NOTES to Chairperson:

 

  • Ask someone to be the back up chair person to finish script in case you drop.

  • If there are more than 10 participants, ask for a Zu Group member to be a time-keeper. “Time-Keeper, please let people know their time is up by saying “TIME” after three minutes per share.”

  • Can mute everyone by going to Manage Participants. And it is important to mute a person if there is a lot of background noise. Remind everyone they can unmute when they want to share.

  • Chairperson can share readings by clicking on “Share Screen” or send the link via chat box. Have these readings open on other tabs before you start the meeting, if possible.

 

MEETING SCRIPT

Costa Rica AA Online

 

“Hello my name is ________________________ and I am an alcoholic.

 

Welcome everyone to the Costa Rica ONLINE AA  meeting. This is a closed AA meeting.

 

(Preamble)

“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of Men and Women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”

 

to improve the sound quality of the meeting, please mute yourself when you are not sharing, and remember to unmute when you wish to share. I may also mute the room if necessary, but remember to unmute when you wish to share.

 

(When meeting is more than 10 people:  "We need a zu group member volunteer to be the time keeper. Timekeeper please say “Time” when three minutes are done. If no one volunteers: Please self time at 3 minutes, and I may remind you that time is up.)

 

We need a volunteer to read HOW IT WORKS. (Share  on share screen if no one has it.  Or via the chat as a link. Read yourself if no one volunteers.)

 

“Are there any newcomers that would like to introduce themselves?”

 

“To our newcomers, welcome, if you need someone to talk to after the meeting one of us is always available. Please make your request towards end of meeting in the chat.”

 

“Has anyone celebrated an AA Birthday in the last 30 days?

 

“This group discourages “cross talk” which means telling another member what to think or how to act, speaking directly to another person rather than to the group, questioning or interrupting the person who is currently sharing and speaking, or giving direct advice to others who have already shared.”

 

“Today we are reading from_______________ ...We will read and share….”

The meeting is now open.

 

FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR:

 

WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF THE MEETING

 

“We remind you the tradition of anonymity. Who you see here, what you hear here, please leave here”.

 

“Sponsorship is a very important part of this program. Newcomers please look around and see if someone in the room is available to sponsor. Would those who are available to sponsor please raise their hands? Thank you.” Newcomers please write your request on the Chat box on bottom of window.


 

“I would like to thank everyone who makes this meeting possible, and I thank ______________ for their service as timekeeper, and ______________for their service of reading.

 

According to our  7th tradition  ‘Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.’  Please help support this Online meeting by adding a little extra to the basket when you go to any Zu Group meeting.

 

“Are there any AA announcements?”

“Are there any non A.A. announcements?”

 

Reminder: Those who can stay on chat for a minute in case newcomers need support, please stay on the line.

 

Do we have a volunteer to read  “The Promises”? (share screen or Post link in chat.)

 

“Thank you all for coming!” Let us close the meeting with the ‘Serenity prayer.’ It is best if one person leads it while the rest of us remain muted and say the prayer to ourselves. Is there a volunteer to say the prayer? (Or ask someone.)