Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 Office Hours Posted on Website

Week of November 22, 2020

A Full and Thankful Heart

"One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of my blessings and then for a right acceptance of the many gifts that are mine -- both temporal and spiritual. Here I try to achieve a state of joyful gratitude. When such a brand of gratitude is repeatedly affirmed and pondered, it can finally displace the natural tendency to congratulate myself on whatever progress I may have been enabled to make in some areas of living.

I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know."

Grapevine, March 1962

As Bill Sees It, page 37

Upcoming Events

Office News

The office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday.

If you would prefer Curbside Pick-up: During business hours you can call office at 410-272-4150 to place your order. After business hours you can email order to Let us know if you need to make any special arrangements. Payment can be made with check, cash, or PayPal – further information will be given with your order. Evening pickups can be arranged with 24 hour notice.

Thanks to all the groups and individuals who continue to support the Intergroup through contributions and service. Special Thanks goes to All for celebrating their Anniversaries with a Birthday Plan Contribution. A PayPal account is set up for contributions and is accessible on the Contribute page. Contributions are also gladly accepted by check in the mail, cash or check in person during office hours at NEMDAA Intergroup at 28 Centennial Lane, Aberdeen, MD 21001.


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

MEETING UPDATES Meeting Information is changing frequently. To provide the most updated information for meeting changes (time, location, inside or outside, inclement weather cancellations, closures, etc). all changes will be listed on the website. If a meeting is no longer listed in the Meetings section, the meeting has closed their doors. When the meeting reopens it will be listed again. Any questions or suggestions please send us an email.

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES... Winter Bingo - February 20, 2021, Spring Appreciation Breakfast - April 18, 2021, Fall Gratitude Breakfast - October 17, 2021, Fall Bingo - November 20, 2021.


Institutions Committee

Available institution commitments are 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


Share this with your Home Group... Box 459 - November 1963 - Members of A.A. Share Gratitude ...

Be of Service to Your Home Group... Will your meeting be open or closed for Thanksgiving?? see the Thanksgiving Meeting Update Page

Looking for ideas. . . the holidays are coming quickly and the ability to hold alcathons for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year changes every day. If you or your group will be open on the holidays (virtually or physically) we would like to know. Please drop us line and help plan for the holdiays. Where will you be for the Holidays?

Share Your Story. A.A. Grapevine's Upcoming Calls for Articles: YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine! SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Dating & Relationships (stories due Dec. 15, 2020) Share your experiences learning to date in sobriety. How did it go? What were your challenges? Any tips? Share what you've learned about having sober relationships. How have you changed?

Answering Service

November 23 - November 29 New Beginnings
November 30 - December 6 Third Tradition
December 7 - December 13 Bel Air Wednesday Night
December 14 - December 20 Bel Air Women's Big Book

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at


* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
23 November
Pugh Lunch Bunch † 26 years
24 November
Jim S We Are Not Saints † 12 years
Peggy C Sisters of Sobriety † 29 years
25 November
Josh F Joppa 12 Step * 1 year
Lisa T Providence Group † 10 years
Ray F Bel Air Wednesday Group † 6 years
28 November
Jim D New Beginnings † 13 years
Kris K Fallston Early Saturday † 7 years
Shawn P Women For Sobriety † 7 years
29 November
Bill L Sunday Reflections † 43 years
30 November
Becky P Rising Sun Group * 7 years
01 December
Cuffy Sober By The Bay * 25 years
Joe G Third Tradition * 50 years
Tony M Sober By The Bay * 9 years
02 December
Jen V Keep It Simple † 10 years
Rebecca C Joppa 12 Step * 2 years
03 December
Margie M Bel Air Womens Big Book † 2 years
Skip M North East 12 and 12 * 30 years
04 December
Mike R Sobriety on Friday * 15 years
Rob C Acceptance Group * 13 years
05 December
Trish L Sisters For Sobriety † 3 years
Zac C New Beginnings † 2 years
07 December
Cherylle V Spirit of Life Group * 22 years
Jeff L Bel Air Big Book † 8 years
09 December
Elaine R North East Big Book * 1 year
Karen M Providence Group † 10 years
Rick R Joppa Twelve Step * 31 years
12 December
Tom A New Beginnings † 32 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"Let's be grateful on this Thanksgiving day not only for our sobriety but for our unity which, as expressed in our Traditions, bind us together in preserving 'the principles through which A.A. itself may survive.'"

Box 459 - November 1963 - Members of A.A. Share Gratitude ...

28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498