Textbook Translation

TEXTBOOK TRANSLATION
Where do donations go?

HEBREW

ABA members in Israel have finished their work on translating the ABA text into Hebrew. Now the GSA has hired a professional translator to edit their work one section at a time as we receive the funds to cover it.  Currently, the Preface, Chapters 1-2, and the Preamble for Meetings have been completed!  We can only continue this work as donations come in so please consider making a contribution.

This will be the first translation of the ABA textbook into another language.

Testimonials from some members on why the book needs to be translated:

  • “My name is S____ and I am a member of ABA Israel. The main reason I wish this book will be translated is that I hope to get deeper into our literature, and this cannot happen since my English is not good enough.
  • When I read a message of ABA in Hebrew it moves me in ways that don`t exist in English.
  • I simply realise what is my problem and the solution for it.  The ability to identify and the healing power of words.”

For more members’ stories, visit members’ testimonials

RUSSIAN

A dedicated committee of Russian and English-speaking ABA members have completed over 80% of this translation in the past year and a half.  The GSA is requesting your financial help to start building a fund for finalizing this translation. Once donations have started to accumulate we plan to have the Preamble for Meetings published first.

2 Ways to Donate

Online Donations
On the payment information page there’s a line that states “ABA Member or Group?” Please click on it to type in which meeting/group the donation is from or, if from an individual, just write ‘ABA member’.

Hebrew Translation button:




 

Russian Translation button:




 

Mail-in Donations
– Make the cheque or money order payable to: General Service Association of ABA
– Send cheques or money orders in CAD, USD, Euros, AUD, NZD, or GBP.
– Please include a note indicating that the donation is for either the Hebrew or Russian textbook translation.
– On the note, we also need the name of the ABA group the donation is from or that you are an ABA member.
– Please mail to:

General Service Association of ABA
Main PO Box 125
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2G9
Canada

***ABA is fully self-supporting (7th Tradition), therefore we can only accept donations from ABA members or ABA groups.  If you are not an ABA member, your donation will be refunded.  Thank you. 

General Service Office Hours

This office is staffed part-time and as such, emails are only checked three times per week. Unless urgent, emails will be responded to within 72 hours. Emails are not checked over the weekend. 

As we no longer have a physical office, please email the office manager if you require any literature. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up of  any literature orders within Edmonton and area.

Thank you for your understanding.
Letter from the President
Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next board meeting will be Monday November 16th, 2020, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time/8:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

Inventory Committee

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Committee Meetings

Meeting Support Committee

This committee needs a Chair.

Please contact Amy amygillard50@gmail.com for further information.

Public Information Committee

Please contact Alison alison.ensworth@gmail.com for further information

GSO and Personnel Committee

Please contact the Chair, Kheri, k.taylor-milos@shaw.ca for further information.

Literature and Outreach Committee

Please contact the Chair, Lou, at yogi-lou@bigpond.net.au for date and time of meetings.

Retreat and Conference Committee

Please contact the Chair dawnjaitken@gmail.com for meeting date and time.

GSR Committee

The GSR meets the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time on Zoom 615–788–8412. Pswd: solutions

Website Committee

Please contact the Chair, Tammie, tammie.neumiller@breathewebsolutions.com for further information.

To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors