Panel Format

Note to Meeting Chair and Panelist: Thank you for coming to CSCYPAA XXXVI (36) to be of service! We truly appreciate the time you have taken to be present. 

Meeting chair: Please let a member of host know that you have arrived so you can be made a co host. 

Please read the following aloud…

Hi! Welcome to CSCYPAA XXXVI (36), my name is ______________ and I am an alcoholic. The panel topic is _________.  

(Read the preamble:)

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. It’s not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose it’s just stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Join me in a moment of silence followed by The Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Our 7th tradition states that Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.- This year though we are online, we still have expenses. You can help support our convention by contributing via Paypal and zelle. Information for how to contribute can be found on our website under the 7th tradition tab.

 Now our panelists will share their experience, strength and hope on _______________. Each panelist will share for 15 minutes. Please help me welcome our first speaker ______________. (Please ask speaker to unmute)

Thank speaker and introduce next speaker

***The chairperson should introduce each panelist. (If there are two panelists, each panelist has 15-20 min to share; if there are three panelists each has 10-15 minutes to share on the topic) Then open up the meeting to others by a show of hands.

Thank the panelists for their service and close with the prayer of your choice  10 minutes before the end of the hour. CSCYPAA host will make the next panel chair a co-host 5 minutes before the next panel starts.