Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

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

Week of April 11, 2021


Vigorous Action

"Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted. . . Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63 - 64


Upcoming Events


Office News

Don't hit that online order button - Need literature or medallions? - your Intergroup office offers a better price and you will be helping to support local A.A. Services. You can call in your order and we'll have it ready for you: 410-272-4150. The office hours are posted on the website on the Contact Us Page. To enter the office please wear face covering, and respect social distancing. Stop in the office to see some new titles from A.A.W.S., Grapevine and Hazelden. These are great A.A. anniversary gifts.

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.

New on the AAWS YouTube channel: ASL Big Book and 12x12 available in English You can now access the Big Book and the 12x12 in American Sign Language in English on the AAWS YouTube channel via this link ASL page.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

District 30 Monthly Meeting - The next meeting for District 30 will be on April 14th at 7 PM on Zoom. Please spread the word. Meeting ID: 827 7522 1425. Passcode: 770711 . You can also Dial In at 929 205 6099. For more information you can contact the District at Aa.district30.md@gmail.com. See Events Page for meeting documents.

District 28 Monthly Meeting - April's monthly meeting for District 28 will be on April 21st at 7 PM on Zoom or Dial In at 646-876-9923. Meeting ID: 988 561 607. Password: 754350. ALL Members and GSR’S (General Service Representatives) from all Districts and Home Groups are invited. For more information and meeting documents see Events Page.

Please plan on sending a Home Group Member to the April Intergroup Meeting. April 27th at 7 PM on Zoom. Virtual Doors Open at 6:45 PM. See Events Page for meeting documents.

Meeting Updates and Announcements . . . For Physical Meeting Daily Updates use this link: Meeting Updates. If your Home Group is reopening please let us know.

NEMDAA MEETING DIRECTORY . . . We are now posting a Meetings Directory for physical meetings. Please review the new directory and give us your feedback - It's a work in progress. if your group is not posted, please let us know, and we'll include it with the next update. We won't be printing mass quantities at this time , because meetings are reopening every day. Please feel free to print copies. NEMDAA DIRECTORY - UPDATED 4-9-2021.

 

Institutions Committee

Facilities are beginning to open up and we need your help. . . you can be of service. The Institution Committee needs support.

The purpose of the Institution Committee comes from that basic AA principle - we give it away to keep it. A.A. members have the opportunity to go into institutions and share their experience, strength, and hope.

The Institution Committee makes these crucial meetings possible between the institutionalized alcoholic and the A.A. member. To do this, the committee: Schedules A.A. Groups to go to the institution, coordinates with the institution for the meetings and for orientation, supplies the institution with literature, finds sponsors for some of the institutions, and works with Bridging the Gap.

If you are interested in being of service and learning how you can help, please contact Rex P., Intergroup Chair, at office@nemdaa.org or at rex@nemdaa.org.


Service

A.A. Grapevine's Upcoming Calls for Articles: YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine! Article guidelines and suggestions can be found at this link: Submission Guidelines

Cooperation With Professionals (CPC) (stories due April 15, 2021) Have you participated in CPC service (providing doctors, therapists, clergy, lawyers, parole officers, and other professionals information about AA)? Share your experiences. Did a professional help you find your way to AA because of CPC service work? Submit your story by this Thursday, April 15th.

Would you like to represent your home group as a G.S.R.? Each home group gets a vote . . . learn how. Here's the link for the G.S.R. Pamphlet - Your group's link to A.A. as a whole.. Visit the District Page for more information.


Answering Service

April 12 - April 18 Bel Air Big Book
April 19 - April 25 Rule 62
April 26 - May 2 Emmorton 8:30
May 3 - May 9 Living the Steps

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


Anniversaries

* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
11 April
Alan L Sunday Morning Now * 37 years
Pat W Recovering Spirit Group * 5 years
Sharon F ‡ Delta Big Book 3 years
12 April
Mike N Newcomers Mens BB † 6 years
14 April
Rhonda A North East Big Book * 17 years
15 April
Steve H Any Lengths † 4 years
16 April
Nick N Fundamentally All is Well * 6 years
17 April
John H Early Bird Group * 28 years
18 April
Patrick B Sunday Morning Now * 7 years
19 April
Adam C Monday Night Raw † 5 years
20 April
Dan Sr Three Legacies * 34 years
Dave G Third Tradition * 41 years
Vickie Sober by the Bay * 4 years
23 April
Bruce G ‡ Search for Serenity 39 years
26 April
John L Rising Sun Group * 17 years
Jon M Monday Night Raw † 12 years
27 April
Dave M Right Road 12 and 12 * 36 years
Michele C Solution for Living * 17 years
29 April
Joe G Living the Steps * 5 years
30 April
Karl K New Life Aberdeen * 15 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"Upon therapy for the alcoholic himself, we surely have no monopoly. Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxi


28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498