Meeting Format




Good Morning everyone:

In our desire to keep ourselves safe from outside interference it would be best if we all set our zoom dials to speaker preference only.

If you are celebrating a birthday or a milestone in days or months, please let us know in the chat box


Good Morning! Welcome to the Sunday Morning Open Meeting of the Pacific Palisades AA Workshop. My name is ___________ and I am an alcoholic.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women 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 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.

This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous; however participation is limited to members of the AA fellowship.

In these complicated times of zoom meetings our anonymity can be problematic.

If you are concerned about your anonymity please familiarize yourself with zoom protocol to either block your name and or image.

We will be placing everyone on mute during speaker sharing.

Ifanyone is in their first 30 days of sobrietyor and would like recognition please place your name in the chat box.

I have identified myself as an alcoholic. Are there any other alcoholics present? If so please acknowledge by using the raise your hand

buttons at the bottom of your screens. (Wait for a few seconds) “You can put your hands down now.. “

We welcome our friends from out of town and around the world. Thank you for zooming in.

It is a custom in Southern California to read a portion of Chapter 5 from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, entitled “How it Works.” Today, I have asked ___________ to read it for us.


There are no dues or fees for AA membership; our 7th Tradition states that we are self- supporting through our own contributions. If you would like to make a contribution to your own central office please do so using whatever payment process they accept.

Also, we have been recording the meeting for many years and have

CD’s & MP3 links available. John will have a brief announcement.

(John on center screen)

John’s email will be located at the bottom of the chat box.

Leader: Our speaker will share for approximately 30 minutes and then wewill open the meeting for questions.

If you have a question for the speaker afterward please use the raise your hand icon so we can recognize you.

Let’s welcome today’s speaker, _________.

After speaker shares,

It is now time for questions. Please use the raise hand icon in order to be recognized.

It is also a custom in Southern California to celebrate birthdays for

each year of continuous sobriety.             “Take it away Kenny”

(Kenny plays Happy Birthday)  

Today we have____birthdays.

We request that you limit your acceptance to a maximum of one minute.

Our first birthday is for________ for____years.

(read names on list )

After the birthdays:

 It is now time for secretaries announcements.

(Secretary Announcements)

I would like to thank our Leader ______, for leading a great meeting and

let’s give a BIG Hand for our Fabulous Speaker ________ thank you for sharing with us.

Welcome to our out of towners:

People less than 30 days. 

30 days

60 days

90 days

6 months

9 months


And a most special thank you for our men behind the curtain,our zoom masters, Rob G & Howard G.

Back to our leader


I would like to thank our secretary, _________, for asking me to lead

today’s meeting.

I would also like to thank our participants:

_____________________________ for reading Chapter 5 and.

In closing, I have asked ______________ to read “A Vision for You,” then, after a moment’s silent meditation, to lead us in the prayer of his/her choice.

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