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Closed Discussion Chairperson
Wed (Wed-8:30 PM )


Wednesday 8:30 Closed Topic Meeting Chairman’s Script

My name is _______________ and I’m an alcoholic.

Welcome to the Wednesday 8:30 Closed Topic Meeting of the Lambda West. Lambda is a special interest meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender men and women, but in the spirit of the 3rd Tradition, ALL are welcome.

This is a closed topic meeting of AA. The ONLY requirement for attendance at this meeting is that you have a desire to stop drinking. If you think you have a problem with drinking, then you are in the right place.

I have asked ________________ to read the preamble.

Lambda has four meetings here each week: On Wednesday there is a 6:00 Open discussion meeting,  a 7:15 Beginners meeting and this 8:30 Closed Topic meeting. There is also a rotating Step meeting on Saturdays from 6:00 to 7:15.

The last Wednesday of the month, the 6:00 meeting is an Anniversary meeting. Please join us if you’re celebrating an anniversary. All are invited and welcome.

The first Wednesday of the month, there is a business meeting which will end the 6:00 meeting five minutes earlier than usual.

Sponsorship is an important part of recovery. If you have any questions on sponsorship, if you need a sponsor or wish to be one, please speak with the chairperson after the meeting.

The format of this meeting is that we’ll have a speaker share his/her experience, strength and hope for about 20 to 25 minutes on a topic of his/her choice. Then we’ll take a brief secretary’s break. We resume with a Round Robin and the speaker picks a place to start. At 9:20, we go t a show of hands.

It is a tradition here at Lambda that we read the Promises, found in chapter 6 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. I’ve asked ________________ to do this.

A brief reminder of the 12th Tradition of AA: Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, reminding us to place principles before personalities. So, who you see here and what you hear here, please leave it here, so this remains a safe place for all of us.

Please turn of all cell phones and refrain from texting so as not to disrupt the meeting.

Thank you and here to share his/her experience, strength and hope is _______________.

Speaker speaks for 20/25 minutes. Try to give them a five minutes remaining signal to be sure there is time for other to share.