Galway Area Convention 2020


Alcoholics Anonymous

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 45th Annual Convention of Galway Area

3rd, 4th and 5th January 2020


Theme: Courage to Change


Welcome to our convention in The Galway Bay Hotel
(GPS coordinates: 53.258155, -9.084312)

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All closed meetings are located on the Lower Level and are well signposted.

AA Conference approved literature is on sale in the Hotel Lobby throughout the convention.

The Leather Lounge is available for Singsongs on Friday and Saturday Night.

Cruinneachai as Gaeilge ar feadh an deireadh seachtaine & Spotkanie Grupy W Jezyku Polskim

I am responsible . . when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.


PUBLIC NOTICE:

Members of the public who have an interest in Alcoholics Anonymous and our fellowship are invited to the OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Friday evening at 20:00pm in the Lettermore Room. The meeting will end at 21:30pm. All other meetings are Closed Meetings meaning that you may only attend if you satisfy our 3rd tradition which is “that you have a desire to stop drinking”. These closed meetings are  attended only by members of our fellowship, who ask for respect of their anonymity. We would request that you would respect this in your attendance at the convention and thank you for your consideration of this. Types of AA Meetings

The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship. Those who are reluctant to seek our help may overcome their fear if they are confident that anonymity acts as a restraint on our members, reminding us that we are a program of principles, not personalities. 12 Traditions in Long Form


Thursday 2nd January 

20:30 – Early Bird Meeting in the Lettermore

FRIDAY 3rd January 
Inisturk
14:30 – Todays Reflection
15:30 – Complacency
16:30 – Tradition Meeting (1 & 2)
17:30 – Fear, Faith and Fellowship
18:30 – Tradition Meeting (3)
22:30 – Peaceful Regrets for Harms Done
23:30 – Trusting our Intuition
12:30 – Daily Inventory

Inishmaan Suite
14:00 – Rock-bottom (Step 1)
15:00 – All We Have is Now
16:00 – Tolerance
17:00 – Keep Coming Back
18:00 – Insanity (Steps 2 & 3)
22:00 – Step 4
23:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
12:00 – Unselfishness

Lettermore Ballroom
20:00 – Formal Opening of our Convention – Public Open Meeting

Ballyvaughan Suite
22:30 – Disco


Saturday 4th January 

Inisturk
10:30 – God Consciousness
11:30 – Rage, Resentment and Recovery
12:30 – Dr Bob’s Nightmare
13:30 – Tradition Meeting (5 & 6)
14:30 – Humility
15:30 – We Wil Know Peace
16:30 – Three Pertinent Ideas
17:30 – Tradition Meeting (7 & 8)
18:30 – Happy Joyous and Free
19:30 – Tradition Meeting (9 & 10)
20:30 – Polish Meeting
21:30 – Tradition Meeting (11 & 12)
22:30 – Came to Believe
23:30 – Channel of Thy Peace
12:30 – Who You See Here

Inishmaan
10:00 – Daily Reflection
11:00 – Step Meeting 5
12:00 – AA – Preamble
13:00 – Self Pity will Slip Away
14:00 – Step Meeting (6 & 7)
15:00 – Progress not Perfection
16:00 – Helping Others
17:00 – Live and Let Live
18:00 – Step Meeting (8 & 9)
19:00 – One Day at a Time
20:00 – Step Meeting (10)
21:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
22:00 – Step Meeting (11)
23:00 – Into Action
12:00 – Step Meeting (12)

Inishmore
10:30 – AA DVD
11:30 – The Road Back Writers Workshop. How to write and make your story available to the Road Back.
Quite room remainder of day
15:00 – Workshop

Ballyvaughan Suite
20:30 – Remembrance Meeting

Library
10:30 Meditation Workshop
14:30 Meditation Workshop
Meditation (Marathon all day – check door for times)

Lobster Pot Restaurant
15:00 – Drumming Workshop

Lettermore Ballroom
22:30 – Dancing to “Live Music” with Vinny Mongan and his band. Followed by Disco


SUNDAY 5th January

Library
10:30 – Meditation Workshop

Lettermore Ballroom
11:30 – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)