AA Virginia District 4

Dulles, Northern VA

AA Dulles serving Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Sterling, and Surrounding Areas

Need Help?  Call 703.293.9753 (local)

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Memorial Day Picnic 2024

Get ready to celebrate summer and sobriety at this years memorial day picnic. This years picnic will be held at a new location – Lake Fairfax in Reston.

We will be looking for volunteers for setup, cleanup, and of course the time treasured GRILL Duty.

Mark your calendars for:

Monday, May 27
Noon – 5PM
Lake Fairfax Reston

Flyer | More Info | Email to Volunteer

A fellowship of people sharing their experience, strength, and hope.

Your Group: Host the Fall Workshop?

District 4 hosts a Spring and Fall workshop, The opportunity to provide a workshop helps your group to grow and discover your groups hidden talents. It provides a service opportunity to the district, a forum for all groups to participate, and an opportunity to do a deep dive into the many AA recovery subjects.

Learn more about hosting a workshop.

Save the Date - SSAASA 8

District 4 and District 42 are co-hosting SSAASA 8 (Southern States AA Service Assembly). We are early in the planning stages and will be looking for volunteers to help run the conference.

December 5-7 2025, in Herndon VA

Please spread the word. Click here for more info.

Is Your Meeting is UP-TO-DATE

In the carrying our message to the struggling alcoholic, we need to be vigilant in making sure our meeting information is up to date on the web.

Please double check your meeting information on both the Virginia AA website and the Northern Virginia InterGroup site. If you have an online meeting only you can also register it at Online Intergroup, a directory of world-wide online meetings.

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Accessibility: Making sure the hand of AA is always there

The following handouts provide guidance on making sure that AA meetings are available to all.

Best Practices for Making and Keeping Your Meeting Accessible to Members with Disabilities

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AA Policy Guidance on Accessibility

I am responsible, when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.

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Download the Grapevine App

While the Grapevine has been known as a paper publication, there is plenty of new material being offered. Podcasts and articles read aloud (by real human beings) to name a few.

There are options for the non-subscriber and subscriber alike.

Check it out at https://www.aagrapevine.org/

Big Book New Stories

Contribute Your Story to the New Big Book

Telling our own stories helps us keep sober and helps those we share with. Perhaps your story could help others far into the future of AA. If you have thought about writing your story, then think about submitting it to the next edition of the the Big Book.

Learn how to submit your story.

welcoming newcomers

Welcoming Newcomers in the Age of Zoom

Groups and members can and should reach out to newcomers during virtual meetings. Here are some tried-and-true tips to welcome newcomers and encourage them to keep coming back.

Read our tips on welcoming .

The New Normal

Transitioning Back to In-Person Meetings. Groups are autonomous, and make their decisions through the group conscience process. This article provides a framework of topics to be considered when transitioning back to in-person meetings.

Learn more

Grapevine Announces Document Price Increase

To cover the increasing publication costs, the Grapevine has announce a modest price increase to all publications. More information can be found by clicking here.

AA Service Opportunities

Our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—is the basic service that the AA Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, AA is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die. From “A.A.’s Legacy of Service by Bill. W.,” The A.A. Service Manual by Bill W. 2018-2020 edition, p. S1.

Numerous opportunities to stay in the middle of A.A. and give back what has so freely been given are available. Get involved today!

In Service Insight: Archive Committee

How many times in a meeting have you heard: Isn’t it great they wrote that down!

Read Billy D’s perspective on the value and adventure of being part of the archive committee.

AA Dulles Events

Is your District 4 group celebrating an anniversary or other special event? Want to let everyone know about it?

Let us know and we will add it to our Events page.

Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.

AA Big Book: Page 417

And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone—even alcohol.

AA Big Book, p. 84

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

AA Big Book, Page 83

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

AA Big Book, Page 84

If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it--then you are ready to take certain steps.

AA Big Book Page 58

Whatever our ideal turns out to be, we must be willing to grow towards it.

AA big book, Page 69

Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords.

AA Big Book, Page 118

But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is inde­scribably wonderful.

AA Big Book, Page 17

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