All meetings are closed except for Friday evenings
and Sundays 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm speaker meetings and any meeting
that an annual Birthday is being recognized. All meetings are Non-Smoking.
The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:
OPEN MEETINGS: As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open
to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving
a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such
During the meeting there is usually a period for local A.A. announcements,
and a treasurer passes the hat to defray costs of the meeting hall,
literature, and incidental expenses. The meeting adjourns, often
followed by informal visiting over coffee or other light refreshments.
Guests at A.A. open meetings are reminded that any opinions or
interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved.
All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their
own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for A.A. as
CLOSED MEETINGS: These meetings are limited to alcoholics. They
provide an opportunity for members to share with one another on
problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable
sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements
in the recovery program.