Zoom Marathon on May 24th & 25th...
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Zoom Marathon on May 24th & 25th...
9604 Friday Night Candlelight
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Will be posting the many Zoom AA meeting from 9604 and other groups soon. Stay Safe everyone >
Meetings on Zoom every night at 8:30pm during these challenging times.https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71293116120?pwd=eUZJekovTlJCQjZDeTJMT1o0R0JWUT09
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Come Bring In 2020 at 9604
10/20/2019 Inside view of the newly renovated 9604... We are open for business again and it's looking so good.
Sunday, October 20 @ 3:00pm 9604 will have the 1st meetings in our newly renovated hall.
~Really lookin' good~
Forgiveness is so very important in AA. Forgiving yourself and others is the key that unlocks the rich vault toward freedom from alcohol. Enrich your toolbox (mine too) with ~forgiveness~...
There is a party going on 6/30... Check out the flyer
9604 is getting a long overdue face-lift... the building will be closed for some months to come, yet will have meetings in the tented parking lot.
9604 is getting a long overdue facelift... the building will be closed for some months to come, yet will have meetings in the tented parking lot.
A few of our beloved members have moved on to "Meeting Everlasting" Let's pray for their families & Bless them farewell in their new expression of life.
Dancing Dancing Dancing @ 9604 Saturday Night
March 9th -9PM
Annual Old-Timers Marathon
March 15th, 16th 17th
(Flyer attached in comments)
Our current banner in the hall pictured here, with a new one going up soon.
The Magic of Belle Isle. is a wonderful movie starring Morgan Freeman who is an alcoholic that finds redemption and a new lease on life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlflQmjlRxQ
A warmly funny drama from the director and star of THE BUCKET LIST. Morgan Freeman plays an author whose drinking has sapped his will to write, until a beaut...
9604 Alano Club's cover photo
This is the banner that's proudly displayed at 9604... To our continued success in 2019 we are thankful and grateful... ~ kCB~
9604 Holiday Marathon schedule is now posted here and at 9604 Alano Club. Let's bring the Holiday Season in with a wonderful sober celebration 12/22 thru 12/25... All are welcomed.
Happy Thanksgiving Marathons are happening this week, here are a couple of flyers. Come support & participate with our sober community. 9604 is on the schedule at both Friday Nov. 23rd.
Stand up, Stand out... Be the blessing that God designed you to be... Cowards are not permitted in this zone of further heroics, so don't falter, don't stand on the sidelines of life. Be the victor in your life where heroes reside in humble resolve. We've made it thus far (by God's Grace) with plenty of miles to go on this blessed day that the Lord is made (live). :)
The energy & synergy of AA has waxed well in my life for a number of years, it has taken me forward to a life wonderful that continues to gracefully evolve. This gift of sobriety is one that keeps on giving and living in me, the roots grow deep with much gratitude for this awesome journey of further discovery daily. The tools of this fellowship I've used over and over again til it is second nature to me, yet I fade (not) never knowing this life enhancing opportunity lends itself priceless; to me and countless others.
My dear friend, Bill G. (Grant) been my friend this whole length of my sobriety... He is currently in hospice care in Palms Springs area. Bill has been my anchor for decades and now moving toward glory (86 years old), yet seeing him a few days ago eased my stuck release pain. His journey may soon end, yet mine continues...armed with the joy and experience of a great friendship that has lasted for these 2 1/2 decades + add volumes to my life. We had our differences many times, however the love and respect stayed fast. The many panels, meetings, 12 step calls, AA, CA conventions, social functions and etc. are eternally felt in my mind, the memories go deep. The fellowship was a glue that kept us in sync with one another for these many years...and for that and so much more, I am grateful. Lift off by God's Loving Grace to that meeting on a higher plane.
Mel T. > Alcoholic~
Labor Day Marathon 8/31 thru 9/3/18 is the place to be.... Folks are here celebrating sobriety at it's best >>> one day at a time. Join us...
Labor Day Marathon at 9604 is the place to be this weekend for me and a bunch of wonderful folks I love and appreciate. Be part of this radiant sober energy flowing at 9604 So. Figueroa, Los Angeles. Schedule of meeting shown here.
9604 Alano Club's cover photo
9604's July 4th 2018 marathon pictured here.
4th of July Marathon Schedule for 9604 is posted for you all who plan to be there to support the hall, helping others in the process. Our mid-week marathon is going to be wonderful with you being there. Be safe, be well, be blessed. > #9604AlanoClub
4th of July Marathon schedule at 9604 to be posted soon...
Party with us this Saturday at 9604. See ya there 😘
Revealing Grapevine Article (letter) by Bill W. on 'Emotional Sobriety' dated January 1953.
This is the substance of a revealing letter which Bill Wilson wrote several years ago to a close friend who also had troubles with depression. The letter appeared in the "Grapevine" January, 1953.>>>>>
"I think that many oldsters who have put our AA "booze cure" to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. Perhaps they will be the spearhead for the next major development in AA, the development of much more real maturity and balance (which is to say, humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God.
Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance, urges quite appropriate to age seventeen, prove to be an impossible way of life when we are at age forty-seven and fifty-seven.
Since AA began, I´ve taken immense wallops in all these areas because of my failure to grow up emotionally and spiritually. My God, how painful it is to keep demanding the impossible, and how very painful to discover, finally, that all along we have had the cart before the horse. Then comes the final agony of seeing how awfully wrong we have been, but still finding ourselves unable to get off the emotional merry-go-round.
How to translate a right mental conviction into a right emotional result, and so into easy, happy and good living. Well, that´s not only the neurotic´s problem, it´s the problem of life itself for all of us who have got to the point of real willingness to hew to right principles in all of our affairs.
Even then, as we hew away, peace and joy may still elude us. That´s the place so many of us AA oldsters have come to. And it´s a hell of a spot, literally. How shall our unconscious, from which so many of our fears, compulsions and phony aspirations still stream, be brought into line with what we actually believe, know and want! How to convince our dumb, raging and hidden ‘Mr. Hyde' becomes our main task.
I´ve recently come to believe that this can be achieved. I believe so because I begin to see many benighted ones, folks like you and me, commencing to get results. Last autumn, depression, having no really rational cause at all, almost took me to the cleaners. I began to be scared that I was in for another long chronic spell. Considering the grief I´ve had with depressions, it wasn´t a bright prospect.
I kept asking myself "Why can´t the twelve steps work to release depression?" By the hour, I stared at the St. Francis Prayer ... "it´s better to comfort than to be comforted." Here was the formula, all right, but why didn´t it work?
Suddenly, I realized what the matter was. My basic flaw had always been dependence, almost absolute dependence, on people or circumstances to supply me with prestige, security, and the like. Failing to get these things according to my perfectionist dreams and specifications, I had fought for them. And when defeat came, so did my depression.
There wasn´t a chance of making the outgoing love of St. Francis a workable and joyous way of life until these fatal and almost absolute dependencies were cut away.
Because I had over the years undergone a little spiritual development, the absolute quality of these frightful dependencies had never before been so starkly revealed. Reinforced by what grace I could secure in prayer, I found I had to exert every ounce of will and action to cut off these faulty emotional dependencies upon people, upon AA, indeed upon any act of circumstance whatsoever.
Then only could I be free to love as Francis did. Emotional and instinctual satisfactions, I saw, were really the extra dividends of having love, offering love, and expressing love appropriate to each relation of life.
Plainly, I could not avail myself to God´s love until I was able to offer it back to Him by loving others as He would have me. And I couldn´t possibly do that so long as I was victimized by false dependencies.
For my dependence meant demand, a demand for the possession and control of the people and the conditions surrounding me.
While those words "absolute dependence" may look like a gimmick, they were the ones that helped to trigger my release into my present degree of stability and quietness of mind, qualities which I am now trying to consolidate by offering love to others regardless of the return to me.
This seems to be the primary healing circuit: an outgoing love of God´s creation and His people, by means of which we avail ourselves of His love for us. It is most clear that the real current can´t flow until our paralyzing dependencies are broken, and broken at depth. Only then can we possibly have a glimmer of what adult love really is.
If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependence and its consequent demand. Let us, with God´s help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love: we may then be able to gain emotional sobriety.
Of course, I haven´t offered you a really new idea --- only a gimmick that has started to unhook several of my own hexes´ at depth. Nowadays, my brain no longer races compulsively in either elation, grandiosity or depression. I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine."
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WE ARE NOT A GLUM LOT
Some happenings will appear on both pages.
Dances & Fun Nights are at 9604.on Saturday nights We fellowship, play dominoes & have a wonderful time 9pm to 1:30am.
My sponsor told me a long time ago if I continue to practice all 3 parts of this program equally (to the best of my ability), I too can have a quality and a lengthy sobriety. He has 3 decades and I have 2 and a half decades...needless to say, it's been working > It can work for you also...if, and as, you work it. :)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day my AA friends and associates. Take it one day at a time.
9604 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA
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