Events

Feb
26
Fri
2021
Emerald Friday Group Anniversary @ St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
27
Sat
2021
Ballarat AA 70th Anniversary – Zoom
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Celebrating the three legacies of AA

Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/89649688757

Feb
28
Sun
2021
Eltham Spiritual Concepts Group Coffee catch up @ Zen Den Cafe
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
AA Central Victorian District Picnic in the Park @ Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Steps Studio – Steps 10 & 11 Workshop
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A visual workshop using readings from the AA Big Book presented live online by experienced Melbourne AA members.

 

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Sunbury Beginners – New Rotating Format – Beginners Steps Discussion Meeting @ Sunbury Baptist Church
Mar 1 @ 7:03 pm – 8:03 pm
Mar
2
Tue
2021
SoberQ – Recovery Questions and Answers
Mar 2 all-day
Arch to Freedom Group – Next Series of Workshops Starts
Mar 2 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/737942489

Password: ARCH

Mar
9
Tue
2021
Arch to Freedom Group – Next Series of Workshops Starts
Mar 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/737942489

Password: ARCH

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Castlemaine Big Book Group – Monthly Traditions Express Zoom Meeting
Mar 10 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Presenting a tradition each month in 30 minutes

https://zoom.us/j/83818925828

Password: Unity

Mar
14
Sun
2021
Eltham Spiritual Concepts Group Coffee catch up @ Zen Den Cafe
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mar
15
Mon
2021
Sunbury Beginners – New Rotating Format – Guest Speaker Meeting @ Sunbury Baptist Church
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
16
Tue
2021
SoberQ – Recovery Questions and Answers
Mar 16 all-day
Arch to Freedom Group – Next Series of Workshops Starts
Mar 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/737942489

Password: ARCH

Get Involved in National Public Information sessions for Professionals
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The National PI Coordinator invites you to explore the idea of forming a sub-committee to host regular, national Zoom Public Information sessions for professionals. If you’re interested in being involved, join us at 7.30 EST, March 16.

https://zoom.us/j/83403670906?pwd=b1RsakpaMFhscVdYa3pzalM2VDI2dz09

Password: 956161

Mar
23
Tue
2021
Arch to Freedom Group – Next Series of Workshops Starts
Mar 23 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/737942489

Password: ARCH

Mar
24
Wed
2021
Castlemaine Big Book Group – Monthly Traditions Express Zoom Meeting
Mar 24 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Presenting a tradition each month in 30 minutes

https://zoom.us/j/83818925828

Password: Unity

Mar
30
Tue
2021
SoberQ – Recovery Questions and Answers
Mar 30 all-day
Arch to Freedom Group – Next Series of Workshops Starts
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

https://zoom.us/j/737942489

Password: ARCH

Apr
2
Fri
2021
CANCELLED – National Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous 2021 @ CANCELLED
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

2021 National AA Convention Cancelled due to COVID

To our dear friends in fellowships AA, Al-Anon and Alateen.

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Australian National Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous.

This is not a decision we have made lightly. However, at our Host Planning Committee meeting tonight, we were presented with the news from Hilton Hotel Adelaide that we are only able to have a maximum of 200 people at our event. This is a ruling by the South Australian Government and makes our event non-viable. Whilst these restrictions will be reviewed again in March, we cannot leave this decision to such a late time frame for people booking flights, accommodation and other travel arrangements.

Our team will be reaching out to all areas, districts and groups that have kindly contributed to the convention, with information on providing refunds. As promised, we will also be providing full refunds to all registrants. If you paid by card via our website, your refund will go back to the card used. If you paid by direct debit straight into our account, please reach out so we can organise the transfer back to you.

Profit made from these National Conventions are passed to the General Service Board of Australia and whilst our HPC strongly encourages this support and the GSB welcome it, we ask that if you would like to pass on your registration fee to the GSB, would you be kind enough to make the arrangements directly. There are a few initiatives the GSB have in place for members to contribute and we highly recommend checking out the options here https://literature.aa.org.au/pages/donation

We also encourage the much needed financial support of many of our CSO’s around the country to ensure our fellowship is still able to fulfil our primary purpose.

We truly are sorry for inconveniences this will cause and disappointment for many of you as we bring you this unfortunate news.

Our hard working committee has been super committed and we haven’t missed a beat over the last two years. Whilst we didn’t quite make it to the finish line, we have forged strong bonds and made lifelong friendships, not to mention taken away some very special experiences and new learnings, all in the name of service.

It’s been a privilege and an honour and we leave you with much love and gratitude in our hearts.

Yours in service

2021 National AA Convention

Host Planning Committee