District 20 Mini-Con

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Keeping Our Meetings Safe from Zoom Bombers

Hello MA Fellowship,

Current Issues with Zoom Bombing across MA:
MA World Services (MAWS) has become aware of the proliferation of Zoom bombings occurring at large throughout our fellowship. The MAWS Board of Trustees convened an ad hoc committee to pull together resources for MA Zoom hosts to help protect our meetings. There is a link to our tips and tricks guide below, so you can begin to familiarize yourselves with the options available to you.

Please join us for an instructional workshop on implementing the safety features laid out in the materials provided here.

We are in this together, and can take steps to make sure our meetings and fellowship are safe from bombers!

Resources from MA World Services:

1. Zoom Bomb Prevention Workshop

  • Who? Any MA member member, meeting host, or secretary
  • What? 1.5 Hour long workshop to learn best practices for Zoom meeting security
  • When?
  • This Saturday 10/24 12:00pm Pacific Time
  • Next Sunday 11/1 at 11:00am Pacific Time
  • The same material will be presented at both workshops. Feel free to attend one or both!
  • Zoom link: https://bit.ly/nobombers

2. Tips and Tricks Slide Deck

Can’t make it to the workshop? Need help before then? Read this slide deck on how to prevent bombings in your meetings…
Keeping our Meetings Safe from Zoom Bombers

Please reach out to MA World Service at info@marijuana-anonymous.org for any questions on these resources.

See you soon!
LB and The MAWS Board of Trustees

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Old-Timer’s Women’s Panel – District 8

October 25th at 2:30 PM Pacific / 5:30 PM Eastern
District 8’s Women’s Sunday meeting is hosting an Old-Timer’s Women’s Panel! All panelists have over 5 years clean & sober. Open to all women & non-binary people.

For more information, contact Tiffany at 917-498-1926.

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MA Daily Reflections Writing Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 3-4:30pm Via Zoom
All MA members are invited to spend time together writing personal and original reflections for the 365 MA Daily Reflections book. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81088443817

See our events page for more information

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Have a Sobriety Birthday to Celebrate?

Share the excitement! Sobriety Birthdays can be submitted online for publishing in New Leaf Newsletter (https://anewleafpublications.org/submit-your-sobriety-birthday/)

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MA Meetings WHENEVER and WHEREVER

Find an MA meeting anywhere in the world that fits in with your schedule.
Come check it out!

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All District 2 Meetings Moved Online During “Shelter-in-Place”

All District 2 meetings have been moved online during the “Shelter-in-Place” orders. See the Meetings page for the most current information on how to join these meetings.

Any planned in-person event advertised on this site is, of course, subject to the needs to contain the Covid-19 virus, so they may be rescheduled, moved online, or canceled. Check with the event organizers to determine if, how, and when to join these activities.

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MA Phone Meetings Available Multiple Times per Day

MA has phone meetings multiple times per day. Visit ma-phone.org for more details.


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Meetings Needing Extra Love & Support

– Friday 6:00 PM Oakland, Newcomers Meeting

– Friday 7:30 PM Walnut Creek

– Saturday 11:00 AM San Francisco

– Sunday 10:15 AM Oakland

– Sunday 5:00 PM Oakland

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Birthday Celebrations & Literature Submissions!

BIRTHDAYS
Celebrated a sobriety birthday of a year or more? Want some recognition for your time in recovery? Please send your full sobriety birthday (dd/mm/yyyy) to to Nina S.to be added to A New Leaf Publication (ANLP).

LITEREATURE SUBMISSIONS
ANLP is also looking for literature submissions such as personal stories, poems, songs, and/or meeting histories. Send submissions to the Bureau Chief for District 2 to to Nina S..

ABOUT
Each month ANLP publishes and distributes the newsletter A New Leaf. This newsletter contains MA member-submitted stories and other expressions sharing their experience, strength and hope in recovery. It is also a medium through which MA members may have their annual sobriety birthdays posted.

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Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) Meeting

Monthly District Service Committee (DSC) for District 2 meets on the second Sunday of the month currently via zoom from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please email mad2community@gmail.com to join meeting.

Normally we gather at the First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland at 6:00pm

Upcoming meetings:

  • July 12, 2020
  • August 9, 2020
  • September 13, 2020
  • October 11, 2020
  • November 8, 2020
  • December 13, 2020
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