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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
Updated Meeting announcements are listed below as well as on the Find a Meeting page. click here Daily GA conference call meetings can be found within the meeting directory and aprintable list that includes daily Minnesota phone meetingshere
Saturday, May 1: Conference Committee Meeting
We are looking forward to continuing our excellent conference tradition in October 2021. The talented and creative Conference Committee is thinking of new ways to grow in recovery and share experience, strength, and hope with each other in lieu of our regular conference. The next Conference Committee meeting will be on Saturday, May 1 from 9:30am to 10:30am. The meeting will be held via conference call. Call in to: 1-712-770-4909 Meeting Access code is: 398001#
Saturday, May 1 : 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, May 1 at 3:00 pm.
Please join us on Saturday, May 1, 2021 for our monthly GA/Gam-Anon Speaker meeting. 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# Clickhere for the flyer of Scheduled Speakers for 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Trustee Meeting Agenda Items
The Spring Board of Trustee meeting is being held May 16 -18, 2021. It will be a virtual meeting this year. Once again, Area 8A meetings are encouraged to look at agenda and offer your preference on these items for the trustee vote (for, against, or abstain). Meetings may offer feedback through May 14, 2021. Meeting agenda and resources may be viewed at: http://trusteewebsite.com/meeting-materials/
You are also welcome to join our 8A GA Trustee at the following Tuesday Zoom sessions to discuss and give feedback on any of the agenda items:
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 05:30 PM Tuesday, May 4, 2021 05:30 PM Tuesday, May 11, 2021 05:30 PM
Join by Phone Only: Dial: 312 626 6799 US Meeting ID: 829 4386 6849 Passcode: 583730
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
Newest Meeting Announcements:
As COVID-19 restrictions and CDC guidance are announced and updated, we continue to receive updated notices of meeting changes - reopening following CDC guidelines, meeting virtually or suspending meetings. Check our notices here and on the Find a Meeting page for updates. Thanks to meeting reps for sharing newest information.
Monday 7:00 Woodbury GA that meets at Woodbury Lutheran Church is Suspended until Further Notice
Tuesday 7:00 Prior Lake GA that meets at St. Paul's Lutheran Church is Suspended until Further Notice
Tuesday 7:00Byron GA that meets atChrist the King Catholic Church announced that they continue to be Suspended until Further Notice
Thursday 7:00 Baxter GA that meets at Heritage Assembly of God Church is Suspended until Further Notice
Friday 7:00 Hastings GA that meets at Resurrection United Methodist Church is Suspended until Further Notice
Saturday 11:00 Rochester GA that meets at New Solutions Christ United Methodist Church announced that they continue to be Suspended until Further Notice
Meetings that have announced re-opening plans or other changes:
Monday 7:00 Fridley GA is now meeting weekly on Zoom with the option to join using the phone only. Details on how to join are available in the Find a Meeting section.
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 NEW MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT 7:00 Long Prairie GA (open meeting) will meet atAmerican Lutheran Church, 215 9th St. SE, Long Prairie, MN 56347 (Meeting in Basement) beginning 11/23/2020
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 that include requiring full mask, social distancing and no communal passing of materials or collection can.
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 7:00 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 7:00Cloquet GA (Area 8C)that meets at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th St, Cloquet, MN 55720 has resumed effective Monday, March 8. Masks are required and social distancing observed with the availability of sanitizer.
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.
Tuesday 5:00Cloquet GA (Area 8C)that meets at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 615 12th St, Cloquet, MN 55720 has resumed effective Tuesday, March 9. Masks are required and social distancing observed with the availability of sanitizer.
Tuesday 7:00 Buffalo GA has temporarily suspended meeting at Buffalo Evangelical Free Church and is offering a meeting via a New Conference Call option: If calling from inside the US: dial (978) 990-5000 Access Code: 625466# For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text 'Call Me' to the Dial-In number above and you will be called into the conference. Message and data rates may apply.
Tuesday 7:00 Cottage Grove GA that meets at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 has resumed meeting with safety measures by following 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 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.
Friday 7:30 Burnsville GA has resumed meeting at a temporary new location: Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Room 142, 3611 North Berens Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55379. They follow CDC Guidelines: Wearing Masks, Social Distancing, and Sanitizing the meeting room.-bring your own coffee/ beverages. They are still offering a CONFERENCE CALL OPTION each Friday 7:30-9:00. Dial in Phone Number: 712-770-5312 Access code: 205035#
Friday 7:30 Shoreview GA that meets at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3920 North Victoria St, Shoreview, MN 55126 as resumed meeting following CDC guidelines: wearing masks, social distancing, and Sanitizing the meeting room, etc.
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.
Virtual GA meetings
UPDATE: Good News! Video meetings have been approved by the BOT with a set of guidelines/recommendations. Emails with that attachment were sent to Area 8A Intergroup reps. If your meeting is not on that contact list or have questions please contact: email@example.com Please send any meeting changes to that address also. Stay tuned for those updates! Here is the list of GA Phone Meetings and Current Printable Meeting List here
Participate in a Telephone Meeting
Download Conference Call Phone Meeting list here(Updated 03/26/2021) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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