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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Common assault (contd)


Further to our previous entries (see here and here) we have sent notifications of the incident to London North Middlesex Intergroup (which covers the Uxbridge Friday meeting where the assault was reported) with copies to the Trustees of the General Service Board, the General Service Office (York) and London North Region. We have proposed that the Intergroup concerned institute a full enquiry into the incident to ascertain the identities of all involved, then report the matter to the police, and take action to ensure no further repetition. This kind of behaviour cannot and should not be tolerated within the Fellowship. Dependent on the response we receive, and the action subsequently taken, we shall consider what further steps we might take ourselves...... This one isn't going to go away!

We also note from other entries that Richard E has previous 'form' when it comes to threatening or assaulting other members. He has already been arrested and charged for “spitting in a female member's face in a Sunday night meeting in Barnes south-west London”, something which he apparently omits to mention when lecturing the rest of us.

NOTICE

To all of you out there who get your kicks from bullying or sexually exploiting other members (so-called '13 Steppers') we serve YOU notice. We will have absolutely no hesitation in 'outing' you on the site naming names and giving full details of your conduct together with the groups where you operate. In dealing with you we will follow the same procedure as above passing on information to the relevant intergroup(s) - together with the aforementioned cc's – and, where appropriate, notifying the police
You will no longer be able to act with impunity
We will not collude in covering up your ABUSE

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED 

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Conference questions not quite up to par! (contd)


8.
Would Conference explore the feasibility of the Fellowship adopting an 0800 (freetocaller) national number.

Terms of Reference No. 7 Telephone Sub Committee is already working on this and a report will be given to Conference.

Comment: No way! We should get one of those premium rate thingies and make loads and loads of dosh! We could have a big share out at the end of the year! …. Nah! Only kidding! Of course we should make it easier for people to contact us ….. on the other hand the number of crank calls is going to go up.... but what the hell!

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

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Conference questions not quite up to par! (contd)


7.
Would Conference instruct the General Service Board to arrange with GSO for the final report of the annual Conference to be issued to the Fellowship within 2 weeks of the closing of Conference?

Terms of Reference No. 7 Timeframe [sic] impractical for GSO staff

Comment: Come on chaps! A bit of caffeine should do the trick! Or is that against the RULES??

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Common assault! (contd)


Further to our previous entry “Common assault!” we have been sent further clarification on what actually took place (our thanks to the members who provided the info).

Firstly the meeting in question was Uxbridge Friday night. See below:



Apparently this locale has become a focus of a “Big Book fundamentalist cult” (possibly Primary Purpose - and see here) which has infested the Uxbridge, Slough, Ruislip and Harefield areas (you will note the name Richard E crops up … more on this particularly nasty piece of work later)

The cult members in question introduce themselves as recoverED (as distinguished from those who are merely 'recoverING', an inferior species, something which is made clear in the formers' sharing which is generally arrogant and “belittles the rest of the fellowship as being useless etc”). According to our correspondents the woman in question (whom we will refer to as the 'assaultee' as opposed to sponsee, and her sponsor as the abuser) was herself a rather unappealing character (not that this justifies the assault in any way) who shared that should she fail to phone her abuser at the precise time the phone would be slammed down on her. Moreover her abuser did not make suggestions but rather issued “rules and orders”. The woman's subsequent sharing was “littered” with numerous quotes from the Big Book whilst the general impression given was of someone who had been thoroughly “brainwashed”, her voice even being described as sounding “like a robot”. When time came for other members to 'share back' as is customary the assaultee made a point of ignoring those who were 'not on message' and instead ostentatiously read her Big Book while they were sharing. Clearly common courtesy does not constitute part of the cult curriculum.

Our correspondents add:

But it does look like cult violence is on the up in AA. There is a thug who goes to the Friday Hampton Wick cult meeting called Richard . And he has apparently threatened to "punch the lights out" of anyone who openly challenges his supreme sponsorial authority. And he is sponsored by another nutter called Rupert who has set up yet another cult meeting in Surrey somewhere. A friend of mine attended it recently and said it was sickening. This is what happens when the prisoners run the prison, and the lunatics run the asylum. People come to AA to try and stay sober, not to fight endless battles with criminal gangsters and sociopathic loonies”.

Richard's hobbies (apart from threatening to punch people's “lights out”) include verbal abuse as well as a general liking for getting “physical”. Apparently he was a gangster in a previous incarnation. Seems like not a lot's changed there then! An altogether sick and twisted specimen!

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anomymous)

PS More to follow on this …....

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Conference questions not quite up to par! (contd)


6.
Would Conference consider changing the title of "AA Conference" to "AA GB National Conscience" and to updating all relevant literature at the next reprint?

Terms of Reference No. 7 Considered this to be impractical, if not impossible, for the current title is referred to and built into the Concepts and our Service Structure

Comment: Nothing wrong with a bit of rebranding! Makes everyone think something new's happening!

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

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Conference questions not quite up to par! (contd)


5.
Would Conference review the role of Conference delegates at Region? In particular, whether they should have voting rights in all matters at Region. Make recommendations.

Terms of Reference No. 7 Covered by existing AA literature and in view of Tradition 4 it is within the responsibility of local groups, intergroups and regions to decide on such matters.

Comment: Gripping stuff eh! But easily dealt with. Get rid of Region! End of debate!

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015