Meeting Scripts

General Script for Meetings

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  1. Meeting Scripts – Updated 11/13/2021

    General Script for Meetings

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    1. OPENING

    Hello everyone and Welcome to the Cherry Grove Off-Island Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is an Open Meeting of AA, which means that all are welcome.

    We meet every day at 6 PM Eastern. We celebrate Anniversaries of One  year or more the last Sunday of each month and our business meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month following our regular meeting.

    Please visit our website at We ask that from this point forward, you continue to keep your volume muted.

    My name is _______________ and I am and alcoholic. We open each meeting with the A.A. Preamble:

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues of fees for A.A. membership, we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    Tonight, is a ____________________ meeting.

    If a speaker:

    “Tonight, to share their experience, strength and hope with us is ________________, a member of the _______________group [if the speaker has a group they wish to mention].”

    If not speaker:

    “Tonight, is a ___________________ meeting…

    2. Thank the speaker.
    3. Again, welcome to the CGOI group of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We meet here every day at 6pm. This is an open meeting, and ALL are welcome.  The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.

    With that in mind, if you have had a drink or mood-altering substance within the last 24 hours, you are welcome here and we ask that you listen to the shares as we go around the room. We invite you to stay after the meeting and let us know what’s going on with you.

    1. Are there any visitors who would like to say “Hello” and where they are from?
    2. Is there anyone in their first 90 days of sobriety who would like to say, “Hello”? We ask you this not to embarrass you, but to get to know you better.
    3. Is there anyone in their first year who would like to share their day count?
    4. Is there anyone celebrating an anniversary of one year or more in the month of ______________?
    5. Are there any announcement for the “good of AA”?
    6. 7th TRADITION

    The 7th Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous states” “Every group ought to be self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” Our group has minimal expenses, operating as we do – 7 days a week online. In light of the 7th Tradition, we ask that you make any contributions on our behalf to AA World Services, NY Intergroup, or Suffolk Intergroup Association. Links to each are provided on our Home Page.

      If you would like to be on our mailing list, please use the link on the home page to add your name.
      Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. With that in mind, what you hear here, who you see here, when you leave here, let it remain here.
      We continue our meeting and ask that if you wish to share, you raise your virtual hand, or your physical hand and our leader or chairperson will call on you. Please remain muted, until it is your turn to share. Please try to keep your comments to three minutes or less so that everyone who wishes to share has a chance to do so.
    4. CLOSING
      We close out meeting at 7PM with the Serenity Prayer. You are invited to remain after for Fellowship. And now we return to our meeting. Please use the virtual hand or your real hand to be called on.