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 or opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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ALL SECRETARYS AND HOSTS OR CO HOSTS OF ONLINE MEETINGS PLEASE READ THIS: DEALING WITH ZOOM BOMBERS: https://aa-san-mateo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Dealing-with-Zoom-Bombers.pdf

If you are new to A.A. or think you have a problem with alcohol please contact us now:

Hot Line:650-577-1310 Open 24/7

Please note at the top of the page a link to “A guide to best practices for a digital 7th tradition” is there for your help!

Please notice on the menu at the top there is a link to Manage Meeting Participants. Please read as it will help us keep our meetings safer!!!


Without 7th Tradition money coming in from meetings, contributions to our Central Office and General Service in New York are going to be gravely diminished. We need these vital services so please consider sending a donation if you are able. Thank you.

Checks payable to San Mateo County Fellowship can be sent to: 2215 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 204, San Mateo, CA 94403.


Donations to General Service in New York can be made online at www.aa.org by clicking “Make a Contribution”, or contributions may also be sent by mail to: General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.


Grapevine and La Viña are here to help

Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information.

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ATTENTION: Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions has issued this alert :https://cmo.smcgov.org/sites/cmo.smcgov.org/files/20200316%20HHS%206CoPHOrder%20–%20FINAL.pdf

Due to this Order it is The Central Office suggestion that All Meetings in San Mateo County Close as many of them already are. We will continue to have the office open and the phones will be on 24/7 as usual. Also, there are on-line Meetings and here are links to some of them:


If your group has a meeting that is on-line and you don’t see your meeting on the page PLEASE email (aasanmateo@gmail.com) with the information!