Please request invitation from: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please request invitation from: email@example.com.
Waiting room: This setting is by far the best method of keeping out the nefarious people who gatecrash our meetings. Please be patient, it may take a while for the host to get to you. This is another security feature and probably the safest.
|Sun||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Sun||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Sun||18:30||Galway Knocknacarra||*PW included|
|Sun||19:30||Galway Salthill Evening||PW: RULE62|
|Mon||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Mon||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Mon||13:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|Mon||20:00||Galway Tir Na nÓg,||PW: 078233|
|Mon||20:30||Galway Athenry||ID: 941 461 410|
|Tue||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Tue||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Tue||13:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|Tue||18:30||Galway Knocknacarra Group||*PW included|
|Tue||20:00||Galway Clarinbridge||ID: 607 009 950|
|Tue||20:30||Galway Tuam Tuesday||PW: 433548|
|Wed||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Wed||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Wed||13:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|Wed||18:45||Galway Doughiska||PW: billandbob|
|Thu||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Thu||08:30||Galway Oranmore Good Morning||ID: 303 135 787|
|Thu||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Thu||13:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|Thu||18:30||Galway Knocknacarra Group||*PW included|
|Fri||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Fri||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Fri||13:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|Fri||20:30||Galway Oranmore evening||ID: 312 295 277|
|Sat||08:30||Canary Islands Int Morning||PW: billandbob|
|Sat||08:30||Galway Oranmore Good Morning||ID: 971 113 229|
|Sat||08:30||Galway Salthill Good Morning||*PW included|
|Sat||11:00||Galway Ozanam Room 7||PW: 011891|
|*PW included = password included|
How Do You Make An Old-Fashioned Twelfth Step Call?
With many treatment facilities closing their doors, more and more A.A.’s are seeking guidelines for making old-fashioned Twelfth Step calls.
The 1998 Conference Literature Committee considered a pamphlet on making Twelfth Step calls that was compiled and in use by Area 25 (Kansas). Although Conference committee members felt this effort was fine for local use, they emphasized the importance of the use of “How It Works” in the Big Book, as well as seeking guidance through sponsorship, the experience of older members and workshops.
One such workshop was held last spring by the Answering Services Committee of the Elmira (New York) Area Intergroup. The area’s second Twelfth Step workshop, developed its program along lines of the G.S.O.’s service piece “Suggested Workshop Format.” Out of the workshop experience has come some suggested guidelines. Because they have proven so useful, the committee has shared them with G.S.O., as follows, in the hope that others will be helped too:
1. Return calls ASAP. Call back immediately to listen, share and arrange a time and place to meet-but not at a bar. If you are called to a bar, go there only to pick the person up and, preferably, to get him or her to a meeting.
2. Twelfth Step in pairs, with a same-sex member if possible. Twelfth‑Step calls can be intense, and there is safety in numbers. Besides, two heads are better than one. Be punctual and look your best.
3. Twelfth Step when the prospect is sober or fairly sober. Calls on intoxicated alcoholics seldom work because of blackouts. Wait for the end of a spree or a lucid interval when the prospect is still jittery.
4. During home calls, separate prospect from family if you can (suggest Al‑Anon for family members). Too many people butting in to influence you about the “bad guy” can be disruptive. Learn from experienced A.A.s how to interact with family or significant others on the scene, and when it is wiser to leave than to stay:
5. Suggest detox/rehab if needed. If such is indicated, arrange with family or significant others, with prospect’s permission if possible. Should violence seem imminent, leave. If necessary, make the appropriate phone call.
6. Share how it was (your own drunkalog). Don’t moralize or lecture or brand prospects as “alcoholics.” That decision is theirs-even as to tossing out alcohol they have on hand. Detail your own symptoms, drinking habits and other personal experiences with alcohol.
7. Share your understanding of the disease of alcoholism. Let the person know that this disease is progressive and can end with insanity or early death. Describe the conditions of body, mind and spirit that accompany alcoholism.
8. Share exactly what happened to you. The prospect will probably want to know how long you have been in A.A. and how you got and stayed sober.
9. Share your A.A. experience. Share how A.A. has worked for you and helped you to regain your sanity while maintaining sobriety, how it has led to being willing to believe in a power greater than self. Use everyday language and avoid arousing prejudice against theological terms and conceptions.
10. Share how it is now-your recovery program and spirituality. Outline the A.A. program of action and emphasize that this isn’t the somber end of something (preferably drinking) but the start of a challenging, rewarding way of living based on spiritual principles.
11. Leave a meeting schedule, A.A. pamphlets and your phone number; and make one follow-up visit or phone call. Offer to return for further questions, and help with transportation to a meeting if possible. Mention Al-Anon meetings available to family members and significant others.
12. Understand that success means YOU are still sober. Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive Twelfth Step work with other alcoholics.
Reprinted with permission from Box 459, Vol. 44 #5.
Welcome to our convention in The Galway Bay Hotel
(GPS coordinates: 53.258155, -9.084312)
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.
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
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
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
20:00 – Formal Opening of our Convention – Public Open Meeting
22:30 – Disco
Saturday 4th January
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
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)
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
20:30 – Remembrance Meeting
10:30 Meditation Workshop
14:30 Meditation Workshop
Meditation (Marathon all day – check door for times)
Lobster Pot Restaurant
15:00 – Drumming Workshop
22:30 – Dancing to “Live Music” with Vinny Mongan and his band. Followed by Disco
SUNDAY 5th January
10:30 – Meditation Workshop
11:30 – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)
The 3 meetings in the Chapel of NUIG have moved for the foreseeable future to:
Career Development Centre,
Located in the Arts/Science Building on 1st Floor.
Go in main entrance doors opposite the library. Down corridor to the left of the LAMOUR Lecture Theatre. N.U.I. Galway.
Westside lunchtime and evening meeting have moved to new room at Room 7 upstairs at Resource Centre in Westside.
There will be a NEW meeting in Oranmore from next Saturday April 6th 2019 at 8:30am
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Tír na nÓg (Big Book) has changed to Monday evenings at 8pm.
This meeting focuses as a Young People’s Meeting. Young has been defined as anyone who has room to grow. Guided by Tradition 3, and open to all who suffer from alcoholism.
All are welcome