All public gatherings of 10 or more people have been banned. All non-essential businesses are closed.
In lieu of physical meetings, our membership has quickly established virtual (Phone & Online) meetings. At this time, the Intergroup office does not not know if any physical meetings are still taking place. Please see the links below for local virtual meeting listings, how to set one up, and other announcements. We are updating the list as quickly as possible and request your patience as we do so.
Please email Intergroup or call the office if your groups are meeting by phone or online: 410-663-1922. Our primary purpose is to carry the message of hope and recovery.
PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT about meetings, events, and other ways COVID-19 is having an impact on AA.
PASSING THE VIRTUAL BASKET: Baltimore Intergroup now has a Venmo account @BaltimoreIntergroup. See other reasons why it is still important to pass the basket.
GRAPEVINE IS FREE!: Grapevine is our meeting in print. To help members during this time, Grapevine is giving everyone free access to all of their 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. They have also included a link to their Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information.
CARRYING THE MESSAGE IN A PANDEMIC! Here are some great ideas about how to reach newcomers and oldtimers, alike, who may have trouble transitioning to online and phone meetings.
PROTECTING ANONYMITY ON ZOOM: This is a great guide on adjusting default settings on Zoom (thanks to the San Francisco Central Office) to protect our anonymity on Zoom. As a reminder, please use BCC to blind copy group emails when forwarding meeting information.
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The Intergroup Office
is open 9:30 AM — 5:00 PM, Monday — Friday.
Other Important Announcements
Strangely Insane will hold a hybrid meeting M-Tu-W-Th-F. There will still be minimal face-t0-face meeting in coincidence with folks dialing in. To dial in, call 712-770-5505; when prompted, enter the access code 850631#. Please mute when not speaking. To mute & unmute, press *6. The line opens at 6:50 a.m. EDT; face-to-face attendees share first, then callers in the order they joined the call – If you join after 7 a.m., you’ll not be permitted to share. All meetings will be literature meetings.
Stepping Stones Men’s will temporarily meet at the field house due south of the field behind the Catonsville Middle School, 2301 Edmonson Avenue #4798, Catonsville, MD 21228. The meeting time and format remain the same. Bring a lawn chair and spread out. (C)(D)(Catonsville, 21228)