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ACYPAA Summit
August 13 – August 15
Double Tree by Hilton, 201 E MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA United States + Google Map
$20
To Register: Make sure after you complete your payment, you click on return to merchant to fill out registration. http://www.ocypaa.org/acypaa-summit
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Hello AA Family! It’s time to mark the dates for the 2021 Unity and Service Conference! This Traditions and Concepts focused, Live Zoom event will be July 9-11, 2021. Please go to https://unityandserviceconference.org/ to register. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Look for follow up emails to include the line up of amazing speakers!  Register for event
BAB Anglophone AA Group in Biarritz, (France)
announce their upcoming international convention schedule
VIRTUAL CONVENTION OCTOBER 2021 (on Zoom) 
8-10 October 2021 Friday 8 October 17:30 to Sunday 10 October 12h00, Pre and Post event online meetings
Invited speakers include meditation therapist Jay C (USA), and author SANDRA S (USA)
Registration (€12.50)  is necessary to cover costs in the interest of being self-supporting
This is a purpose planned weekend convention, and we hope you will attend
Login details available online 15 days before event commences.
Pre-register here  |  Event website


VIRTUAL CONVENTION JANUARY 2022 (on Zoom)
 2022 Friday 28 January 17:30 to Sunday 27 January 12h00, Pre and Post event online meetings
Speakers invited include members in recovery AMERICA K (USA), and Speaker/Entertainer COLIN F (UAE)
Registration (€12.50)  is necessary to cover costs in the interest of being self-supporting
This is a purpose planned weekend convention, and we hope you will attend
Login details available online 15 days before event commences.
Website not yet available
 
VIRTUAL CONVENTION JUNE 2022 (on Zoom) 
24-26 June 2022 Friday 24 June 17:30 to Sunday 26 June 12h00, Pre and Post event online meetings
Speakers invited will include member in recovery Barefoot BILL (USA), and CHRIS R (USA)
Registration (€12.50)  is necessary to cover costs in the interest of being self-supporting
This is a purpose planned weekend convention, and we hope you will attend
Login details available online 15 days before event commences.
Website not yet available

FACE-TO-FACE CONVENTION OCTOBER 2022 (ocean front venue)
7-9 October 2022 Friday 7 June 17:30 to Sunday 9 October 12h00, Pre and Post event meetings 
Invited Speakers include MACI & MIAH therapist DONAL K (IRL) and member in recovery EARL H (USA)
This is a purpose planned weekend convention, and we hope you will attend
AA literature, pamphlets, recovery literature, raffle, banquet, and day-excursions
Day excursions (transport, guide, meals) to Lourdes & El Camino programmed
Website not yet available

FACE-TO-FACE CONVENTION OCTOBER 2023 (ocean front venue)
6-8 October 2023 Friday 6 June 17:30 to Sunday 8 October 12h00, Pre and Post event meetings 
Invited Speakers include (members in recovery and medical professionals) still to be determined
This is a purpose planned weekend convention, and we hope you will attend
AA literature, pamphlets, recovery literature, raffle, banquet, and day-excursions
Day excursions (transport, guide, meals) to Lourdes & El Camino programmed
Website not yet available

Seventh Tradition will be practiced at all conventions
We hope you will donate as generously as you can
This will help our events be self-supporting
Donate Seventh Tradition here
Cancellation of our 2020 convention caused a large reduction in our prudent reserve

EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH AND HOPE : Zoom AA Speaker meetings. Details here
THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS at 15h30-16h30 CET (Paris-time)

LOGIN LINK: (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83684351038 / PASSCODE REQUIRED)
Email to babanglophonegroup@gmail.com for passcode  

AAbout Biarritz
Web:     www.aabiarritz.org
Biarritz: Slideshow
Biarritz: Virtual Tour

Biarritz hosts AA meetings in English (Tuesdays 15h30) and international Zoom meetings (Thursdays and Saturdays) available to/from 183 different countries. AA in Biarritz hosts one meeting a week in French (Fridays 19h00), French speaking meetings are available in the surrounding area each weekday. Multiple meetings in Spanish are available each day, 30 Kms away, over the border in Spain. No meetings exist in the Basque or any other language at present.

In the summer of 1934: Shep Cornell, Rowland Hazard, and Cebra Graves recovering alcoholics in the Oxford group helped Ebby Thatcher. Cebra happened to be the son of the judge who let Ebby go under Rowland’s supervision rather than be sent to the insane asylum over the mountain in Brattleboro, Vermont. Cebra lies buried in the village of Urrugne 22 Kms from Biarritz.

Biarritz site of the 2019 G7 summit meeting is known for its famous beaches, therapeutic water and thriving surf scene, Biarritz once a small fishing village, was made fashionable after 1854 by Napoleon III and his Spanish empress, Eugénie. The British are largely responsible for its growth as a winter residence. Visited by Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Russian royalty, Biarritz began to call itself “the queen of resorts and the resort of kings.” In the late six hundreds, Biarritz was the fishing port that developed commercial whaling as the world came to know it. Biarritz conducts a surfing festival and hosts the European longboard championships. Competitive surfing was developed in Biarritz by ‘Mr Sunset’, from Hawaii. the first World Surfing Champion.

Biarritz is ideal for pilgrims, being close to Lourdes, (world’s leading pilgrimage site), Loyola, (birth place of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order) and St Paul de Dax, (home of St Vincent de Paul), St Jean Pied de Port nearby, is the French gateway to El Camino and Santiago de Compostela. Folklore and traditions of the Basques of the region are an added attraction. More info

Commercial whaling in Biarritz came to an end in the 1900s, the beach where they flensed whales is still there…. no need to worry, the only smell of whales and whale oil today has been superseded by sun-tan oil on bronzed human bodies. If you have a limited amount of time to spend in paradise, start here. If you do not need the company of Champagne-spraying airheads from the international people pages, Biarritz is for you. | Slideshow

Pilgrimage tours and excursions incorporating accommodation, meals, transport, guides, daily AA Meetings, etc will re-commence after the Covid crisis passes; Contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com (visit LourdesLoyolaBugloseEl CaminoSan SebastianBilbao/Guggenheim MuseumFatimaMontserratEl PilarTorreciudad etc,)
Biarritz International (in English) AA Meetings On Zoom
Meetings 
(15h30 CET(Paris/France)/09h30 EDT (NYC/USA) Thursday, and Saturday. 
login URL
 = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83684351038 /  password/passcode 372993
Time Difference Calculatoravailable here Simply enter your town/city, and Biarritz. Calculates the time difference between the two locations