The St. Vital Group
of Alcoholics Anonymous

What is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution. It does not wish to engage in any controversy. It neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

For more general information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit the A.A. Manitoba Website.


Group Announcements

St Vital Group Zoom Meetings

Final St Vital Group Zoom Meeting 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022

As per Group Conscience, the St. Vital Group online Zoom meetings will cease at the end of the year, with our final Zoom meeting being held Saturday, Decemeber 31st, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The St. Vital Group began hosting Zoom meetings in the spring of 2020, as the COVID 19 pandemic forced the closure of clubroom. Online meetings have continued since that time. The St. Vital Group is grateful to all of our members whose dedication to service has enabled the group to carry the message online for the past two and half years!

Monthly Committee Meeting

The monthly committee meeting will be held Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 pm in the clubroom. The regular evening meeting will follow the committee meeting.

All new and outgoing committee members are expected to attend. Please submit your report by email to stvitalgroup@gmail.com prior to the meeting. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please send your regrets along with your report.

Group members are welcome to attend as observers, but only committee members may join the discussion and/or vote. if you would like to addrress the committee, click here.

See you at the meeting!

St. Vital Birthday Night

Birthday Night is held the second Saturday of every month.

The next birthday night is Saturday, December 10 lth, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

There will be a 15 minute speaker, followed by Birthday celebrations. This is an open meeting, so family and friends are welcome to attend!

If you wish to celebrate your birthday, please either sign-up in the clubroom, or email our birthday rep.

  • your sobriety date;
  • the number of years you are celebrating, and;
  • who will be presenting you.

Open Speaker Night

Thursdays, 7:00 pm in the St. Vital clubroom

  • December 8 - Matthew L. (St. Vital Group)

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.

Beginner's Series

Chair: Gallagher C.

  • December 9 - Step 1
  • December 16 - Step 2
  • December 23 - Step 3
  • December 30 - Sponsorship

Service Opportunities

Female Members Needed to Chair at MSP Women's Unit

The St. Vital Group needs female volunteers to carry the message at Main Street Project Women's Unit (River Point Centre), 7:00 pm, the first Friday of each month. Please visit our Treatment Facilities page for more information on this vital 12 Step opportunity. Please email stvitalgroup@gmail.com if you are interested in taking meetings at this facility.

Telephone Answering

The A.A. Telephone Answering Service is a vital link for newcomers, the public, and A.A. members to obtain up-to-date information about meetings, the A.A. program, etc. Volunteers are needed to fill the St. Vital Group's telephone answering commitments. The telephone line can be forwarded to your mobile or home phone, and directions on how to answer the phone are provided. If you would like to take a commitment, please call Kelli (204-223-4321) or email stvitalgroup@gmail.com.


When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.

Area 80 Service Opportunities & Announcements

Bridging the Gap - Volunteers Needed!

Bridging the Gap needs women from District 7 willing to be contacts for women who are in institutions or treatment. These women have requested to be connected with someone from A.A. in the area they will be living when their programs are completed. A temporary contact must have 1 year of sobriety and be through the steps. For more information please visit the A.A. Manitoba website or email Candice.


Be a part of Grapevine's Audio Project!

AA Grapevine is collecting up to 7-minute long stories from the Fellowship in the form of audio recordings. Share as you would in a meeting—or pick a topic of your own choosing, from making amends to working a particular Step.

If your audio story is accepted by the AA Grapevine editorial staff, Grapevine will publish it in the form of a YouTube playlist or on another media platform.

For more information, please visit the Grapevine - Audio Project webpage.


AA Grapevine's Podcast

The AA Grapevine Half-Hour Variety Hour

Each week long-time AA members Don and Sam will interview a different member about their experience, strength and hope, in a casual “meeting after the meeting” manner. Special features will enhance each episode.

Email us at podcast@aagrapevine.org with comments, suggestions, jokes, and such. To record an Ask the Oldtimer question or a recovery related joke, call 212-870-3418.

Use #heardinameeting on social media. Our Tradition of anonymity will be respected with all submissions used on the show.

The podcast is available on your favorite podcast platforms and via the player on the Grapevine Podcast webpage.

A new episode will be available in English every Monday at 9:00 am EST.

For more information, please visit the Grapevine Podcast webpage.


How to Address the St. Vital Group Committee

If you have a concern or suggestion about a St. Vital group policy or practice and would like the Group Committee to address your issue, please read the following:

To address the committee, you must write (clearly) or type and print the issue and sign the paper.

To present your concern, you can either bring a written copy to the next committee meeting, give your written concern to a committee member, or place it in the safe at the front of the room. Alternately, you can email the committee: stvitalgroup@gmail.com

If you send the concern to the committee, the committee will discuss it at the next committee meeting.

Group members are always invited to sit in on committee meetings as observers. If you have a concern for the committee to address, you should consider attending the next committee meeting. In some cases, your being at the meeting will allow the committee members to ask you questions.

If you have a serious concern, your being at the meeting to answer questions could help the committee gain a clearer understanding of the issues as well as some of the options you might want them to consider.

You will be able to read the committee's discussion of your issue once the committee meeting minutes have been adopted and posted.

Note: If you are unsure about whether to send a concern to the committee, you may want to talk it over with your sponsor, group member or committee member.

Yours in service,
The St. Vital Group Committee


Meetings

Clubroom Meetings (In-Person)

Daily, Monday – Sunday

9:30 a.m.

  • Mon – Sat: Chairperson’s Choice (1st Monday Tradition)
  • Sunday: Big Book Study

Saturday and Sunday

2:00 p.m.

  • Chairperson’s Choice

Daily, Monday – Sunday

7:00 p.m. (Scheduled Chairperson / Topic)

  • Monday: Steps 4 – 12
  • Tuesday: Discussion
  • Wednesday: Discussion (3rd Wednesday Tradition)
  • Thursday: Open Speaker
  • Friday: Beginner’s Series – 5 weeks (Intro, Steps 1 – 3, Sponsorship)
  • Saturday: 1st Sat Grapevine, 2nd Saturday Open Birthday Night, 3rd Sat Closed Speaker, 4th/5th Sat Grapevine.
  • Sunday: Big Book Study

BIRTHDAY NIGHT is held at the clubroom the second Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm. This is an open meeting so family and friends are welcome!

Coffee service is once again available during meetings at the clubroom!


Zoom Meetings (Online)

Final St Vital Group Zoom Meeting 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022

Monday – Saturday

9:30 a.m.

  • Chairperson’s Choice (1st Monday Tradition)

Sunday

9:30 a.m.

  • Big Book Study

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6:00 p.m. (Scheduled Chairperson)

  • Chairperson's Choice

St. Vital Group online meetings are hosted using Zoom. The Zoom Meeting ID is: 817 9057 3138 Passcode: 565364. Click the button below to launch Zoom and attend a meeting. Information about how to join a Zoom meeting can be found here.

Please email if you have any questions about our online meetings.

All meeting times posted are Central Daylight Time.


Attend a Meeting!


The St. Vital Group and Alcoholics Anonymous neither endorse Zoom software, nor are they affiliated with Zoom Video Communications, Inc.


Tradition Seven

Tradition Seven states:

Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Alcoholics Anonymous (p. 562)

Contributions from group members can be e-transfered to traditionseven@gmail.com


Zoom Meeting Host Schedules

3 months sobriety required to hold either a coffee monitor position or a host position. Please email stvitalgroup@gmail.com if you are interested.

Zoom Hosts

Day Time Host
Mon 9:30 am Chet B
6:00 pm Denise & Lawry
Tue 9:30 am Jeff H
Wed 9:30 am Don B
6:00 pm Kelly T / Christine T
Thu 9:30 am Janet S.
Fri 9:30 am Chet B
6:00 pm Greg F
Sat 9:30 am Steve U
Sun 9:30 am Sandy

Information for Members

Group Conscience Meeting

A Group Conscience Meeting of the St. Vital Group was held Saturday, April 23rd. The revised in-person and online schedules voted in at the Group Conscience are posted below. The report from the Group Conscience will be posted online and in the clubroom when it is available.

Thank you to all group members who partcipated in the Group Conscience! You can read more information on our Group Conscience page.


Contact & Mailing Address

Telephone: 204-233-2990

Email: stvitalgroup@gmail.com

The St. Vital Group
C-553 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2M 3L4

Alcoholics Anonymous Manitoba Central Office
Telephone: 204-942-0126
Email: aambco@mts.net

Alcoholics Anonymous Area 80 Website
aamanitoba.org


The most up-to-date meeting information, with directions to in-person meetings and links to join individual online meetings can be found by visiting the A.A. Manitoba Online Meeting List , or by installing and using the Meeting Guide app on your Apple or Android device.

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