About A.A. and our Meeting

Our membership ought to included all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. – Tradition 3, Long Form

Meeting Info

Virtual Meetings

Due to Covid-19, our landlord closed our meeting hall and therefore we have been forced to meet virtually. We began meeting using Zoom since March 24th and it has been a blessing to our continued sobriety. Many of us arrive 15 minutes or so before the 7:00pm start time and hang around for a while after the meeting closes at 8:30, to visit or answer questions. Join us.

Find the Zoom link on the home page and at the bottom of every page.

Meeting Format

Our meeting is a Step and Tradition study, where we study the Twelve Steps every week, except the last when we study one of the Twelve Traditions. Our format is to go around the room taking turns reading a paragraph from of our program’s two primary books, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. After the reading we typically have a 10-minute speaker who is invited to our group to discuss that week’s reading. After the speaker we continue around the room allowing members an opportunity to share for 3 to 5 minutes on their experience with that Step or Tradition.

Face-to-Face Meetings

Normally we meet in the Youth Center behind Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and they are our landlord. There is easy access by bus and there is normally plenty of parking next to the hall. Many of us typically arrive 30 minutes before the meeting begins at 7:00pm, to visit and meet new members, and we hang around for 15 minutes or so after the meeting ends at 8:30.

See the address at the bottom of the home page.

Membership

Our meeting is a “Closed” meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, meaning that only alcoholics, or those who have a desire to stop drinking, can attend our meeting. In keeping with Alcoholics Anonymous Tradition Three, seen at the top of this page, we do not care what other problems you may have, our focus remains on helping anyone who suffers from alcoholism. If you have a problem with alcohol, and say you are a member, you are welcome. If you are new, and you are unsure whether you fit that definition, you are welcome to join us. We can help you determine whether you are alcoholic or not. Keep in mind that we will not answer that question for you; you are the one who must figure that out for yourself.

Meeting Documents

Information about Alcoholics Anonymous

A.A. in San Diego

Our group supports the San Diego Central Office and is part of the local intergroup, which is called the Coordinating Council. The Central office provides several vital services for our local fellowship, such as the 24-hour hotline, list of meetings, and provides literature for sale in support of the local groups.

Go to the San Diego A.A. Website

A.A. in the U.S.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a loose structure of autonomous groups around the world. There is a General Service Office (GSO) in New York City that provides services to, and publishes literature for all A.A. groups in the United States and Canada. Many other countries or regions around the world have their own GSOs. Our group is part of the San Diego-Imperial Area, which provides our link to the General Service Conference that guides the function of the GSO.

Go to the National A.A. Website