-Upcoming AA Events and News- (Need Big Books or coins? Click here to shop!)

 

Interested in Volunteering?

The Central Office is always looking for volunteers, both in person and on the phones! If you have 6 months of sobriety or more you’re eligible to do service! Click “Volunteer!” to fill out an app.

Thank you to all of our current dedicated in house volunteers!
John F., Lisa P., Jennie S., Jim W., Rick G., Kat B., Carol W., Karsheena K. , Gaby G, and Brad Z.!

We also have many dedicated phone volunteers! Thank you all for your service.

Yours in service,

The Northern Michigan Central Office Board

Central Office Camel Courier Committee

Interested in writing an article for the Camel Courier, our monthly newsletter? Email camelcourier@nmcentraloffice.org  to submit! Interested in helping out on the committee? Click here for a flyer with more info. Also, the courier will no longer be publishing District 11’s minutes anymore, but you can still find the minutes here.

New “Young and Sober” Meeting

This new young people’s meeting is starting on 11/30 at 6:30P at the Central Office! Will be every Wednesday moving forward.

12/01-31 NMCO Book Drive

The Northern Michigan Central Office is hosting a book drive in the month of December for Michigan jails and prisons. If you want to donate a gently used soft cover big book or other AA literature to be disbursed to inmates in the new year, come on down! You can also purchase a book to be donated. Click here for the flyer.

12/03 TC Group Family Game Night

The TC Group on 2419 Sybrant Road is hosting a monthly game night! First Saturday of the month, at 6:30P. Board games, cards, etc! Family friendly. Click here for a flyer with more info.

12/04 NMIA Monthly Meeting

The Northern Michigan Interarea is hosting its monthly meeting at the Gaylord Alano Club, 2397 Otsego Ave, Gaylord, MI. The schedule of their monthly meetings  and more info about NMIA can be found here. Check out their website here! All meetings begin at 10:30A. Join on zoom if you cannot attend in person! Meeting ID: 521-659-0401.

12/10 Williamsburg Holiday Celebration

6P Potluck dinner, 7:15P open speaker! Jim M. will be sharing his experience, strength and hope. Located at 5750 Williamsburg Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Click here for a flyer with more details.

12/13 District 11 Meeting

The District 11 monthly meeting is the second Tuesday of every month, at the Central Office, at 7pm. 3291 Racquet Club Dr, Unit B. Zoom option is also available, #555-946-8823 PW: 62
All GSR’s, DCM’s, and committee chairs are welcome!

12/16-18 69th Annual Michigan State Convention

Area 33 is hosting this year’s state convention! Located at the Auburn Hills Marriot in Pontiac, MI. Click here for more info and registration form. Promo rates last until November 15th! Contact statechair@aa-semi.org with questions and concerns.

12/17 3rd Saturday Alano Club Potluck

The Alano Club of Grand Traverse has really gotten their potluck schedule together! This month – Ham! Bring a dish to pass. Meeting at 5:30P, potluck at 6:31P.

12/18 TC Group First Annual Women’s Gift Exchange

TC Group, located at 2419 Sybrandt Road, Traverse City, is doing a “white elephant” gift exchange for women this year on December 18th, starting at 4P. Bring a gift worth around $10.00, and a snack to share! Click here for a flyer with more details.

12/20 Central Office Board Meeting 

3rd Tuesday of every month at 6P, at the Central Office! All are welcome to attend. Currently looking for more board members! If you have two years of sobriety or more and want to help “steer” the office, come check it out! Zoom also available: 555-946-8823 PW:62

12/24-1/01 TC Group Holiday Alcathon

This year’s holiday alcathon at TC Group, located at 2419 Sybrandt Road, Traverse City, will be open from Christmas Eve at 6AM to New Years day, 9P. Potluck feast on Christmas day at 1P. Volunteers are needed to sign up for slots to host meetings or be there to support other alcoholics during the holidays. Click here for a flyer with more details.

12/30 Westside Group Fifth Friday Open Talk

Potluck (Taco Bar) open at 6:45P, speaker Todd K. will be sharing his experience, strength and hope at 8P. Located at 3415 Veterans Dr., Traverse City. Bring a dish to pass! Click here for the flyer.

12/31 District 11 NYE Dance

District 11 is throwing the New Year’s Eve dance again this year! Red Carpet theme, come dressed to the 9’s! It will be at the Circuit @ 225 W Fourteenth St., Traverse City, MI. There will be snacks, a photo booth, a DJ and a New Year’s count down! Doors open at 7P and goes til midnight. $5 suggested donation, no one will be turned away. Click here for a flyer with more info! Contact Jennie S. to help out.

1/20 Big Book Raffle, 2nd Edition – 11th Printing

The Northern Michigan Interarea is hosting a big book raffle to raise money for the next spring round up in May of 2023! You can mail in your contribution to receive a ticket to win a 2nd Edition, 11th printing of the Big Book. You can also purchase a ticket for the drawing at the Central Office! The drawing will be held February 5th, 2023 at 616 Bates Street, Fife Lake, MI 49633. You do not have to be present to win. Submissions are due by January 20th, 2023. Here is a flyer with mail-in submission info, and who to contact with questions.

Weekly Grapevine Podcast

A new episode each Monday, Don and Sam interview a different member about their experience, strength and hope in a casual “meeting after the meeting” manner.  Special features will enhance each episode. Check out the podcast here.

2021-2022 AA Service Manual – Online

We are ordering physical copies, but why not have it always at the ready? The Group Services Desk has announced that the much-anticipated, newly revised, redesigned and updated 71st General Service Conference-approved A.A. Service Manual 2021-2023 in digital-first format is available digitally in English, Spanish and French.

Please email us with your AA group’s upcoming event flyers in picture formats (like .jpg or .png) instead of .docx or .pdf to ensure anonymity.

Northern Michigan Central Office serves the following region of Northern Michigan for Alcoholics Anonymous: Traverse City AA, Leelanau County AA, Benzie County AA, Kalkaska AA, and Antrim County AA.