AA Decorah Meetings

The Decorah A.A. website was last updated on Sat 6 Aug 2022.


This website is frequently updated and provides current information as of the date indicated above. Email decorahAA@gmail.com or call (563) 293-1801 if you have questions.

 

You're NOT alone anymore!

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DECORAH A.A. ANNUAL PICNIC
&
OPEN MEETING WITH SPEAKER(S)

August 7th, 2022. Noon potluck and 1:00 pm speaker

Location: Phelps Park Shelter #1
Click here for flier.

~alcoholics or people who think they might have an alcohol problem are welcome;
~family and friends of alcoholics/possible alcoholics are welcome;
~those who are curious about A.A. are welcome.
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MEETINGS
 

*An "open" meeting is open to anyone:
~alcoholics or people who think they might have an alcohol problem are welcome;
~family and friends of alcoholics/possible alcoholics are welcome;
~those who are curious about A.A. are welcome.

#A “closed” meeting is ONLY for alcoholics or people who think they might have an alcohol problem.


------>Monday Decorah-based Noon Online Zoom Meeting, Email decorahAA@gmail.com or call (563) 293-1801 if you are interested in attending this local online zoom meeting. This is an "open"* meeting.

 

------>Monday through Friday Noon in-person meeting, meets in the classroom in the basement of Saint Benedict's Church building, 307 W. Main Street, Decorah. This is an "open"* meeting. Enter through the western most door along the north side of the Church building. This is an accessible meeting location; it is physically accessible so that anyone may arrive on site, approach the building, use the door on the south side of the building to enter, take the elevator to the bottom floor, and enter the meeting without barriers. A professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is not available, but the group is willing to work people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Furthermore, this group subscribes to the tenets of the "A.A. Guidelines on Accessibility for All Alcoholics" (https://www.aa.org/aa-guidelines-accessibility-all-alcoholics).

------>Tuesday 8 pm in-person Meeting, 119 Winnebago St. (Peace & Justice Center). This is a "closed"# meeting. This meeting is not readily wheelchair accessible. A professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is not available, but the group is willing to work people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Furthermore, this group subscribes to the tenets of the "A.A. Guidelines on Accessibility for All Alcoholics" (https://www.aa.org/aa-guidelines-accessibility-all-alcoholics).

------>Saturday 4 pm in-person Meeting, 119 Winnebago St. (Peace & Justice Center). Click here for 2022 Saturday 4 pm Meeting Topics. This is a "closed"# meeting. This meeting is not readily wheelchair accessible. A professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is not available, but the group is willing to work people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Furthermore, this group subscribes to the tenets of the "A.A. Guidelines on Accessibility for All Alcoholics" (https://www.aa.org/aa-guidelines-accessibility-all-alcoholics).

 


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About "anonymity"
-->"That 'anonymous' part was the most important thing to me at the time. To me, using our first names is only the first step in being anonymous. There is much more to anonymity. It means absolutely no gossip. It means not repeating what we heard about anyone at the diner or in the parking lot after a meeting—not even to our sponsor," from the Grapevine article "Hope Nobody Sees Me! A member in Tennessee shares his thoughts about the importance of anonymity."
-->"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities" (from A.A.'s Traditions).


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Al-Anon/Alateen is for people who are troubled by someone else's drinking or if they grew up with a problem drinker. Click here for information about Al-Anon/Alateen. Click here for Decorah Al-Anon/Alateen meeting information.

 

 

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