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Corona Virus Information & Updates from General Service Office


Friday March 13, 2020

To: All Intergroup/Central Offices
From: The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous

As a follow up to our recent communication regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the General Service Office has developed an area on our website that provides information and updates specific to the virus. It can be accessed from the link on the top of our home page as well as under the “What’s New” tab. I have included the link below as well. You can find information there on:

2020 International Convention updates
Suspension of all G.S.O. employee travel through March 31st
Suspension of all visits and tours of G.S.O. until further notice

Information on how other offices are handling the situation is available on as well as on the Technology in A.A. forum (

Best wishes to all of you for your continued health and safety.

New Meeting Location for Monday YP Meeting

RE: Monday Night Young People’s “Big Book, Steps, and Traditions Study” Meeting

Effective Monday, March 4, 2019, the meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 21 E Constance Avenue in the Garden Room.

The meeting day and times will remain the same on Mondays from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Our last meeting at the Unitarian Society will be on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Rigorous Honesty Location Update

Good morning all!  Because of ongoing matters at First Congregational Church, Rigorous Honesty meeting will be held until further notice at the Alano Club.

Hope to see you there!

– Bob D.

New Business Hours

Effective 8/11/2018 your Central Office will no longer be open on Saturdays. The new business hours are:

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday

New Meeting: Lucid Interval’s Positive Genius

“A.A. is not a plan for recovery that can be finished and done with. It is a way of life, and the challenge contained in its principles is great enough to keep any human being striving for as long as he lives.

We do not, cannot, outgrow this plan. As arrested alcoholics, we must have a program for living that allows for limitless expansion. Keeping one foot in front of the other is essential for maintaining our arrestment. Others may idle in a retrogressive groove without too much danger, but retrogression can spell death for us.”

-BB, p275

Idling or regressing within a retrogressive groove?
Struggling with arresting an alcoholic way of thinking?
Seeking a different way of living?
Ready to be challenged?

Put one foot in front of the other and walk through the door of Lucid Interval’s Positive Genius AA Meeting and get moving on your very own limitless expansion.

Every Friday night at 10:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Alano Club’s upstairs room.