Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of AA

(410)272-4150 Office Hours Posted on Website

Week of December 27, 2020

This is our twelfth suggestion . . .

"Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill...Life will take on a new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss...because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics. So cooperate; never criticize. To be helpful is our only aim."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 89

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. The office will be closed on New Year's Day.

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 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.


Meeting Updates . . . Please let us know if your meeting is open or closed for the holidays (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.

Bulletin Deadlines: Please email or call in bulletin announcements and anniversaries Fridays by noon. For current information please check the website. Deadline for January 3rd Issue is December 31st by noon.

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

If you are looking for Alcathon on New Year's Eve . . . there are several listed in the upcoming events. Check out the Events page on the website. We'll be updating the information as it comes in. . . thanks for all the updates...greatly appreciated.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT - A.A. New Year’s Eve – Open House and Alcathon from 8 PM to Midnight at Port Deposit Presbyterian Church, 44 S Main St, Port Deposit, MD 21904. Food, Fellowship, and 3 A.A. Meetings. (updated 12-29-2020)


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


Join us for Bridging the Gap Service Meeting Wednesday, January 6th at 7 PM. The first Area-wide Bridging the Gap (BTG) service meeting, for all BTG chairs, briefers, temporary contacts, and anyone interested in this twelfth step work. See the Events Page for more Information

Great Service Opportunity - Join us in a collaborative rendition of unlocking the mystery of  The A.A. Service Manual.  Areas 12, 28 & 29 are pleased to invite you to join us on Thursday evenings  from 7 pm – 8:30 pm (ET). Beginning January 7 – February 11 2021. For more information see the Events Calendar

Share Your Story. YOU can submit an article to the Grapevine! SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. Please 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. Grapevine would also like to hear from Sober Seniors (stories due Feb. 15, 2021) What are some challenges you have getting older in AA? Are you in assisted living? How do you get to AA meetings? How do you stay connected to the Fellowship? Did you get sober later in life? Do you do service reaching out to senior members? Share your experiences.

Area 29 Grapevine Committee is collecting old Grapevine magazines to send to alcoholics across Area 29, wherever the need might be: halfway houses, jails, assisted living facilities, or individuals. To contribute old Grapevines, contact Meryl T., Area 29 Grapevine Committee Chair

Answering Service

December 28 - January 3 Rule 62
January 4 - January 10 Emmorton 8:30
January 11 - January 17 Living the Steps
January 18 - January 24 Happy Hour

You can reach the Answering Service Chair at


* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date
29 December
John B By The Book * 3 years
30 December
Mike Joppa Twelve Step * 1 year
Reyna W Providence Group † 3 years
31 December
Byron ‡ Rising Sun Group 31 years
01 January
Alan M The Point Is * 13 years
02 January
Buzzy H Fallston Early Saturday † 37 years
Ladonna Living Sober † 11 years
Michael M New Beginnings † 12 years
03 January
Jeff P Sunday Reflections † 19 years
04 January
Les V Emmorton Beginners † 28 years
05 January
Chris C Three Legacies † 37 years
Christine F Sisters of Sobriety † 10 years
Lacey S We Are Not Saints † 11 years
Pete N Sober By The Bay * 36 years
06 January
Ashley P North East Big Book * 7 years
Pete D Providence Group † 5 years
Tina B Joppa Twelve Step * 4 years
Tom S Bel Air Wednesday Group † 31 years
07 January
Jeannie M Any Lengths † 1 year
Macie B Bel Air Womens Big Book † 1 year
Scott K ‡ Daily Reprieve 24 years
08 January
Bob T The Point Is * 6 years
Dave A North East Friday Night * 9 years
Greg W ‡ Spesutia Group 39 years
Jonathan S Acceptance * 4 years
Rondi S Happy Hour † 20 years
11 January
Ed J Spirit of Life * 4 years
12 January
Jerry D Third Tradition * 19 years
13 January
Debbie C Joppa Twelve Step * 3 years
14 January
Frank M Back to Basics † 6 years
15 January
Wes O Happy Hour † 2 years
16 January
Dan B Fallston Early Saturday † 4 years
* physical meeting
† virtual meeting
‡ actual sobriety date

Final Thought:

"He (my sponsor) taught me to look inward at my soul, to welcome a Higher Power into my life, and to reach out to others."

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 491

28 Centennial Lane Aberdeen, MD 21001-2498