Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

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

Week of September 12, 2021


Easy Does It

"One of the most useful sayings that have been adopted in AA is that which advises, 'Easy Does It'".

Into Action, p.74


Upcoming Events


Office News

Directory of In-Person Meetings is available on the website for your reference or to print and bring to your group. Copies are also available at the office. The Meeting Guide is updated each week to keep our membership informed of new meetings and changes. And you can reference it here Meeting Directory.

Revised Preamble Just a note to let you know that the "revised" Preamble is available for purchase. Please call the NEMDAA Intergroup office, 410-272-4150, if your group would like to order a copy.

Thank you to all the groups and individuals who continue to support the Intergroup through contributions and service. Special Thanks to All who have celebrated 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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISTRICT NEWS:

September 15th - District 28 Monthly Meeting 7 PM - IN PERSON at Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave, Room 202, Bel Air, MD 21014. For more information email mgsdistrict28@gmail.com.

September 25th - FOUNDER'S DAY FALL PICNIC. Districts 11, 28, 30 and the Intergroup are hosting this day of FUN and FELLOWSHIP on Saturday, September 25TH from 11am-4pm at the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps Pavilion in Havre de Grace Hot dogs, water, and coffee will be provided. Bring a dish if you wish. For more information see the EVENTS PAGE. to contact District 30 send emails to:Aa.district30.md@gmail.com.

Save the Date October 10th - Unity Picnic at Double Rock Park in Parkville. Open Speaker Meeting at 2 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME. Sponsored by District 10. For more information and flyer see Events Page.

INTERGROUP NEWS:

The Answering Service Committee has been busy contacting the groups and people on the 2018 12 Step Calling List to update information. If contacted, please respond to the number in the voicemail, or email answering service at answeringservice@nemdaa.org. The form is on the website. Thank you for your service.

GROUP NEWS:

OPENING - BEL AIR 7 PM STEPPIN INTO SATURDAY NIGHT at the Mann House.

All meeting info can be found under the Meetings tab on the website or you can view/print a PDF version of the NEMDAA DIRECTORY updated weekly.

AREA 29/STATE/AAWS NEWS:

September 18th at 9:00 am Area 29 Committee Meeting on Zoom or Dial In at 301 715 8592. Meeting ID: 335 232 9265. Passcode: 164. The meeting documents can be found on the Events Page.

MEETING GUIDE APP - At this time there is a technical issue related to the software platform used by Meeting Guide that is impacting the app’s Location Services. This issue primarily affects Android users. If the App no longer seems to recognize that Location Services are enabled, and is no longer able to use your current location, then you are likely impacted by this issue. Please note that our technical support team will implement a solution as soon as it is available. We thank you for your patience. (from AAWS 9-10-2021)

 

Institutions Committee

If any home groups are interested in sponsoring a meeting, please contact Frank M. at frank@nemdaa.org or Rex at rex@nemdaa.org."


Service

For all his many years of service to Alcoholics Anonymous . . . we send our condolences to the family and Home Group of Jeff H. He attended many meetings in Havre de Grace area and is remembered fondly. Our prayers are with his family and friends. . . . we love and miss you.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE - District 11 would like to thank Kurt W. for generously coming up to North East on a holiday weekend for a 6:30 PM meeting. His calm lead and experience made the election doable. We also want to thank Jean B who has been an encouraging presence to everyone during the election process. Alisha who created the flyer and generated much enthusiasm for the activation of the district.

District 11 is back in action! Congratulations to our elected officers: Jim M. DCM, Michele C. Alt. DCM; Jane M. Secretary, and Jean W. Treasurer. The next district meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 8th at 6:30 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church in North East MD. We are excited and looking forward to all GSRs attending. You can find your new officers at their Home Groups: Jim M. and Michele C. at Solution for Living on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM; Jane M. at Just For Today Thursdays at 7 PM; and Jean W. at North East Big Book on Wednesdays at 7 PM.

SHARE YOUR STORY You can submit an article to the Grapevine! Submission guidelines can be found at this link: GRAPEVINE GUIDELINES. Emotional Sobriety (stories due Sept. 15, 2021). Share some examples of emotional sobriety in your life today. For more information on articles needed see the GRAPEVINE CALENDAR.


Answering Service

September 13 - September 19 Good News Group
September 20 - September 26 Sobriety on Friday
September 27 - October 3 Williams St. Group
October 4 - October 10 Any Lengths

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


Anniversaries

* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
14 September
Allie W Bel Air Womens Group - Open to All * 3 years
Jeff W By the Book * 2 years
Lisa R Right Road 12 and 12 * 2 years
15 September
Eva D Joppa Twelve Step * 29 years
16 September
Chuck G Darlington Twelve Step * 38 years
17 September
Georgia S Spesutia Group * 14 years
Michaelene Lunch Bunch * 1 year
Tracy W Sobriety on Friday * 4 years
18 September
Meg C Women for Sobriety * 3 years
20 September
Bethany B Emmorton Beginners * 13 years
Susan W SWAN Group * 10 years
Terry W Rising Sun Group * 7 years
21 September
Amy T Bel Air Womens Group - Open to All * 3 years
Casey L Third Tradition * 14 years
22 September
Victor M THINK Group * 37 years
Zach A Lunch Bunch * 1 year
23 September
Chuck L Back to Basics * 9 years
Josh A Living the Steps * 4 years
Will W Lunch Bunch * 1 year
24 September
Suzanne I BelAir Friday Nights * 10 years
Tyler M Sobriety on Friday * 1 year
27 September
Shawn M Monday Night Raw * 9 years
Vincent L Emmorton Beginners * 30 years
28 September
Paula M Solution for Living * 31 years
Tim G Solution for Living * 33 years
29 September
Mary M Joppa 12 Step * 16 years
30 September
Martha H Just for Today * 33 years
01 October
Brett L Sobriety on Friday * 1 year
Pete P North East Friday Night * 39 years
02 October
Kandy G New Beginnings * 17 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"Everyone who has an intimate knowledge of the alcoholic will agree that one of the first things he needs to do is to relax, not only in the early stages of AA but forever after and a day. "

Into Action, p. 75


28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498