|November 2 – 3, 2012||District 7||Capital City Conference
Stoney Creek Inn
55291 Stoney Creek Court
Des Moines, Iowa
Capital City Conference Website
October 29, 2012
October 9, 2012
|October 12 – 14, 2012||Area 24||Area 24 Fall Conference
The Key Is Willingness
1200 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Fall Conference Flyer
September 5, 2012
|September 9, 2012||District 7||Area 24 Delegate
Maureen F. will share her
General Service Conference report
at the District 7 meeting at 3:00 p.m.
The District 7 meeting is being held in Ankeny, Iowa this month
Click here for meeting details and a map
August 22, 2012
Like many of the people who find their way to Alcoholics Anonymous, I was broken; beat down, dying, miserable, hopeless with only one solution to drink and only wanting not to drink anymore. Then, after coming around a few weeks, getting a fearless and loving sponsor and giving guys rides to meetings (before we started the steps), I took advice after getting from some nice people (my best friends and roommates today).
One friend, Nick B., always would answer a question, no matter what it was: to be of service. I didn’t understand that at first. It took awhile to feel accepted or like I fit in after doing what they did, which was give rides, fellowship, shake hands, make coffee, get a home group, get a position in that home group, set up, clean up and of course, talk to the new guy. After a while of staying busy in Alcoholics Anonymous, things got good very fast. I started to have feelings of humility and that I have a purpose to help out wherever possible, which in turn makes me feel warm inside doing the next right thing.
Well, its been a great ride and I never can think of turning my back on my purpose to help other alcoholics, being maximum service to my fellows and people in general and to show gratitude for God’s grace and the gifts of sobriety.
Today, I am sponsored, sponsor, have two positions in my home group, and am in love with the program and fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Also, there are a few reasons I eagerly enjoy the twelve step.
One, you can help and share the message from day one. Two, actions in the program bring me closer to God and serenity. Three, it’s a joyous pleasure. Four, sense of duty as a soldier to spread the message. Five, repaying the debt to my sponsor for being my first trusting friend, guiding me through the steps, for the men who have shared their strength, experience and hope with me. Six, whenever I share my experience or help another alcoholic, it insures me from the next drink. Finally, as my good friend, Bob M, told me twelfth stepping is like the good dope and I want some of that. Grateful to be sober, of service and stepping out easy today.
Des Moines, IA
August 16, 2012
I’ve been sober a little while. Nothing super fancy, but everyday I’m sober is one more day than I used to be and something to be grateful for. I don’t know where I got this idea that once I got sober everything was going to be perfect, no one ever told me that would be the case. I think some major defects come into play here and I think sometimes I still feel invincible. I work a lot harder on it today but a few months back some things began to happen More
August 13, 2012
|August 16 – 19, 2012||Nebraska||Corhnusker Roundup XXXV
Ramada Plaza Central
3321 S. 72nd St.
Corhnusker Roundup XXXV website
August 10, 2012