April 2017

April 2017

District 14 Website Address: District 14 Web Site [http://www.aa-district14.org]

Note: If you know of a member our Fellowship who has passed away, please Email [jshellis@sbcglobal.net] Subject: “Memorial”
OR call Gene E. at 618.228.9108 so he can notify the fellowship.
Pictures may be attached for the yearly Memorial slide show which has become a tradition during the Alcathon.  Please include a Statement of Permission granting us the right to display the image.
Thank you.


  • There was NO Business Meeting in March 2017 due to the Area Assembly – see below.
  • 623 Group hosted the District 14 Business Meeting on 09 April 2017
    Venue:  The 623 Alano Club   [120 N. 3rd Street \ Belleville, Illinois 62220]
    There were 21 attendees.

  • All District Meetings begin at 1 PM. Hope to see you there.


    Freddie “Fred” Morrison

    A longtime member of the 623 Group where he regularly attended the Friday 7 am & Sunday 10:30 am Meetings Fred held a position as Group Treasurer.   He was a very intricate part of the 623 Club as a Board Member and Treasurer.  Fred celebrated 28 years of sobriety in October 2016.   His presence is sorely missed and he will never be forgotten.

                                                                           Bryan Kurchner
    Attended the Solution Group Meetings for years and recently attended the 623 Group – Primary Purpose Meetings on Thursday at  6:30 pm.  Bryan always had a smile on his face and made friends everywhere he went.  He was loved by many.


    (received since last District4 Meeting)
    Red Bud Group –                       $  150.00
    G.O.D. Group of Sparta           $    25.00
    Dr Bob’s Group                          $  120.00
    How it Works Group               $  200.00
    Cash left over from District Pizza Purchase   $ 6.00


    Dist 14 has acquired a post office box.  The address has been printed in the back section of the Where & When for 2017. The address is:

    District 14
    P.O. Box 23794
    Belleville IL 62223

    New Officers for the 623 Group:  Debbie W.  – GSR, Rob  – Alt GSR, Clint C. – SecretaryJohnnie S – Treasurer.


Archives:  Alex C. –  Not Present
Booze News and Where & When’s
Gene E.  BN is doing great. The 2017 Edition of the W&W was picked up on 25 Mar 2017. The biggest change to the W&W was the easier to read, larger print tailored towards the older AA member but it will benefit all. Over 1000 W&W’s were distributed at the 9 April 2017 GSR Meeting. 20-30 were mailed to the County Office in Carlyle IL for their usage as they deem prudent.
Bridging the Gap: Ben G. –
Wants to set up a call/contact list for people just getting out of incarceration. He wants the signees to list what meetings they go to. This was started during the GSR Meeting.
Corrections: Chuck D. & Ed H. –
A letter was sent to the CEC Program Coordinator and Asst Warden addressing the low attendance at the meetings and asking if this was cyclical or what & was informed that it is cyclical. On 25 April 17, SWICC is holding their annual Volunteer Orientation to review state regulations & update the TB tests which will be reviewed on 27 April 17 which is the date for the annual Volunteer Banquet. Meetings have from 4-12 attendees and there are meetings on Monday & Friday.
CPC: Terry L. & Jaclyn C. –
Picked up CPC materials from Dave S. (old CPC Chair) & rcv’d some contact info. Much discussion past, present & future CPC activities. Dist 14 is committed to the Outreach Affair of 22 July 17 at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in ESL. This is a sober event with many organizations participating.
CSO: Laura M. –
All continues to go well. A total of 73 visitors/phone calls were handled by CSO. Funding remains rock solid. Literature is stocked to the max. It should be noted that the literature is sold at cost….no profit is incurred by CSO. A great service to the program.
Grapevine: Dennis M. –
You can order a package of 50 GV’s for a nominal fee ($10-12) for usage at any place of need. These are always extra copies of back issues and you might get some duplication. A great deal nonetheless.
PI/LIT: Dave S. –
Picked up PI/LIT materials with contact lists from Ed N. (old PI/Lit Chair). I have visited all of the current places where the district furnishes literature. Took requests for appropriate pamphlets; especially the new W&W which were made available to Dave. A new location was secured for placement of AA literature.
Special Events: Lisa N. -: Not present
Technology Committee: Rob C. \ Chair (Teresa K., Mark W., Paula E. \ Committee Members) –
The new website is up and running. Some contact is being experienced in the interactive portion of the website which is great !! Otherwise, all is running well.
REMINDER:  Please Send Upcoming Events, Announcements, etc
(with a FLYER – if available) to [District14Live@gmail.com]  Subject: “CALENDAR” or “EVENTS”
Treatment Facilities: Diane H. & Dave P  – Not present

Workshop: Vacant

UPCOMING EVENTS:  (aa-district14.org/events)

NOTE:  All phone numbers have been removed from the Details here – but remain available on the Viewable\Printable FYLERs

PLEASE see DISTRICT CALENDAR  for More Information on these Events !!

PLEASE submit ALL Events, Announcements, Notices to “District14Live@gmail.com”. Please Include “Event”, “Announcement”, “Notice” – etc – respectfully – in the SUBJECT LINE.
Please attached a FLYER – if applicable — OR you may request one be made. – Thank You .. District 14 Technology Committee.

The 30th IAAMC-Gateway to the 4th Dimension will be held 21-23 April 2017 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in St Louis MO at 811 North 9th St.
Venue:  the Holiday Inn Downtown  [811 North 9th Street \ St. Louis, Missouri  63101]

The annual Highland Group Picnic will be held 10 June 2017 at Silver Lake Park in Highland. More later….

The SIA 21 Summer Assembly will be held 11 June 2017 in Taylorville IL.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. – $5\person
Assembly begins at 9 a.m.
Lunch will be catered by Angelo’s – $7\person.
Venue:  Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium  [600 North Pawnee Street \ Pawnee, Illinois  62568]

The 1st Annual Metro East Banquet will be held 5 August 2017.  Dinner begins at 6;30 pm.  Speaker will be Peter M (Boca Raton, FL) & be begin at 8 pm.  Tickets are $34\person.
Venue:  Bel-Aire Bowl  [200 South Belt West – Hwy 13 \ Belleville, IL  62220]

Tickets went on sale for the 76th Annual St Louis CSO Alano Banquet – The Banquet is Sold Out !!  Event Date:  19 Nov 2016.
Venue:  Orlando Gardens [2050 Old Dorsett Road \  Maryland Heights, Missouri  63043]


623 Group:  Plumber Tom – 30 yrs, Charlie Q. – 26 yrs, Ron F., Marcellis G. – 25 yrs, Joe M. – 23 yrs, John L. 11 yrs, Michael O., Bob C., Jacqueline – 8 yrs, Dave P. – 3 yrs, John S., Annie – 1 yr.

Archway to Freedom Group:  NONE

Cahokia Serenity Group: Ed H. – 31 yrs, Doug T., Jim P. – 28 yrs, Reggie M. – 26 yrs, Livinia – 7 yrs, Joe – 5 yrs, Chris S. – 4 yrs.

Carlyle Lake Group: Don H. – 30 yrs, Andy H. – 11 yrs.

Coffee Pot Group:  NONE

Collinsville Honesty Group: Terry G. – 30 yrs, Andy H. – 4 yrs.

Collinsville New Life Group: Jerry P. – 35 yrs.

Collinsville Lounge Group:  NONE

Courage to Change Group: Jim V. – 44 yrs, Christy P. – 9 yrs.
Dr Bob’s: Mary E. – 25 yrs, Michele M. – 20 yrs, Joe S. – 10 yrs.

East St Louis 12×12 Group: Bernice V., Geraldine B. – 26 yrs, Mandy N., Edgar F. – 25 yrs, Bill T., George F. – 15 yrs, Leslie E. – 13 yrs, Dana B. – 11 yrs, Carl T. – 7 yrs, Frank G. – 5 yrs.


Gatehouse Group:  NONE
G.O.D. Group of Sparta: Nancy M. – 16 yrs.
How It Works Group: Mark W. – 7 yrs, Adam W. – 4 yrs.
Kings House Group: Gary A. – 33 yrs, Sue S. – 28 yrs, Craig W. – 25 yrs, Gale H. – 18 yrs, Gordon A. – 15 yrs, Jennifer M. – 9 yrs, Doug S. – 7 yrs.
Mascoutah Group: Flo L. – 41 yrs.

O’Fallon Trailer Group: Bob P. – 35 yrs, Rachel G. – 34 yrs, Dave H. – 32 yrs, Don P., Sheila W. – 31 yrs, Jack M. – 29 yrs, Charlie S. – 27 yrs, Michael M. – 26 yrs, Deborah B. – 25 yrs, Steve B., Sean M. – 24 yrs, Tom S. – 23 yrs, Suzan D., Matt S. – 22 yrs, Melissa B., Curt R., Greg J., Wayne S. – 21 yrs, Barney L., Dale J., Tony J., Joetta D., Cliff C., Thad C. – 19 yrs, Tim H., Mike S., Lex W. – 18 yrs, Larry T., Mike B., Matthew L. – 17 yrs, Chris J., Shane P., Sergio H., Colin M., Allan C. – 16 yrs, Lorie J., Sharon F., Jill N., Christine B., Dominic R., Kayla B. – 15 yrs, Jeff F., Joseph S., Cindy B., John A., Bob B., Chris R., Melissa G., Angie K. – 14 yrs, LaVonne H., Susan B. – 13 yrs, Derrick E. – 11 yrs, Andrew H., Debbie F. – 8 yrs, Casey G. – 7 yrs, Tony R. – 6 yrs, Cal J. – 5 yrs, Nancy R. – 4 yrs

Red Bud Group:  NONE

Rule 62 Group – of Breese:  NONE

Seniors in Sobriety:  NONE

Sparta 212 Group: Allan K., Jack H. – 34 yrs, Bill R. – 32 yrs, Allie M. – 31 yrs, Phyllis F. – 30 yrs, Debbie S. – 29 yrs, Larry S. – 26 yrs, Debbie N. – 19 yrs, Ed H., Betty A. – 18 yrs, Larry H., Connie S. – 15 yrs, Tim V., Christy W., Debbie V. – 6 yrs.

St Henry’s (Tue) Reflections Group: NONE

St Henry’s (Thu) Book Club Group: NONE

St. Jacob Group – District 18:  NONE

Trenton Group: Sharon H. – 3 yrs.

Waterloo Group: Louise G. – 36 yrs, Jim P. – 28 yrs, Greg L. – 21 yrs, Tom D. – 13 yrs, Susie K. – 10 yrs.

Women of Hope:  NONE


Rule 764: Laughter is the “sound” of recovery. Courtesy of Eric at the Trenton Mtg.
Rule 765: Meetings without step work are coffee and BS. Courtesy of Eric at the Trenton Mtg.
Rule 766: I haven’t made amends to my ex-wife yet and that could be interesting.Courtesy of Mark at the Trenton Mtg.
Rule 767: When you did the 5th Step – you took away the power of the “secret”.Courtesy of Frank C. Carlyle IL
Rule 768: You have to fix the hole in your soul. Courtesy of Lee W. at the Trenton Grp
Rule 769: To see is believing in working this program. Courtesy of Doug S. at the Trenton Grp
Creator: Gene E. 228-9108
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