COVID-19 LAIG UPDATES

Update - 09/11/2020 11:00 AM

Simi Valley Saturday closed permanently.

 

Update - 07/21/2020 11:40 AM

Burbank Monday and Friday have reopened at Brace Canyon Park, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Masks and  Social Distancing required.

Update - 06/03/2020 11:00 PM

Simi Valley and Downey Saturdays will be reopening on 6/6/2020.

Update - 05/14/2020 8:11 PM

Griffith Park Sunday will be starting their in-person meetings starting Sunday, May 17th. Social distancing will be practiced during this meeting.

Update - 04/25/2020 10:00 AM

For all those concerned about the operation of the ISO, it is still accepting and needing donations.  Please mail any donations directly to:
Gamblers Anonymous
International Service Office
4981 Irwindale Avenue, Suite 700
Irwindale, CA 91706

AS OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 - Gamblers Anonymous will have its first GA approved
Spanish speaking meeting on this platform. Worldwide access is available with non-US country
local phone numbers. Please use the email address below to obtain those local area numbers.

Day and Time
MEXICO CITY TIME
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Wednesday – 8pm 712-770-5306 565387 # Miercoles8PMAyuda@gmail.com
Saturday – 6PM 712-770-5377 432973 # Sabado6PMAyuda@gmail.com

 

Temporary Conference Call Meeting Information

As of Wednesday, 3/18, 2020, Gamblers Anonymous will have an accommodation for all Gamblers Anonymous members who have been told that their regular meeting facilities have been closed due to the current health emergency.

The Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call Committee has been operating a weekly Telephone Conference Call meeting for the last 6 years. With the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the committee has volunteered to hold daily meetings. Accordingly,there will be a telephone conference call meeting every day of the week at 9:00 PM New York Time, which is GMT -4, lasting for 2 hours. These will meetings are designated as approved Gamblers Anonymous meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue for a 2-week period, but may be extended additional weeks, if required.

Below are the details to call in for all the meetings.

Day and Time
EASTERN TIME
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Sunday – 9PM 712-770-5338 836083 # Sunday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Monday – 9PM 712-770-4925 554671 # Monday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Tuesday – 9PM 712-770-4943 253824 # Tuesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Wednesday – 9PM 712-770-4160 611704 # Wednesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Thursday – 9PM 712-770-4981 872853 # Thursday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Friday – 3PM 712-770-4979 703758 # Friday3PMHelp@gmail.com
Friday – 9PM 712-770-4996 595094 # Friday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Saturday – 9PM 712-770-5338 491301 # Saturday9PMHelp@gmail.com

An outgrowth of this surge in online meeting demand brings us a PERMANENT new telephone conference call meeting. Irrespective of the continuity of the 9PM meetings, this Friday 3PM meeting will endure.

The telephone conference call platform we are using has local access telephone numbers for 74 different countries. If you are going to call from a foreign country, please use the appropriate email address to request the local calling numbers.

Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Monday, 7:30 PM - Norwalk
Monday, 7:30 PM - Burbank
Monday, 7:30 Pm - Montebello
Monday, 8:00 PM - Reseda
Monday, 8:30 PM - Cheviot Hills Rec. Center
Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Burbank
Tuesday, 6:30 PM - Bakersfield
Tuesday, 7:00 PM - Porterville
Tuesday, 7:00 PM - East Los Angeles
Tuesday, 7:30 PM - Los Olivos
Tuesday, 7:30 PM - N. Hollywood
Tuesday, 7:30 PM - Lancaster
Tuesday, 7:30 PM - Westlake Village
Tuesday, 8:00 PM - Culver City
Tuesday, 8:00 PM - Sierra Madre
Wednesday, 6:30 PM - Santa Monica / Westside
Wednesday, 7:30 PM - Montebello
Wednesday, 8:00 PM - Santa Monica / Westside
Wednesday, 8:00 PM - Glendale
Thursday, 6:00 PM - Goleta / Santa Barbara
Thursday, 7:00 PM - Paramount/Lakewood
Thursday, 7:30 PM - N. Hollywood / Valley Village
Thursday, 7:30 PM - Downey
Thursday, 7:30 PM - Westlake Village
Thursday, 8:00 PM - Reseda
Friday, 7:00 PM - Gardena
Friday, 7:30 PM - Montebello
Friday, 7:30 PM - Burbank
Friday, 8:00 PM - Reseda
Saturday, 10:00 AM - Arroyo Grande
Saturday, 10:00 AM - Reseda
Saturday, 12:15 PM - North Hollywood
Saturday, 9:00 AM - Oxnard
Saturday, Noon - Carson
Sunday, 8:00 AM - Santa Monica Beach
Sunday, 6:30 PM - Culver City
Sunday, 6:30 PM - Downey
Sunday, 7:00 PM - Ventura
Sunday, 7:30 PM - Glendale

Please visit Meetings in LA for the current list of available meetings

Update - 3/16/2020

MESSAGE FROM ROY M., CHAIR, LOS ANGELES INTERGROUP

Los Angeles Intergroup (“LAIG”) met on Sunday, March 15, 2020 and discussed how to proceed with the issue of meetings suspended because of Covid-19. There was a quorum, and after a lengthy discussion and, with the guidance of the current and past trustees present, the following items were either passed by vote or agreed upon by discussion.

1. In conjunction with Covid-19 precautions, some facilities have decided that temporary suspensions of meetings at their facilities was the best course. LAIG has decided to add a link to the LAIG website, laintergroup.com, entitled

COVID-19 LAIG UPDATES

This link will include any meetings that have been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 issues.

2. If your meeting has been temporarily suspended, the LAIG encourages a note be placed whenever possible at the suspended meeting site stating that:

the meeting has been temporarily suspended pending further notice (optional statement may include a contact person and a way to be contacted)

3. Whenever possible, please continue to direct all members looking for a meeting to the meetings that are still open.

4. There is an Official Gamblers Anonymous telephone meeting that was originally on Wednesday Evenings ONLY. Due to this emergency situation, the Telephone Conference Call Committee of the BOT has extended this phone meeting to every night of the week from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Pacific Time.

Please see flyer from the Board of Trustees for details including phone number and access codes.

5. After conferring with the current trustees, the Intergroup voted to change the deadline for trustee ballots to the May Intergroup.

The LAIG will do its very best to keep everyone as current as possible on meeting suspensions and any other information from the Board of Trustees on the link of the LAIG website.

Please take care,

Roy M. Chairman of the LAIG

Update - 3/15/2020

MESSAGE FROM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting Closures due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

There is no higher priority to the Fellowship of Gamblers Anonymous than the well being of its members during this difficult time.

The Fellowship of Gamblers Anonymous is not responsible for meetings that have had to close because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our ISO (International Service Office) is doing it's best to keep up with all the meeting closures throughout the world.

In an effort to help those members whose meetings have closed as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Telephone Conference Call Committee has expanded the Wednesday night  meeting to include every night of the week from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern time. The call in information for the Wednesday night meeting is: Phone Number 712-770-4160 - Access Code 611704#.

Access Codes for all other meetings will be updated Wednesday via the Trustee Line on the Trustee website or by request using the following email  telephoneconferencemeeting@gmail.com. They have also added a meeting to be held on Fridays from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern time. Call in information will also be provided by Wednesday.

The committee has also provided an email address to any member/group looking to start a temporary phone meeting until such a time when your meeting reopens. Such meetings are for the purpose of continuity so that members can still "attend" meetings, but would not be considered a recognized GA meeting until such a time they met all of the criteria as set forth by the Board of Trustees. The committee will also be offering several options for training webinars. That email Address is telephoneconferencemeeting@gmail.com.

Reach out to one another regularly using your phone lists, email lists, etc. Become part of the solution and volunteer your time to the Telephone Conference Call committee. The need for volunteers has never been so crucial as it is now during this health crisis!

For further information of COVID-19 (coronavirus), please refer to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the WHO (World Health Organization).