(NOTE: Ask someone to be the backup chairperson to finish script in case you drop.)
ZU GROUP ONLINE AA Meeting
“Hello my name is ________________________ and I am an alcoholic.”
Welcome everyone to the ZU GROUP ONLINE AA meeting.
[8 am. This is a closed AA meeting.
6 p.m. This is an Open AA meeting. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers, but may not share.]
“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 keep the quality of sound functional during 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.
[ACTIVATE WATING ROOM.]
we request that you put your name on your window by clicking on the three dots on the top.
[When the meeting is large, more than 10 people:] We need a volunteer to be the timekeeper. Timekeeper, please ring bell when three minutes are done. Please wrap up your share quickly when you hear the time notice.
Let’s start the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.
[read HOW IT WORKS.]
[read 12 Traditions]
“Is there anyone here with fewer than 30 days of sobriety?” [Always ask, even with old-timers, because one never knows!]
“If you need someone to talk to after the meeting one of us is always available. "
Do we have any visitors from other AA groups WHO ARE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME?
“Has anyone celebrated an AA ANNIVERSARY in the last 7 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, or giving direct advice to others who have already shared.”
“Today we are reading from_______________. Can someone please read from home?” [Hosts can choose to “Share Screen”]
If you wish to share, please speak up -- we do not use hands up or the chat box in this meeting.
As alcoholics we are easily distracted, so to facilitate our focus on the meeting, we request you keep chats to a minimum.
We also kindly ask participants to please:
Refrain from reading non-AA Approved literature, though you
may refer to it in your share,
We respectfully ask those members who are connected via video to disable your video function if you are doing any activity other than sitting at your screen. This helps to reduce visual distraction.
The meeting is now open for sharing.
[Chairperson says “Thanks for sharing” after each share so that people feel heard.]
FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR:
We have come to the end of our meeting.
“We remind you of the tradition of anonymity. Who you see here, what you hear here, please leave here”.
“Sponsorship is a very important part of this program. attendees needing a sponsor Please stay on after the meeting and our chairperson will meet with you."
“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.
“Are there any AA announcements?”
“Are there any non-A.A. announcements?”
Do we have a volunteer to read “The Promises”? [You can ask someone to read it from home or Share Screen.]
“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?
[disactivate waiting room.]