Welcome to Elkhart Alcoholics Anonymous

Central Service Office

Spring 2013 Shareguide

March 2013 Shareguide


 

What is AA?

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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA 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.

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What is a CSO?

A central office (or Intergroup) is an AA service office that involves partnership among groups in a community just as AA groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. It is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups functions which are best handled by a centralized office and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

AA Guidelines Central or Intergroup Offices

 

 

Saturday Night Speaker Meetings at Serenity Hall

The Central Service Office co-ordinates the 8pm Saturday Night open speaker meetings at Serenity Hall, 949 Middlebury Street, Elkhart, Indiana.  If your group would like to sign up for a month of Saturdays (actually just the first four Saturdays: fifth Saturdays are Al-Anon meetings) then sign up in the CSO, phone at 574-295-8188, or email the office at elkhartcso@gmail.com.

Sponsoring groups arrange for the speaker, perform various tasks of the meeting: convene and have people read whatever is in accordance with your group’s conscience, and pass the basket and pay the rent of $25 to Serenity Hall.  Surplus funds belong to the hosting group.

Here are the groups which have signed up for 2014 so far:
January - How It Works
February - Walkin' and Talkin' the ABCs                               
March - Central Service Office
April – As Bill Sees It
May - The Eye Opener
June – Back to Basics                     
July – That’s Why We’re Here
August - Tri District
September - New Hope
October - Belmont
November - Sunshine                         
December -

 

 

Elkhart CSO - 949½ Middlebury Street - Elkhart, Indiana 46516

24 hour phone service: (574) 295-8188

Open: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 3pm to 7pm; Saturday 11am to 3 pm