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.

Trivia Night! SBYPAA’s Beyond Synthetic Knowledge

Come experience “the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge”* at SBYPAA’s Beyond Synthetic Knowledge Trivia Night!!!

We’ll be kicking things off with an AA Speaker Meeting at 7pm, which will be followed by our Team Trivia Competition.

Everyone is welcome: the young, the young at heart, and those with room to grow. 😌❤️😊

There will be recovery, food, fun, fellowship, and – yes – PRIZES! all at the SB Alano Club THIS Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Come join in the fun! There’s a place in AA for the young, the young at heart, and those with room to grow. 😌

*“We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties beyond our conception. What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge.”

-BB, Dr. W.D. Silkworth’s Letter

❤️ Cohosted with love by WACYPAA, SOCALYPAA, DCYPAA, SLOPYPAA, & VCYPAA ❤️

2018 Holiday Marathon Meetings

Santa Barbara AA Holiday Gatherings & Marathon Meetings

Come share the “Joy of Living We Really Have” and carry the message to those still suffering (Big Book p.15)

At the Santa Barbara Alano Club
235 East Cota Street

9:30PM to 4:30AM Starting December 24th

9:30PM to 4:30AM Starting December 31st