Welcome to the Central Office of Western Colorado
The Central Service Office of Western Colorado is a service branch of Alcoholics Anonymous including District 1, District 2, District 5, District 14, District 17, District 18 and District 20. Its primary purpose is to serve in support of Western Colorado groups of Alcoholics Anonymous in their common purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The Central Office of Western Colorado operations are assisted by volunteer personnel whom are guided by the Steering Committee, the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Concepts for World Service.
Status of AA Meetings in Western Colorado
Central Office of Western Colorado with consensus of our Steering & Intergroup Committee Members has temporarily suspended listing in-person A.A. meetings on AA-WesternColorado.com website as most meetings have been temporarily suspended due to the Corona Virus outbreak.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests to put 10 feet distance between yourself and other people in an attempt to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus Virus (COVID-19). This is especially important for people who are at higher risk including our elderly members and A.A. members that have respiratory or other auto-immune health issues.
Tradition 4 states Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole”. For A.A. as a whole, we advise it would be in the best interest of all A.A. groups in Western Colorado to not to meet in person beginning Friday March 20th through April 31st.
With today’s technology there are many ways to have a meeting online. Central Office of Western Colorado’s Technical Advisor recently forwarded recommendations to Steering and Intergroup Committee members, Members-at-Large, DCM’s and GSR’s in Western Colorado on how best to setup an Online Meeting. Those recommendations can be viewed here.
We understand each group is autonomous and they can decide as a group to continue meeting however, Central Office of Western Colorado will only publish meetings that offer safe distancing (10 feet or more with less than 10 members in attendance) or A.A. Meetings that are held online. A listing of those meetings can be found online.
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.
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. AA 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.
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