BLADEN CUMBERLAND CENTRAL OFFICE (BC-CO)    (Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 07:21 PM)

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Help and information:  - Call or visit Tuesday's & Thursday's 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Phone: (910) 678-8002

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May 5

Sandalwood Group’s 20th anniversary.


May 18

Spring Fellowship and District 51 committee meeting at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, hosted by One Day at a Time.

Meeting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., speaker, 3 p.m. fellowship.


May 21

The Central Office Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., conference room at 310 Green St., Fayetteville.


May 23-25

Memorial weekend campout

Sandalwood Group campout at Jordan Lake. $20 per tent site.

The Sandalwood Group will hold a campout over the Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, at Jordan Lake.

There is a $20 fee per tent site, but you can fit as many people as you want in a tent (or the tent can hold).

Friday night dinner will be provided by the Sandalwood Group, but all other meals are the responsibility of the campers (that’s you).

Meetings and other activities are planned.

For more information, call Samantha F. at 551-1027 or the Sandalwood Group


June 1

District 51 Grapevine Committee workshop. Speaker, Jennifer from state committee. 1-3 p.m.

Hope Mills Methodist, 4955 Legion Rd.


June 22

Central Office’s Founders Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m. Paradise Acres. Details:


Founders’ Day event June 25

Planning for the Central Office’s Founders’ Day celebration is set for Sunday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Paradise Acres, 1965 John McMillian Rd. near Hope Mills.

Linda C. and Jim B. volunteered to be chairpersons for the event. Sandalwood will be the host and provide manpower. Ray and Fay will lead Sandalwood’s efforts.

This will be the third straight year it will be at Paradise Acres.

To help fund the celebration, a 39-inch flat screen TV will be raffled. 2nd and 3rd prizes will be $25 gift cards.

Groups can arrange to get raffle tickets through the Central Office or the Sandalwood Group.

Founders’ Day marks the start of Alcoholics Anonymous began. It is marked as June 10, 1935, Dr. Bob’s first day of sobriety.



Do you love an alcoholic? Looking for support groups meeting and uniting to help the spouses, relatives and friends of alcoholics?

Al-Anon or Al-Ateen, are such support groups. Click the Cumberland County Mental Health link below for meeting info:


Al-Anon / Al-Ateen info:

NOTICE! The BC-CO is in need of volunteers/groups to help "man" the BC-CO 24 hour hotline cell phone.

Also, we're in need of 12 Step volunteers, names and phone numbers.

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Faithful Fivers!

What are Faithful Fivers? They are AA members who pledge at least $5.00 each month toward the support of their local Central Office, to help “carry the message”. This idea is catching on around the country. In "Just For Today", a story noted that “the plan came about when we remembered that many of us had spent far more than $5.00 on alcohol during our drinking days.” kidding ;)

Please share this idea in your Home Groups and among your friends. Each month we will list those who have joined. This column is just to introduce you to the idea, and promote interest in supporting your BC-CO. Thank you!


"Whenever anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that, I am responsible."  -Bill Wilson 



Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Help and information: Tuesday's & Thursday's 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
24hr HOTLINE: 910- 678- 8733

Postal address:

310 Green Street Suite 201  ----->>> Map!
Fayetteville, NORTH CAROLINA 28301
Phone:(910) 678-8002