The Buzz Feb 15-Feb 28, 2017

Telephone Help Needed in Office and Teleservice

For a complete list of events please visit Events and Calendar at
Central Office News
*Office Closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

Service Openings
*IMAGE  Central Office Volunteers needed to answer phones (and help with other tasks) during business hours. There are several shifts (2 to 3 hours each) currently available.

Interested? Want more information? Call 415.674.1821 and speak to Maury or Nikki during business hours (10am to 6pm, Monday through Friday) to find out details and how to sign up for a training shift.

This is excellent service and a great way to learn to talk to wet drunks, dry drunks, families, friends, and all sorts about what A.A. does and doesn’t do. See the Traditions applied! (One year sobriety requirement.)
*IMAGE  Calling all responsible alkies with Teleservice experience! The changing of the guard is here. We need a new Teleservice Chair and an Information Chair starting the fourth week of February. Also needed are one or two day coordinators.

This is a great way to be of service, and really only takes a couple of emails a week. We also have nine open teleservice shifts (no previous teleservice experience required).

To get involved, please come to the Teleservice Committee business meeting and orientation the third Monday of February (the 20th) at 6 p.m. at Central Office.
Intergroup Treasurer's Report
*IMAGE  Month Ended December 2016 For December 2016, Gross Margin (defined as Total Revenue less Cost of Goods Sold) was $32,119, over budget by $724. Total Operating Expenses for December were $20,620, over budget by $798. The result is Net Operating Surplus of $11,499. Net Surplus for December was $11,029, under budget by $411, and incorporates other income and expenses. 2016 Net Surplus is $28,479 compared to a break-even annual budget. The Net Surplus is due to strong group and individual contributions in 2016 and employee expenses under budget primarily because of vacancies in special worker positions during the year.

Group Contributions for December were $12,209, over budget by $1,977. Total 2016 Group Contributions were $169,254, over budget by $18,122. Total 2016 Individual Contributions were $61,190, over budget by $16,536.

Total Unrestricted Cash for December 2016 was $49,244, an increase of $8,397 from November 2016, primarily due to gratitude month and individual contributions in December. Unrestricted Cash is over two months of operating expenses. The rating for December is “Excellent”, the same as November.
*IMAGE  Stonestown Group 44th Anniversary Celebration!
Monday, February 27th, 2017 6:30PM Potluck
8PM Meeting

777 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco

View Flyer [PDF: 126k]

*IMAGE  Pacific Region Service Assembly

Friday, March 5 -
Saturday, March 6 -
Sunday, March 7

PRAASA 2017 - 50th Anniversary!!!

Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (PRAASA)

50 years of empowering the Group Conscience

Come join over 1000 AA members from the Pacific Region at this unforgettable event.

The weekend will be packed with panels, round table discussions, presentations, speakers, wonderful meals and ongoing fellowship.

Hosted by California Northern Interior Area 7 

McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Avenue
McClellan Park (Sacramento), CA 95652

Contact us by email at Register at

“The purpose of PRAASA is to develop a greater unity among the members, groups and Areas of the Pacific Region, to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences; and to provide an opportunity for members to discuss pertinent aspects of AA.

The Assembly and the PRAASA committee should always foster the Recovery, Unity and Service legacies of A.A.”

The western region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Oregon.

*IMAGE  NCCAA 70th Anniversary Conference
Friday, March 10, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2107

Crowne Plaza Hotel,
1221 Chess Dr.,
Foster City (near San Francisco)

$15.00 (until March 1, 2017),
$20.00 at the Door
Host Hotel: $125 (single or double), use code NAQ Hotel Price Deadline: February 24, 2017

Fellowship - Panels - Marathon Meetings,

Al-Anon and Spanish Participation included

Please remit registration with payment to:
Treasurer, NCCAA PO Box 293586 Sacramento, CA 95829 On-line registration is available at

 View Flyer [PDF: 451k]

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Service Meetings (Next 2 Weeks)

Marin Teleservice Orientation
Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm

Marin Teleservice Business Meeting
Tue, Feb 28, 7:30pm

Intergroup Rep Orientation
Wed, Mar 1, 6:15pm

Intergroup General Meeting
Wed, Mar 1, 7:00pm

Marin Bridging the Gap Orientation
Wed, Mar 8, 6:00pm

Access Committee
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00am

The Point Editorial Committee
Sat, Mar 11, 12:30pm

Golden Gate Young People in AA
Sun, Mar 12, 12:00pm

SF Public Info/CPC
Mon, Mar 13, 7:00pm

Marin H&I Orientation
Tue, Mar 14, 6:15pm

Marin H&I Business Meeting
Tue, Mar 14, 7:00pm

Service Opportunities

SF Teleservice Committee: This month we will be electing a new teleservice chair and information chair! If you are on the teleservice committee, meaning you have a shift or are a coordinator, come to the central office at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of March. Thank you everyone!

New service opportunities are available every week. Contact for more information.


SF & Marin

NCCAA 70th Anniversary Conference
Fri, Mar 10-Sun, Mar 12, Foster City

Out Of Town

Pacific Region Service Assembly
Pacific Region A.A. Service Assembly
Fri, Mar 3-Mon, Mar 6 , McClellan Park, CA

23rd Annual NW Pockets of Enthusiasm Roundup

Fri, Mar 10-Sun, Mar 12