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Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Wetherby Alcoholics Anonymous

Hello and welcome to the Harrogate Recovery Online home page

This page has been created by AA members in Harrogate to provide information and schedules for online meetings during the Coronavirus outbreak.

For a complete list of online meetings in the UK search for "online" here > https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting/

March 2020

Newcomers

If you think you have a problem with drinking, we are here to help.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

If you would like to join one of our online meetings, just follow the instructions below and you will be warmly welcomed.


Schedule

****** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESS ******

A 4 digit passcode will be required to gain entry to the meeting. This has been shared with all Harrogate groups and asked to be shared to all. Please ask someone you know for it.
You can also email harrogaterecoveryonline@gmail.com for the passcode, but there maybe a delay responding.

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Please use the links below to join:

Monday Morning 07:00 - Harrogate - A New Start - Friends Meeting House 12A Queen Parade Harrogate HG1 5PP
Monday Evening 19:00 - Ripon - Living Sober - Ripon Community House, Sharow View, 75 Allhallowgate
Monday Evening 20:00 - Wetherby - Freedom in Recovery - Online  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/559622872

Monday Evening 20:00 - Wetherby - Freedom in Recovery - Physical
Wetherby Scout Hut, 3 Barleyfields Road, Wetherby LS22 6PN
Currently limited to 15 people, please email Sam at WetherbyFIR@outlook.com to book a place

Tuesday Evening 20:00 - Knaresborough - Recovery  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/614790230

Wednesday Morning 07:00 - Harrogate - Breakfast  https://zoom.us/j/903232233
Wednesday Morning 09:45 - Harrogate - Recovery  https://zoom.us/j/329817817
Wednesday Evening 20:00 - Harrogate - Road To Recovery  https://zoom.us/j/233065449

Thursday Evening 20:00 - Harrogate - How It Works  - Friends Meeting House 12A Queen Parade Harrogate HG1 5PP

Friday Morning 09:45 - Harrogate - Just for Today  https://zoom.us/j/221296914
Friday Evening 18:30 - Harrogate - Spiritual Concept  https://zoom.us/j/794102902
Friday Evening 20:00- Harrogate - Back to Basics (Baptist Church)  - Physical and Online https://zoom.us/j/94634899887
Friday Evening 20:00 - Harrogate - Discussion - Friends Meeting House 12A Queen Parade Harrogate HG1 5PP

Saturday Morning 08:00 - Ripon - Morning Experience  https://zoom.us/j/897152441
Saturday Evening 18:00 - Harrogate - Newcomers  https://zoom.us/j/462782854

Sunday Morning 08:00 - Harrogate - On Awakening  https://zoom.us/j/948239273
Sunday Evening 19:00 - Harrogate - Step  https://zoom.us/j/690572450


 First Saturday of the Month 10:00 - Harrogate - Monthly PI Group
https://zoom.us/j/134221014


Ad-hoc Meetings (use as necessary between 12:00 - 17:30) - https://zoom.us/j/162189990


****** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESS ******

A 4 digit passcode will be required to gain entry to the meeting. This has been shared with all Harrogate groups and asked to be shared to all. Please ask someone you know for it.

You can also email harrogaterecoveryonline@gmail.com for the passcode, but there maybe a delay responding.

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If this is the first time you have used Zoom please follow the links above any time before the meeting and follow the instructions to install the application and sign in.

Further detailed instructions and demo video are available at the Zoom website

Detailed instructions per device type
How to connect on a PC or Mac
How to connect on an Android phone
How to connect on an iphone

Tradition 7

Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

Monday Evening 20:00 - Wetherby > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8qO7mXgYV1
Wednesday Morning 09:45 - Harrogate - Recovery > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8qC6pjimU4
Thursday Evening 20:00 - Harrogate - How It Works > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8nWpeGFzTB
Friday Morning 09:45 - Harrogate - Just for Today > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8o8AfR7KKz
Sunday Morning 08:00 - Harrogate - On Awakening > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8syBqvkNEf
Sunday Evening 19:00 - Harrogate - Step > https://paypal.me/pools/c/8p4KzKzEst

Tradition 7 contributions to GSO > https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Members/Donations

12 tips for a better meeting

1) To respect members anonymity and confidentiality, make sure no one else can over hear or see the Zoom meeting in your home / location. 

2) Respect all the Traditions especially Group autonomy. Anonymity is as important as ever.

3) Stick to alcoholism and recovery (Blue Card). We have no opinion on outside issues.

4) Raise your hand (on video) if you would like to share.
 
5) Background noise can be an issue please mute yourself when you are not talking.

6) Always check you are not muted if people cannot hear you.


7) When you sign into Zoom the first time you will be asked to enter a name, this will be visible to all users, please set it to first name and intial e.g Bill W. Your email and phone number will not be shared.

8) Zoom also allows provides a “Chat” function if you are struggling to unmute yourself, other users may be able to help you out via chat.

9) Try to make the meeting as 'normal' as possible, have the meeting format to hand and organise the readings in advance.

10) Stress the importance of the Blue Card, Yellow card, and all our usual etiquette (interrupting/ cross sharing).

11) Stick to normal meeting times. Expect latecomers and advise if necessary e.g. muting.

12) Expect any collective speaking (I am responsible / Serenity prayer) to be a bit messy.

Zoom Quality and Service

As Zoom is an Internet based service it is likely to be in high demand over the coming days and weeks. Equally your local Internet connection either home broadband or Mobile 4G is likely to be under stress as well. It is therefore possible that you may experience service issues for example difficulty connecting or video / audio stuttering.

Make sure you have the best possible local connection to the Internet e.g strong signal and 4G service on your phone. If using home broadband try to avoid other users in the house streaming TV. 

If you cannot connected wait and try again a few minutes later. If your device has been turned on for a long time a reboot may also help.

If you still cannot connect try and contact an AA group member who you think might also be joining the meeting and see if their experience is the same or different.

Connection issues are most likely local Internet problems with you device or location connection.

Good luck!

Further Help

If you have any queries please contact a Harrogate AA member who hopefully has working access or knows someone who can help. If you are really stuck please email harrogaterecoveryonline@gmail.com

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