“The Treasure Map Meeting Opening”

Welcome, everyone!  Let us start our meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.
My name is ___________________________ and I am an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is _________________.
Welcome to the 7:00pm Thursday Night Treasure Map Meeting of “The Treasure Map Group of Alcoholics Anonymous”. This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, but spouses are welcome to attend this meeting with the alcoholic.
We send a special welcome to any visitors from out of town.  Please stand and introduce yourself. (Applause)  Also, anyone who may be visiting “The Treasure Map Meeting” for the first time.  Please stand.  (Applause)  Finally, we want to welcome anyone who is at their first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.  We are very happy you that you came tonight!  You are welcome here!  (Applause)  If you would like, please come to the “Welcoming Table”, we have a free gift for you.  Once again, thank you for being here with us tonight.
“The Treasure Map Group of Alcoholics Anonymous” celebrates our sobriety birthdays on the last Thursday of each month.  “Treasure Map” home group members celebrate each month of sobriety for the first 12 months, then each consecutive year there after.  If you would like to make “The Treasure Map Group” your home group, please see ______________ for details.
“The Treasure Map Group of Alcoholics Anonymous” is committed to bringing a message of hope to those who suffer from alcoholism.  We believe this message is contained within the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and our personal experiences.
The A.A. Preamble
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 A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics
to achieve sobriety.
*********************************Big Book Study*************************************
Our meeting tonight will focus on Step ___________.  Our Big Book Study will begin shortly.  If you need a Big Book, please raise your hand and we will bring one to you.
********************************Speaker Meeting*************************************
Our meeting tonight will focus on Step ____________.  Our speakers for tonight are _________________, our 10 Minute Speaker and _____________________ our 45 Minute Speaker.
We have several announcements tonight:
a. ______________________  b.  ______________________  c.  _______________________
And now, please welcome __________________________ to read “How It Works” from our text book, Alcoholics Anonymous.  (Applause)  Thank you, _________________.
Now, please welcome ________________________ to read our Twelve (12) Traditions, as we pass the baskets.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!  Tradition 7 states, “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
And now, it is my pleasure to introduce our facilitator/speaker, ___________________________ from ______________________, ______________.  Please join me in welcoming ____________________.
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