“Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.”
Page 89, Working With Others, Alcoholics Anonymous (The BIG Book)
The ASL Committee of District 8 can only meet our objective to offer AA recovery opportunities for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing when other alcoholics help our efforts. We are grateful to the member groups for their continued support. Due to your assistance, we’ve been able to expand the number of AA meeting offering ASL interpretation in the St. Paul area and we now offer interpreted AA related service commitments. There is still more work to be done and here is how you can help.
MAKE A CONTRIBUTION: If you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, you can make a direct 7th Tradition donation to the ASL Fund of District 8. You do not need to be a resident of St. Paul or surrounding community. The only requirement is that you are a member of AA. You can mail your check to: ASL FUND, P.O. BOX 131831, ROSEVILLE, MN 55113-002
GREEN CAN SUPPORT—Passing a green can at your meeting is a 7th Tradition collection that goes directly to fund costs for ASL interpretation at District 8 AA meetings.
♦ If your group already passes a green can, please consider adding an announcement regarding the need for more ASL interpretation meetings in the St. Paul.
♦ If your group does not pass a green can, please consider starting one at your group.
GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS—Some groups decide to take a portion of their 7th Tradition collections and contribute it to the ASL Fund.
♦ This could be a standard percentage of the amount collected that is contributed to the ASL fund monthly or quarterly.
♦ If your group has the financial means, consider a special lump sum contribution to the ASL fund.
ASL AWARENESS MEETINGS—Consider hosting an ASL AWARENESS MEETING. This an opportunity to bring the AA fellowship together for some fun with two primary objectives:
♦ To increase awareness within AA of the ASL needs in the Twin City area.
♦ Gain donations to support ASL interpretive services for your meeting or others in District 8.
JOIN THE ASL COMMITTEE: You need not be a continued member. Simply arrive for the next meeting to learn more or share ideas. Normally we meet on the third Sunday of each odd month at Davanni’s on Grand Avenue in St. Paul (41 Cleveland Ave S.) at 7 p.m. Meeting dates can vary so please email the Committee prior to arrival, firstname.lastname@example.org.