On Awakening

6:30 AM (HST)

Honolulu, Hawaii

We meet daily at 6:30 AM (HST) via video (currently Zoom).

The doors open at 6:00 AM (HST) for fellowship, meeting at 6:30 AM (HST).

Join us!

Need help with using Zoom to attend a meeting? Check this link from the AA Intergroup of SF and Marin for their excellent guide, ATTENDING ONLINE MEETINGS WITH ZOOM.

Who We Are

We are a daily online morning A.A. meeting from Honolulu, Hawaii. We began as a response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Our aim is to serve both local residents and visitors with healthy dose of recovery and Aloha! Please come join us. You'll have to bring your own coffee though.

Daily Meeting Format

Currently we are using today's reading from Daily Reflections as the basic A.A. literature for our meeting. You can read the Daily Reflections online at the GSO website's Daily Reflections Page. Use the calendar feature to pick the day you want to see!

If you want to check out our format you may find it below; updated after 8:00 PM HST for the next day.

Daily Meeting Format (Updated After Daily Meeting)

AA Coin Images for Meeting


If you lack a "smart" phone, you may have despaired of finding meetings online via the Zoom platform: the phone-in string of numbers is long, intimidating and oddly written.

But it can be done, and quite simply. You won't be able to see folks. You may not be able to share, depending on your dexterity, but you can listen as though you're there in cyberspace with your fellow AAs.

Two important things to know: All dial-in numbers are long-distance from Hawaii; if your phone plan does not include long-distance, you can't call the access number. And Zoom meetings will eat up your minutes if you're using a prepaid or burner phone.

On our web site, as on others, when you locate the dial-in number for a meeting, it's often expressed in one long string: the call-in number (10 digits)#, ... the meeting ID number (9-11) digits#, ... and then (sometimes, but not always) additional numbers or words that are used as a password for entering the meeting#. Maybe you just gave up when you saw that digital overload.

Not to worry. Here's what will happen when you break those numbers down:

  1. First dial the long-distance call-in number for that particular Zoom meeting, just as you would any other long distance phone number. If your phone allows, you can store this number in your phone's contacts so you don't have to dial it again another time. That number, of course, will always begin with 1, followed by an area code of three digits, then seven digits for the phone number.

  2. You will hear a prompt from Zoom asking you for the meeting ID number (or some similar wording). Type in that 11-digit number particular to the meeting you want to access, followed by a pound sign (hashtag).

  3. You will then hear a prompt asking for the password or other number if there is one. Dial that (you may have to translate a word to numbers; write that down on paper first so you don't have to figure it out on the keyboard while you try and dial). Again, end with a pound sign or hashtag.

Next you should be admitted to the meeting, if it's open. There may be no formal prompt, you may just hear people speaking in familiar AA language!

Once you get into the meeting, remain silent and listen carefully so you won't interrupt. Once you figure out what's going on, you may need to mute or unmute yourself. That's *6. (It's a "toggle." If you're muted when you come in, hitting *6 will unmute you. And the other way round.)

You may want to raise your hand to share or to make an AA-related announcement, or to volunteer to read. Just punch *9 (star 9). To lower your hand, repeat *9. (Remember to remain silent until the host calls on you and to mute yourself after you finish speaking)

If the meeting is not open (let's say you dialed in too early), you'll hear a voice telling you to try later.

Do that. And keep coming back. If you're still puzzled, get someone with a computer to help you. The Internet is packed with tutorials and quick video classes on how to enter the world of teleconferencing.

The 7th Tradition during the COVID-19 crisis

The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members.

We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. —from the Long Form of Tradition Seven

On Awakening will begin passing the basket for a 7th Tradition using a mobile payment service in order to cover the monthly costs of approximately $20.00. Any funds collected in excess of this amount will be distributed to the Oahu Intergroup of Hawaii, the AA GSO, Hawaii Area 17, and Honolulu District #2. Please join our meeting for more information. If you are not an alcoholic, we ask that you do not contribute in keeping with our 7th Tradition of self-support.

The services provided by your local intergroup, Alcoholics Anonymous' General Service Office, and your local Area and Districts continue even in these trying times. Please remember that they are providing services that we have asked them to provide. There may be no basket passed at a meeting for the time being, but you can still contribute and make sure that when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, the hand of AA is always there. This meeting is located on Oahu, Hawaii. If you live on Oahu, please consider contributing to the Oahu Intergroup of Hawaii. If you are visiting, please find the intergroup that serves your location (via aa.org).

Oahu Intergroup of Hawaii - Online Member and Group Contributions

"A.A.W.S. and A.A. Grapevine staff are “teleworking” until further notice as we continue our commitment to serving the A.A. Fellowship."

---from aa.org 'Updates on Coronavirus'

Alcoholics Anonymous Member Contributions