Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

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Week of October 18, 2020

...why Step Five...

"The best reason first: If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking...More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor. To the outer world he presents his stage character. This is the one he likes his fellows to see. He wants to enjoy a certain reputation, but he knows in his heart he doesn't deserve it...We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p, 72-74

Upcoming Events

Office News

For Office Hours and Curbside Purchases please check out the Contact Us Section of the Website.


The Council is sorry to announce there will be no Gratitude Breakfast for Fall 2020 because of the restrictions for serving food due to the Reopening Regulations from the State of Maryland and local governments. We hope to be able to have our Appreciation Breakfast in the Spring of 2021.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT The Level Fire Hall has given us a date of Saturday, November 28th for our first FALL BINGO. We can have up to 160 attendees (last Bingo we had almost 400 Bingo Players). We will not be able to bring in any of our own food or beverages. The Fire Hall will sell hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and soda. There will be 4 people to a table to encourage social distancing. Masks must be worn when walking around the hall (getting food, going to and from the restrooms, going to and from outside to smoke). Please email our Ways and Means Chair at and let us know YES or NO. You can also attend the Monthly Intergroup Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 27th 7PM on Zoom.

Individual Group Announcements - All group changes for locations, times, outside to inside, new groups, and cancellations are listed in the Meeting Updates page and in the Meetings section of the website. (click on the links above to go directly to the pages)

For Information about meetings use this link - How To Find A Meeting

Intergroup Council Meeting - Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM. We will be discussing the Budget for 2021, Ways and Means functions for 2021, possibility for Bingo on November 28, 2020, office expenses and Committee Updates. Please send a representative from your Home Group. There will be an Orientation for Intergroup Representatives starting at 6:15 PM. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to

DEADLINE DAY AND TIME: Please email bulletin announcements and anniversaries (actual, virtual, physical) to by FRIDAYS AT NOON. For current information, please check the website.


Institutions Committee

Starting October 22nd available institution commitments will be listed on the website under the Service and Committee Section. If you are interested in carrying the message and want more information, send an inquiry to


District 30 will be nominating and electing new officers during the next two District Meetings. This week on Wednesday, October 21st there will be a Special District Meeting 7 PM on Zoom , and on Wednesday, November 11th the district will hold elections for District Committee Member (D.C.M.), Alternate D.C.M., Secretary and Treasurer. Do you now if your Home Group is serviced by District 30? Check out the map on the District Info page.

Extend Your Hand with your Old  Grapevine Magazines The Grapevine Committee is collecting past issues of Grapevine to help members during these challenging times. Virtual and conference call meetings are great BUT we have members who are not able to participate.  How Can You Help?   Donate past issues of Grapevine and Identify who might benefit from the Grapevine.  What’s Next? For details email Tradition 5 states: “Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” 

Answering Service

October 19 - October 25 Sobriety on Friday
October 26 - November 1 Williams Street
November 2 - November 8 Any Lengths
November 9 - November 15 By The Book

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at


* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
19 October
Jessica K Emmorton Beginners † 1 year
Nell W Monday Night Raw † 7 years
20 October
Cathy K ‡ Sisters of Sobriety 4 years
Owen S By the Book * 7 years
Sara P Bel Air Womens Group - open to all †* 2 years
Tony C Third Tradition Group * 23 years
21 October
Peggy S Joppa Twelve Step * 9 years
22 October
Bruce D One Day At A Time 37 years
John V N.E. Twelve and Twelve * 2 years
Rocky Any Lengths † 18 years
23 October
Pat B Sobriety on Friday 5 years
25 October
Jean B Good News Group † 7 years
27 October
Don A Sober by the Bay * 50 years
Michelle C Bel Air Womens Group - open to all †* 2 years
Noah M By the Book * 1 year
Shaun H Third Tradition * 9 years
28 October
Kelly M Providence † 7 years
Kyle L Rule 62 4 years
29 October
John W Living the Steps * 36 years
Vanessa K Any Lengths † 3 years
30 October
Ariel B Happy Hour † 46 years
John P Sobriety on Friday 30 years
02 November
Naseem T Monday Night Raw † 9 years
Shad S Harmony Church Big Book * 17 years
06 November
Sarah B New Life Aberdeen * 33 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"I was told that my purpose here on earth was to be of maximum service to God and the people around me."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 395

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