the Zoom default:

Go to: Settings > Recording and click off the Local and Cloud recording features.
In the Zoom Settings section, under the Meeting subtab:

  • Require Encryption for Third Party Endpoints
  • Disable Auto saving chats
  • Disable File transfer
  • Disable Feedback to Zoom
  • Disable Screen sharing
  • Disable desktop/screen share for users
  • Disable Remote control
  • Allow Virtual background (this is the Zoom default and allows the user to use a virtual background instead of the inside of their apartment, for example)

In the Zoom Settings section, under the Recording subtab:

  • Disable Local recording
  • Disable Cloud recording
  • Disable Automatic recording 

We will update this page with additional information as we learn it and encourage you to share tips and tricks with us that we can include. And stay tuned for information on Seventh Tradition contributions.

Tips On How To Zoom Meetings

We have upgraded our Zoom package to bring this to more people who are in need of this information.  We will have a max of 500 participants.  Because so many people have contacted us about this webinar we decided to do it again this 
Sunday, March 22nd at 7pm EST … Details to join and itinerary are below. 

What we will go over:
Zoom Best Practices
Zoom Meeting Controls
Roberts Rules Of Order In Zoom
Zoom Third Legacy Voting
Starting an Online meeting via Zoom
Q&A 

Details to join: Zoom Best Practices and 3rd Legacy Voting (Option 2)
Time: Mar 22, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/521468240 Meeting ID: 521 468 240

Power Point Presentation
Zoom Best Practices and 3rd Legacy Voting

Covid 19 Updates

Our March 3rd 2021 District meeting will be on Zoom Contact Us for meeting code

District 23 Meetings on SEPIA Web Site and Meeting App Please Check Your Meeting For Accuracy and If it is listed as Active or Suspended.

Meeting Status Update Form or Call phone: (215) 923-7900

As we move forward with re-opening our groups we can share our experience and ensure we do our part to reach the still sick and suffering alcoholics in a safe responsible manner. There are many people in our community who have fallen into the clutches of full blown alcoholism in this pandemic shut down and will be scared at best to reach out to us for help. Lets do our part to make our fellowship the safe haven it has been for so many despite current conditions. Our Primary Purpose Is To Reach the Still Sick and Suffering!

It’s not about us going to meetings
It’s About Us being there for the New Comer.

GSO Letter May 2020 7th Tradition

Reopening Groups Area 59

Reopening Groups Area 48 Ad Hoc (Helpful Information)

A Letter from our General Service Office About Corona Virus and AA Meetings

Grapevine and La Viña Are Here to Help…. 2020 Issues & Audio FREE On-Line

Shareable link of readings for On-Line Meetings Preamble How It Works Promises etc.

On-Line & Telephone Meeting Information

For our members of high risk or those who want to avoid face to face meetings there is an abundance of online and telephone meetings.

Philadelphia Area Online Meetings

District 23 On-Line Meetings

 Worldwide Online Meetings 

Phone Meetings

In addition to these there are meetings listed from other areas when online you can attend meetings anywhere from the convince of your home.

Tips For Starting and Participating
Zoom On-Line Meetings

Before attending or creating new Zoom meetings take a look at these guidelines for protecting our anonymity.
ZOOM MEETINGS: PROTECTING ANONYMITY & DEFAULT SETTINGS

New Zoom Protection Tips (from NYIA)

BEST PRACTICES FOR A DIGITAL 7TH TRADITION

The digital 7th tradition practices was written on the A.A. Intergroup of SF & Marin

Setting Up Online Meetings: Help! Google HangOut, Zoom, Phone and More
Very well written with illustrations from Inter-Group Association of A.A. of New York

If you have access to other quality on-line resources contact us. If your group in SE Pennsylvania has started an on-line meeting be sure to inform SEPIA.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.