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Submit announcements for this page by emailing them to email@example.com. If sending a flyer, please ensure that your flyer contains this information in the footer: Minnesota GA Hotline 1-855-222-5542 ** www.MinnesotaGA.com
2020 Trustee nomination ballots along with the 2020 nominated Trustee biographies have been sent out to area meetings. Once your group receives the ballot, your group is able to cast their vote. As Area 8A is currently allocated one Trustee position, the election process allows each group vote for one nominee. (Note: there is only one nominee who accepted nomination for this term.) Any individual who attends more than one Group meeting, please only vote at one meeting. After your group has voted, ballots can be returned to the election committee chairperson, Abby S. Ballots should be delivered to the election committee chairperson by October 26, 2020. They can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail at Area 8A Minnesota GA Intergroup, PO Box 40023, St. Paul, MN 55104 The Area 8A Trustee Election Committee would like to thank all members for your patience during these unprecedented times. Information on the responsibilities for Trustees can be found here: http://trusteewebsite.com/trustee-guidelines/
Saturday, October 3: Intergroup
Intergroup is a monthly business meeting to discuss events and needs in the fellowship. Every GA member is welcome to attend, and every GA group can send a representative to participate. The next Intergroup meeting will be on Saturday, September 3, at 3:00 pm. We will once again plan to meet via conference call. Call in to: 1(712) 770-5312 Meeting Access code is: 205035#
Next Monthly Speaker Meeting: October 3, 2020
Please join us again on Saturday, October 3, 2020 for our monthly GA/Gam-Anon Speaker meeting. This month we will once again meet via phone. Conference call meeting will begin at7:30and phone lines will be open 10 minutes before the meeting. Call in to: 1(712) 770-5312 Meeting Access code is: 205035# 2020 Speaker Meeting flyer with scheduled speakers here
NEWEST MEETING ANNOUNCMENTS:
Sunday 6:00 Stacy/Lent Township GA meeting that meets at Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079 has resumed on-site meetings .
Monday 7:00 Brooklyn Center -North Metro GA that meets at the Twin Lakes Alano, 4938 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 has re-opened. They will be meeting in a larger, lower room and following suggested protocols for re-opening.
Monday 6:45 Waterville GA (Previously called Faribault GA ) is open in a new location. Now meeting at The Village at 205 N. 1st St. Waterville, MN 56096. There is also a Gam-Anon meeting at that time/location
Monday 7:00Bloomington Women's GA that meets at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1701 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431 has resumed their meetings with safety measures including requiring masks, social distancing and no food/beverages provided.
Monday 7:00Woodbury GA that meets at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125 has resumed their meetings in the Isaiah Room. Following the church requirements the meeting will require masks and social distancing. There will be hand sanitizer. Bring your own beverage.
Monday 7:00 Cambridge GA has resumed meeting inside at a new/temporary location: Meeting will be held at Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave N.W. Isanti, MN 55040. Note: Enter the church using south side door. *Masks Required
Monday 7:30Eagan GA that meets at Peace Church. 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan, MN 55122 has resumed indoor meetings with these restrictions: No food is allowed, attendees must stay 6 feet apart and wear masks. Beverages are permitted but any containers must be removed following the meeting.
Monday 7:30Hopkins GA that meets at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins, MN 55343 has resumed meeting with social distancing, Masks are optional.
Monday 7:00Cloquet GA (Area 8C) that meets at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720 has resumed meeting. They will observe social distancing and require wearing of masks. No coffee will be made.
Tuesday 5:00 Cloquet GA (Area 8C) that meets at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720 has resumed meeting . Theyobserve social distancing and require wearing of masks. No coffee will be made.
Tuesday 7:00Cottage Grove GA that meets at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 has resumed meeting following social distancing and CDC guidelines.
Tuesday 7:00 Prior Lake GA that meets at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 5634 Luther Drive Southeast, Prior Lake, MN 55372 . Has resumed their inside meeting and follow CDC guidelines.
Wednesday 7:30 St. Paul - Recovery Church GA that meets at 253 State Street South St. Paul, MN 55107 has resumed meeting inside the church. New precautions include to enter and exit only through side door, please stay home if you are sick., face masks are strongly recommended (especially in common areas) and maintain 6 ft. physical distancing. Flyer with Covid-19 guidelines for group meetings at the Recovery Church
Thursday 7:00 Bloomington GA that meets at St. Luke's Lutheran Church,1701 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431 has resumed meeting.Precautions followed will include social distancing, requiring masks and no beverages or food will be provided.
Friday Burnsville GA has resumed meeting at a new indoor location. Due to previous meeting space still being unavailable due to Covid, they will now meet at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Room 142, 3611 North Berens Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55379. They will follow CDC Guidelines: Requiring masks, social distancing, and sanitizing the meeting rooms. No coffee or treats provided. In addition to this they will still offer conference call meeting 7:30-9:00. Call in number is 712-770-5312 Access code 205035
Friday 7:00 Hastings GA that meets at Resurrection United Methodist Church, 615 West 15th St,. Hastings, MN 55033 has resumed meeting following social distancing
Friday 7:00 Hermantown GA (Area 8A) that meets as Trinity Episcopal Church, 4903 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown, MN 55811 hasresumed meeting practicing social distancing,wearing masks,and bring your own coffee.
Saturday 10:30 Cottage Grove GA that meets at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Avenue South,Cottage Grove, MN 55016 has resumed meeting following social distancing and no food/coffee. There is also a Gam-Anon meeting at that time/location.
Saturday 10:30 St. Paul GA that meets at the Downtown Alano Club at 520 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 has changed their meeting time to 10:30 a.m. It had been 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 6:30 Prior Lake / Shakopee GA that meets at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55379 has resumed meeting in person following CDC Guidelines: masks, social distancing, and sanitizing the meeting room.
Participate in a Telephone Meeting
Download Conference Call Phone Meeting list here Daily phone meetings that are sponsored by local GA groups, as well as International GA Conference call meetings are listed HERE in the Find a Meeting Directory. Earlier this year, in an effort to help those members whose meetings have been temporarily suspended as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the GA Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call Committee expanded the original approved Wednesday night meeting to include options every night of the week. If you have questions about participating in a phone meeting or questions on connecting to this free conference call platform, please contact email@example.com or call hotline at 1-855-222-5542
Become part of the solution and volunteer your time to the Telephone Conference Call . The need for volunteers continues to be crucial during this health crisis! Contact our local website email if you are able to volunteer or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GA /Gam-Anon Speakers still needed! Our stories of recovery are powerful and essential. Stories show newcomers that a beautiful new life is possible. And, stories are a way of showing family and friends of compulsive gamblers that change is possible when working a program of recovery, one day at a time. Showing others what GA has done for you will be a boost to your recovery, and all those listening, too. If you are able to volunteer or want more information contact us via: email@example.com
Wanted: Your Experience, Strength, & Hope!
Sharing stories of our addiction and recovery are vital for those in all stages of recovery - newcomers and old-timers alike. GA members are encouraged to speak of their personal journeys, and share their experience, strength, and hope.
Choose from these excellent opportunities:
1. Volunteers are needed to speak the first Saturday of each month at the St. Alban's speaker meeting.
2. Volunteers are needed to speak at the South-of-the-River speaker meeting. That speaker meeting is the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
3. The Public Relations Committee receives requests from treatment centers in the metro area, and organizes GA members to speak at those facilities. If you have at least six months of clean time, you can speak! If you have less than six months, you can still speak if you bring your sponsor with you.
Gamblers Anonymous exists because thousands of recovering gamblers have given countless hours of service. Setting up rooms, leading meetings, and cleaning up after, are usually the first service roles that we perform. But as we grow in recovery, more service opportunities present themselves. Each is a way to strengthen our GA community, and a way to practice Step 12. Click here for a flyer with descriptions of several exciting and fulfilling service opportunities available. Send questions and interest to email@example.com