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

Midterm Election / Group Conscience Meeting

There will be a hybrid Midterm Election for Committee positions, along with a Group Conscience Meeting, held simultaneously in the clubroom and on Zoom Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

All group members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate. Group Committee members are required to attend.

Midterm Election

The following positions are up for election. Committee members are expected to attend all committee, group conscience, service meetings, and elections. Monthly committee meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month in the clubroom.

Click on the position title to read the full description.

Group Conscience

A Group Conscience Meeting is being held to vote for or against the following three items:

  1. That the group add 9:30 a.m. Saturday/Sunday meetings to the trial Zoom schedule, with the following topics:

    • Saturday - Chairperson's Choice
    • Sunday - Big Book Study

    BACKGROUND: At the April 23rd Group Conscience, the group committed to a four-month trial Zoom schedule (Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m., Mon/Wed/Fri 6:00 p.m. meetings). Members have expressed their feeling that this trial schedule should have included the 9:30 weekend meetings, as these meetings were regularly hosted, chaired, and attended by group members and these members have now been left with no option to attend a St. Vital meeting online over the weekend.

  2. That group restore 2:00 p.m. afternoon meetings to the clubroom meeting schedule.

    BACKGROUND: At the April 23rd Group Conscience, the group reduced the clubroom meeting schedule to two meetings / day (Mon-Sun 9:30 a.m. / 7:00 p.m. meetings). Several group members felt the removal of the 2:00 p.m. meetings from the schedule should have been a separate vote from combining the 6:30 and 8:30 pm meetings into the 7:00 pm meeting. Member interest has been expressed in restoring the 2:00 p.m. weekend meetings to the schedule.

  3. That the group commit to scheduled pickups at Men's AFM (Riverpoint Centre) for our 7:00 p.m. Friday evening Beginner's meetings.

    BACKGROUND: As a result of the pandemic, local treatment facilities stopped sending clients to outside A.A. meetings. With the reopening of many of these facilities to A.A. members and groups, we have been given the opportunity to pick up this service commitment, which would correspond with our presentation of the Friday night Beginner’s Series. It would be the responsibility of the Treatment Rep schedule volunteers to pickup / return clients to the Men’s AFM (Riverpoint Centre).


Download a PDF copy of the Midterm Election / Group Conscience agenda.

St. Vital Birthday Night

Birthday Night is held the second Saturday of every month.

The next birthday night is Saturday, June 11th, 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

  • May 19 - Joel (639)
  • May 26 - Becca (Winnipeg Group)
  • June 2 - Tom (Southside)

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

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

Dave B. presenting.

  • May 6 - Introduction to A.A.
  • May 13 - Step 1
  • May 20 - Step 2
  • May 27 - Step 3
  • June 3 - Sponsorship

Service Opportunities

Chair a Zoom Meeting!

Our new Zoom Schedule takes effect May 1, 2020. Chairpersons are needed for our evening online meetings held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 p.m.

If you have 3 months of sobriety, are a member of the St. Vital Group, and wish to chair a meeting on one of the following dates, please email stvitalgroup@gmail.com and provide your name and which date you would like to chair. Thank you for being willing to carry the message!

Day Date Time Volunteer
Wednesday May 18 6:00 pm Chet B.
Friday May 20 6:00 pm Greg V
Monday May 23 6:00 pm Greg V
Wednesday May 25 6:00 pm Trysha C
Friday May 27 6:00 pm Erin F
Monday May 30 6:00 pm Manny
Wednesday June 1 6:00 pm VACANT
Friday June 3 6:00 pm Greg V
Monday June 6 6:00 pm Greg V
Wednesday June 8 6:00 pm Christine T
Friday June 10 6:00 pm Erin F

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 one of the following commitments, please call Kelli (204-223-4321) or Emily (403-333-8171), or email stvitalgroup@gmail.com.

Day Date Time Volunteer
Wednesday May 18 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Louise C.
Saturday May 28 9:00 am - 10:00 pm VACANT
Friday June 10 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Gilles D.
Thursday June 16 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Trysh C.
Wednesday June 22 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm VACANT

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

Intergroup Wants YOU!

Winnipeg Intergroup Association needs to fill several service postions on the Intergroup Committee, icluding the Secretary posoition. IG oversees our Manitoba Central Office, our telephone answering service, and much more! Interested in getting involved, or asking yourself, "What is an Intergroup, anyways?!" Please take a look at a short Intergroup Presentation which includes position descriptions, and don't hesitate to call Kelli (204-223-4321) or email for more information!

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.


Meetings

Clubroom Meetings (In-Person)

Daily, Monday – Sunday

9:30 a.m.

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

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)

Monday – Friday

9:30 a.m.

  • Chairperson’s Choice (1st Monday Tradition)

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.


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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


Clubroom (In-person) Coffee Monitor / 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.

Clubroom Coffee Monitors

Day Time Opener
Mon 9:30 am Jo-Anne L
7:00 pm Shannon
Tue 9:30 am Jessica
7:00 pm Micah
Wed 9:30 am Kelli R
7:00 pm Chris O
Thu 9:30 am Slick Rick
7:00 pm Greg M.
Fri 9:30 am Bob R
7:00 pm Ray A
Sat 9:30 am Diane/Laurie
7:00 pm Jay Lynne
Sun 9:30 am J.R.
7:00 pm Sharon

Zoom Hosts

Day Time Host
Mon 9:30 am Chet
6:00 pm Denise & Lawry
Tue 9:30 am VACANT
Wed 9:30 am Don B
6:00 pm VACANT
Thu 9:30 am Kim O
Fri 9:30 am Carrie W
6:00 pm Don B

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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