Intergroup Officers

from the Chair . . .

Please join me in thanking Tom K for all of his many years of service to NEDMAA, most recently as the Archives Committee Chair.  He and his beautiful bride have moved north out of the State of Maryland.  Our prayers and meditations are with you both.  Thank you!  

With his departure, we are in need of a new Archives Committee Chair.  If you want to get into Service, have an interest in A.A. and NEMDAA history, this position might be perfect for you.  He dropped off boxes of A.A. and non-A.A. historical information at our Intergroup Office.  There is rich history within these boxes.  Volunteers are requested to help sort through this treasure trove of documented history.  

If you are interested in assisting and/or taking the chair position, please email myself rex@nemdaa.org or the office at office@nemdaa.org.      

You have to give it away in order to keep it. 

Rex, Love in Service

August 12, 2021

return to service opportunities

from the chair . . . (past message 08-06-2021)

Please help me welcome Allison H, from the Start Living Group, Havre de Grace, 7pm meeting, as the new Telephone Answering Service Committee Chair.  She is already “into action” with keeping the NEMDAA telephone hotline available 24-hours a day when the Intergroup Office staff are not physically in the office.  When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, “We” want the hand of A.A. always to be there. 

Thank you for everyone’s 12-step calling list submissions.  We need help with updating our old list and validating the members that have so graciously answered the call to be available for the newcomer.  If you are interested in assisting, please email myself rex@nemdaa.org or Allison H at answeringservice@nemdaa.org.      

Spiritual Experiences will surprise you when you least expect it, especially if you are into Action… we stay out of our own heads and help another suffering alcoholic.  You have to give it away in order to keep it. 

Rex, Love in Service

August 6, 2021

return to service opportunities

from the chair . . . (past message 07-16-2021)

As we continue the transition back to in-person meetings, one can certainly feel the air of conviviality, fellowship and unity filling the rooms of A.A., simply Amazing! Please be respectful of the members’ own personal space, as we are many and varied. We will see people with or without masks, holding hands or choosing not to hold hands, maybe a hug or no hug. These are all personal choices and A.A. accommodates all… the only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. 

A huge thank you and “shout-out” goes out to the Website/Technology Committee, Office Staff and Volunteers – please say thank you to them all. The directory, meeting listings, website, and bulletins continue to be updated and maintained at an unprecedented pace. This is a vital service provided to our Fellowship. Service before self… what an astonishing feat to behold. 

Spiritual Experiences will surprise you when you least expect it, especially if you are into Action… we stay out of our own heads and help another suffering alcoholic. You have to give it away in order to keep it.”

Rex, Love in Service

July 16, 2021

return to service opportunities

from the chair . . . (past message 07-10-2021)

Many thanks to all in the Fellowship that have responded to the open Intergroup Service opportunities. Please keep them coming. Service commitments are seen as the first step toward healing our conscience and the more selfless we become, the more our self-esteem is restored. To increase our self-esteem, we do esteemible things… 

Jeff L is coordinating with a member considering taking over the Answering Service Committee Chair. We are surrounding Frankie M, the new Institutions Committee Chair, as his life is extremely busy currently. More volunteers will be required as Institutions begin to open hosting our meetings. Please contact Frankie directly, if interested, at frank@nemdaa.org or phone at (410) 272-4150 or me at rex@nemdaa.org.

Please join us on July 13 @ 6:30 as our new Ways and Means Committee Chair, Kelly U, with your help and inputs, is planning the upcoming yearly events. Your participation is openly solicited and necessary as we begin to host in-person events again. If interested, please contact Kelly U at kelly@nemdaa.org.

Lastly, as discussed at the last Intergroup Council (IGC) meeting, the monthly IGC will operate as a hybrid meeting starting in August. Member who want to meet in person will gather in our Aberdeen IG office. Those that want to continue with the Zoom option, will be encouraged to do so.

‘You have to give it away in order to keep it.'” 

Rex, Love in Service

return to service opportunities