District 42 St. Lawrence International
 
A.A. — it works!

The A.A. 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 to help others achieve sobriety.
 

(C) 2020 reprinted with the permission of the AA Grapevine, Inc.
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IN PERSON MEETINGS
 
Many meetings have re-opened subject to various guidelines as determined by their group conscience. It would be reasonable to assume that all groups will have considered any Government and other relevant health authority guidelines in making this decision however as per A.A. Tradition each group is guided by its own group conscience.
 
As of September 2, we are not aware of any groups meeting, in person, who do not strongly recommend or require the wearing of a mask and social distancing.
 
ONLINE MEETINGS
 


COVID 19 STATEMENT UPDATE (NOVEMBER 10, 2020)
 
We are aware that the St Lawrence County has declared a state of emergency (see this link) and that some college campuses, such as St. Lawrence University in Canton, are reducing student exposure by asking students to remain on campus except for necessary outings (i.e. buying food and medical needs).
 
We advise ALL A.A. members to be aware of the potential risk of COVID 19 and possible steps they can take to reduce the chance of infection.
 
 
 
COVID 19 STATEMENT UPDATE (JUNE 21, 2020)
 
If your meeting is re-opening at its physical location please notify the webmaster (webmaster@aa- stlawrenceny.org) so he can update the website accordingly. 
    • Group name
    • date of re-opening
    • any special conditions, such as …
      • mask required
      • social distancing required
      • byo … Big Book, beverage, etc.
 
COVID 19 STATEMENT UPDATE (MARCH 16, 2020)
 
Further events will likely require facilities hosting A.A. meetings to close or otherwise restrict public access, per requests and mandates from governmental authorities. We recommend using the telephone and internet to maintain contact with and support for fellow A.A. members. You may also find information on electronic meetings at A.A. Online Intergroup.
 
COVID 19 STATEMENT (MARCH 13, 2020)

District 42 recognizes that each group must make its own decision on whether or not to continue meeting during the Coronavirus pandemic.

In making your decisions, please consider the welfare of your members (and their families)  and the advice from our public health officials.  In addition, your meeting facility has the final say on whether or not your group will continue to use their space.

Should your group decide to suspend meetings please notify the webmaster so we can post notice on this website. Also please call Reachout at 315.268.0120 (the A.A. Hotline number) to let them know.
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Welcome to our "North Country" AA web site.

We hope you will join us "on the road of happy destiny."

Al-Anon Family Groups and Alcoholics Anonymous are not affiliated, but do cooperate to help those afflicted with alcoholism, whether directly or as relatives and friends of alcoholics. As a grateful courtesy to our friends in Al-Anon we are providing links to Al-Anon's local meeting information and to the Al-Anon World Services website.
  



 
    Online Meetings
     
    Click Here for a Searchable List

    (click the link in orange text)
    • "Friends and Neighbors Daily" meets at 8:30 PM - 7 days a week - click this (Zoom Link). [temporarily closed due to technical difficulties]
    • The Friday Night "Came to Believe" at 8:00 pm meeting is using Zoom; the Zoom ID is 879 786 3127 the password is "9G9KFn" without the quotes if the link does not work fill in immediately.

    • The Monday Night "Big Book" at 8:00 pm meeting is using Zoom; the Zoom ID is 879 786 3127 the password is "9G9KFn" without the quotes if the link does not work fill in immediately.

    • The Jefferson County Intergroup has a list of its online meetings here.

    • Area 48 (including District 19) has a list of its online meetings here.

    • The Online Intergroup lists a multitude of meetings all around the world.
     

     
    These A.A. Meetings are Suspended due to Coronavirus Precautions (updated 12/20/20):
     
    These meetings / facilities are suspended until further notice:
    • Canton
      • Sunday Night Candlelight - United Methodist Church
        • This meeting will recommence in person on 18 April, 2021; social distancing and face masks will be required.
    • Canton
      • Unitarian Universalist Church Canton
        • Monday night "men's meeting"
        • Wednesday night "12 Step Group"
        • Friday night "Came to be Believe" [meeting online now - see above]
        • Saturday Nite Live Group
      • EJ Noble Medical Building
        • Tuesday night "Grasse River Acceptance Group"
    • Correctional Facilities Meetings
      • St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility (Canton)
      • NYS Correctional Facilities (Ogdensburg, Gouverneur)
    • Heuvelton
      • Tuesday Night Meeting - Methodist Church
    • Potsdam
      • Women's Meeting (Monday 7 PM) - Presbyterian Church [meeting online now]
      • Potsdam Nooners (Monday-Friday) - Trinity Church [meeting online now]
        • Saturday 8 May - MEETING ONLINE ONLY
        • Other Saturdays we now meet outside at Trinity Church, Potsdam (bring a mask, a lawn chair and your own water/refreshments)
      • Fall Island Big Book Study (Sunday) - Trinity Church
    • Ogdensburg
      • Freedom Group (Monday) - Presbyterian Church
      • Wednesday Noon Group - Dobisky Center
      • Sunday Riverside Group - Rescue Squad Building (as of 12/20/20)
    • Massena - 39 Serenity Place (clubhouse) * See their Facebook page for current info on meetings' status (online or in person) and requirements.
       
     
     
    We are working to bring you an organized list of the meetings being held online by current groups.
     
    Further events will likely require facilities hosting A.A. meetings to close or otherwise restrict public access, per requests and mandates from governmental authorities. We recommend using the telephone and internet to maintain contact with and support for fellow A.A. members.
     
    (If you want to get a preview of our new web-site visit this link)


     Events

      

     

    >>>>> Meeting Announcements <<<<<
     
    Begin Monday, April 12th at 7am - A new (open) meeting group at Canton Unitarian Universalist Church - As Bill Sees It Every Monday at 7am.
    A live group meeting - Safely sanitized, social distanced, with masks required until further notice. Format is group discussion relative to A.A.'s co-founder Bill W.'s selected writings, "As Bill Sees It".
    Bring your own beverage. Parking in rear of Church. Meeting upstairs in the social room. Doors open at 6:15am.


     
    Service Opportunity - A.A. Hotline
     
    If you want to be on the list of A.A. members who return calls to our A.A. Hotline please email hotline42@aa-stlawrenceny.org with your information:  first name & last initial, city, phone #, and days/hours available.

    Click here to see how the process works.
     
     


    To arrange to speak with an A.A. member or get
     
    more information on local A.A. meetings call
     
    315.268.0120 for St. Lawrence County 



    Service Opportunities - "in committee"

    (...when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help ...)

    • Correctional Facilities 
    (St. Lawrence County, NY State Prisons - Riverview, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur)
     
    • Cooperation with Professional Community 
    (inform doctors, lawyers, clergy about A.A.)


    Join us "... on the road of Happy Destiny ..."
     
    (see below for District meeting time & location)
     


    District 42 Contributions to:


    District 42 Treasurer

    PO Box 858, Potsdam  NY  13676



     
     
     

    Monthly District General Service Meeting

     

    District 42 - St. Lawrence International (Area 83) 

    Next District 42 Monthly Meeting
                     
    May 26th at 6:00 pm
    (4th Wed of the month)

     

    Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton

    3 1/2 East Main St. Canton NY
     
    (Side entrance)


     

    Contact webmaster


    Last updated 
    05/04/21 (mg)

    To arrange to speak with an A.A. member or get more information on local A.A. meetings call:

    315.268.0120 for St. Lawrence County (except Massena)

    Call 518.481.4606 for Massena and Franklin County.





    Al-Anon / Alateen National Info at 1-888-425-2666