One Day At aTime AA Telephone Meeting Group



Welcome to the "One Day At a Time" telephone group of Alcoholics Anonymous. This group meets everyday at 1:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).
 
Our AA Telephone Meeting can be accessed by dialing 1 (712) 775-7031. Enter Passcode 198520# when prompted.
 
Please Note:  Calling the meeting phone number is not toll free.  If your long distance service charges by the minute, you will be charged accordingly.
 
Our meeting schedule every week is:
1 pm EST Sunday                               Living Sober
1 pm EST Monday                              Daily Reflections
1 pm EST Tuesday                             Traditions in the 12x12 (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions)
1 pm EST Wednesday                       Steps in the 12x12
1 pm EST Thursday                           Stories from the Big Book
1 pm EST Friday                                 Big Book
1 pm EST Saturday                            Speaker/Discussion
  
One Day At a Time AA group's purpose is to reach out to our fellow members with accessibility and special needs, for those who are  homebound, those in remote areas, and anyone else who cannot get to a meeting for whatever reason.   If you are a newcomer, welcome.
  
Group E-mail:     onedayatatime1pm@gmail.com
GSO Group Service Number:  708091.   Please mail any donations to:  PO Box 459 Grand Central Station, NY, NY  10163
Our Telephone number:  (712) 775-7031. Participant code number: 198520#. 

 "ONE DAY AT A TIME" MEETING FORMAT:
To clear the lines, press *5 until you hear the announcement, "ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE MUTED AND THEY CAN UNMUTE THEMSELVES". You must be on the leader code to be able to clear the lines. Anyone can press *2 to hear how many participants are on the line.

Start reading here:

Welcome to  (day of the week) ________ meeting of the "One Day at a Time" group of Alcoholics Anonymous phone meeting.  My name is _________,  I'm an alcoholic and I'll be your chairperson for today.

This group meets every day at 1:00 PM EST:
Sunday              Living Sober
Monday             Daily Reflections
Tuesday             Traditions
Wednesday       Steps
Thursday           Stories in the Big Book
Friday                 Big Book
Saturday            Speaker/Discussion  

Let's start the meeting with a moment of silence for the still sick and suffering alcoholics in and out of the rooms, followed by the Serenity Prayer.  

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Thy will, not mine, be done.
 
I'll now read the AA Preamble:
 
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.  There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions.  AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.  Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

To keep our meeting serene, please keep your phone muted unless you are reading or sharing. *6 mutes and un-mutes your phone. You'll hear a recording stating "Muted" or "Unmuted".

Please do not  crosstalk, or comment directly, either positively or negatively, to a person who has shared. Please do not "call out" any comments during the meeting. Please do share your experience, strength and hope.

Can we have a volunteer to read "How It Works" in the beginning of Chapter 5, page 58 in the AA Big Book, through the ABC's?  Afterwards: Thank you for reading. 
 
Can we have a volunteer to read "The 12 Traditions" found on page 562 of the AA  Book (4th edition) or page 564 in the 3rd edition? Afterwards: Thank you for reading.
 
Now, let's go around the room and introduce ourselves, giving first names only and where you are calling from.  My name is _________, I'm an alcoholic calling from __________ .  Who else do we have on the line?  Welcome.  We're glad you're all here.  You can also introduce yourself when reading or sharing later.

We've decided on a 4-minute share per person.  (Except for Saturday, when there's a 3-minute time limit on individual shares.)  Can we have a volunteer to be our Timekeeper? The Timekeeper comes in after 4 (3) minutes and says "Time reminder".  Please acknowledge that you've heard the Timekeeper and begin to wrap up your share.

Today's meeting is a  _________  meeting.  (The following is not be read on Saturdays, which is a Speaker discussion meeting.)

Each person reads up to three paragraphs, followed by a share, or they may pass.  Then anyone else can share after each reading.  When everyone who wants to has shared, the next person reads and shares, and so on.

Today we'll start on page  _______.  Can we have  a volunteer who'd like to begin the reading?  After the reading is finished: ask "would you like to share on what you have read?"  After the person has finished sharing: ask "Is there someone else who'd like to share on what's been read so far?"  Would anyone else like to share before we continue reading?  Who'd like to read next? 

Okay, it's almost 2:00 PM and that's all the time we have for reading and sharing.  Thank you to everyone who has read and shared.

Are there any anniversaries?  Anyone counting 24 hours?  30, 60, 90 days?  6 months?  9 months?  One year, or multiple of years?  Congratulations!  The good news is: we all have today.
 
Are there any announcements for the good of AA?  Please keep the announcements brief so we can end the meeting on time. If meetings are announced, please leave the phone numbers and access codes in the Parking Lot after the meeting.  For a list of other telephone meetings, visit www.aa-intergroup.org.  Click on "On-line Meetings" first, then select the option "Telephone Meetings".

Please remember: WHAT you hear here, WHO you hear here, WHEN you leave here, Let it stay here.

If you'd like to make a 7th Traditon contribution, please go on-line to www.aa.org, or call (212) 870-3400.  Please remember to mention the "One Day At a Time" group number, which is 708091.

 Please stay after the meeting closes, in the Parking Lot, to ask any questions, exchange phone numbers, or for fellowship.

After a moment of silence, please join me in saying the Serenity Prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Thy will, not mine, be done. 
 
The meeting is now over and we're in the Parking Lot.  Would anyone like to exchange telephone numbers?  Does anyone have any phone meeting information to share with the group?  Thank you, and goodbye!