The Buzz Apr 14-Apr 30, 2017

April Showers bring...Open Service Commitments!

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Intergroup News
*IMAGE  12th Step / Sunshine Club / Spirit of Service Three-Way Workshop

For the first time, the Sunshine Club, SOS and the 12th Step Committees will hold a joint orientation. Sunshine Club volunteers bring meetings to A.A. members who are temporarily unable to get out. SOS (Spirit of Service) volunteers bring meetings to members who are permanently homebound. 12th Step volunteers respond to the wet and/or returning folks who call for help, day or night.

Consider a service commitment with one, two or all three of these service groups. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30am 1821 Sacramento St., SF, CA
*IMAGE  Intergroup Treasurer
The Intercounty Fellowship Board is seeking a Treasurer. We need your help reaching potential candidates as soon as possible. For a position description and more information please contact Central Office (415) 674-1821, or visit

 Please make this announcement at all of the meetings you attend and encourage those with the qualifications to make themselves available.

*IMAGE  Treasurer’s Report For February 2017,
Total Revenue was $24,864, over budget by $595. Total Operating Expense for February was $23,429, under budget by $416, primarily due to employee expense. The result is Net Operating Surplus of $1,126. Net Surplus year to date is $16,343, over budget by $7,161.

Group Contributions for February were $14,374, over budget by $1,374. Individual Contributions were $2,260, under budget by $1,340. Total Unrestricted Cash for February 2017 was $78,880, an increase of $350 from January 2017. Unrestricted Cash is over three months of operating expenses. The rating for February 2017 is “Excellent”.

Meeting Guide
*IMAGE  Did you know that our Intergroup is a participant in “Meeting Guide,” a free mobile app that that lets you find meetings across North America and Europe?

We are one of 85 A.A service organizations that relays our meeting data to this app. In fact, currently, there are 46,814 meetings in the system and the information is refreshed twice daily.

Heading to Monterey or Maui? Vancouver or Vienna? The East or South Bay? Fire up “Meeting Guide” and find your closest A.A. meeting without having to figure out which Central Office maintains the schedule. Now your sponsees will never have a problem finding a meeting—and neither will you! Download free for your favorite mobile device.
San Francisco Hospital and Institution Committee News
*IMAGE  SF H&I needs lots of help carrying the message to the confined alcoholic. We currently have more than 60 open commitments that need to be filled. The next orientation is today, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00am at the Mission Fellowship, 2900 24th Street at Florida in SF. However, given our current needs, we are offering additional orientations. Please contact us at (Area 62)  to ask about having an H&I orientation brought to your home group. 
*IMAGE  37th Annual Northern California Woman to Woman Conference
April 28, 29 and 30, 2017 in Sacramento
All Banquet and Pre-Registration Forms must be received by April 15.
For more information and details on registration: Flyer [pdf]
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Service Meetings (Next 2 Weeks)

Marin Public Info/CPC
Thu, Apr 27, 7:00pm

Intergroup Rep Orientation
Wed, May 3, 6:15pm

Intergroup General Meeting
Wed, May 3, 7:00pm

SF Public Info/CPC Speaker Workshop
Mon, May 8, 6:00pm

SF Public Info/CPC
Mon, May 8, 7:00pm

Marin H&I Orientation
Tue, May 9, 6:15pm

SF Service Manual & Concepts Study
Tue, May 9, 6:30pm

SF GS New GSR Orientation
Tue, May 9, 6:30pm

Marin H&I Business Meeting
Tue, May 9, 7:00pm

SF GS Business Meeting
Tue, May 9, 7:30pm

Marin Bridging the Gap Orientation
Wed, May 10, 6:00pm

Service Opportunities

SF Public Info/CPC: There is a need for committee members including a Literature person, and a Speaker Workshop coordinator. We are always in need of more speakers, and our next Speaker Workshop will be Monday, April 10th at 6pm at Central Office.

SF Teleservice Committee: Coordinators: Immediate need for a Monday Coordinator/Fiona is filling in currently until we can get this filled. May 1st we will need a Sunday Coordinator as the current persons 2 years has been fulfilled. *We are looking to find enthusiast Coordinators who are local in San Francisco.* Open Shifts: Second Sunday 6am-10am Third Sunday 10a-2p Third Sunday 10p-6am Fourth Sunday 10-2p Fifth Saturday 6pm-10p

The Point Editorial Committee: Writers and artists always needed. Please contact the Point Committee at:

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


SF & Marin

12th Step / Sunshine Club / Spirit of Service Three-Way Workshop

Sat, Apr 29, San Francisco

Marin Teleservice Spaghetti Feed 2107
Marin Teleservice
Sat, May 6, Mill Valley

Bridging The Gap Orientation
Bridging the Gap
Tue, May 9, San Francisco

Out Of Town

37th Annual Northern California Woman to Woman Conference
Northern California Woman to Woman
Fri, Apr 28-Sun, Apr 30 , Fair Oaks, CA

45th Annual Hospital and Institution Conference
The Northern California Hospital & Institution Committee
Fri, May 5-Sun, May 7 , San Jose, CA