Message from COMC and Calgary Intergroup

April 13, 2020

CENTRAL OFFICE IS MOVING
(but still closed until further notice)
New address, effective May 1:
4021 4th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2W4

Dear fellow AA members,

As you may know, we’ve been looking for a new location for Central Office, because we couldn’t reach a satisfactory agreement with our current landlord for improvements and a new lease. Our search committee has found an excellent space four blocks east of our current location. We
signed the lease, gave notice effective April 30, and we’re moving right away. The new landlord is
waiving the rent for all his tenants until September because of the COVID crisis, so until then we only
have to pay monthly operating expenses.

New office
We’re pretty excited about the new place. It’s bright and clean, with lots of parking out front and a delivery bay at the back. It’s about 400 square feet larger than our old place, but the rent will be less than we’re paying now. Jim C. and some others are busy renovating the inside to suit our needs. We’ll have a bookstore, manager’s office, monitor’s room, two bathrooms and a meeting space, along with plenty of storage for literature, AA archives and committee materials.

Furniture
Most of our office furniture is pretty scruffy, so if you have some newer tables, chairs, desks,
cabinets, etc. to donate, this would be a good time! Email a photo to centraloffice@calgaryaa.org.

Literature orders
The office is still closed until the crisis is over, but the office manager will be working from home and
answering emails. Once we’re in the new location, we’ll be able to offer curbside pickup for prepaid
literature orders at least one afternoon a week.

Grand opening
We don’t know when it will happen, but at some point we’ll be able to open the office safely. When
we do, you’re all invited for a grand celebration!

 

Yours in service,
Central Office Management Committee
Calgary Intergroup