Get involved, and be of service! Upcoming events and notifications of meeting changes are posted here.
Do you have an announcement that you’d like to share on this page? Email email@example.com. If sending a flyer, please ensure that this info is included on the flyer: Minnesota GA Hotline 1-855-222-5542 ** www.MinnesotaGA.com
New in 2023: Tuesday 7:00 pm Mankato GA Meeting!
Excellent news! There is a new GA group that is meeting every Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Mankato. The location is the 5th Avenue Alano Club; 1430 Fifth Avenue; Mankato, MN 56001.
New in 2023: Thursday 6:00 pm Pine City GA Meeting!
Those that live north of the Metro area will be delighted to learn of a new GA group starting in Pine City / Pine County. The meeting is held every Thursday at 6:00 pm. The GA group will meet at Empower Recovery Services; 509 3rd Avenue SE; Pine City, MN 55063.
Another new opportunity is available in Duluth! There is a Saturday morning GA meeting at 10:00 am. The location is Peace United Church of Christ; 1111 North 11th Avenue East; Duluth, MN 55805. Spread the word about this new GA group and meeting time!
New in 2023: Sunday 5:30 pm St. Cloud GA Meeting!
There is an exciting new addition to the Minnesota GA meeting list! The St. Cloud GA group is meeting again; meetings are every Sunday at 5:30 pm. The location is Atonement Lutheran Church; 1144 29th Avenue North, Room N3; St. Cloud, MN 56303.
New in 2023: Sunday 7:00 pm Young People / Young-At-Heart GA Meeting!
There’s an exciting new addition to Minnesota GA: A new GA meeting on Sunday nights! This meeting is geared toward young people and the young at heart, and is held regularly on Sundays at 7:00 pm.
New Hope Young People & The Young At Heart GA New Hope Alano Club, Room 4 7550 Bass Lake Road New Hope, MN 55428
Spread the word about this excellent addition to our GA community!
Thursday May 25, 2023: Bloomington GA Pinning & Potluck
Make your way to the Bloomington GA meeting on Thursday, May 25, and celebrate milestones in recovery! The potluck begins at 6:30 pm; please bring a dish to share. The pinning will follow at 7:00 pm. The location is St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; 1701 W Old Shakopee Rd; Bloomington, MN. The group meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday June 3, 2023: Intergroup Zoom Meeting 3:00 pm
Intergroup is a monthly meeting where GA group representatives gather to share information and discuss events and needs in the Minnesota GA fellowship. Any GA member is welcome to attend and observe. Every GA group in Area 8A can send a representative to participate. If your GA home group does not have an Intergroup representative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how your group can join in. The next Intergroup meeting will be on Saturday June 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm.
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Saturday June 3, 2023: Saturday Night Speaker Meeting!
Mark your calendar for Saturday June 3, 2023 at 7:30pm and make your way to the Saturday Night Speaker Meeting at St. Alban’s! This excellent event is held the first Saturday of each month. It’s an “open” meeting, so please invite family, friends, and others interested in learning about GA. Doors open at 7:00 pm; the speaker meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The location is St. Alban's Episcopal Church; 6716 Gleason Road; Edina, MN. Josh from the Friday Shoreview GA group will be the speaker.
GA and Gam-Anon speakers are wanted! Our stories of recovery are powerful, and essential. Stories show newcomers that a beautiful new way of life is possible. And, because the monthly speaker meeting is an “open” meeting, stories of recovery are an effective way to show family, friends, and community leaders how our lives have changed by working the Steps and practicing the principles of the Gamblers Anonymous program. Want help in shaping your story, or would you like more details? Send an email to email@example.com.
Saturday June 3, 2023: Duluth GA Saturday Night Speaker Meeting!
Area 8C (Duluth and Northern Minnesota) holds a monthly speaker meeting the first Saturday of each month. It's held at 6:00 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran Church; 4831 Grand Avenue; Duluth, MN 55807. If you’re interested in sharing your experience, strength, and hope at the Area 8C speaker meeting, let us know! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday July 15, 2023: Fellowship & Fun at the Stacy GA Picnic!
It's one of the favorite events of the year! Mark your calendar and save the date for the annual picnic, sponsored and hosted by the Stacy GA group. The event will be held on Saturday July 15 from noon to 4:00 pm at the Lions Park in Stacy, Minnesota. Food will be provided, but bring outdoor games if you have them. This is a family affair — the park has a playground for kids. Click here for a flyer and spread the word!
Have You Had Your Pressure Relief Group Meeting Today?
Page 17 of our yellow combo book states that a Pressure Relief Group Meeting can offer guidance toward a normal way of thinking and living. Have you gone through the process? If not, our excellent Pressure Relief team is here to help!
The Pressure Relief program is available to all GA members, and is particularly useful for:
● New members with a desire to stop gambling ● Members working on a 4th Step financial inventory ● Members interested in re-establishing financial priorities at any time throughout recovery
This is an excellent Step 12 service opportunity! Sign up for time blocks to answer the Minnesota GA hotline. Calls are forwarded right to your phone, so you can perform this service work right in your own home. You can pick the time slots that you’re available to receive calls. Be the welcoming voice on the other end of the phone … send an email to email@example.com and express your interest in this opportunity.
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 recovery journeys, and share their experience, strength, and hope.
Choose from these excellent opportunities:
Volunteer to speak the first Saturday of each month at the St. Alban’s speaker meeting.
Volunteers are needed to speak at treatment centers. Currently we are speaking via Zoom, so no travel is required. If you have at least one year of clean time, you can volunteer! And, if you have less than one year, you can still speak if you bring your sponsor, or another GA member with one year of clean time, with you.
Would you like to find out more? Send an email to the Public Relations committee through the website address: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, click here for a flyer to distribute in your home group. The Public Relations committee will be delighted to provide more details and support you in your story-sharing efforts.
Get Involved and Be Of Service!
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