Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

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

Week of December 6, 2020


... 10th Step Promises ...

"And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality - safe and protected. We have not sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84 -85


Upcoming Events


Office News

Need literature or medallions ... the office hours are posted on the website on the Contact Us Page. To enter the office please wear face covering, and respect social distance.

If you would prefer Curbside Pick-up: During business hours you can call office at 410-272-4150 to place your order. After business hours you can email order to office@nemdaa.org 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 with 24 hour notice.

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meeting Updates . . . Please let us know if your meeting is open or closed for the holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day). To provide the most updated information for meeting changes (time, location, inside or outside, inclement weather cancellations, closures, etc). all changes will be listed on the website. If a meeting is no longer listed in the Meetings section, the meeting has closed their doors. When the meeting reopens it will be listed again. Any questions or suggestions please send us an email.

For Information about meetings use this link - How To Find A Meeting

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES... Winter Bingo - February 20, 2021, Spring Appreciation Breakfast - April 18, 2021, Fall Gratitude Breakfast - October 17, 2021, Fall Bingo - November 20, 2021.

 

Institutions Committee

Available institution commitments are listed on the website under the Service and Committee Section. If you are interested in carrying the message and want more information, send an inquiry to missy@nemdaa.org.


Service

Share Your Story. A.A. Grapevine's Upcoming Calls for Articles: YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine! SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Dating & Relationships (stories due Dec. 15, 2020) Share your experiences learning to date in sobriety. How did it go? What were your challenges? Any tips? Share what you've learned about having sober relationships. How have you changed?

Please be of service for the Holidays . . . Volunteer to Share your Experience, Strength, and Hope at the Christmas Alcathon. District 36 of Saint Mary's County is asking A.A. members to share their story...PLEASE SIGN UP TO CHAIR A MEETING 

Another Opportunity to be of Service YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine for the Prison Issue (stories due Jan. 15, 2021). Stories are needed by members about how AA brings hope into prisons and jails. Stories by prisoners and by those who bring AA meetings to them. And those Involved in correspondence service or prison sponsorship? We would love to hear your stories.

District 30 would like to welcome their new officers for 2021-2023... Mike C will be serving as District Committee Member (D.C.M.). Mike's Home Group is Daily Reflections Fridays at 8 PM virtually. The District would also like to say thank you to Marsha S. for serving as D.C.M. for the past two years. She will be continuing to serve as Treasurer. Marsha's Home Group is Sunday Morning Now. The District is asking for someone to stand as Secretary for the upcoming two years. They next district meeting is December 9th. For more information see the Events Calendar.


Answering Service

December 7 - December 13 Bel Air Wednesday Night
December 14 - December 20 Bel Air Women's Big Book
December 21 - December 27 Bel Air Big Book
December 28 - January 3 Rule 62

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


Anniversaries

* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
07 December
Cherylle V Spirit of Life Group * 22 years
Jeff L Bel Air Big Book † 8 years
08 December
Scott T Sober By The Bay * 3 years
09 December
Elaine R North East Big Book * 1 year
Karen M Providence Group † 10 years
Rick R Joppa Twelve Step * 31 years
10 December
Bill G ‡ The Spesutia Group 15 years
11 December
Elliot S How It Works † 1 year
12 December
Tom A New Beginnings † 32 years
13 December
Mitch B Sunday Morning Now * 25 years
14 December
Tim T Rising Sun Group 35 years
15 December
Chris T By The Book * 25 years
Herb F Third Tradition * 7 years
Jodi A Aberdeen Ladies † 4 years
Spiro K Third Tradition * 41 years
16 December
Grady Joppa Twelve Step * 3 years
17 December
Jay E Living the Steps * 8 years
Stacy C Any Lengths † 2 years
19 December
Bill L ‡ HOW Group 34 years
21 December
Michael B Emmorton Beginners † 34 years
22 December
Derric B Third Tradition * 19 years
Renee W Sisters of Sobriety † 1 year
Santino Q Third Tradition * 13 years
23 December
Josh Joppa Twelve Step * 1 year
25 December
Kenny J Happy Hour † 1 year
26 December
Zach K Fallston Early Saturday † 1 year
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"No one had ever done this before. I had been preached to, analyzed, cursed, and counseled, but no one had every said, 'I identify with what's going on with you. It happened to me, and this is what I did about It.' She got me to my first meeting that same evening."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 449


28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498