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Meeting Spaces Available !

AHOPE has space available for an AA meeting. Contact Derek Towle, AHOPE Program Director, Homeward Bound of WNC – 828-777-4247. (Or call us here at Central Office.)

Barnardsville United Methodist Church, 7 Church Hill Road (off Dillingham Rd) has a Fellowship Hall that can seat 30-40 people and a smaller room in their parish house that is available. 

Belfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville. They have meeting space available in their fellowship hall. It has access to a kitchen and bathroom. Contact Dottie at the church – 828-778-9886.

Asheville 12 Step Recovery Club22-B New Leicester Hwy, Asheville 28806. The Club has two meeting rooms available on various days and times. The space is handicap accessible, and, because there are two rooms, there are opportunities to provide child care. If you are interested in starting a meeting at the Club, send an email to: avl12step@gmail.com

St. George’s Episcopal Church, One School Road, Asheville, 28806, has space and times available for meetings.

1st Christian Church470 Enka Lake Rd, Candler 28715. Meeting space available various days and times except Sunday morning & afternoon. Handicap accessible. Contact Drew – 828-665-9499 or 203-592-9574.

To inquire about these spaces call Pam at Central Office: 828-254-8539

District 70 News

Business Meeting
 District 70 holds their Business meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:30pm. Meeting location is: St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House, 219 Chunns Cove Rd, Asheville 28805. All members of AA are welcome. Next Meeting is November 11, 2018. 

Next meeting is November 4, 2018

Service Committees Meeting

Service Committee members meet to share idea’s and  update their activities to the District that they serve. Their mission it is to serve the AA community and carry the message of AA to the alcoholic who still suffers. Meetings are held the first Sunday of the month, at 12:15pmNorth Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Dr, Asheville, 28804 (immediately following the Conscious Contact meeting.)  All AA members are welcome to attend. If you would like more information or to get involved please contact the service committee Chairs:

CPC/PI – Joe T. is the Chairperson. Contact him at HERE. These are two separate service committees – “Cooperation with the Professional Community” and “Public Information”. The CPC committee visits schools, businesses and community meetings to speak about AA. Volunteers for area events are needed for health clinics and DUI classes to name a few. The PI committee provides accurate A.A. information to the public and media when requested. HERE is a link for the CPC/PI Committee flyer. 

Corrections – Women’s Chairs are Denise J. and Casey – contact the HERE. Temporary contact for Men’s Corrections is Bill W. – Contact him HERE . Volunteers are needed for carrying the message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls. The link for the Corrections Committee flyer is HERE.

The Buncombe County Detention Facility has varying needs of support for meetings inside the jail.  HERE is a new application for volunteering at BCDF.

Any AA member wanting to volunteer at BCDF needs to be referred or recommended to service by a local Corrections Chairperson or current jail volunteer. This will provide an umbrella of order and accountability with whomever enters the building with the organization.  Applications, with the above identified references/recommendations named on the application, can be sent directly to Sarah Regala, Program Director at BCDF: Sarah.Regala@buncombecounty.org. AA members new to town need to connect with District Corrections Chairpersons/meetings/volunteers for referrals.

If you are interested in this volunteer service or have questions about the application and orientation process, please contact Bill W.  For more information attend the next GSR Meeting and/or the Service Committees Meeting.

Volunteers are needed for daytime A.A. meetings at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women (SCCW). The meetings are Fridays from 12:15-1:30pm; males may attend but must be accompanied by females. Text Denise for more details: 401-450-6487.

Treatment – Ian O. and Zack are Committee Chairs. Contact them HERE to volunteer for service at ADATC, Neil Dobbins, Montford Hall, Copestone, Pavillon Treatment Center and the Veteran’s Administration. It’s all about bringing the message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group. Check out the Treatment Committee flyer HERE.

Bridging the Gap (with treatment facilities) contact the Treatment Chair HERE; the BTG Chair or co-coordinator at bridgingthegap.asheville@gmail.com or www.btgww.org
District 70 Service is responsible for carrying the AA message into treatment centers, jails and prisons and now has a Google group. This will serve as a communication link for coordinators to announce what new service commitments are being made available. If you are interested in carrying the message into institutions this is a good way to see what opportunities there are. The group name is: District 70 service. To be added to the group or to post announcements, send emails to: district-70-service@googlegroups.com

NCMCO Board MeetingThursday November 8, 6PM, 70 Woodfin Pl, Suite 212, Asheville.  Central Office business will be discussed, all interested AA’s are invited to attend.

Next combined COR/NCMCO Board meeting: Thursday, January 10, 6:00pm, 70 Woodfin Place, Suite 212, Asheville, 28801.