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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, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will be able to meet at this location beginning June 1, 2020. 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 7:00Woodbury GA that meets at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125 will resume meeting on July 13 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 7:30Hopkins 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 will resume meeting 7/13/2020 and 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 will resume meeting 7/14/2020 and will observe 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 will meet outside at the pavilion/shelter to the left of the entrance. Meeting encourages all who attend to apply social distancing and use some sort of face shield. This meeting to resume their inside meeting on July 7, 2020
Wednesday 7:30 St. Paul - Recovery Church GA that meets at 253 State Street South St. Paul, MN 55107 will begin meeting again in person on Wednesday, July 8th inside the church. New precautions include to enter and exit only through side door, please stay home if you are sick., facemasks 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
Friday Burnsville GA is adding an outdoor meeting option beginning Friday, July 3, 2020 The group will meet at 7pm at the bandshell in Eagan's Central Park. 1501 Central Parkway Map it We recommend bringing something to sit on (Bandshell has cement floor) please feel free to make use of masks and/or gloves. Bring your own water or beverage if desired, as there will not be treats. More directions : Central Parkway can be accessed off Yankee Doodle Road from the south or off Pilot Knob Road from the east. Depending on how you enter Central Parkway, you will turn left or right on to a road that isn't marked with a sign, though (official name is Towerville Road). This road looks rather official due to the brick and iron work at its entrance. Once you're on this road (with the Community Center on you right), continue on and take the second right, and then drive on this road to the parking area and bandshell. ***This outdoor meeting option is in addition to the 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.
MEETING CANCELLATIONS DUE TO CORONA-VIRUS PRECAUTIONS:
Many groups have suspended their meetings due to Covid-19 precautions. Confirmed canceled / suspended meetings are listed below. Due to changes with the state-wide "stay at home" order, this list may not reflect the current status of meetings as we are still receiving updates:
Sunday 7:00 Oakdale GA-Step Writing Meeting is offering conference call meeting Sundays 7-8:30 Call in number (712) 770-5312; access code 205035 If you have questions about the step writing format contact: email@example.com
Sunday 7:00 pm Minneapolis Fairview GA
Monday 11:00 am Bloomington GA
Monday 6:00 pm Living Table - Minneapolis GA
Monday 7:00 Bloomington Women's GA
Monday 7:00 Fridley GA-They are offering a conference call meeting Mondays 7:00-8:15. Call in number is 712-770-5312 Access code 205035
Monday 7:30 Eagan GA
Tuesday 11:00 Columbia Heights GA
Tuesday 6:30 Duluth GA
Tuesday 7:30 South Metro GA- They are offering a conference call meeting Tuesdays 7:30-9:00. Call in number is (712) 770-4912 Access code 191912
Wednesday 6:00 Living Table - Minneapolis GA--They are offering a conference call meeting with the Recovery Church meeting Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30: -Call in number: (712)-770-5312, participant code 205035
Wednesday 7:00 Crystal 12 & 12 GA
Thursday 7:00 Anoka/Ramsey GA
Thursday 7:00 Bloomington GA
Thursday 7:00 Eden Prairie GA
Thursday 7:00 Maplewood GA - They are offering a conference call meeting Thursdays from 7-8:45. Call in number is (712) 770 5374 Access code: 376111
Friday 7:30 Shoreview GA
Saturday 9:30 Columbia Heights GA
Saturday 6:30 Prior Lake / Shakopee GA
South of the River Speaker Meeting
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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.
Saturday, August 15: 2020 GA & Gam-Anon Conference Committee Picnic .. Covid-19 Aware Event ..
2020 GA & Gam-Anon Conference Committee Picnic (Co-sponsored by Stacy/Lent Township Sunday Night Meeting) will be held at Stacy Lions Park on August 15, 2020 12:00 – 4:00 This Picnic is a fundraiser for the 2021 Fall Conference. Suggested Donation - $10. Contributions will help buildup the needed funds to cover expenses and to ensure that the conference is affordable for all who want to attend. Any donation above the suggested $10 is greatly appreciated. For health precautions this is not a pot-luck this year. Food and water will be provided. OtherCOVID 19 precautions include having this picnic at an outdoor area that has plenty of space for social distancing Masks are optional. Directions: Take 35E or 35W to exit 139 (Stacy exit), north of Forest Lake, go east ½ mile. Park is on the right hand side of the road. MAP IT If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the 2021 conference, please send to: 2021 GA and Gam-Anon Conference c/o Area 8A Gambler’s Anonymous P.O. Box 40023 Saint Paul, MN 55104 Click here for event flyer
Saturday, Saturday 5: 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 5 at 3:00 pm. We will once again meet via conference call. Call in to: 1(712) 770-5312 Meeting Access code is: 205035#
Monthly Speaker Meeting: September 5, 2020
We are happy to announce that we will once again be offering the monthly speaker meeting via conference call in September! This month we will once again be offering a Recovery "Story Slam" that will feature a group of diverse GA/Gam-Anon voices coming together to share on a Recovery theme. Join us for this phone meeting on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Conference call will begin at 7:30 and 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 Schedule here
GA /Gam-Anon Speakers 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
2021 GA/Gam-Anon Conference Committee Meeting The next Conference Committee meeting will meet by conference call on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am. The committee welcomes more members to join us in planning for the Fall 2021 Conference. To join the call, dial 1-712-770-4909 , code 398001#
Minnesota Area 8A Trustee Election Process is in process. All area meetings will be receiving information soon on the nomination process and deadlines. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com Following this special election the trustee would fill the vacant position and finish the 2 year term thorough 6/30/2022 Information on the responsibilities for Trustees can be found here: http://trusteewebsite.com/trustee-guidelines/
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