Package prices 2022

 

Convention organizers have negotiated special package prices for 2022 convention attendees. They include (half board) accommodation {breakfast and dinner excluding the Saturday night banquet} and excursions to specific pilgrimage and touristic sites. Excursions all depart from the venue hotel (Le Grand Large) and include transport, English-speaking guide, lunch in many cases, entry fees, and evening meetings as necessary.

Accommodation/excursion packages apply to venue hotel accommodation only
Packages are not available to guests in alternative accommodation
All guests may avail of Biarritz Walking Tours
Biarritz Walking Tours depart le Grand Large hotel at 08:30AM and 14:30 PM

PACKAGES TOURS/ACCOMMODATION
1, BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE/PAID 45 DAYS IN ADVANCE IE (before 16 August 2022)
2, MEMBERS/GUESTS WILL BE BOOKED AT GROUP OF 10 (participants) PRICE

3, PARTICIPANTS MUST PAY A 30% DEPOSIT UPON BOOKING, AND IF ON THE
BOOKED DAY, THEY ARE IN A GROUP OF MORE THAN 10 PARTICIPANTS THEY WILL PAY A PROPORTIONATELY LOWER BALANCE PAYMENT.

4, MODIFICATIONS/CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE BY EMAIL BEFORE 16 AUGUST 2022. EMAIL TO
BABANGLOPHONEGROUP@GMAIL.COM & ARE SUBJECT TO THE HOTEL’S TERMS & CONDITIONS

5, NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BOOKINGS

6, ACCOMMODATION/EXCURSION PACKAGES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

7. WE SUGGEST EARLY BOOKING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY PACKAGE

Accommodation/Excursion packages
Lourdes = St Bernadette (miracles)
Buglose = St Vincent de Paul (miracles)
Loyola = St Ignatius (Jesuit order) (miracles)
San Sebastian = really picturesque resort in Spain (introspection)
St Jean Pied de Port = mile zero El Camino (introspection)
Biarritz = AA convention headquarters and surfing capital (historic city) 

Packages are as follows;
#1 Accommodation (4 nights) and 1 excursion to Lourdes (lunch)
#2 Accommodation (6 nights) and 1 excursion to St Jean Pied de Port (lunch)
#3 Accommodation (7 nights) and 4 Excursions including Lourdes (Grand Tour)
#4 Accommodation (4 nights) and 1 excursion to Buglose/Dax (lunch)
#5 Accommodation (5 nights) and 1 excursion to Loyola & San Sebastian (lunch)
#6 Special: Walking Tour of Biarritz – leave from Grand Large AM & PM
Excursion

Pricing and Details below;
Select tour/number of guests. Pay at PayPal button

Excursion Pricing and Details below;
Select tour/number of guests. Pay at PayPal button

ACCOMMODATION AND EXCURSION PACKAGES;

   

#1 ACCOMMODATION and EXCURSION to LOURDES (St Bernadette)

Arrive Friday 7 October 2022 / Departure Tuesday 11 October 2022
Accommodation (half-board) 4 nights & Monday-excursion to Lourdes
Coach transport and Guide to Lourdes
(approx 2 hours travel to/from Lourdes)
Departure Biarritz 8:30 am / Departure Lourdes 4:30 pm
Lunch in Lourdes included
Suggestion Friday 7 October: Biarritz Walking Tour (add’l cost)

#1 Pricing;
Package from 173.60 euros per person 
For a group of 100 (50 X 2): Ditto for 1 group of 50 x 2
(50 bookings)
From 173.60 euros per person (double/twin/347.20)
Single 437.20 euros 
(40 bookings)
From 177.10 euros per person (double/twin/354.00)
Single 444.20 euros 
(30 bookings)
From 182.60 euros per person (double/twin/365.20)
Single 335.20 euros 
(20 bookings)
From 194.60 euros per person (double/twin/389.20)
Single 479.20 euros 
(10 bookings)
From 257.60 euros per person (double/twin/515.20)
Single 605.20 euros


Lourdes #1 / 22
Select twin/double for p
30% deposit = €77.28/person x2 = €154.56


Lourdes #1 / 22
Select single for package #1
30% deposit = €181.56

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive  a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

#2 ACCOMMODATION and EXCURSION to ST JEAN PIED DE PORT (El Camino)

Arrive Tuesday 4 October 2022 / Departure Sunday 10 October 2022
Accommodation (half-board) 5 nights & St Jean Pied de Port excursion
Coach transport and Guide to St Jean Pied de Port & Buglose
(approx 1 hour travel to/from St Jean Pied de Port & Buglose)
Lunch in St Jean Pied de Port included

Wednesday 5 October: Depart Biarritz 09h45, to St Jean Pied de Port
Depart St Jean Pied de Port to Biarritz 16h30
lunch in St Jean Pied de Port included
Thursday 6 October:
Free day (Suggestion; try a Biarritz Walking Tour -add’l cost)
Friday 7 October: Biarritz 14h30 convention  (dinner & convention at hotel)

#2 Pricing;
Package from 225.25 euros per person 
(50 or 100 bookings)
From 225.25 euros per person (double.twin/450.50)
Single 600.50 euros 
(40 bookings)
From 253.75 euros per person (double.twin/507.50)
Single 627.50 euros 
(30 bookings)
From 266.25 euros per person (double.twin/432,50)
Single 642.50 euros 
(20 bookings)
From 367.25 euros per person (double.twin/674.50)
Single 674.50 euros 
(10 bookings)
From 369.75 euros per person (double.twin/739.5)
Single 860.50 euros *

 
El Camino #2 / 22
Select twin/double for package #2
30% deposit = €110.93/person x2 = €221.86


El Camino #2 / 22
Select single for package #2
30% deposit = €258.56

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive  a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

#3 Accommodation (7 nights) and 4 Excursions including Lourdes (Grand Tour)

Tuesday 4/October arrival at Grand Large  depart Tuesday 11 October
Accommodation (half-board) 7 nights and 4 excursions including excursions to Lourdes. Loyola/San Sebastian, Buglose, and St Jean Pied de Port
St Jean Pied de Port excursion Wednesday 5 October 2022 transport guide and Lunch
Depart Biarritz 09:30AM / Depart St Jean Pied de Port 04:30 PM
Coach transport guide and Lunch included
Travel time to/from St Jean Pied de Port approx 1 hour
Loyola / San Sebastian excursion Thursday 6 October 2022,
Coach transport guide and Lunch included
Travel time to/from San Sebastian approx 1 hour
Depart Biarritz 08:30AM / Depart San Sebastian 04:30 PM
Buglose/Dax excursion Friday 7 October 2022
Coach transport, guide, and Lunch
Travel time to/from Buglose approx 1 hour
Depart Biarritz 08:30AM / Depart Buglose 04:00 PM
lunch in Mugron at ‘Cabannes farm’, duck preparation demo,  foie gras tasting
Lourdes excursion Monday 10 October 2022, including Walking Tour of Sanctuary
Coach transport, guide, and Lunch included
Travel time to/from Lourdes approx 2 hours
Depart Biarritz 08:30AM / Depart Lourdes 04:00 PM
Depart Lourdes to Le Grand Large (dinner at hotel)
Tuesday 11 October 2022 depart from Grand Large > destination

#3 Pricing;
Package from 367.60 euros per person 
(50 or 100 bookings)
From 367.60 euros per person (double.twin/735.20)
Single 646.10 euros 
(40 bookings)
From 396.10 euros per person (double.twin/792.20)
Single 646.10 euros 
(30 bookings)
From 412.60 euros per person (double.twin/825.30)
Single 718.10 euros 
(20 bookings)
From 446.10 euros per person (double.twin/892.20)
Single 674.50 euros 
(10 bookings)
From 617.10 euros per person (double.twin/1234.20)
Single 1029.20 euros *


4 excursions #3 / 22

Select twin/double or single for package #2
30% deposit = 367.60/person (twin/double)
30% deposit =  646.10/(single)

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive  a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

   
 #4 Accommodation (4 nights) and Excursion to Buglose

Arrive Wednesday 5 October 2022 / Departure Sunday 10 October 2022
Accommodation (half-board) 4 nights & Friday-excursion to Buglose/Dax
Friday 7 October 2022  Coach transport and Guide to Buglose/Dax
(approx 1 hour travel to/from Buglose/Dax)
Departure Biarritz 8:30 am / Departure Buglose 4:00 pm
lunch in Mugron at the ‘Cabannes farm’, duck preparation demo,  foie gras tasting
Suggestion Thursday 6 October: Biarritz Walking Tour (add’l cost)

#4 Pricing;
Package from 173.60 euros per person 
For a group of 100 (50 X 2): Ditto for 1 group of 50 x 2
(50 bookings)
From 173.60 euros per person (double.twin/347.20)
Single 437.20 euros 
(40 bookings)
From 177.10 euros per person (double.twin/354.00)
Single 444.20 euros 
(30 bookings)
From 182.60 euros per person (double.twin/365.20)
Single 335.20 euros 
(20 bookings)
From 194.60 euros per person (double.twin/389.20)
Single 479.20 euros 
(10 bookings)
From 257.60 euros per person (double.twin/515.20)
Single 605.20 euros *


Buglose #4 / 22

Select twin/double or single for package #4
30% deposit = 77.60/person (twin/double)
30% deposit =  181.56/(single)

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

#5 Accommodation (5 nights) and Excursion to Loyola & San Sebastian

Arrive Wednesday
5 October 2022 / Departure Sunday 10 October 2022
Accommodation (half-board) 5 nights / excursion to Loyola, villages and San Sebastian
Thursday Loyola/San Sebastian excursion 6 October 2022
Coach transport and Guide to Loyola, and San Sebastian,  lunch included
Depart Biarritz 08:30AM / Depart Fontarrabie 04:00 PM
Visit Zarautz, Getaria, Loyola, Fontarrabie panoramic tour of San Sebastian
(approx 1 hour travel to/from Loyola/Fontarrabie)
lunch in a Loyola restaurant
Suggestion; Friday 7 October: Biarritz Walking Tour (add’l cost)

#5 Pricing;
Package from 174.60 euros per person 
For a group of 100 (50 X 2): Ditto for 1 group of 50 x 2
(50 bookings)
From 174.60 euros per person (double.twin/349.20)
Single 439.20 euros 
(40 bookings)
From 178.10 euros per person (double.twin/356.20)
Single 446.20 euros 
(30 bookings)
From 228.10 euros per person (double.twin/456.20)
Single 335.20 euros 
(20 bookings)
From 194.10 euros per person (double.twin/388.20)
Single 446.20 euros 
(10 bookings)
From 254.10 euros per person (double.twin/508.20)
Single 598.30 euros *


Loyola/San Sebastian #5 / 22
Select twin/double for package #5
30% deposit = €76.23/person x2 = €152.46


Loyola/San Sebastian #5 / 22
Select single for package #5
30% deposit = €179.49

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

#6 Walking Tour of Biarritz -( leave from Grand Large AM or PM)

Arrive any-day
2022 / Departure any-day 2022
Walking Tour Biarritz is ideal for those with an available free morning of afternoon  
No Accommodation is included  on the Walking Tour Biarritz package
Sunday Walking Tour Biarritz is suggested for 9 October 2022 (PM)
Or Monday Walking Tour Biarritz is suggested for 10 October 2022 (AM)
Lunch  is not included included
Depart Grand Large Biarritz 09:30 AM/02:30PM  (Walking tour 2 hour duration)
Visit Grand Plage, Port Vieux, Cote Basque, Byzantine chapel, 830 Heritage buildings
Free lunch in a Biarritz restaurant

Details
Biarritz offers walkers an astonishing diversity of natural landscapes: from Pointe Saint-Martin to the Basque coast, via the Grande-Plage, the coast is an endless source of nooks and crannies to discover. Humanity hand need not envy this natural setting, as centuries of history have given Biarritz an incredible variety of buildings, and buildings: from the Orthodox church to the Byzantine chapel, from the medieval villa to the Art Deco style of the Municipal Casino. The exceptional architectural heritage of Biarritz bears witness to this past, and lives in the present, especially since the creation, in 1997, of the ZPPAUP (Zone for the Protection of Architectural, Urban and Landscape Heritage), which allowed classification of 830 buildings. as well as the implementation of numerous restoration works.

Price per person
For a group of 100 (50 X 2): Ditto for 1 group of 50 x 2
Group of 50 from: 10 € per person
Group of 40 from: 11 € per person
Group of 30 from: 13 € per person
Group of 20 from: 18€ per person
Group of 10 from: 34 € per person

Bookings instructions (Walking Tour)
Bookings must be made by email to babanglophonegroup@gmail.com
Bookings must state day, date, and time of departure, desired
Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance of Tour-time
Bookings must be made accompanied by advance payment
Booking payments via PayPal or bank card to babanglophonegroup@gmail.com
Booked tourists meet in hotel lobby or forecourt 10 minutes before departure time


Walk BIQ #6 / 22

Select participant for package #6
30% deposit = 10.20
(+ balance 23.8, total = 34.00/person)

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive a credit/proportionately lower balance invoice if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

 

 

Login and Passcode (Zoom) October 2021

Biarritz (France) International AA Convention
08-10 October 2021

Thank you for registering for the convention
Active Logins & passcodes available after 14 September 2021

Room #1 AA URL LOGIN =
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/XXXXXXXXXX
AA PASSWORD/(PASSCODE = XXXXXX) 

Room #2 Al-Anon URL LOGIN = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/XXXXXXXXXX
Al-Anon PASSWORD/(PASSCODE = XXXXXX)

Simply click on the above AA or Al-Anon URL and enter the passcode in the zoom window when requested, you will immediately access the International AA Convention meeting room of your selection.

Thank you, see you at the event

Convention Banquet 2022

restaurant-appart-hotel-grand-large-biarritz

The event banquet/meal will take place in the hotel’s dining room on Saturday evening. at 19h00. All members will be seated together in the same area.The Saturday night Banquet MUST be paid for and booked with the convention organizers before 24 September.

Cost of the 2022 banquet is 35.00 euro. If you are booked into the venue hotel on a half-board or full-board basis you earn a credit of 16.00 euros and will need to pay the 19 euro difference. Payment for the banquet may be made below. Guests staying at alternative accommodations will be required to pay 35.00 euros for the banquet meal

The sample menu for the banquet is below

BANQUET MENU SELECTIONS

STARTER

Salade du Grand Large (tomatoes, mescalin, nuts, asparagus, gésiers, toast mousse de foie gras)
OR
Rillette aux deux saumons, toast au sesame

PLAT/MAIN DISH

Dos de merlu, croustillant au xingar,  gratin dauphinois haricots verts en fagot
OR
Filet de canette aux oranges, gratin dauphinois haricots verts en fagot

DESSERT

Gâteau basque et sa boule de glace
OR
Saint honoré revisité aux copeaux d’amandes

COFFEE

Please make and submit your selection by email to babanglophonegroup@gmail.com before 24 September 2022. After registering for the banquet, you will not receive reminders to submit your menu selection. Early menu selection will be appreciated. Those guests not submitting their selection by the deadline date will be served the default restaurant menu

The banquet comprises a 3 course meal including soft drink/water and coffee. Vegetarian meals are available but not vegan meals. Please let us know at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com should you wish a vegetarian meal.

See you there

Banquet Full – €35.00

Banquet Full

€35.00

Banquet hotel guests – €19.00

Banquet hotel guests

€19.00

Package Prices 2022

     

  Notre Dame de Buglose - Photo de Eglises et Sanctuaires du Sud Ouest II -  images saintes

Package #2 Pricing;
Package from €225.25 euros per person 

(50 or 100 bookings)
From €225.25 euros per person (double.twin/€450.50)
Single €600.50 euros 
(40 bookings)
From €253.75 euros per person (double.twin/€507.50)
Single €627.50 euros 
(30 bookings)
From €266.25 euros per person (double.twin/€432,50)
Single €642.50 euros 
(20 bookings)
From €367.25 euros per person (double.twin/€674.50)
Single €674.50 euros 
(10 bookings)
From €369.75 euros per person (double.twin/€739.5)
Single €860.50 euros *

 El Camino #2 22
Select twin/double for package #2
30% deposit = €110.93/person x2 = €221.86

El Camino #2 22
Select single for package #2
30% deposit = €258.56

* NB: When booking, a 30% deposit is required. You will be booked in on the basis of a group of 10 persons. (price above) You will receive  a credit/proportionately lower invoice for the 70% balance if excursion booking participation is more than 10 persons

Booking and full payment must be made before 16 August 2022. You are encouraged to invite other members/participants  to join the excursion thereby reducing pricing for all concerned

 

Buglose

POUY (Buglose)

Pouy at St. Vincent de Paul in ‘Les Landes’ is the birthplace of Saint Vincent de Paul. Rich in religious heritage and an important place of pilgrimage.

Near the village of Pouy, at Ranquines the illustrious St. Vincent de Paul. was born on 24 April 1581  Ranquines, has been rebuilt with original materials, and contains souvenirs of the great apostle of charity. Close by, are the 800-year-old oak tree of St Vincent de Paul and the Neo-Byzantine-style Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose, which holds the saint’s remains.

Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose

A short distance away is the shrine of Our Lady of Buglose. The history of the site is linked to a statue of the Virgin of the 15th century, buried in swamps during the Religious Wars, it was found 50 years later by a shepherd. It became an object of curiosity and devotion attracting many pilgrims. The Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose was built to cater for visitors and pilgrims!

The basilica contains a chime with 60 bells! Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (March to November), one can attend the chime audition ceremony!

TOUR ELEMENTS
• English-speaking tour-guide.
• Transport from/to your Biarritz Hotel
• Free-time after the Tour in Ranquines.

Highlights
Hear the history of events that have shaped Ranquines.
• Learn the history of St Vincent de Paul, and Buglose.
• Visit Ranquines iconic birthplace of St Vincent de Paul
• Get tips on the best things to see and do in the area during your stay.
• Enjoy some of the best views and surrounding countryside.

Description
Learn about St Vincent de Paul and his charitable work.
Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose.
Visit Ranquines, the Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose, the Ice Pond, the Barthes horses.
Learn the history of St Vincent de Paul.
Experience the unique silence that makes this site so special.

Tour includes
• Tour-guide to Ranquines
• Guided tour of Ranquines and the Basilica of Our Lady of Buglose.
• Pick-up/drop-off in Biarritz. I hour distance
• The services of a professional guide

What’s Not Included?
• Food and drinks
• Tips (optional)
• All other extras

 Availability:
• Every day (excluding exceptional dates)
• Duration: Afternoon
• Departure point: Le grand Large, Biarritz.
• Language: tour commentated in the English language
Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com
• Guided tours are subject to availability on the reservation date/s desired.

RAFFLE 2022

BIARRITZ AA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

DATES: 7-9 OCTOBER 2022

Raffle details: A raffle will be held on Sunday 9 October 2022, Results and prizes will be distributed at end of the closing ceremony on Sunday

Raffle Ticket Sales: Receipts contribute to the overall cost of the convention. Please help us make the event a financial success and purchase as many raffle tickets as you can – thank you

Raffle tickets: will be available at 2.00 each
Purchase 05 Tickets – Get 1 Free
Purchase 10 Tickets – Get 2 Free
Purchase 20 Tickets – Get 3 Free
Purchase 30 Tickets – Get 4 Free
Purchase 40 Tickets – Get 5 Free
Purchase 50 Tickets – Get 6 Free


Proceeds go to helping with event expenses

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the registration desk
Raffle tickets may be purchased from service volunteers at the closing ceremony
Raffle tickets to be purchased in cash (euros) only

Prizes: Prizes will include;

AA Literature – value €62.32
Big Book
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Language of the heart
Daily Reflections
Living Sober

Other literature – Value €146.22
Waking Up – Sam Harris
Out of the Fog – Sandra Smith
The golden Key – Emmet Fox
The Twelve Step Prayer Book
Life is consciously Necessary
Around the Year with Emmet Fox
The Sermon On The Mount – Emmet Fox
Stools and Bottles
Alcohol Explained – by William Porter
The Sober Survival Guide – Simon Chapple
Becoming Supernatural – Dr. Joe Dispenza
Need It, Want It Do it – Joe & Charlie
My Recovery Journal – write your own

Meeting in a Pocket – Value €3.20
Set of Slogans – Value €2.65
Surfwear – Value €106.17
Surf-guides – Value € 60.83
Grand Prize – Value €103.83

All Prizes – Total Value € 543.94

GRAND PRIZE:

Registration fee & Accommodation (B&B) for 1 person at 2023 convention – Value €138.00
(single or 50% of double or 33% of triple at 2023 convention – to be reserved and booked by convention committee)

If Grand prize winner cannot attend 2023 convention they may not sell the prize, but can transfer it to another member. Details of other member including contact coordinates to be provided to convention committee at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com before 30 May 2023

Raffle Draw Prizes

Prizes eligible only to Registered Attendees/Raffle Ticket Holders

Grand Prize: 1 Free Registration Fee & Accommodation (B&B) to the 2023 event at the on-the-Ocean-Front Grand Large at world-famous Biarritz (Value approx/single 138.00)

Waking Up is for those who follow no religion but suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and others. Throughout Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

Out Of The Fog!: A Story of Survival, Faith and Courage (English Edition) par [Sandra CH Smith]

Out Of The Fog!” is for those seeking a happy and joyous life, free from addiction. This is the inspiring story of a 35-year-old woman who had everything—until Demon Rum crept in to steal it all away. The author shares how she learned to shove fear aside and step into a rewarding adventurous life. At 8 years sober, Smith buys a sailboat, teaches herself to sail, and embarks, mostly alone, sometimes with her rebellious teenage daughter, on a 7-year spiritual odyssey in the Pacific. She follows the constellations (until a fellow boater points out that they move!) from San Francisco to the Polynesian Triangle somewhere off Easter Island. “Out of the Fog!” provides painful but compelling insights into overcoming addiction as well as solving mother-daughter issues. Illustrating the power of hope, faith and courage in facing the challenges of recovery and in healing fragile relationships.

Scientific Prayer enables you, sooner or later, to get yourself, or anyone else, out of any difficulty on the face of the earth. It is the Golden Key to harmony and happiness. To those who have no acquaintance with the mightiest power in existence, this may appear a rash claim, but it needs only a fair trial to prove that, without a shadow of doubt, it is a just one. You need to take no one’s word for it, and you should not. Simply try it for yourself, and see.  

12 Step Prayer book Prayers and inspirations for those seeking just the right words for conversing with their Higher Power or for expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings. Words of wisdom and inspiration, gleaned from Twelve Step meetings and adapted from common prayers and devotional readings, fill this edition. Featuring new prayers, the updated and enhanced second edition offers a total of 183 inspirational passages to assist members of all Twelve Step fellowships in their prayer life and spiritual progress.

Life is Consciously Necessary: The best known work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women. 

Meeting In A Pocket Includes Preamble, Steps, Traditions, Extracts from the Big Book and Step Prayers.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions explains the 24 basic principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and their application. The book dedicates a chapter to each step and each tradition, providing a detailed interpretation of these principles for personal recovery and the organization of the group.

Living Sober is a detailed account of how successfully stay sober. Very importantly, how to avoid common pitfalls and what to do instead

Came to Believe – the spiritual adventure of A.A. as experienced by individual members. Over 75 A.A. members from all over the world describe the wide diversity of convictions implied in “God as we understood Him.” Especially helpful to those who confuse “spiritual” with “religious.”

This collection of 365 daily meditations captures the essence of a great spiritual leader, one who has influenced millions with his dynamic message of the power of positive thinking. Each devotion works to remind us that our thoughts shape our reality, and helps us access the strength to overcome sorrows, frustrations, and challenges in our daily lives.

Two Study Guides for the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous The first study guide has a summary of each book and then hundreds of follow up questions to answer and add sobriety notes. Can be used alone and in group meetings. The Dr’s Opinion, More About Alcoholism, A Vision for You and all the rest are included. The second study guide is a smaller week by week exercise guide that is suited for group meetings.

Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million listeners over the last 50 years, Emmet Fox’s answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a “textbook of metaphysics” and the teachings of Jesus express – without dogma – a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be. For Fox, Jesus was “no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be”.

Stools and Bottles: 2010 Reprint of 1955 edition. Some years ago the author of The Little Red Book worked out a novel presentation of the first four steps of the A.A. program. Visual aids, consisting of a three-legged stool and eight empty whiskey bottles, were used to portray the intangible factors of these fundamental steps. The book provides thirty-one daily reminders. They deal with A.A. problems commonly encountered by alcoholics who try to make A.A. their way of life.

Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. Alcoholism and problem drinking seems illogical to those on the outside, indeed it is equally perplexing for the alcoholic or problem drinker.

The Sober Survival Guide is a unique quit alcohol book and is split into two parts. The first part is designed to set you up for success and put you in a place where you can find freedom from alcohol. The second part serves as a handbook as you move forward into an alcohol-free life and is where this book comes into its own. I used to believe that I couldn’t live without alcohol. Alcohol addiction is never a person’s fault

Becoming Supernatural: The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life.

Language Of The Heart: In 1935, two drunks met and talked in the library of a home in Akron, Ohio, and from that single event was to grow a program of recovery for more than a million once-hopeless alcoholics. How did the seed that became Alcoholics Anonymous take root and develop? The articles in this book tell much of that story. In the Grapevine, AA’s international journal, co-founder Bill W. recorded–and reflected on–AA’s history as it happened. A prolific writer, Bill authored more than 150 Grapevine articles, from 1944 to the late 1960’s and virtually all of them appear here, published for the first time in one volume. A man of extraordinary energy and action, Bill committed his thoughts to paper with great facility.

The Joe & Charlie Journey to Recovery in The Big Book Comes Alive is a book that you’ll want to read for your own Big Book AA recovery as well as get for your friend too.

Harness the power of journaling while on your recovery journey. This sobriety journal supports recovery from any addictive behavior: alcoholism, tobacco, cigarettes, narcotics, substance abuse, overeating, binge-eating and other disorders

Slogans: Set of nine table top slogans for use at meetings or elsewhere.

HoodieBuddie size XL: Not your average hoodie, wearable technology, waterproof earphones and microphone

The Stormrider Surf Journal is three books in one, providing surfers the ideal traveling companion to take on their next trip. First up is the Atlas section, where 300 of the best surfing zones on the planet have been mapped and organized for regional comparison. Then the Planner unearths the perfect surfing destination for every day of the year, offering a world of choice for surfers trying to decide where to go when they next get some time off. Finally, the back half of the book or Log section is dedicated to recording surf trips, surf sessions and a sketchbook allowing endless freedom and options to build a highly personalized journal of a life chasing waves.  

The World Stormrider Surf Guide collates all the data and surfaces it in a definitive all-in-one anthology; taking the three previous World guides and condensing it into this XL version. It is packed with what you need to know about beachies, reefbreaks, pointbreaks from across the globe.

Rapanui 100% Natural fibre T-shirt ‘Stop Ocean Plastic’

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Biarritz (France) International AA Convention
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Biarritz, AA International Zoom Group meeting | THURSDAY 08 APRIL 2021

MEETING SATURDAY: 08 APRIL 2021 15h30  CET (Paris-time)

BIARRITZ, FRANCE, (English Language)
AA INTERNATIONAL ZOOM MEETING

 

BIARRITZ AA ZOOM GROUP MEETINGS
THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 15h30 CET (Paris-time)

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SPEAKERS
SPEAKER: (08 Apr) MIKE C (FRA)
SPEAKER: (10 Apr) Marcel C (USA)
SPEAKER: (15 Apr) Marti R (USA)
SPEAKER: (17 Apr) Eoin C (USA)
SPEAKER: (22 Apr) Jay C (USA)
SPEAKER: (24 Apr) April D (EG)
SPEAKER: (29 Apr) Roy M (IRL)
SPEAKER: (01 May) TBD (tbd)
SPEAKER: (06 May) MARY B (USA)
SPEAKER: (08 May) Jimmy A (USA)
SPEAKER: (13 May) Joe K (USA)
SPEAKER: (15 May) Paul Mc (IRL)
SPEAKER: (20 May) Kevin C (USA)
SPEAKER: (22 May) Josh D (UK)
SPEAKER: (27 May) Kiki R (USA)
SPEAKER: (29 May) Van G (USA)
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International AA Zoom meetings in Biarritz, Fra. each Thursday, and Saturday
Generally attended by Int’l AA members who have attended Biarritz Convention

Members from any nation are welcome to join us anytime on any meeting day.

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ABOUT BIARRITZ
Biarritz hosts AA meetings in English (Tuesdays 15h30) and international Zoom meetings (Thursdays and Saturdays) available to/from 183 different countries. AA in Biarritz hosts one meeting a week (Fridays 19h00) in French, French speaking meetings are available in the surrounding area each weekday. Multiple meetings in the Spanish language are available each day, 30 Kms away, over the border in Spain. No meetings exist in the Basque or any other language at present.

In the summer of 1934: Shep Cornell, Rowland Hazard, and Cebra Graves recovering alcoholics in the Oxford group helped Ebby thatcher. Cebra happened to be the son of the judge who let Ebby go under Rowland’s supervision rather than be sent to the insane asylum over the mountain in Brattleboro, Vermont. Cebra lies buried in the village of Urrugne 22 Kms from Biarritz.

Biarritz site of the 2019 G7 summit meeting is known for its famous beaches, therapeutic water and thriving surf scene, Biarritz once a small fishing village, was made fashionable after 1854 by Napoleon III and his Spanish empress, Eugénie. The British are largely responsible for its growth as a winter residence. Visited by Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and Alfonso XIII of Spain, Biarritz began to call itself “the queen of resorts and the resort of kings.” In the late six hundreds, Biarritz was the fishing port that developed commercial whaling as the world came to know it. Biarritz conducts a surfing festival and hosts the European longboard championships. Biarritz is ideal for pilgrims, being close to Lourdes, (world’s leading pilgrimage site), Loyola, (birth place of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order) and St Paul de Dax, (home of St Vincent de Paul), St Jean Pied de Port nearby, is a French gateway to El Camino and Santiago de Compostela. Folklore and traditions of the Basques of the region are an added attraction. More info

BIARRITZ, FRANCE, (English Language) AA INTERNATIONAL ZOOM MEETINGS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS at 15h30 CET (Paris-time)

TIME: 15h30 CET (Paris-time) / LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83684351038 (password required)

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Invited Speaker/s

INVITED LEAD SPEAKER
Karen C. Ph.D.; lecturer, program member since 1974 will share on “Double Winners”, and facilitate a 2 hour workshop/presentation “Tools For Living A Peaceful Life”. Karen is author of the successful recovery books “Each day a new Beginning”, “The promise of a New Day”, “In God’s Care”, among over 25 other books.

She focuses on the development of spiritual growth and strengthening one’s twelve step recovery.  Karen C. has published two new books focused on the attainment of peace and both stress that staying peaceful is the shortest step to a simple life.

In her most recent book, Karen C. shares words of wisdom about life, loss, and everything in between. Taking on universal themes she reveals what matters most about unconditional love, the importance of peace, and more. We find inspirational life lessons like: Only through relationships can we heal. You are right where you are meant to be. If you share their journey, learn

Karen is an active member in both Al-Anon (1974), and AA (1976). She says; It’s been a long and most times, wonderful journey.

More info here and at www.womens-spirituality.com.

Speaker: Terry A.; got sober in the Hawaiian Islands on February 10, 1996 following 6 years of regular relapses and half measures. He was 48 years old at the time. At 3 years sober he moved to Oakland, California and has been there ever since.

He loves AA. But AA is just two letters. He loves the people in AA, the old-timers and the newcomers, the egalitarianism, the fellowshipping, and of course, the simple program and kit of tools that were so freely and lovingly given. He enjoys the joy and privilege of giving these gifts back to others.

Speaker: Natalie M.; Born in Quebec Canada Natalie M. emigrated to U.S with her family 25 yrs ago where she finally found her true home in the rooms of AA. Mother of two grown daughters, Natalie balances her real estate career with active participation in her home group, sponsorship and H&I. She has an insatiable thirst for all things AA!

Speaker: Josh D grew up seeing the destruction of alcohol on his family. He played football and loved it. He picked up an alcoholic drink at 17 and was in a young offenders instatution for his 18th birthday. By 20 years old he was ruined and moved to San Francisco to get fit and try football again. The party scene attracted him.

He returned to UK in 1992. He spent the next decade in and out of the court system and drinking. He entered a treatment centre for 8 months and started his life again, this time with guidance and love of AA. Being teachable was a new beginning, old ideas had to go.

Speaker: Joe K. from Massachusetts USA, is a grateful sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. His sobriety date is July, 29, 1991, ODAT. Through Gods grace and the teachings of this fellowship he stays sober. He has two AA home groups and stays in the middle of the AA pack. He keeps his program simple, asks for help, goes to meetings and helps others.

Speaker: Suki K: Of Scottish, Irish, Japanese and Australian heritage and born in Australia. She hit rock bottom in Chicago and landed in the rooms of AA 1st August 2008 in New York City at 33 years old. She continued her recovery in Sydney, Australia and currently in Budapest, Hungary.

A yoga teacher and mother with young son and husband she balances home life with lots of AA service at YPAA and other conventions worldwide. Suki is an Alternate Representative for CER. She loves to sponsor and help carry the 12th step message to the first newcomer that walks in the AA doors. She always puts AA meetings first especially when she is traveling.

Speaker: Clive B. got sober at 40 to save his marriage,sanity and end a slow suicide. Sobriety revealed an underlying addictive personality so he has worked The Steps. In his opinion not thoroughly until reaching his 70s. Now 38 years sober he is a student of Spirituality expectant and receptive daily to whatever life presents.