Welcome to District 13
Albuquerque (S of I-40 & E of I-25), Tijeras, Moriarity, McIntosh, Willard, Mountainair, Corona
District 13 meets on
the second Saturday of the month at
Metropolitan Community Church
1103 Texas St. NE 87110
***District 13 will meet virtually via Zoom until further notice***
Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 AM via Zoom
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 URL and Meeting ID.
Thank you to all who attended the Area 46 Virtual Assembly in September, and special accolades to the Web and Technology Team for all of the extraordinary effort to make it happen. The Assembly ran incredibly smoothly given the fact that this was new to all of us. Well done, everyone!
District 13 is continuing to focus efforts on providing more of a Public Information presence during the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to communicate to the public that Alcoholics Anonymous is here, both online and in person, if they, or someone they know needs help with a drinking problem. We currently have GSO-approved public service announcements airing on a free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform, and are working on submitting similar information to local newspaper outlets.
District 13 intends to put together a bid to host a 2021 Area 46 Assembly, however we are conscious that many venues are not yet communicating about booking space for large gatherings. In the interim, 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 email@example.com.
District 13 co-hosted a virtual workshop with District 12 about group considerations and concerns related to reopening meeting spaces in New Mexico in August 2020. We are so grateful for the support of 115 attendees from all over New Mexico State, as well as several participants from other parts of the country. Five local panelists, along with three non-A.A. guest speakers, shared their personal experience and professional expertise navigating this topic. The purpose of this workshop was neither to encourage nor discourage groups from holding in-person meetings at this time. It was not intended as a directive, especially with information changing so rapidly. We respect that each A.A. group is autonomous. We simply wished to offer information and resources so that each group might make informed decisions about reopening their meeting space in light of COVID-19. Links to the audio recording and Online Resource Guide are posted below, and a CD will be provided to Area 46’s Archives, as well as Albuquerque Central Office’s Media Library.
- D12 & D13 Reopening Meeting Spaces in New Mexico Workshop Audio Recording
- Area 46 COVID-19 Online Resource Guide
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.
In March 2020, we 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 following: Best Practices for a Digital 7th Tradition, Digital Basket Question and Answer document, Payment Platform Comparison, and Box 459 article from 2017 which discusses this topic on pages 3-4.
Please consider including District 13 when your group makes quarterly distributions. It is through your generous contributions that we are able to provide services to our local A.A. community. Checks can be made out to District 13, and mailed to P.O. Box 11134, Albuquerque, NM 87112. To contribute digitally, follow this link: District 13 Virtual Basket, or send contribution in Venmo to user: district-13. If you have trouble accessing our account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archive of District 13 Business Meeting Minutes:
|January 2020||February 2020||March 2020|
|April 2020||May 2020||June 2020|
|July 2020||August 2020||September 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|