Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 Office Hours Posted on Website

Week of August 16, 2020

...mental phenomenon...

"...there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened... The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink... His defense must come from a Higher Power."

-Alcoholics Anonymous, p.37 & 43

Upcoming Events

Office News

Office Hours:Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm, Sunday & Monday – closed. To enter the office please wear face covering, and respect social distancing. Evening pickups can be arranged.

If you would prefer Curbside Pick-up: During business hours you can call the office at 410-272-4150 to place your order. After business hours you can email orders 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.


Maryland General Service (MGS) Delegate Cynthia T. will give the Intergroup Council a Mini Report Back from the 2020 General Service Conference. The Intergroup Council Monthly Meeting will be held on Tuesday August 25 at 7 PM on Zoom or Dial In at 929 205 6099. Meeting ID: 852 4719 7087. Password: 669703. Please join us and give your Home Group a vote. Virtual doors will open at 6:45 PM.

We are sad to announce that the Perry Point Picnic scheduled for Labor Day Weekend has been cancelled for this year. The facility is on a No Visitor Policy and no outside vendors are allowed to use the facilities.

Face to Face (f2f) Meetings are updated daily and posted on the website. Here's the link DAILY UPDATES FOR GROUP REOPENINGS.

The edited audio recording of the "12 Steps to Safely Reopening Meetings" workshop can be found here: Audio - Reopening 2020

Physical and Virtual meetings... please email all meeting updates and changes to Please include any special instructions with your email and the dates. Here's a link on How to Re-Open Meetings Safely (With Links) provided by the Baltimore AA Intergroup and a reading from G.S.O. on Safety and A.A.: Our Common Welfare. If you have any specific questions, concerns, or ideas to help others, please email

NEW BULLETIN DEADLINE DAY AND TIME: Please email bulletin announcements and anniversaries (actual, virtual, physical) to by FRIDAYS AT NOON. For current information, please check the website.

For Home Group, Individual or Birthday Plan Contributions, and Literature Payments the PayPal Account is set up for your convenience. NEMDAA Payments-Contributions

Institutions Committee

HOME GROUP INSTITUTION CONTACT - if your home group would like information on institution commitments please email your contact information to If you are interested in carrying the message and want more information, send an inquiry to



Service to your Home Group - Did you know?

A.A. Guidelines on Internet - Alcoholics Anonymous & Anonymity Online - Alcoholics Anonymous

How to Start a group or meeting in Alcoholics Anonymous you can read The A.A. Group...where it all begins...

New Group Form (U.S./Canada Only)

Change of Information Form for Existing Groups

Answering Service

August 17 - August 23 Bel Air Women's Big Book
August 24 - August 30 Bel Air Big Book
August 31 - September 6 Rule 62
September 7 - September 13 Emmorton 8:30

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at


* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
18 August
Lauren B Sober By The Bay * 1 year
Kris S ‡ Sisters of Sobriety 1 year
Tom L By the Book * 26 years
19 August
Tom P NE Big Book * 7 years
Jim Mc Joppa 12 Step * 40 years
20 August
Katy B Came to Believe † 28 years
Kris S Any Lengths * 1 year
21 August
Eva D Spesutia * 28 years
22 August
Weasie K ‡ Swan Group 10 years
Pat E ‡ Swan Group 33 years
24 August
Pam O Emmorton Beginners † 12 years
25 August
Bill R Sober by the Bay * 34 years
Bill R Third Tradition † 47 years
26 August
Chris K Joppa 12 Step * 9 years
Kevin B THINK Group * 8 years
27 August
Clark J Came to Believe † 17 years
Jay C ‡ Sunday Morning Now 3 years
Marty S Darlington Thurs 12 Step * 12 years
Kim K Darlington Thurs 12 Step * 1 year
Sylvia V One Day at a Time † 6 years
28 August
Michael W Sobriety on Friday * 1 year
Tom R Spesutia * 11 years
29 August
Bill H Jarretsville 12 Step † 9 years
30 August
Abby S ‡ Lunch Bunch 1 year
Gary E Good News † 2 years
31 August
Mitch Emmorton Beginners † 26 years
02 September
Mark B THINK Group * 1 year
Donald S Joppa 12 Step * 6 years
03 September
Ed E Back to Basics † 41 years
Sandy Bel Air Womens Big Book † 17 years
04 September
Brad A Acceptance * 9 years
Martin A New Life Aberdeen * 9 years
07 September
Danielle P Emmorton Beginners † 1 year
Jim H Emmorton Beginners † 16 years
Steve S Chesapeake City Monday * 25 years
09 September
Scott A Joppa 12 Step * 2 years
Janice K THINK Group * 41 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"I have hope to share and love to give, and I just keep going one day at time, living this adventure called life."

Alcoholics Anonymous p.288

28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498