Message from the Board
As we approach the halfway mark for 2019-2020, the Board of Directors continues to move forward providing a safe environment for our members to come and participate in 12-Step meetings, enjoy planned events and just stop by for a cup of coffee and some fellowship.
One of our planned events will be celebrating the Fourth of July starting with our regular noon AA meeting, followed by a cookout at 1 o’clock. Ray B. will once again show us his culinary skills with his famous barbecue and all the fixings. After the meeting and the eating… Wallace B. will be speaking. With 55 years of sobriety, Wallace has a lot of experience, strength and hope to share. Hope you will join us for some fun, food and fellowship.
We have recently changed and updated our website. If you haven’t checked it out go to www.camelclubraleigh.org Whether you’re looking for links to other recovery sites, want to pay your dues, sign up to volunteer or find out about upcoming events we’ve got you covered. A HUGE thank you to Bryan R. and The Di Braco Agency for the much needed improvements.
In the coming months we are planning a Family Day on September 28th, as well as, organizing the Camel 24 Annual Golf Tournament being held on October 4th at the Hedingham Golf Club. Our annual tournament is our largest fundraiser, helping us continue to finance the club operation as well as the special events. If you’d like to volunteer visit the website to sign up.
A new AA meeting has been added to the meeting schedule. On Thursdays from 8:15 to 9:15 the Wellness Recovery Group, that formerly met in Knightdale, is now meeting at the club. The group’s format includes a Big Book Study, a Step Study and a speaker meeting. Come check out the new group, you may want to make it your home group.
Lots of happenings at the club as you can see with more to come. Hope I see you there.
Kit Gross, Vice President
Did You Know…
The Difference Between Meetings and Groups…
The A.A. General Service Conference says the difference between a meeting and a group is that some A.A. members hold A.A. meetings that differ from the common understanding of a group. These members simply gather at a set time and place for a meeting, perhaps for convenience or other special situations.
The main difference between meetings and groups is that A.A. groups generally continue to exist outside the prescribed meeting hours, ready to provide Twelfth Step help when needed.
In addition, a meeting doesn’t have the non-meeting activities that a group often does outside the meeting time. A meeting exists pretty much for the one hour or one-and-1/2 hour time slot where attendees meet together, and it usually doesn’t organize activities for the group outside the meeting time. For example, some groups take their meeting to treatment centers, detoxes, hospitals, prisons or jails or some groups organize for members of the group to answer phones at the local intergroup, outside of the group’s regular meeting time.
A.A. “groups” are encouraged to register with G.S.O., as well as with their local offices: area, district, intergroup or central office.
And, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous can become a part of a group by declaring the group as their “home group.”
A.A. “meetings” can be listed in local meeting lists, but do not register with G.S.O. Meetings are not “home groups.”