District 13

Welcome to District 13

Albuquerque (S of I-40 & E of I-25), Tijeras, Moriarity, McIntosh, Willard, Mountainair, Corona

 District 13 meets

the second Saturday of the month at

Metropolitan Community Church 

1103 Texas St. NE 87110

10:00 AM

***District 13 will meet virtually via Conference Call until further notice***

Next Meeting:

Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM via conference call

Our Bridge the Gap and Young People Liaisons are currently vacant.

Please feel free to attend and stand.  Your input is welcome and service is needed!

Contact Laura S. for further information, including dial-in number and access code.

(917) 676-3674

district13@nm-aa.org

Announcements:

District 13 voted unanimously to begin accepting digital contributions via a smartphone app-based payment platform. Offering a “virtual basket” is meant as an additional option, but not as a replacement for cash contributions. Either will be gratefully accepted by District 13 and put toward services for our local A.A. community. For more information about the “virtual basket” and collecting contributions digitally, check out the Digital Basket Question and Answer document, Payment Platform Comparison, and a Box 459 article from 2017 which discusses this topic on pages 3-4. 

We also had the opportunity to discuss General Service Conference Agenda item IV.A.3: Consider draft language related to the “virtual basket” when reviewing the pamphlet, “Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix.” District 13 discussed the issue and voted unanimously to advise this proposal be approved at the upcoming General Service Conference. We believe it is important for Alcoholics Anonymous to adapt to available technologies, in an effort to remain relevant and inclusive. Incorporating this language into GSO-approved literature will help set a precedent that groups are encouraged to offer a “virtual basket” as an option, but not a replacement for contributions. We enthusiastically support the addition of language related to the “virtual basket” to this pamphlet, as well as other service pieces and guidelines.

Our District voted to put forward a motion at the next assembly that Area 46 adopts the practice of the General Service Conference and require substantial unanimity, that is, a two-thirds majority to change policy. Procedural matters will continue to be decided by a simple majority. Background: In the past, Area 46 has made decisions without substantial unanimity, which has led to members questioning our voting procedures. Pages from the General Service Conference Communications Kit regarding How the Conference Operates define substantial unanimity as a two-thirds majority. Other Areas throughout the United States and Canada were also consulted for guidance. Nearly all who responded set a similar or identical precedent. Most of the proposed changes to the AIP borrow language directly from the General Service Conference Communications Kit on How the Conference Operates. It is the conscience of District 13 that aligning our voting procedures with the General Service Conference would lead to greater unity among Area 46 and its members.

District 13 is also working on putting together a bid to host a 2020 Area 46 Assembly, but we are struggling to find a space. If you have any suggestions for a hosting venue in Albuquerque (S of I-40 & E of I-25), Tijeras, Moriarity, McIntosh, Willard, Mountainair, or Corona, please email district13@nm-aa.org.

District 13 co-hosted a Safety in A.A. Workshop with District 12 in January 2019. The event was a huge success with over 150 attendees from all over New Mexico State, and even a few car-loads from Arizona. Past Delegate and Past Pacific Regional Trustee, Madeleine P., flew in from Portland, OR to serve as our keynote speaker. She, along with four local panelists, shared their personal experiences witnessing, addressing, and/or being the target of conduct that disrupts A.A. meetings; illegal activity; emergencies; sexual harassment, 13th Stepping, or stalking; threats of violence; bullying; financial coercion; racial intolerance; sexual orientation or gender identification intolerance; and pressuring A.A. members into a particular point of view or belief relating to medical treatments and/or medications, politics, religion, or other outside issues. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum for members to discuss the topic of safety, raise awareness in the Fellowship, and share solutions for creating as safe an environment as possible for all current and potential attendees at our meetings. A link to the audio recording is posted below, and a CD has been provided to Area 46’s Archives, as well as Albuquerque Central Office’s Media Library. We hope the content of this workshop will spark more conversations about the topic of Safety in other Area 46 Districts and Groups.

D12 & D13 Safety in A.A. Workshop Audio Recording

Group Contributions:

Want us to host more workshops like this? Please consider including District 13 when your group makes quarterly distributions. It is through your generous contributions that we are able to provide services like these. We recently acquired a P.O. Box for receiving group contributions. Checks can be made out to District 13, and mailed to P.O. Box 11134, Albuquerque, NM 87112. We are also now able to receive digital contributions via a smartphone app-based payment platform. For more information on how to contribute digitally, contact district13@nm-aa.org.

Archive of District 13 Business Meeting Minutes:

January 2020 February 2020

 

January 2019 February 2019 March 2019
April 2019 – No Meeting May 2019 June 2019
July 2019 August 2019 September 2019
October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

Your Trusted Servants:

DCM – Laura S. Alt DCM – Ariel M.
Treasurer – Jack M. Secretary – Sarah H.

Committee Chairs:

Bridge The Gap – Vacant Treatment – Mac L.
CPC/PI – Loya H. Corrections – Renee L.
Intergroup Liaison – Kindyl S. YPAA – Vacant

District 13 Groups:

GROUP  DAYS  TIME LOCATION
 AA 101  W  Noon   UNM – Mesa Vista Hall – Rm 1160
 Any Lengths  T, Th, Sa  Noon  Monte Vista Christian Church – 3501 Campus NE
 Basement Steps  Sa  5:00P  Monte Vista Christian Church – 3501 Campus NE
 Came to Believe  M, F  7:30P  Summer’s Bail Bond Bldg – Estancia/McIntosh
 Direct Amends  T  Noon   Kirtland AFB – East Chapel
 Early Birds  Su – Sa  6:30A   Desert Club – 4305 Mesa Grande Pl SE
 Estancia Valley Group  T, Th  7:00P   Church of Christ – 211 Irene St., Moriarity
 Estancia Valley Women’s  T  5:45P   Church of Christ – 211 Irene St., Moriarity
 Experience, Strength & Hope  W  7:45P   First Presbyterian Church – 215 Locust NE
 Fellowship Group  Th  7:30P   Desert Club – 4305 Mesa Grande SE
 Free Spirits  T, Th  6:00P   Monte Vista Christian Church – 3501 Campus NE
 Gp Alcoh. Unidos  M  7:30P   114 Pennsylvania NE Suite B
 Grateful Girls  T  7:00P   114 Carlisle Blvd SE  87108
 High Noon  Su – Sa  9:00A
Noon
4:00P
  Desert Club – 4305 Mesa Grande SE
 How It Works  Su, Th  7:00P   St. Thomas of Canterbury Church – 425 University NE
 Keep It Simple  F  Noon   First Congregational Church – 2801 Lomas Blvd NE
 Kiva Group  Th  7:00P   St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church – 211 Jefferson NE
 Live and Let Live  M, Th  7:00P   Metropolitan Community Church – 1103 Texas NE
 Native American Group  Th  7:00P   Endorphin Power Company – 509 Cardenas SE
 New Frontier  W  8:00P   Monte Vista Christian Church – 3501 Campus NE
 Queer Ideas of Fun

Su

F

 3:00P

5:30P

  St. Marks Episcopal – 431 Richmond Pl  NE
 Six O’Clock Irregulars  Su – Sa  6:00P   Desert Club – 4305 Mesa Grande Pl SE
 Stag Group  M  6:30 P  Netherwood Church – 5101 Indian School Rd NE
 Still Seeking Serenity  W  2:30P   St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church – 211 Jefferson NE
 Straight Pepper Diet  F  8:00P   St. Marks’s Episcopal Church – 413 Richmond Pl NE
 Tuesday Knights  T  8:00P   Desert Club – 4305 Mesa Grande SE
 Women in Progress  W  6:00P   St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church – 211 Jefferson NE

You can email District 13 at: district13@nm-AA.org