El Farolito

Current Issue:   2017_email_web_2017_use

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


For Contributions or to Contact El Farolito by mail:

P.O. Box 35876
Albuquerque NM 87176

November 2017 Deadline for El Farolito is October20, 2017, midnight!

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 so much  District 18 for taping, labeling, and stamping over 400 El Farolitos!!


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 needed in the Albuquerque area

on October 28, 2017!

Next mailing party: El Farolito needs trusted volunteers for taping, addressing and stamping the November edition on Saturday, October 28. It needs to take place early morning, late afternoon, or early evening. And must take place in the Albuquerque area. I t will only take an hour with ten or so people. This request lets me attend the 1pm agenda-planning meeting  in Albuquerque on the same day. Thank you, Jeffrey



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. July 21, 2017 is the deadline for the August edition.  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 a dozen people it will take a bit over an hour. Please have your District step up and help me meet my goal of visiting all 19 Districts in my rotation. elfarolito@nm-aa.org

Feb-17 01/28/17
Mar-17 02/25/17
Apr-17 04/01/17  District 11
May-17 04/29/17  District 8
Jun-17 05/27/17  District 7
Jul-17 06/30/17
Aug-17 07/29/17  District 2
Sep-17 08/26/17
Oct-2 09/30/17  Dist 18
Nov-17 10/28/17
Dec-17 12/02/17
Jan-18 12/30/17
Feb-18 01/27/18
Mar-18 02/24/18
Apr-18 03/31/18
May-18 04/28/18
Jun-18 06/02/18
Jul-18 06/30/18
Aug-18 07/28/18
Sep-18 09/01/18
Oct-18 09/29/18
Nov-18 10/27/18
Dec-18 12/01/18

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.