BAD BRAINS SATURDAY SPEAKER DISCUSSION @ QUEENS It’s meeting time! I am a trusted servant of the Bad Brains Wednesday Night Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous that brings this meeting to Queen’s Family Treatment Center. My name is _________ and I am an alcoholic. After a moment of silence to contemplate why we are here, please join me in the serenity prayer. This is the preamble for Alcoholics Anonymous. 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. 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 achieve sobriety. Now we will go around the room and introduce ourselves by our first names, and if you wish, please tell us your sobriety date(Secretary goes first). I have asked _______ to read a portion of chapter five from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (pg 58). I have asked _______ to read the Twelve Traditions (pg 562 4th Ed). This is an open speaker discussion meeting ending promptly at 7pm. Our speaker will talk for 20 to 30 minutes and pick a topic. We will then go around the room in a circle and share on the speaker’s topic or any other sobriety-related issue. If you do not wish to share when it is your turn, simply pass. We respectfully ask that you do not speak during the meeting except when it is your turn to share. Now I would like to introduce our speaker for tonight _______. That is all the time we have for tonight. I would like to thank our readers _____ and _____, and especially our speaker ______. Before we close the meeting, I would like to remind everyone that, who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here. We will close with the serenity prayer.