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Interest for a New Meeting

This post will grow to include tabulation of times and commitments for  starting new meetings.

First, we’ll determine what times people would like to see.


  1. Mark D. (IA)

11pm EST (8pm PDT)

  1. Sally W. (CA)
  2. ?

More to come…

Draft Below – a form to gather info – please don’t use yet


2017 Marijuana Anonymous TownHall

Greetings MA Service Members and Meeting Contacts!

Thank you all for your continued service to your meetings, Districts and service bodies to help MA remain strong and growing! I am pleased to share with you the following MA World Town Hall Flier. This event is open to the fellowship at large and we hope you will join in by phone or video conference to connect with MA World. This is a time to also share any questions or comments you have with the MA World Trustee Board.

We hope that you will share this Flier widely with your fellows! Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to attending. MA World Outreach is always here to help support your meetings, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help!


Link to Town Hall

Saturday,   October   28,   2017
10:00AM–12:00noon    Pacific
1:00PM–3:00PM    Eastern
6:00PM–8:00PM    British


Many Meetings in a Variety of Focus & Formats

There are, by last count, 34 phone meetings each week including:

  • women-only meeting
  • guided-meditation meetings
  • LGBTQ focused meeting
  • People of Color meeting
  • late night meetings


  • using well-known formats such as speaker meetings, step-studies, and topic discussions. Information on all of the phone meetings including phone number and access code, as well as information for in-person and online meetings, is available at and

2017 NC MA Phone Fellowship Campout Schedule

Jordan Lake: Campsite#: 256 —— Shelter#: 4

Food, Meetings, Activities


  • 3 pm Check-in at campsite
  • 6 pm Chili Dinner at campsite
  • 8 pm MAWPM Phone Meeting, campfire & S’mores


  • 7 am MAWPM Phone Meeting @ campsite
  • 8-9 am Breakfast (shelter)
  • 11 am group activity (shelter)
  • 11:30 am Lunch (shelter)
  • 12 pm (noon) MAWPM Phone Meeting @ shelter or on your own
  • 1:30 pm fellowship & fun
    • Boat rides
    • Swimming
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Resting (napping)
  • 3 pm Meditation workshop @ shelter
  • 5 pm Dinner @ shelter
  • 7:30 pm gather at the campsite (group photo (masks provided))
  • 8 pm MAWPM Phone Speaker Meeting (Speaker: Davy O.)
  • 9 pm Campfire, music & frivolity


  • 7 am MAWPM Phone Meeting @ campsite
  • 9 am to noon Brunch @ shelter
  • 11 am group activity @ shelter
  • 12 pm (noon) MAWPM Phone Meeting @ shelter or on your own


2017 North Carolina MA Campout

July 21-23

  • Schedule of events
  • We will have: MA Workshops, MA Meetings, Group building activities as well as: boating, hiking, fun in the sun.  Additionally, we’ll be celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Davy’O, one of the founding members of our MAWPM phone line group.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the money used?

  • We will provide food for dinner on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. We have figured about $5 per meal, per person and another $5 for snacks/desserts, so half of the cost is going to food. We plan to have a variety of simple, wholesome foods with meat and vegetarian options. Also, coffee, tea and bottled water will be included. We may have a small amount of soda/sport drinks. If you have a special drink that you like, we suggest you provide that. (No alcohol, please)
  • In addition to the actual cost of the food will be ice, plates and utensils, ice, firewood, charcoal, lighter fluid and propane for cook stoves.
  • We will also provide expendables such as sunscreen, hand sanitizer, soap, and bug spray.
  • We will rent a few large lanterns, a large ice chest and we may need to rent one or more camp stoves.
  • A large part of the cost is for the day shelter. It is a very big roofed structure that will protect us if the weather is rainy. The floor is cement which will help provide relief if the weather is very hot. The shelter is lakeside and offers us relative privacy. It has picnic tables, grills and a huge stone fireplace. We have this shelter all day Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm.
  • The next largest chunk of our money will be used to provide gas for the motor boat.
  • The group campsite is a relatively small expense, and even for those not sleeping onsite, you will probably be joining us around the huge campfire, in the evenings, especially Friday evening as we don’t yet have the shelter.
  • Not included in the cost is transportation to North Carolina. The closest airport to the site is Raleigh-Durham International. We will do our best to help arrange transportation from the airport to the campsite.
  • Also, tents and basic camp gear are not included in the cost. We are trying to round up loaner tents. Beyond that, we will be able to rent some tents, sleeping bags, pads whatever, from our local REI. We can arrange to pick them up beforehand but the cost will be passed along to you.

Other information:

  • The schedule for meetings and workshops will be determined soon.
    • Amy will offer a meditation workshop and lead a couple of group building games.
    • If you would like to offer a workshop, please let us know.
  • We hope that everyone will participate in the work involved on site of preparing meals and cleaning up. Expect to be assigned at least one work shift.
  • If you are driving and have extra camping gear, kayaks, floats or whatever, please let us know.

Where will the campout be?

  • To protect our anonymity, the exact location of the site and nearby hotel information will be sent to you after you have paid your registration fee.