Monday, May 17, 2010

Member of the Online Intergroup of AA

Sunday, May 16, 2010

AA Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women
who share their experience, strength and hope with each other
that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover
from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to
stop drinking. There are no dues or 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.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Online AA Meetings

"Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.’s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity"

"Nothing matters more to AA's future welfare than the manner in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly and well, it can produce results surpassing our present imagination." - Bill Wilson, Grapevine, November, 1960.

Online meetings are an excellent supplement to regular f2f meetings but in no way intended to be a substitute for them. In reality, they afford that extra dimension of catching up on one, any time any hour. More so especially, if an individual is troubled, despairing and in urgent need of our AA fellowship therapy! - AA OZ Unity Group, November, 2007

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Singleness of purpose statement

This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. In support of AA singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend this meeting. We ask that when discussing our problems, we confine ourselves to those problems as they relate to alcoholism.

The Australian Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Australian Online Inter-Group of Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in March 2000 to serve all Australian online A.A. groups in the rapidly growing online Fellowship.

AOIG is composed of elected representatives of the online A.A. groups wishing to participate, chosen by their respective groups.   As the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous grows and flourishes in this new medium of electronic communication, we will strive to provide whatever support we can offer to groups as they carry the message of recovery from alcoholism.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve, and strive to further unify the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, both among online groups and between the Online Fellowship and the rest of the Australian and World A.A. service structure.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meeting times Australia, USA, Canada and UK

Current meeting schedules till daylight saving changes in October 2010
Start time will be as followed:-

8.00pm   Sydney NSW members:              
8.00pm   Brisbane Queensland:                    
8.00pm   Melbourne Victoria:                  
8.00pm   Hobart Tasmania:                          
7.30pm   Adelaide South Australia:                
6.00pm   Perth West Australian:                        

Meetings times USA
Start time will be as followed:-

6.00am   New York:                                  
5.00am   Kansis :                              
4.00am   Denver:                            
3.00am   Las Angeles                      

Meetings times UK, Ireland and Scotland
Start time will be as followed:-

11.00am   London                                
11.00am   Glasgow                          
11.00am   Edinburgh                        
11.00am   Dublin  

Meeting Times Canada
Start time will be as followed:-

6.00am     Toronto
4.00am     Alberta 
3.00am     British  Columbia


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Unity Group History

Australia can be proud to lay claim to be the first country in the world to employ 'real time' audio for online AA meetings and can be verified on that fact by an American member (Nancy) who assisted 'yours truly' in the opening of the very first inaugural online audio meeting sometime back in the latter half of the 1990's. We still have contact with that gracious lady whom some have met f2f since those real early days of audio meetings and very grateful for all she has done in playing such a special part in the structure of AA online audio meetings for recovering alcoholics all over the globe! 
That first meeting was set up on M-player and became the first fully operational AA audio meeting in the world a couple of months or so before the Sobervoices group came into being. A little while later to expand our resources we combined with SV's' and became the one group overall. 
I feel that is something the Australian AA Fellowship can be happy to acclaim to in our part of our undying quest to carry the wonderful message of hope directly to the hearts of many suffering alcoholics located in various corners of our ever growing world of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Unity Group Protocol

We are glad you are here, especially newcomers. This is an "Alcoholics Anonymous" website. 
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
'Our only requirement for membership is our 3rd tradition, a desire to stop drinking'. 

If you do have a desire to stop drinking and you have come here to learn about our way of life 
or, if you have come simply seeking AA fellowship, then we welcome you!

AA - Australia Unity Recovery Group meetings offers daily online AA meetings and a general discussion forum. 

Please take time out to read our simple guidelines etc. regarding our GC decisions. In becoming a member, you 
agree to adhere to the those decisions and discussion format. They continue to apply at all times during 
meetings or open chat!.

In the spirit of AA, love and tolerance, AA - Australia Meetings may contain many diverse points of view 

regarding alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous from visitors especially those unfamiliar with our fellowship. 
Some discussions may often be offensive or controversial. AA - Australia attempts to maintain as free and 
open of an AA meeting place as possible. 

In accordance with the first AA tradition "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery 
depends upon AA unity", if you have come to carry any message directly opposed to the AA method 
of recovery, we suggest you seek a more appropriate site. 

This is an AA group that encourages everyone to carry the message of hope that AA offers, and posts or 
shares that attack the very nature of AA will not be allowed to continue. 

Also, continual and intentional disruption of the online AA meetings and discussion forums will not be 
tolerated and will result in loss of attendance privileges.

Please be respectful of each other and for those not aware, Paltalk is our landlord, we are their tenants.

Abusiveness or insults towards others won't be tolerated here. Share your own inventories, please dont 

take others.

Sexual harassment, vendetta's, stalking or making prejudicial comments toward another member is 

considered abusive.

Please remember, Principles before Personalities. If you are having a personal problem with someone 

in our online AA community, please 

try to resolve it privately. If you have tried to address it one on one without any resolution forthcoming 

send us an IM or email and we will take appropriate course of action.

Please avoid the use of neon or brightly colored fonts in the meeting room as these colors are very hard 

on the eyes.

Don't spam the chat room. Think of your buddies plus, your own character comes under scrutiny as a 

result of it.

Taping (Cam's, cameras or audio recorders) of our room or any speakers without specific permission will 

not be tolerated...Breaking anonymity is contradicting our traditions, consequently, any offenders will be 
removed immediately!

Posting links to other groups outside AA is not permitted with out consulting an admin first.

If someone is sending you unwanted whispers or messages put them on ignore and contact us immediately.

NB Recommendations passed on from the Australian GSO on behalf of all AA groups 

Board Recommendation 1-2/99: "The Board recommends that barring a problem person from an AA meeting 
does not constitute barring from AA, but is rather applying Tradition 1 and putting the common 
welfare of members first". 

If the matter deteriorates, a Restraining Order should be obtained and, should the order be violated, police 
assistance should be sought.

Thanks for taking the time to read this as it is for your security and helps us stay aligned with ourTraditions

By entering the room I agree to abide by the guidelines of the group as determined by our 'Group Conscience'.

"Group Conscience AA OZ Unity Group"


Gordy R             
Adrian Mc     
Janis H          

Online sponsorship available also          

Saturday, May 8, 2010


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