AA Grapevine is Free During These Times to Help Members
Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to most of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. Please share with your fellows.
Central Office Staff Position – Help Wanted at Harbor Area
Position: Central Office Staff Location: 3450 E. Spring St #109, Long Beach, CA 90806 Hours: 20 hours/week Pay: $16.50/ hr.
Harbor Area Central Office is looking for a part-time employee to work at the front desk with the guidance of the Central Office Coordinator. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and willingness to give and receive feedback. Please see job description for details. Submit resume and job application in person at Harbor Area Central Office or via email at email@example.com.
Presented by Harbor Area Central Office Service Committee - Postponed Until Further Notice - This is a fundraiser and all funds go to HACO. Location: Neighborhood Christian Fellowship 9603 Belmont St. Bellflower, CA 90706. Interested in volunteering? Please call Harbor Area Central Office. Entrance is FREE!
The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.
Please find registration forms available at Harbor Area Central Office, or online at the link, below.
What’s New from the Archives of the Harbor Area Central Office
The Historical Documents contains the new Document -- A.A. In The Time of Coronavirus. In light of the current circumstances I'd like to take a detour from our regular selection of history from the archives. This month the archives presents you with an opportunity to participate and add your voice to these uncharted events in AA history.
We Need the help of AA Groups in our area to tell the Harbor Area Archives Committee about their group history. Please visit our Archives Page, for more details.
The Historical Documents section has been improved, to show easily accessible pdf documents. Please visit our Documents Page, for more details.
Speaker Tapes, in mp3 format, have been posted to our website. Please visit our AA Speaker Archives Page, for more details, including new speakers Alabam C., Anthony H., Donna E., Kip C., Norm S., Ron S., Tom B.
The Harbor Area Central Office was first formed in May of 1948 in the Long Beach home of Clarence and Flossie L. It was listed as Alcoholics Anonymous Harbor District. In 1950, Central Office had it first location on Molino Avenue. In 1952 there were 52 registered groups using the services of Central Office. Over the years that number has grown. By 1960 there were 62 groups registered and to date 756 meetings have registered with Central Office. On June 1, 1997 Central Office moved to its current location. On June 8th, 1997 there was a grand opening of the new office currently located at 3450 E. Spring Street. (Taken from “A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous 1948-2008”.) Central Office has always had a list of volunteers to answer the phones for the Alcoholic that still suffers who may be looking for a meeting or in need of literature.
Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."