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Meeting Outline

​“Hello! Welcome to is the regular meeting of the group of Alcoholics Anonymous. My name is and I am an alcoholic.”

“Let us open the meeting with the Serenity Prayer:”

“God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.”

“The A. A. Preamble”

“How it Works” and “The 12 Steps”

“The Traditions”?

Are there any announcements from the Secretary?

Are there any committee reports?

Are there any other AA related announcements?

**If it is the custom of the group:

  • Ask any new members to introduce themselves by their first name only–a new member is anyone who has a desire to stop drinking and is within their first thirty days in

  • Ask any visitors to introduce themselves and say where they are from.


**If it is a Speaker Meeting – Introduce the speaker.


**If it is a Discussion Meeting, the Chair conducts the discussion.


Thank the Speaker or Chairperson as well as any others who read.


Pass the basket(s).

“We have no dues or fees in A.A. We are entirely self- supporting, declining outside contributions. This self-support includes our rent for this room, the coffee and refreshments, and contributions to our Central Office, the General Service Office and to the General Service.”


Close the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer.

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