El Farolito


El Farolito November 2020 web

Chair –  Tim M.


For contributions or to contact El Farolito by mail:

El Farolito
P.O. Box 1242
Taos, NM  87571


El Farolito is now offering email subscriptions. Help support the ELF!

$3 for 1 year, $5 for 2 years. 

Check the order page in El Farolito for specifics.


Hi all,

Thank you for reading the El Farolito web page.

Area 46 is looking ahead to the next rotation for Editor and Business Office volunteer chair positions for the 2021-2022 term. Please reach out to me if you, or someone you know, is interested. The editor/chair position is responsible for putting together each monthly issue – the business office member coordinates postage, contributions and the “business” side of the publication.

We are always looking for groups or districts to help prepare a future issue for the mail. See the available dates below and reach out to me to confirm your group’s or district’s interest.

Please…..stay safe, be well, and enjoy another day in this wonderful program.

Tim M., editor, El Farolito, 2019-2020




Click Here for past issues of the El Farolito

To submit an article or an item for publication in El Farolito, the deadline for each month’s issue is on the 15th of the month preceding the issue at 11:59 p.m. Mountain time 🙂


Each month we are holding mailing parties to tape, label and stamp the issue. These are FUN and I will be happy to travel throughout New Mexico to provide this service opportunity for your group as our mutual schedules allow. If your group or district can be a little flexible, I usually can too! With about 10 people it will take a little over an hour, and it can be right before or after a meeting to encourage involvement. Please have your district or group step up and contact us: elfarolito@nm-aa.org

Dec-2020 Week of November 23 AVAILABLE!

District Reports

Typically reports are submitted by email; some ELF reps type them into the email or attach as a document. Please do not send a PDF file. Many ELF reps report on what is going on in their district and what they are doing to carry the message. Many include events, birthday celebrations, elections, business meetings, etc.  Some are short, some longer and anywhere in between. A suggested maximum length is 300 words but this is flexible.

AA Birthdays/Anniversaries

Please submit by email. For each set of birthdays, please provide the name of the group, city and the month celebrated.
For each birthday, give the person’s name and length of sobriety.
El Farolito prefers to print birthdays after they have happened.

All AA events are welcome, meaning events that will have a meeting, speaker or workshop and are sponsored by an AA meeting, group, District or Area. An event held at a club is appropriate for publication in El Farolito as long as it is hosted/sponsored by a group or groups, and is not an actual club event.

Event fliers are welcome and will be printed when possible, or El Farolito will list the event under “Upcoming Events” with the necessary details.

If you send in a map, the less detailed the better and no-color is best. Sometimes they just do not print very clearly and can soak up a lot of color if not black and white or grayscale.