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Rhode Island Central Service

March 22nd, 2020

(401) 438 8860


ANNIVERSARIES - Guest Speakers & Buffet    

Wed.    May 1st         Lincoln- FOOTPRINTS- Lincoln Woods State Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., 7AM (6th Anniv.)  


Most Group Anniversaries have been postponed until further notice




Faithful Fivers are A.A. members who graciously contribute “five dollars or more”

 each month to support the RI Central Service Office.

You can find out more and even sign up on line by calling the office or visiting our webpage.


RI Central Service is in the process of up-dating our 12-STEP LIST. We are in desperate need for AA members throughout the RI and South Eastern MA

who would be eager reach out to those looking for help with stopping drinking,

Someone willing to meet them at their first meeting or information from Alcoholics Anonymous

 Anyone willing to be added to the list should contact their Group Secretary or call Central Service.

“When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that I am responsible”


We need volunteers to help with our monthly mailing - takes less than one hour 

The next mailing will take place at Central Service on Wed.,April 22ndat 9AM


Your RI Central Service Office is taking to keep everyone safe and connected during this unprecedented time. We will do our best to keep the office open and running. We have put in measures such as blocking off access to the book room and will be waiting on costumers so there is less traffic in the office. We continue to take orders over the phone for pick up and we are also willing to ship literature as requested.  


We are continually bringing up to date the RI Central Service Website with the most current information available to us. If your group has been temporarily suspended and your meeting is still listed please call the office so we can make the necessary revisions to the meeting guide


Some groups have chosen to have “Virtual Meetings” via skype, zoom, conference calls, and you can  find a list of these options including all the information needed to join in on these meetings by accessing the Online Meeting Options and Alternatives menu on our website.

If your group would like to be added to this directory, please contact the office.


***Please note the deadline for submitting any information for the next today is Friday, April 17th *** 



Lincoln- FOOTPRINTS- Lincoln Woods State Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., (Rainy Days in Gazebo) 7AM. this meeting will run Daily from Wednesday, May 1st thru Monday, Sept 30th

Narragansett- Spirtiual Awakening –has moved to the Narraganset Beach, Chair #1 for the rest of the seasonDaily at 7AM



The next meeting for Southern R.I. Intergroup Representatives will be held onThursday, April 2nd, 2020 - Craik Building, 2845 Post Rd., Warwick, 7 PM.


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 all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues.








Just a note from Your Central Service Office




The office has been in a whirlwind for the past several weeks. Today I know that experience and resources are available to support us in getting through this ever-changing environment. At a local level, we are doing our best to serve and unify our AA community. I've learned this week that AA is not a place, it is a spirit, a resilience, a community that reaches beyond the rooms we meet in or the area we serve. A special note to those groups who are continuing to hold a “physical” meeting. We want to encourage you to follow the less than 10-person policy for gatherings and to practice social distancing as mandated by our state. The sobriety, safety and wellbeing of our community is our top priority.


 The next task is to reorganize the website for better sort and search ability. To develop best practices for maintaining anonymity and a seventh tradition. Finally, to get that information to all who want it. I have seen a different side of our fellowship in the last few days. Our time across the table from one another may have been limited in our areas, for some of us suspended, however, the spirit of unity is shining bright. The members of this committee want to ensure you that we are here as a resource, willing to share the work we have done, share any lessons learned, and at the very least express that we are in this together.  

Stay Well,

Yours in Service,

Sue C.

Office Manager, RI Central Service 


 Fourth Tradition

Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.




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