Meeting Search Help

The meeting search is here.

Navigation

Goto Page

The number of pages depends on how many records per page you wish to show (10 or 25), and how many results there are for a given search.

In the image below, the user is on Page 1. Clicking on "Next" or "Last" will take the user to Page 2. (If there were three pages of results, clicking "Next" would take the user to Page 2, and clicking "Last" would take the user to Page 3.)

PLEASE NOTE: If the First, Prev, Next, or Last links are not bold - that is, if they are not actually "links" - they are not broken. That means there is no first/previous/next/last page for you to go to.

Meetings per Page

In the example below, the user is showing 25 meetings per page, and there are 26 results in the search. There will be two available pages.

  • Page 1 will have records 1 through 25
  • Page 2 will have record 26
  • In the image above, the user is on Page 1. If he or she clicks "Next" or "Last," Page 2 will load. On Page 2, "First" and "Prev" will take the user back to Page 1.

Results

Once you have results for your search type, drag your mouse or swipe the results to see more meetings.

To see a map marker for a particular meeting, click or tap the meeting name (just once, don't double-click). To remove that marker from the map, click or tap it a second time.

Every time you add a marker to the map or remove one, the map will readjust to a "best fit" of the markers there.

Spacing

If you are on a phone or small tablet, viewing the site in portrait mode (you are holding the device tall and narrow), you will see hide and show icons.

Tap the hide icon to give yourself some space. You will hide the result filters or the navigation panel depending on which hide icon you tap.

To see the hidden result filters or navigation panel, tap the show icon.

Result Filters

You can turn filters on or off for any set of search results.

When every filter is gray, all meetings are shown for a given search.

If you click or tap a filter from gray to white, that means the filter is on: only meetings which fall under that criteria are shown.

You may have multiple filters on at the same time. The Open and Closed filters can't be on at the same time. Neither can the Men's and Women's or AM and PM filters.

Base Address

Setting the base address is not mandatory, it just makes things easier for you.

The base address is where you are, or the starting point for your searches. It is useful for:

  • Doing radius searches
  • Getting directions without having to leave the site
  • Saving time - you only have to enter your address once

To set your base address, click or tap in the field. The website will ask if it can use your location. If you click yes, Google Maps will find your address more quickly.

Please note, we don't do anything with your address or location. It is not analyzed or used in any way.

When you type your address, it must appear in the lookup box beneath the field. Once your address is located, click or tap it, then click or tap "Set."

The Website Remembers

The website will remember your choices and values for many of the search criteria: base address, searches, filters.

If you haven't visited the site in 10 days, your settings will be forgotten.

Search Types

Area

You can search by the six areas defined by COGF. Results are sorted by time.

  • North
  • East
  • South
  • West
  • Central
  • Out of Town

City

You can search by the cities within COGF. Results are sorted by time.

You can type a few letters to avoid having to scroll through all of cities.

Address

You can do a radius search from any address. Results are sorted by time.

Note that if you have already entered a base address, it will appear in the search field by default.

Name

You can do a search by meeting name. Results are sorted by day of the week, then time.

This is the least used search, but it's powerful. You only have to type three or four letters, not the whole meeting name. The letters can be anywhere in the meeting name: beginning, middle, or end.

Please note, the name search is only for the name of the meeting, not the location where the meeting is held.

Icons

Icons underneath the meeting day and time represent:

Open Meetings
Closed Meetings
Men's Meetings
Women's Meetings
Babysitting Available
Alanon Available
GLBT-friendly
Secular Meetings

Meeting Types

There are many meeting types. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • D: General discussion
  • STEP: Steps
  • BB: Big Book
  • 12 & 12: Steps and/or Traditions
  • ABSI: As Bill Sees It
  • RF: Rotating Format
  • S: Speaker/Lead
  • LWS: Speaker meeting the last week of the month
  • LIT: Literature (could be BB, could be other)
  • CC: Chairman's Choice

If you come across inaccurate data about a meeting or a location, please let us know.

Click here to add a new meeting to the search engine and printed guide.