RGV AA - District 27
Lower Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville, Los Fresnos, South Padre Island, Port Isabel,
Harlingen and Weslaco
All meetings are non-smoking unless
otherwise designated
Concept I:

The final responsibility and the ultimate
authority for A.A. World services should always
reside in the collective conscience of our whole
Fellowship.

The A.A. Group—the final voice
of the Fellowship

Alcoholics Anonymous has been called an
upside down organization because “the
ultimate responsibility and final authority for
World Services resides with the groups—rather
than with the trustees, the General Service
Board or the General Service Office in New
York.” (“Twelve Concepts For World Service
Illustrated”).

The entire structure of A.A. depends upon the
participation and conscience of the individual
groups, and how each of these groups
conducts its affairs has a ripple effect on A.A.
everywhere.

Thus, we are ever individually conscious of our
responsibility for our own sobriety and, as a
Group, for carrying the A.A. message to the
suffering alcoholic who reaches out to us for
help. A.A. has no central authority, minimal
organization, and a handful of Traditions
instead of laws. As co-founder Bill W. noted in
1960, “we obey [the Twelve Traditions] willingly
because we ought to and because we want to.
Perhaps the secret of their power lies in the
fact that these life-giving communications
spring out of living experience and are rooted
in love.”

A.A. is shaped by the collective voice of its
local groups and their representatives to the
General Service Conference, which works
toward unanimity on matters vital to the
Fellowship. Each Group functions
independently, except in matters affecting
other groups or A.A. as a whole. A.A.’s
essential Group work is done by alcoholics
who are themselves recovering in the
Fellowship, and each of us is entitled to do our
A.A. job in the way we think best within the
spirit of the Traditions. This means that we
function as a democracy, with all plans for
Group action approved by the majority voice.
No single individual is appointed to act for the
Group or for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole.

Each Group is as unique as a thumb print, and
approaches to carrying the message of
sobriety vary not just from Group to Group but
from region to region. Acting autonomously,
each Group charts its own course. The better
informed the members, the stronger and more
cohesive the Group—and the greater the
assurance that when a newcomer reaches out
for help, the hand of A.A. always will be there.

Most of us cannot recover unless there is a
Group. As Bill said, “Realization dawns on each
member that he is but a small part of a great
whole. . . He learns that the clamor of desires
and ambitions within him must be silenced
whenever these could damage the Group. It
becomes plain that the Group must survive or
the individual will not.”
Friday
Saturday
If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to stop, that's ours.  - call us 24/7 - we are available to take your call:  
Brownsville, Los Fresnos, South Padre Island and Port Isabel 956-544-8530     Harlingen & San Benito 956-428-9561
Sunday
9:00 am
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island Group
Spiritual
9:30 am
Harlingen
New Hope Group
Open Discussion
3:00 pm
Brownsville
First Presbyterian Church
Women's
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open
12:00 pm
Brownsville
Methodist Church
Open
12:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open Discussion
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open Discussion
8:00 pm
Brownsville
First Presbyterian Church
Open
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open
8:00 pm
Port Isabel
Post Isabel
Spanish
8:00 pm
Weslaco
Weslaco Open Door
Group
Open Discussion
Tuesday
8:00 am
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island Group
Closed
Discussion
12:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Closed
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open Discussion
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Closed
Wednesday
12:00
Harlingen
New Hope
Closed
12: 00
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island Group
Closed
Discussion
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open Discussion
Thursday
8:00 am
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island Group
Closed
Discussion
12:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Closed
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
8:00 pm
Port Isabel
Port Isabel Group
Open
8:00 pm
Harlingen
Faith and Fellowship
Closed
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open Discussion
12:00 pm
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island
Closed
12:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Closed
Discussion
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
7:00 pm
Los
Fresnos
Los Fresnos
Open
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open
8:00 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Open Discussion
8:00 pm
South
Padre
Island
South Padre Island
Open
Monday
10:00 am
Brownsville
Methodist Church
Womens
10:30 am
Brownsville
Poinciana Group
Closed
Discussion
12:10 pm
Brownsville
After 12 Group
Closed
Discussion
7:30 pm
Laguna
Vista
Christ Harbor Church
Open
Candelight
8:00 pm
Brownsville
First Presbyterian Church
Open
8:00 pm
Harlingen
New Hope
Open