Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 office@nemdaa.org Office Hours Posted on Website

Week of May 22, 2022


. . . a sacred trust

"Because it has now become plain enough that only a recovered alcoholic can do much for a sick alcoholic, a tremendous responsibility has descended upon us all, an obligation so great that it amounts to a sacred trust. For to our kind, those who suffer alcoholism, recovery is a matter of life or death."

The Language of the Heart, p. 82


Upcoming Events


Office News

FEATURED LITERATURE: THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART: Bill W.’s Grapevine Writings , our most popular book, features all of AA cofounder Bill W.’s writings in Grapevine from 1944 to 1970. The book includes how Bill came to organize AA’s Twelve Steps, his first thoughts about the program’s Twelve Traditions, emotional and spiritual growth and much more. Great for meetings and AA history buffs.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Attraction Not Distraction is now meeting in person only at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, 10 Lexington Rd, Bel Air.

Tuesday, May 24th - Each Day a New Beginning will not be meeting.

Wednesday, May 25th - Back to Basics at Rule 62 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Rd. Bel Air, MD. Weather permitting the regular meeting will be held outside at 7 PM.

Thursday, May 26th Pursuit of Happiness will be Celebrating 1 year. Women Only. Meeting doors open at 6 PM for fellowship immediately followed by dinner provided by home group members.

Sunday 2pm Meditation Meeting: Looking for IDEAS, WEEKLY LEADERS and CO-CHAIRS to carry on the message. Please come and join us.

INTERGROUP NEWS:

Intergroup Council Meeting May 24th at 7 PM IN PERSON at 28 Centennial Lane or on Zoom. Dial In at 301 715 8592. Meeting ID: 837 2163 6986. Passcode: nemdaa or 425203. Please join us and give your Home Group a vote. NOMINATIONS will be held for Chair, Secretary & Treasurer for the upcoming term for service, beginning July 1, 2022.

AREA 29/GSO News:

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Alcathon Noon - 8pm The Texas Group (in Cockeysville, MD) will be holding a Memorial Day Alcathon on Monday, May 30th. Meetings will happen at Noon, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm. Food will be served from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Texas United Methodist Church, 7 Galloway Ave., Cockeysville, MD 21030. All are welcome!! Alcathon

Saturday, June 4th - District 40 & 41 are Hosting a "Brief Look at A.A.'s Founding Moments" at 10am "The story of the events that led to the historic meeting of our cofounders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Come join us In person at Damascus Road Community Church 12826 Old National Pike Mount Airy, MD 21771. For more information see Flyer .

In response to the 2021 General Service Conference Advisory Action requesting the development of a Fifth edition of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, the trustees’ Literature Committee is seeking a wide range of A.A. recovery experience of members in the Fellowship. See DETAILS for more details. Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2022. Submit your story at 5bbStory@aa.org

 

Institutions Committee

Institutions Commitments are available. If you are interested in bringing a meeting into an institution, please send an email to frank@nemdaa.org or call the office at 410-272-4150.


Service

from The Chair . . .

"Calling all Sponsors and Long-Timers. NEMDAA needs nominees for the positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer; members with more than 3 years of continuous sobriety. It took a strong suggestion by my Sponsor and former Chair, doing for me what I didn’t do for myself, to encourage me to stand.
These positions are an excellent way to 'give it away to keep it', selfless, service before self. We do it to give back to the place where we found healing, a new way of life, and to keep the cycle going for the newcomer.
Officer Nomination Period is happening now!! . . . through May 2022. Nominations will be presented and discussed at the May 24th Intergroup Council Meeting. Officer elections will be conducted at the June 28th Intergroup Council Meeting utilizing The Third Legacy procedure.
Please direct any questions to me at Rex@nemdaa.org or at Office@nemdaa.org.
Rex, Love in Service"


Answering Service

May 23 - May 29 Sobriety on Friday
May 30 - June 5 Thirsty Thursday
June 6 - June 12 Any Lengths
June 13 - June 19 By the Book

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at answeringservice@nemdaa.org


Anniversaries

* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
22 May
Drew D Good News Group * 4 years
23 May
Cliff L Rising Sun Group * 29 years
Pat Mc SWAN * 25 years
24 May
Jessica K Bel Air Womens - Open to All * 1 year
Mo W Bel Air Twelve Step * 7 years
25 May
Beryl F Providence * 27 years
Dawn S Joppa Twelve Step * 1 year
Liz W Keep It Simple * 8 years
26 May
Ashley S Bel Air Womens Big Book * 2 years
Kelsey P Pursuit of Happiness * 7 years
Linda P Back to Basics * 17 years
Pat L Pursuit of Happiness * 9 years
28 May
Diane G Steppin Into Saturday Night * 1 year
Ellen F Living Sober * 9 years
Tony AM New Beginnings * 17 years
29 May
Kelly U Good News Group * 12 years
31 May
Jane L Bel Air Womens * 3 years
Jimmy I By the Book * 2 years
01 June
Laura G North East Big Book * 1 year
Lonna S Sober Voices * 10 years
02 June
Joe K Chesapeake Thursday Night * 13 years
Lorie M Came to Believe * 6 years
03 June
Chuck O Sobriety on Friday * 2 years
04 June
Brandon L Steppin Into Saturday Night * 1 year
Cliff B New Beginnings * 34 years
Justin S Living Sober * 3 years
05 June
Marsha M Sunday Morning Now 7 years
Ray W Good News Group * 32 years
08 June
Anna S North East Big Book * 6 years
10 June
Eric F North East Friday Night * 5 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"And may we reflect with ever deepening conviction, that we shall never be at our best except when we hew only to the primary spiritual aim of AA. That of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers alcoholism. "

The Language of the Heart, p. 83


28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498