Change We Must Meeting CLOSED

Change We Must, previously held on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street in Beacon Hill has closed. A note has been added to the online meeting list as well.



Newsletter Coordinator Needed

The Ottawa Area Intergroup of AA is looking for a Newsletter Coordinator. Monthly editions of “Our Primary Purpose” are to be compiled and published by a committee of volunteers to be set up by the Newsletter Coordinator.

Requirements:
– Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
– Basic working knowledge of Word Press
– Strong grammar and writing skills
– Clear understanding of AA Traditions and Concepts and how they apply in publishing AA material
– An ability to work with others
– Ability to establish and act as Chair for a Newsletter Committee that reports to the Board
– Legal capacity to sit as a member of the Board
– A Home Group
– A Sponsor
– Minimum of 5 years of sobriety

In keeping with AA Traditions, anyone can put their name forward for a position at an election. The person running has to be able to convey to the membership that they have the skills necessary to do the job.

If you are interested in standing for the Newsletter Coordinator position, please email chair@ottawaaa.org and/or attend the next Intergroup Meeting on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bronson Centre (Mac Hall).





12 Concepts Study/Workshop

Ottawa West District 62 will be facilitating a 12 Concepts Study/Workshop starting in July. We hear about them, we might have even seen them, but do we know what they are all about? Here’s an opportunity to find out in a Group setting.

2nd Monday of every month until the end of the year at 6:00 pm
The Ottawa West District 62 hall
All Saints Church, 347 Richmond Road – Westboro
Parking on Madison Ave. behind the Church

First meeting: Monday, July 9th

Bring a Service manual if you have one. ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!!!

Click here for a printable flyer to bring to your groups.



Richmond 11th Step Group News

We would love to boost attendance at the Richmond 11th Step Meeting so we wanted to let you know that the detour on the entrance road is now gone making it easier for you to come out and see us.

We meet Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 67 Fowler Street, Richmond.

We’d also like to let you know that the meeting will be cancelled on June 24th as the hall will be in use for St. John’s birthday.

See you soon!



*Important* Updated Guidelines for Hosting AA Meetings at OWMC

To all members of Home Groups hosting AA Meetings at the Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre this announcement is for you!

It is very important that the meeting guidelines are followed carefully and we’d like to advise you that an updated document has been posted here (click link to open).

Please print it for distribution and discussion at your business meetings.

For more information, or how you or your group can get involved, contact the OWMC Coordinator via email at owmc@ottawaaa.org







Service Opportunity

The Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre (OWMC), known to many of us as detox, is requesting assistance from AA groups in running its nightly AA information sessions. These occur every night at 7PM. Typically a group will commit to one session per month. There will be several openings coming up in the near future and the need has never been so great.

They would also appreciate donations of Big Books and other AA literature as their supplies are running low.

The Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre is located at 1777 Montreal Road. Contact owmc@ottawaaa.org for further information. Thank you in advance for your service.





2017 Fellowship Report on Intergroup…

As we neatly tie a bow around another year at Intergroup, we wanted to share how you, “the fellowship”, thought we did this year and what you identified as Intergroup’s Opportunities and Challenges moving forward in 2018.

Click here to view the 2017 Intergroup Inventory Results

Thanks again for your input, support, dedication and indeed direction of this past year.

Wishing you and your family much Peace, Love, Friendship and Health.

2017 Board of Directors
Ottawa Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous



*New!* Contributions to Intergroup can now be made by Credit Card

To make a Group Contribution via credit card to the Ottawa Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous please complete the form below and an Invoice in the amount specified for your contribution will be emailed to the address you provide.

Your contributions support the following Intergroup Functions:

  • maintain a central office with a postal address, and a telephone listing in the Ottawa-Hull telephone directory
  • maintain a telephone answering service
  • publish a meeting list
  • publish a newsletter
  • stock and sell medallions and A.A. conference approved literature
  • sponsor a spring conference
  • sponsor a fall conference known as the Eastern Ontario Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • sponsor a Sunday morning open meeting (McNabb)
  • maintain a website
  • assist and advise in the formation of new groups or meetings









New Insurance Program for AA Groups

Ottawa Area Intergroup has been successful in negotiating a Group Insurance Program for AA Groups which are part of Ottawa Area Intergroup, and we are off to a good start. Several Groups have already signed up and have saved significant money, which can now be used for other things, such as increasing donations to other levels of AA!

Many churches and other facilities require that a group provide proof of insurance coverage in order to hold their meetings.

Some facilities may offer to add your group as an additional insured on their policy in return for a fee. If this is the case, request a certificate showing that they have done so. But be aware that even if you have been provided coverage this way, it is not portable (if you move your meeting to another location, you can’t take it with you).

Coverage under this Ottawa Area Intergroup Program is fully portable, and belongs to the individual group.

The Annual Premium FOR $1,000,000 is $50. Coverage provided is as follows:

Commercial General Liability, including: Deductible Limit
1. Bodily Injury & Property Damage $1,000 $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $1,000,000 aggregate limit
2. Personal Injury $1,000,000
3. Medical Expenses $10,000
4. Tenants Legal Liability $1,000 $500,000

The Annual Premium for $2,000,000 is $100.

8% Provincial Sales Tax applies, so the payment for $1,000,000 if $54 and for $2,000,000 is $108.

Click here to download the application

COVERAGE DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL PAYMENT AND APPLICATION HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE INSURER. PLEASE RETURN THE APPLICATION FILLED OUT WITH YOUR CHEQUE, PAYABLE TO THE CO-OPERATORS GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, TO:

Ottawa Area Intergroup
211 Bronson Avenue, Suite # 108
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6H5