AA PREAMBLE (from the AA Grapevine)
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.

WELCOME to the Agnostics and Freethinkers meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is an hour-long discussion meeting.  Feel free to help yourself to coffee and cookies.  The topic comes from the floor, but you may talk about anything you wish having to do with addiction and recovery.  There is no cross-talk. 
Halfway through the meeting we pass the basket and then go around the room, giving anyone who has not yet spoken the opportunity to share if they wish. 

WHY an Agnostics and Freethinkers group?  Bill W. wrote in the AA Grapevine in 1965: “the full individual liberty to practice any creed or principle or therapy whatever should be a first consideration for us all.  Let us not, therefore, pressure anyone with our individual or even collective views.”
This group is an expression of some of us who may not necessarily feel comfortable with all the beliefs of AA, such as the reliance upon a higher power.  It is not our desire to preach or to alter anyone’s beliefs.  We wish to remain open to all beliefs and practices which help each one of us to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Do we any newcomers with us...?
Visitors or new to this meeting?
AA Birthdays?

We start by introducing ourselves by name.... [go around the circle giving names]
The floor is now open for discussion.

[Suggested closing -- joining hands, “Keep on coming back, it works.”  ]: