May 2020 - Editorial
Therefore, this issue of Roundabout is
based loosely around the theme of 'Courage to Change'. As a Fellowship the 'live show' is a much cherished element of our toolkit for living a 'normal',
sober life but for the foreseeable future that option is no longer open to us.
Within this issue are examples of the other ways we can communicate and more
importantly, still reach out our hand to the still suffering alcoholic.
An extract from the 12 and 12 reminds us
that with God's help and by working the 12 Steps we can face our current
situation with faith rather than fear. A number of articles concentrate on how
individual groups have responded to closures by going online. Also included are
two articles from a sponsor and her sponsee describing how Covid-19 was not
going to get in the way of Step work!
An article from the Grapevine has also been
reprinted as it concentrates on another mode of communication which people may
prefer to use in this time of uncertainty - the telephone.
For nearly 70 years Roundabout has been
described as a meeting for those who could not get to a meeting. For the first
time ever that now applies to all of us. The RSC thank those members who
responded so quickly over the last few days by writing in and it seems fitting
to note that the message contained in the reprinted Roundabout article from
July 1985 is as true today as it was 35 years ago - writing into Roundabout is
a way of doing service.
Putting your experience, strength and hope
onto paper ensures that the hand of friendship still reaches the still
suffering alcoholic. That has never been so important as it is now.
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2 Sub-Committee Notice Board
3 Editorial 4 Extract From Twelve Steps and
5 POWER OF EXAMPLE
7 The Fellowship Is Still Around Me
8 Deja Vu
9 The Moment We Say 'No Never!'
11 Working The Steps Despite Covid-19
13 The Roundabout Interview
16 My Survival Tool Kit
17 REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
19 Stay Sober, Stay Safe
21 That Was The Week That Was
23 Subscribe To Roundabout