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Alcoholics Anonymous

Area 58, District 5-Serving Central Oregon Including: Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, LaPine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, & Tumalo

September/November Assembly



Dear Oregon Area                               Thursday July 16, 2020 


I hope this email finds you safe and well. 


This message is to announce that our September 2020 and November 2020 assemblies will be virtual instead of in person.  Unfortunately, it just isn’t possible at this point in time to know where our state will be in September or even November, regarding Covid-19 limitations on public gatherings.  


District 22 (September 2020 Assembly) and District 16 (November 2020 Assembly) took a step back to look at all the needs to be able to support having a successful in-person assembly.   Because of where we are at now with the Covid-19, there is no way this could happen.  I want to personally thank Districts 22 and 16 for all the hard work you have done, and we know this decision did not come lightly.  


While the September and November assemblies will not be held in person, Oregon Area will be conducting business as usual.  As stated in the Area Guidelines the General Service Assembly (September) and the Quarterly Assembly shall be held on the 3rd full weekend.    

September 18-20, 2020 

November 20-22, 2020 

Please mark your calendars. 



  1. Please submit any motions to Area Chair @   
  2. Review the OA Guidelines 2019-2021 - REVISED 07152020 (4).docx on page 13 before submitting a motion. 
  3. Use the Oregon Area Motion Template when submitting a motion:  Motion Template - Oregon Area.docx 


The Ad Hoc committee that was formed to provide the Area assembly in June, has already begun to meet and prepare for the September assembly.  I want to thank those that participated in the Survey that was sent out immediately following the June assembly.  


Take care of one another and yourselves.  


I am grateful that we have the technology to be able to meet and have our AA meeting and conduct business as usual. 


Your patience, support and understanding on this is greatly appreciated. 



Penny H., Chair 

Oregon Area 58 






Estimada Área de Oregon     


Espero que este correo electrónico les encuentre bien y seguros. 


Este mensaje espara anunciar que nuestras asambleas de septiembre de 2020 y noviembre de 2020 serán virtuales en vez de en persona. Desafortunadamente, en este momento no

es posible saber dónde estará nuestro estado en septiembre o incluso noviembre, con respecto a las limitaciones de Covid-19 en las reuniones públicas. 


El Distrito 22 (Asamblea de septiembre de 2020) y el Distrito 16 (Asamblea de noviembre de 2020) tomaron el paso de analizar todas las necesidades para poder apoyar una exitosa asamblea en persona. Debido a dónde estamos ahora con el Covid-19, no hay forma de que esto pueda suceder. Quiero agradecer personalmente a los Distritos 22 y 16 por todo el arduo trabajo que han hecho, y sabemos que esta decisión no fue a la ligera. 


Si bien las asambleas de septiembre y noviembre no se llevarán a cabo en persona, el Área de Oregón llevará a cabo las actividades habituales. Como se indica en las Guías del Área, la Asamblea de Servicios Generales (septiembre) y la Asamblea Trimestral se celebrarán el tercer fin de semana completo. 

18-20 de septiembre de 2020 

20-22 de noviembre de 2020 

Por favor marquen sus calendarios. 

District 5 to host May, 2021 Area 58 Service Assembly.

AA Beginners Orientation.


Are you brand new to the AA program? There is a meeting specifically designed to familiarize you with Alcoholics Anonymous.


When: The last Saturday of each month at noon.


Where: Online Zoom meeting.


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General Service Office Financial Issue


Due to the effects of the Covid 19 measures GSO Revenues are significantly under projections. As a result a draw-down against the strategic reserve has been necessary. It is hoped that the Fellowship can reduce or eliminate this issue through contributions and literature sales. Please circulate this information.




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Meetings and Events Suspended or Cancelled; Online or conference Meetings Added


The Central Oregon Speaker Meeting is suspended until further notice.


CTF at ST Charles Hospital is cancelled until further notice.


The following meetings are suspended until further notice unless otherwise noted:




Sunday-10:00am-Sunday Morning Serenity

7:00pm-W-F-S Group


Monday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment Meeting 

  noon-We Are Not a Glum Lot;

                          New Horizon Group Newcomers

5:30pm-Safe Harbor Group

      7:30pm-The Firing Line Group 


Tuesday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment Meeting-see Monday

noon-Back to the Big Book;

                                New Horizon Group, As Bill Sees It

5:30pm-Chicks With Chips;

                                    Safe Harbor Group, Newcomers

 7:00pm-Tuesday night AA ;

                                  Living Sober Big Book Study


Wednesday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment Meeting-see Monday

noon-As Bill Sees It Study;

                                     New Horizon Group, Big Book Study

5:30pm-Safe Harbor Group

           7:30pm-W-F-S Group Mission Ch.



Thursday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment Meeting-see Monday

noon-Thursday Women's Meeting;

                       New Horizon Group, 11th Step Study

5:30pm-Chicks With Chips;

                                   Safe Harbor Group, Step Study 

7:00pm-Men's Book Study



Friday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment Meeting-see Monday

noon-Daily Reflection;

                                             New Horizon Group, 12 and 12 Study

5:30pm-Safe Harbor Group

                                                                                7:00pm-The Central Oregon Speaker Meeting is cancelled for March 20 and April 3.

     7:30pm-W-F-S Group, Big Book/12 & 12


Saturday-8:00am Keep It Simple Saturday

      9:30am-Sisters in Sobriety

          10:30am-New Horizon Group

       5:30pm-Safe Harbor Group

8:00pm-ABC Group






Thursday-5:30pm-La Pine Men's Meeting




Sunday-7:00pm-Madras Oasis Group


Monday-noon-Madras Oasis Group


Tuesday-noon-SOB Group

                                   7:00pm-Madras Oasis Group


Wednesday-noon-Madras Oasis Group


Thursday-noon-Experience, Strength, and Hope Group

7:00pm-Madras Oasis Group


Friday-7:00pm-Madras Oasis Group


Saturday-7:00pm-Madras Oasis Group






Sunday-7:00am-Make My Day (Until April 16)

                                     9:45am -Open Meeting at Best Care (Until April 16)

                  11:00am-Sober Solutions (Until April 16)

                    4:00pm-Girls Gone Sober (Until April 16)

                       5:30pm-Weekend Warriors (Until April 16)


Monday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

noon-Redmond Rebels

                 5:30pm-24 and Alive (Until April 16)

                7:00pm-Monday Night Living Sober


Tuesday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

                                 9:30am-Sisters 4 Serenity (Until end of March)

           noon-The Nooner (Until April 16)

             5:30pm-24 and Alive (See Monday)

                          6:45pm-The How and Why of it AA Group


Wednesday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

              noon-The Nooner (See Tuesday)

                    5:30pm-24 and Alive (See Monday)


Thursday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

                         9:30am-Sisters 4 Serenity (See Tuesday)

noon-Redmond Rebels

                 5:30pm-24 and Alive (See Monday)

                       7:00pm-Girls Gone Sober (See Sunday)


Friday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

      noon-The Nooner (See Tuesday)

            5:30pm-24 and Alive (See Monday)


Saturday-7:00am-Make My Day (See Sunday)

                                  10:00am-Spiritual Awakening (Until April 16)

                          5:30pm-Weekend Warriors (See Sunday)

                                9:00pm-Candlelight Meeting (Until April 16)




Go to the Central Oregon Intergroup Website-( )-for all Sisters updates.






Sunday-7:00am-Gathering of Men (Zoom ID-3662049580; password-950839)

                                   9:30am-Online Women's Meeting (Contact Shari B. at 541-420-9831 for the link)

                          10:00am-Sunday Morning Serenity (Zoom ID-387015250; password-004620)

5:30pm-Safe Harbor (Zoom ID-118581596; password-087072)

                                         7:30pm-W-F-S (Go to the Central Oregon Intergroup website- -for details.)


Monday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment (Go to the Central Oregon Intergroup website- -for links and phone numbers.);

                 Online (Eastside) Early Risers (Go to the Central Oregon Intergroup website- -for links and phone numbers.)

noon-New Horizons (Zoom ID 914 633 670; password-164164 or call in-669-900-6833);

                                          We Are Not A Glum Lot (Zoom ID-865-1903-7526; password-148768; Dial in-669-900-9128)

5:30pm-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday);

Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

7:30pm-The Firing Line Group (Zoom ID-277848742; password-018420; 45 min meeting)


Tuesday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment (See Monday);

Online Early Risers (See Monday)

noon-New Horizons (See Monday)

                        5:30pm-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday);

Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

7:00pm-Tuesday Night AA (Call in starts at 6:45pm and must be completed in time for meeting start. 541-378-4708-no codes necessary.)

7:30pm-Rule 62 (Zoom ID-330-685-9355)



Wednesday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment (See Monday);

Online Early Risers (See Monday);

A Gathering of Men (Zoom ID-366-204-9580; password-950839)

     noon-New Horizons (See Monday);

                                                       As Bill Sees It (See-We Are Not a Glum Lot-Monday)

                              5:30pm-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday);

Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

7:30pm-W-F-S (See Sunday)


Thursday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment (See Monday);

Online Early Risers (See Monday)

  noon-New Horizons (See Monday)

                          5:30pm-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday);

                   Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

                                7:00pm-Men's Book Study (Zoom ID-765-517-1779);

As Men See It (Zoom ID-769-184-2896)



Friday-7:00am-Attitude Adjustment (See Monday);

Online Early Risers 12 and 12 Study (See Monday)

noon-New Horizons (See Monday);

                                                        Daily Reflections (See-We Are Not a Glum Lot-Monday)

                       5:30pm-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday);

                Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

7:30pm-W-F-S (See Sunday)


Saturday-9:30am-Online Women's Meeting (See Sunday)

  10:30am-New Horizons (See Monday);

5:30pm-Safe Harbor (See Sunday)

Are We Done Yet; Young Peoples Meeting (Zoom ID-703-576-111)




Monday-5:30pm-Steps to Sobriety (Zoom ID-512-302-5866)


Tuesday-5:30pm-Steps to Sobriety (See Monday)


Wednesday-6:30pm-Steps to Sobriety (See Monday)


Thursday-5:30pm-Steps to Sobriety (See Monday)


Friday-6:30pm-Steps to Sobriety (See Monday)




Monday-noon-Redmond Rebels (Go to the Central Oregon Intergroup website- -for call in info.)

7pm-Monday Night Living Sober (Zoom ID-89620190837; password-804108. Twenty minute speaker followed by general sharing.)



Tuesday-9:30am-Sisters 4 Serenity (Contact Cinda at 559-936-5334)


Thursday-9:30am-Sisters 4 Serenity (See Tuesday)

              noon-Redmond Rebels (See Monday)




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Information available from the 69th General Service Conference

The 69th General Service Conference's Electronic-Interim-Report-Anonymity Protected, (English & Spanish), General Service Board's Treasure Report, and the internal communication Audit are available for download on the Area 58 website on the Delegate's page.


The link is below:



The D5 Treatment Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous Needs Your Help!

The District 5 Treatment Committee is in urgent need of your help. Please take this to your groups, discuss it, bring it up at your business meeting, and spread the word to others. You can contact Tim C. with any further questions. His contact information is below. Thank you for considering this opportunity to be of service.




Basic Facts:

St Charles Bend has no official detox unit

Currently, ~50% of beds on the Hospital’s 4th floor are occupied by alcohol & drug patients

AA had no presence in St Charles facilities for over 25-years

An AA committee (CTF) has facilitated a weekly panel at St Charles since Oct 2018

This panel runs from 1:30-2: 45 pm every Saturday

It presently appears on the COIGAA meeting schedule as “CTF Saturday Speakers”

It is open to all and affords a scheduled “meeting” at a time when there are no others  



How You Can Help:

Have your homegroup “sponsor” 1x Saturday every other month

This translates to only 6x Saturdays per year for a 1-year commitment

No solid commitment is needed upfront! We can simply try it out!


What Is Involved:

Have 1x homegroup member, sober in AA, act as a Coordinator/ Facilitator

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would coordinate 2-3x speakers to share their experience with the AA Program of Recovery for ~15-minutes at the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would also announce the upcoming speaker panel/ discussion meeting at your homegroup, as well as other meetings they attend

The Coordinator/ Facilitator would run the speaker panel/ discussion meeting, much like a meeting secretary


How the CTF Committee Will Support Your Group:

Maintain the cooperative relationship with St Charles Hospital, the host facility

Provide AA literature packets and Big Books for distribution at the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

Provide, and/ or cooperate with your group to develop a Format for the speaker panel/ discussion meeting

Help connect your group to other AAs in District and Area also committed to carrying the AA message into treatment/ medical facilities

Ensure the scheduled speaker panel/ discussion meeting happens


Thank you for considering this service request!  Please let me know how I can help connect you and your group to still suffering alcoholics


Tim C, for District 5 CTF,  541-610-4431,

Basic Information re: CTF Committee & Speaker Panels



The District 5 CPC Committee Needs Help



                                                                         Click for information.


Alcoholics Anonymous Needs Your Help!



Home Away From Home Group

The Home Away From Home Group (HAFHG) of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday, from 7-8: 30 pm, and Sunday, from 2-3: 30 pm, in Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI) -- a men’s minimum/ medium security prison near Madras OR. Meeting attendance ranges between ~8-40 inmates of varying lengths of sobriety. Thursday meetings are AA literature based. The third Sunday is a speaker/ open discussion meeting. Other Sundays are open discussion meetings. The first Sunday of the month we hold our business meeting and also celebrate milestones in sobriety.


The Home Away From Home Group needs volunteers! We currently rely on approximately five AAs to cover the 104 meetings scheduled for 2018. We have not had a “dark night” -- meetings canceled due to insufficient volunteer coverage -- in years. We urgently need AAs -- women or men -- to make firm, sustained commitments to help maintain this corrections group. AAs interested in attending the HAFHG must first be cleared to enter the facility as a “visitor” before beginning the process to become a “badged volunteer.” Visitor clearance normally takes 1 week; completing all requirements for volunteer credentials can often be done in 3-6 months. Please contact volunteers: Tim C, (541) 610-6404 for information on supporting the HAFHG with your physical presence.


The Archives Committee Needs your help!!!

Preservation and history of our experience is vital to those yet to come.  Would you like the District 5 Archives display or an Archives presentation to come to your home group or activity?  Do you have something from the past that you would like to add to our Archives? Would your home group consider developing a written record of its history?  Is there an “old-timer” in your home group whose story should be preserved? For details, contact your District 5 Archive Chair at:

Spread the word with this flyer!!!

New Video for Employment/HR Professionals from AA General Service

Singleness of Purpose

"The Primary purpose of any A.A. group is to carry the A.A. message to alcoholics.  Experience with alcohol is one thing all A.A. members have in common.  It is misleading to hint or give the impression that A.A. solves other problems or knows what to do about drug addiction."

24 Hour Hotline


Are you struggling with alcohol? Talk to someone that understands. We're here to help... Give us a call.

A.A. Public Service Announcements

District 5 AA Meetings

Exciting News!!!!

District 5 Meetings are now on the Meeting Guide App. 

Find out more here!! 


Don't have access to the app? 

Find a Meeting via the Web

Be of Service

A.A. Needs Your Help!!

If you are an A.A. member and would like to get involved in the service structure of Alcoholics Anonymous, attend your group's business meeting.  Make yourself available to be your group's GSR (General Service Representative), come to the next District Business Meeting and/or get in touch with the District Committee Member (DCM).

DCM:  Bonnie C              

Alt. DCM:  Kyle R