Friday 7:30 Pm Open Speaker Meeting
Public Welcome (any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic,may attend)
What is an ‘open’ meeting?
An open meeting of A.A. is a group meeting that
any member of the community, alcoholic or nonalcoholic,
may attend. The only obligation is that
of not disclosing the names of A.A. members outside
A typical open meeting will usually have a
“leader” and other speakers. The leader opens and
closes the meeting and introduces each speaker.
With rare exceptions, the speakers at an open
meeting are A.A. members. Each, in turn, may
review some individual drinking experiences that
led to joining A.A. The speaker may also give his
or her interpretation of the recovery program and
suggest what sobriety has meant personally. All
views expressed are purely personal, since all
members of A.A. speak only for themselves.
© From the pamphlet (P-2 – Frequently Asked Questions About A.A, Page 22), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc