Chairperson Instructions

NAAG intro

POSTING TIMELINE (post items in red) 

(Last revised April 10, 2024)

This timeline is designed to help serve as a guide. The group's goal is to ensure that information is put out consistently across all 21 NAAG meetings per week. Using the times as they are laid out should help to keep the meeting running smoothly and allow the most participants to receive it.  At the end of the day though, It is just a guide.

Ask the Host to make you a Co-Host. 

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8:27a / 11:57a / 7:27p 

Daily Reflection 

1. 

✓ (A reminder that the 2 minutes of silence is coming up) The daily reflections changes every day so you will use this link to open it in your browser, copy both paragraphs, including the title, and then post it in the chat. A heads up though... sometimes its too long and it won’t all post together so you you have to split it up. It’s not mandatory that this is even posted, but it is a good way for people to start their day and have something to read during the quiet time and has become a NAAG staple.

Daily Reflection Link:   https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/daily-reflection 

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8:30a / 12:00n / 7:30p  (approx)

Website Info 


2. 

✓ As soon as the host Opens the meeting after the 2 minutes of silence, post number 1. Listen for your cues regarding 2. Hashtags. If the host misses highlighting either of these just post them anytime. 


NEVER ALONE AGAIN GROUP –


We meet 3 times every day

8:30am, 12noon and 7:30pm ET. 


Zoom ID: 867 819 3071

P/W: neveralone


LINKS:

Website & Email: 


Newcomers Information:


Speaker Schedule and Sign up to Speak:


Court Slips / Attendance Verification: 

(Requests must be submitted by 9pm on day of meeting)


Sign-up to Join our Group:


For members with a year or more of continuous sobriety; if you are willing to include your Info on the Newcomer Liaison contact List please follow this link: https://forms.gle/xKaREBbVYyphgatg9


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3. 

✓ I post this as soon as the host starts "we are lucky to have two volunteers..."

This group does not condone inappropriate behavior of any kind. We are here to focus on our own recovery and are reminded;   Tradition One states that our “Common Welfare should come first; Personal Recovery depends upon AA unity.”  If at any time you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please immediately reach out to the host or a co-host. For additional information on “Safety and AA” please follow the link to Newcomer Information on our website.

Newcomer Information:

Q&A about Sponsorship


"How It Works"

4

✓ Post image when host begins saying "This group does not condone inappropriate behavior of any kind..."

   Open the link to copy and paste AA Yellow Card image to the chat

AA Yellow Card Link: https://thealanoclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/safety2.bmp 


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8:35a / 12:05p / 7:35p (approx)

Preamble 

5. 

✓ Post this as soon as the second Newcomer Liaison begins to introduce themselves. Anytime around then is fine, but the greeter is going to count on it being there, so it’s important to have it ready for them. 


AA Preamble 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other 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 A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. 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. 

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8:40a / 12:10p / 7:40p 

Close Chat (approx) 

6.

✓ At this time you will also change the chat controls to “Hosts & Co-Hosts Only” and uncheck the Allow Participants to “Unmute Themselves”. You will reverse this when the speaker concludes their share by checking the Allow Participants to "Unmute Themselves", and setting the Zoom chat controls to "Everyone and anyone directly".

Chat will be closed during the speaker, except directly to the Newcomer Liaisons, co-hosts and hosts. As a reminder please do not raise your virtual hand until after our guest speaker has finished their share. 


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8:55a / 12:35p / 7:55p (approx) 

When the speaker concludes.

(Remember to reverse the settings from above)

7. 

✓ Cross-Talk You can split this up to give yourself time to type in today’s topic. Make sure you listen to the speaker. The host will usually clarify the topic if it’s confusing and repeat it in a way that makes sense. I usually use that description. 


Private & Public Chat are now open. Please use ‘private’ chat to message other participants individually. Keeping ‘Public’ chat to a minimum and reserved for AA/NAAG business lessens the distraction to others in the group. 

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DEFINE CROSSTALK: Directly or indirectly referring to another person’s share, giving advice to those who have already shared, speaking directly to another person rather than to the group or questioning or interrupting a person speaking.  

Today's Topic is: [???]


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9:10a / 12:40p / 8:10p 

Volunteers 

8. 

Would someone with fewer than 6 months like to volunteer to read THE NINTH STEP PROMISES at the end of the meeting today? 

Pages 83-84 in the Big Book. We will also post them in the chat. 

(A little later if nobody volunteers, I post) 

We’re still looking for a volunteer to read the promises at the end of the meeting... Anyone?? 

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9:18a / 12:48p / 8:18p 

7th Tradition Posting 

9.

✓ (Try to gauge when the last person sharing will be before Burning Desire. Hosts will use the 7th tradition post as a nudge to remember the burning desire.) 


TRADITION 7 STATES: 


“Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions" 


WEBSITE: To make a contribution: 

www.neveralonegroup.org 


VENMO: Connect directly: 

https://www.venmo.com/u/Neveraloneagain

[the last 4 digits of cell phone are 8036] 


WRITE A CHECK TO: 

AA Central Service - Boston

12 Channel St; Ste 604 

Boston, Ma. 02210

Please mention “NeverAloneAgainGroup” in the memo portion of your check. 

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9:28a / 12:58p / 8:28p

Who’s reading the promises? 

10

Bruce G. has volunteered to read the 9th Step Promises today. Thanks Bruce

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Ninth Step Promises 

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us; sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them. 

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