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
***District 13 will meet virtually via Conference Call until further notice***
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
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.|
|Bridge The Gap – Vacant||Treatment – Mac L.|
|CPC/PI – Loya H.||Corrections – Renee L.|
|Intergroup Liaison – Kindyl S.||YPAA – Vacant|
District 13 Groups:
|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
|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||
| 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|