Many communities have arranged meetings for those who may not have a drinking problem themselves, but may have family members that need some help, or would like to see how AA works. These meetings are called Public Meetings. Public meetings, are just that, they are Information meetings for the public (often there will be AA members in attendance). They will often have speakers who will offer their experience on how AA helped them, on what AA can do, and also what it can’t do. This events page shows the upcoming events of this type.
A different type of meeting, an open meeting, is where it cannot be assumed that members are members of AA- in some cases they may be deciding if AA might be right for them or somebody close to them..