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Following the JFT AA Group Inventory (held on Sat. October 2) Group Conscience determined to hold a special business meeting to consider the feedback and next steps of the inventory.
Special Business Meeting:
Saturday. November. 06, 2021
8:15 - 9:30 am
@7 am Virtual Meeting Link
and Onsite @ St. Camillus
The purpose of an AA Group Inventory is "to evaluate how well they are fulfilling their primary purpose: to help alcoholics recover through A.A.’s suggested Twelve Steps of recovery." (from the AA Group Pamphlet, pg 29) .
Next Meeting Sunday, 24 October 2021!
4th Sunday-12 Traditions Workshop
3-4pm Pacific Time / 6-7pm Eastern Time
Meeting ID: 838 4491 3754
using the 12 Traditions Checklist
We read the long-form of the tradition of the month, read the related questions from the 12 Traditions Checklist, followed by a 10-15 minute speaker, and then open discussion. We hope this workshop will be welcoming and attractive for AAs to share openly about our own experience, strength, and hope working the traditions, using the Checklist as our guide. Everyone is welcome to attend this AA workshop and AA members are welcome to share during the discussion portion of the meeting.
We have service opportunities: hosts, speakers with experience, and more.
Old or new to AA,
we all can learn from one another!
4th Quarter Regular Business Meeting will be announced
8:15 - 9:30 am
@7 am Virtual Meeting Link
and Onsite @ St. Camillus
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Since JFT has gone virtual
we have developed and maintain
separate and unique contact lists as follows:
1) JFT Group Member List: An Opt-In-Only list of those who consider JFT their 'home group.'
The distribution of this list is limited to a print version at the onsite meeting.
2) JFT Virtual Meeting E-Contact List: An Opt-In-Only Electronic Contact List of those who participate in the JFT Virtual Group. Distribution of this list is via email and is limited to those who request a copy from JFTContactlist@gmail.com.
3) JFT GoogleGroup: This tool is used for the sole purpose of outgoing communication of JFT Group business matters - to those who participate in either virtual or in-person meetings . This includes zoom access to virtual meetings, group business related announcements, and special events of interest to our primary purpose.
Please send Email to be added to the Google Group: JFTContactList@gmail.com
Just for Today AA (Arlington, MA) is collecting your stories to build our story of "Pivoting for the Pandemic". Our goal is to document this important moment in the history of our AA Group; and to include your voice.
Directions are on the form - and you will have the chance to see what others have shared along the way. Our stories will be collected and synthesized to create one "JFT's Pivoting for the Pandemic History" that will be shared at an Area 30 Archives Committee Event , May 22 (4:30 - 5:30 pm) and on our website. Jenny T., Jennifer L. and Wendy MO will facilitate this project.
Questions can be directed to: <JFTSecretary@gmail.com>
Joseph, the beloved husband of JFT member, Randi B. Obituary
Signe M., member of JFT passed away at home in late August. Obituary
Mark B. long time Just for Today member, passed on August 13 following a brief illness. A stalwart of the "back-of-the-room" Mark brought strength and an attitude of resilience to our group and he will be missed. Obituary
Dorrie B, a friend of Just for Today, passed away in October. "Widely loved" she was much engaged in service. Arrangements for a memorial will be made when health conditions will allow. Obituary
Rob H, a friend of the Just for Today group, passed away peacefully on 5 Aug 2020 surrounded by his family. He will be missed.
Brian J, a friend of Just forToday, passed away on 2 Jul 2020. He will be missed. Obituary
John F, a longtime member of Just for Today and affectionately known as "John the Fireman," passed away. John's sobriety date was 16 Feb 1968. He will be missed by many. Obituary
Ken R, a longtime Just for Today group member, had a stroke and passed away 25 Mar 2020. He was sober 19 years on March 10. Obituary
Area 30 General Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts will hold an Area Service Assembly on November 07 during which there will be an Area Inventory.
Your input is requested.
Please review these questions (PDF) and provide your feedback to JFT's GSR - Kit M. -
via the online form (below).
Anonymity protected digital version of the 71st General Service Conference Report
"AA in a Time of Change"
The 71st Annual Meeting of the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous
The next JFT Monthly Anniversary Meeting will be held 7-8 am on Sat, 30 October 2021.
JFT holds an anniversary meeting on the last Saturday of each month to celebrate group members' years in AA sobriety. This meeting is to celebrate ALL JFT members from both the 6am meeting and the 7am meeting.
If you would like to speak at the anniversary meeting, please email JFT Secretary by the last Friday of the month OR show up a few minutes early to the anniversary meeting so we can be sure to call on you at the anniversary meetin
Sign A Virtual Anniversary Card
Click on the name/link to sign the E-card for that person via an external site
E-signatures will be collected through noon on the last Saturday of the month (on which our Virtual Anniversary Meeting is held) and the card will be sent at 1:00 pm.
(sign thru noon 10/30)
Cheryl C. / 1yr (6am)
Joan / 4yrs (7am)
Jennifer M./ 13yrs (6am)
Anne M./ 23yrs (7am)
Peter H. / 29yrs (6am)
Barrie B / 30yrs (7am)
Watch for more cards to sign as they are requested
Questions about E-Cards:
for yourself or for another member of JFT
Here's what you need to
complete the request:
First Name, Last Initial
Email of Recipient
Sobriety Date and # Years
Date & Meeting at which the Anniversary will be acknowledged
Cards will be available to E-Sign through noon on the last Saturday of the month; and will be scheduled for delivery at 1 pm that day.
JFT holds a monthly Anniversary Meeting at the 7 am Virtual Meeting.