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The Saturday Cottage Grove GA meeting has a new location starting on January 18th, 2020. It will now meet at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 (Formally met at Cottage Grove City Hall). It also will now be meeting at 10:30 am instead of 10:00
The Thursday 7 pm Baxter GA meeting is once again meeting at Heritage Assembly of God Church, 13242 Berrywood Dr., Baxter, MN. 56425
Time change for the Thursday, Maplewood GA meeting will begin in March. On Thursday, March 5, 2020 there will be a 6:30 potluck followed by a 7 pm clean time recognition and speaker meeting. The meeting's regular time will be 7:00 -8:45 pm.
Starting Sunday, January 5, 2020: Oakdale GA-Step Meeting at Silver Lake United Methodist Church Please join us in supporting a new Area 8A Gamblers Anonymous weekly Step meeting starting on Sunday, January 5th at 7 pm. The meeting format will include the use of the Gamblers Anonymous Writing the Steps booklet and will provide time to write each week. The booklet and writing materials will be available, but feel free to bring your own, too. This is a closed meeting. The location is Silver Lake United Methodist Church, 5399 Geneva Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128. Click here for flyer with more information
2020 Area 8A Trustee Election
Our Area 8A Election Committee soon will be distributing information on the Trustee nomination and election process for the Spring 2020 elections. More details coming soon!
Description of Trustee responsibilities and Guidelines may be found here
Saturday, March 7: 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 held on Saturday, March 7, at 3:00 pm. The location is Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1720 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55407. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Saturday, March 7: Speaker Meeting
Please join us at the monthly St. Alban's speaker meeting on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 pm. March speakers are a group from both GA and Gam-Anon programs who will speak to the topic of "Words Have Power". This event is open to all compulsive gamblers, Gam-Anon members, family, and friends. The location is St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 6716 Gleason Road, Edina, MN 55439. NOTICE: GA literature, key chains and medallions are now available for sale each month following the speaker. 2020 Speaker Meeting flyer here
Saturday, February 1: Annual Gam-Anon Craft & Bake Sale
A message from a local Gam-Anon representative: Thank-you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2020 MN Gam-Anon Bake Sale Fundraiser that took place on February 1st prior to the Speaker meeting. The money will be used for our expenses for the Gam-Anon hotline, website, and to support our delegate when he/she attends the Gam-Anon National conference. We appreciate your effort in supporting Gam-Anon!”
Tuesday, February 18: Potluck and Pinning
Please join us on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for a potluck and pinning at St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6716 Gleason Rd, Edina, MN 55439. Potluck will begin at 6:30 pm with pinning to follow at 7:30. This event is OPEN to members of GA, Gam-Anon, family and friends. Click here for flyer with more information
Wednesday, February 26th: Potluck and Pinning
Please join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for a potluck and pinning at St. Paul – Recovery Church GA. Potluck will begin at 6:30 pm with pinning to follow. Location is The Recovery Church at 253 State Street South,St. Paul, MN 55107 This event is OPEN to members of GA, Gam-Anon, family and friends. Click here for flyer with more information
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.
Take part in a telephone meeting every Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:30 pm! This is a weekly open topic meeting for compulsive gamblers. Newcomers are welcome! While this is not designed to replace a physical meeting, it is an excellent resource for filling in gaps between regular meetings. Click here for a flyer with the phone number and call-in instructions.
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