Format of Meetings
OPEN MEETINGS – An open meeting is a group meeting that any member of the community, alcoholic or non-alcoholic may attend. The only obligation is that of not disclosing the names of A.A. members outside of the meeting. Anyone interested in alcoholism is welcome at an open meeting.
At an open meeting, the chairperson will pick a topic of discussion and may or may not ask non-A.A.’s to share, depending on the group conscience of the group.
CLOSED MEETINGS – Closed meetings are limited to members of the local group or visiting members from other groups. The purpose of the closed meeting is to give members an opportunity to discuss particular phases of their alcoholic problem that can best be understood only by other alcoholics. A closed meeting is restricted to those who wish to stop drinking alcohol.