Announcements & Events

Spring Beach Burn

Please join us for the next quarterly evening beach burn event to welcome Springs return, Santa Cruz style!
We will have a bonfire, sushi appetizer, delicious pot roast stew, salad, and fizzy water. You are welcome to bring any additional appetizers, side dish, desserts, or non-alcoholic beverage you’d like to share.

Friday, March 29th, 2024
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Seabright Beach, 3rd Avenue Staircase
Santa Cruz

To learn more, read the Information Flyer

Out of the Fog and Into the Light Retreat – March 2024 

The Bay Area Retreat Committee is excited to invite you to our annual Out of the Fog retreat at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County on the weekend of March 15-17, 2024. Enrich your recovery with meetings, workshops, meditation, and fellowship. We will also enjoy all manner of outer circle activities including drum circles, campfires, game night, talent/no talent show, and hiking among the rolling hills of West Marin. 

Like 2023, the cost of food is still high, but we were able to lower our prices overall by passing on the reduced catering costs from Walker Creek. We hope that those of you who are able will donate to help bridge the gap so we can offer a scholarships to every member who wants to attend the retreat. 

Register for the Retreat here:

Please share the links to the online registration with your meetings/fellows. All who register will get information emails as we get closer to the retreat. If you have any questions, please email us at

Call for Volunteers at the 2024 Bay Area Retreat

The Bay Area SAA Retreat Committee warmly invites all members of our diverse community to participate at all levels of retreat planning.  We especially encourage members of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and people of all gender identities to volunteer to lend their unique perspectives by participating on the retreat planning committee.

The committee meets on Saturdays at 11am on Zoom
Passcode: 179199

If you are interested, please email us at

No Human Power Retreat – April 26-28, 2024

Sponsored by the SAA Big Book Study Intergroup

This weekend retreat is at a beautiful retreat center near Dallas TX. It is sponsored by the Big Book Study Intergroup registered with the ISO. The event starts Friday evening, and ends Sunday late morning. This retreat is open to both men and women. Some scholarship money is available to those who require assistance. For more information, go to the information page.

Sponsor Support Group

SSG will hold meetings on the first Saturday of April, June, August, October, and December from 9:45-10:45 am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3151 Union Ave, San Jose.

One of the key aspects of recovery is to work with others. This forum can provide a useful way to learn about sponsorship, share ideas, suggestions, and fellowship with one another. Also, if you have several months of sobriety, and would like to learn how to become a sponsor, please join us.

Bill N (408) 568-9702