El Farolito

Current Issue:  January_2017 

Chair –  Jeff H.  elfarolito@nm-aa.org


For Contributions or to Contact El Farolito by mail:

P.O. Box 35876
Albuquerque NM 87176

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

$3 for 1 year, $5 for 2 years. Receive your issue a week ahead of mailing!

Check the order page in El Farolito for specifics. Go there!



Thank you District 15, La Buena Vida Group, for the 4th time this year. The Sunday night group folded, taped, addressed and stamped this current edition


To all groups and service minded people in the ABQ area or any group of people that can organize an ad hoc group to meet in a basement, back room or spacious, well lit room:

A mailing party is booked for December and January editions!




Click Here for past issues of the El Farolito

Deadline for submissions:Differs each month. So read the El Farolito for the next month’s deadline..  If something comes up; try and let me know by the deadline, and I can let you know if I can still get it in or save space for it.


Each month we are holding mailing parties to tape, label and stamp the issue. With about 10 people it will take  an hour. Please have your district or group step step up. elfarolito@nm-aa.org

Feb-18 01/27/18
Mar-18 02/24/18
Apr-18 03/24/18
May-18 04/28/18
Jun-18 05/26/18
Jul-18 06/23/18
Aug-18 07/28/18
Sep-18 08/25/18
Oct-18 09/22/18
Nov-18 10/27/18
Dec-18 11/24/18

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 what is going on in the 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.

AA Birthdays/Anniversaries

Submitting by email is best; phoned or mailed-in submissions are also welcome.
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.