Central Office

Central Office of Santa Fe Inc.
(505) 982-8932
centralofficesf@gmail.com

Central Office will be closed except for Mondays from 10-1pm and Wednesday from 10-3 pm for the foreseeable future.  If you need to order literature, chips, etc. that will be the only time you can do so. No volunteers will be needed until restrictions are lifted. 

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DONATE

During this time when we cannot meet physically, you can still contribute to AA. You can use the addresses below to mail a check. For online donations use the following links to donate locally using a paypal account, or a credit card.

District 2 AA – Santa Fe area – https://paypal.me/santafeaa

Central Office – Santa Fe – https://paypal.me/centralofficesf

When making a contribution to either of these, please use the “Notes” section to designate to specific organizations such as District 2, Area 46, Central Office, GSO, a specific home group, etc.

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CENTRAL OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

REQUIREMENTS –

6 month minimum sobriety

One hour training session with Barry

Willing to cover 2 shifts per month

Please call Barry at Central Office or his cell 323-708-1038

An Open Letter to the Sober Community of Santa Fe

The Covid19 crisis has hit all of us hard – especially those of us in the AA sober community.  Not being able to attend our regular meetings, have coffee or dinner with sober brothers and sisters, doing step work on-line, has indeed made this a trying time.

While ZOOM meetings have become the norm for many of us, and help to keep us sober, there are other areas of AA that are in dire need of your help.  Our Seventh Tradition States:

Every AA Group ought to be fully self-supporting
declining outside contributions

Many people believe that because we are attending Zoom meetings there is no cost involved. This is simply not the case.

In normal times, at regular meetings, we pass the basket to help defray the costs of meeting expenses like coffee, donuts, literature and chips.  Please remember that the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service most groups take any extra funds they collect and send them to Central Office, District Office and National Office among others.  These donations are vital as they are the only way we are able to pay rent, purchase literature and keep the phones and websites operational so that those looking for recovery, or another alcoholic, can find them.

Unfortunately it has to easy for many of us to “forget” about the 7th Tradition.   It’s no longer as easy to throw a dollar or two into the basket.  Because of this, the AA National Office has had to draw down $3 million from its prudent reserve to keep the office operational.  The Santa Fe Central Office has also felt the impact.  As things stand, your Central Office has enough cash in its prudent reserve to keep things operational for approximately six more months.  If we do not continue to receive donations from our members, we will be faced with the difficult decision of potentially closing the office.

Our Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service

It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office
remain self-supporting, keeping A.A. free of outside influences

The Central Office of Santa Fe has made it easy to contribute.  You can either send a check to:

AA Central Office of Santa Fe
PO Box 6456
Santa Fe, NM  87505

Or you can use your smart phone – point your camera at one of these QR Codes and it will take you directly to our Paypal or Venmo site where you can make a donation with your credit or debit card.

As Bill Wilson told us:

Every A.A. member wants every alcoholic in the world to have the chance that he has had. Every A.A. member wants unity for our movement. Every A.A. member wants the good opinion of medicine, religion and the general public. We know we must have these things or the new man may never get his chance.”

“The Intergroup associations are the best insurance we can have that our life lines to the hundreds of thousands yet to come will never break or tangle. Let us always be generous. Let us warmly support Intergroup.”

A.A co-founder Bill W., 1949

Support Addresses

District 2
P.O. Box 23080
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Make checks payable to:
“Santa Fe AA General Fund”
Central Office of Santa Fe
P.O. Box 6456
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6456
Make checks payable to:
“Central Office”
Alcoholics Anonymous
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
Make checks payable to:
“General Service Board”
Area 46 Treasurer
PO BOX 587
EL PRADO NM 87529
Make checks payable to:
“Area 46”

 

Click HERE for Santa Fe AA Online Meeting List

Or, Click 2020 District 2 Online Schedule for a PDF list of virtual meetings