Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 Office Hours: Closed (Corona Virus)

Week of May 17, 2020

Hope for recovery...from the Doctor's Opinion

"... unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery... once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who is doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules."

-Alcoholics Anonymous, p. xxix


Physical meetings... please email all meeting updates and changes to Please include any special instructions with your email and the date you will be starting. If your group currently has a Virtual meeting, please include whether this will continue or stop.

Virtual meetings... for Zoom Meetings - if you are using the Zoom App, you may need to update to Version 5.0 by May 30th. If you are hosting a meeting, please check the dates to confirm you have scheduled the meeting through May/June. If there are any updates to your meetings, please send them to to keep the website current.

Office Reopening... the Intergroup Office will open on Tuesday, May 19th. The initial opening will be for Curbside Service Only. More Information including hours for the first week, and Curbside Purchasing Instructions can be found on the website starting May 18th. We will be following the recommended CDC, State, and Local Guidelines.

"It would be hard to estimate how much A.A. has done for me". Alcoholics Anonymous, page 191

We are asking members from our local homegroups to serve as Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. We serve a two-year term, beginning in July of the election year. If you are interested in serving or would like to nominate a fellow member, please email us at A proposed nominee should have 3 years of continuous sobriety. Elections will be held at the June 13th Council Meeting in accordance with the Third Legacy Procedures. If you need more information about each position's responsibilities, please email to

Service work is an essential part of our sobriety . . . Recovery, Unity, and Service.

Literature and Medallions...

If you need any literature or medallions... starting Tuesday, May 19th the Intergroup Office will be open for Curbside pick-up. We’re still working out the process. Please send an email to for your purchase and further directions.

Many THANKS for your group, individual, and Birthday Plan Contributions... in the spirit of the 7th tradition many are continuing to support the Intergroup. A PayPal account is set up for contributions and is accessible on the website menu. If you need information and assistance to set up a virtual basket for your homegroup, please email at


Upcoming Events

  • May 17th Emotional Sobriety Workshop
  • May 20th District 28 Monthly Meeting
  • June 1st Monthly Conference Call - IGLC MGS
  • June 5th District 11 Monthly Meeting
  • June 10th District 30 Monthly Meeting
  • June 13th Intergroup Council Office Elections
  • June 13th Emotional Sobriety Workshop District 30

Institutions Committee

We need your help... All Institutions sponsors past and current, and all home groups who have held an Institution commitment, please email the Institution Chair at with your commitment and contact information. The committee is taking this opportunity to update contact information and commitment status.

Answering Service

May 18 - May 24 Living the Steps
May 25 - May 31 Happy Hour
June 1 - June 7 Three Pertinent Ideas
June 8 - June 14 Joppa 12 Step


† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
17 May
Jane L ‡ Bel Air Women's Group 1 year
Joe A ‡ Sober by the Bay 47 years
18 May
Arun K Bel Air Big Book † 3 years
19 May
Brian W ‡ Stay for the Miracle 29 years
John H ‡ Happy Hour 3 years
20 May
Danielle D Bel Air Wednesday Group † 8 years
Liz W Keep it Simple 6 years
22 May
Linda P ‡ Back to Basics 15 years
Jay W Happy Hour † 22 years
23 May
Tony Ai New Beginnings † 15 years
Carol G Elkton Beginners † 18 years
25 May
Gerald D Joppa Morning Group † 2 years
Ginny M Bel Air Big Book † 22 years
26 May
Joanne P Solution for Living † 26 years
28 May
Kelly U Any Lengths † 10 years
02 June
Lonna S Aberdeen Ladies Group † 8 years
04 June
Dennis D Any Lengths † 23 years
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:"One feels that something more than human power is needed to produce the essential psychic change."-Alcoholics Anonymous p.xxix

28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498