District 14 Website Address: www.aa-district14.org/
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Note: If you know of a member of AA who has passed away, please send an email (email@example.com) to Gene or call him(618.228.9108) so he can send out an email to let the fellowship know. Thank you.
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- District 14 met on 13 Aug 2017 at the 623 Club and was jointly hosted by the Trenton and Busted Ego Groups. There were 19 attendees.
- There will be no meeting in Sep 2017.
- The 8 Oct 2017 meeting will be at the O’Fallon Trailer Group in O’Fallon. The time of the meeting(s) remains 1 p.m. Hope to see you there.
As we promised, we will publish in each issue of the BN a list of the groups/people donating to the District. Here are the 7th Tradition donations received from 10 July 2017 to the present:
7th Tradition Donations to the District:
Kings House Group – $120
How It Works Group – $200
NOTES FROM THE MEETING:
Dist 14 has acquired a post office box & it is printed in the back section of the Where & When for 2017. The address is: District 14, P.O. Box 23794, Belleville IL 62223
Donations to District 14 can be mailed to the above address. If sending a check, please make it out to: District 14 AA
There is a New Meeting: Phases of Our Development at St Pauls Lutheran Church at 227 Goodhaven Drive in Columbia IL. The meetings are: Monday at 5:30 p.m. (C/D), Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (C/D) & Friday at 5:30 p.m.(O/Literature – Newcomers). This has been added to the Dist 14 Website.
There is a New Meeting: O’Fallon Trailer Group, Saturday, 12 Noon, 1 hour meeting. It is an O/D/NS meeting. This will be added to the Dist 14 Website.
There is a New Meeting at the 623 Club. For now, it is called: Random Recovery Readings on tuesday at 6 pm & it is upstairs. It is a C/Literature & you must bring your own books. It is a possibility that there may be more later. This will be added to the Dist 14 Website.
The Faith Family Church in Shiloh IL is interested in hosting an AA Meeting. If you are interested in starting a meeting there. Please reach out to us through the contact form on the website if you are interested. aa-district14.org
The Dr Bobs Group that met on Monday Night at 7 p.m. at St Elizabeths Hospital has been closed for some time. The website will be updated.
The Chester Group that met on Thursday Night at 8 p.m. has stopped meeting for now. It may resume at some time in future. The website will be updated.
Archives: Alex C.: Not present
Booze News and Where & When’s: Gene E.: W&W’s: More were handed out at the Aug GSR Mtg.BN: There is an application on the Dist 14 Website where requests to be added to the BN distribution list can be done….either by email or USPS. It is asked of the applicant that their first & last names be provided to keep people somewhat separated. At this writing, two requests have been received but it is anticipated there will be more.
Bridging the Gap: Craig Z. – Just appointed to the position after the meeting.
Corrections: Chuck D. & Ed H.: The meetings are doing OK. Average attendance is about 15 people. Need more Grapevines.
CPC: Terry L. & Jaclyn C.: No Report
CSO: Vacant (the monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month)
Grapevine: Dennis M. : Not Present
PI/LIT: Dave S.: On 22 July 17, the PI and CPC Committees collaborated by sponsoring an info table at the Convoy of Hope outreach event at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center in ESL from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 6K people reportedly attended and were taken care of by the volunteers and organization participants.
AA members occupied a table in one of the community svc tents. The community svc areas did not realize the traffic flow the other tents enjoyed, but we were kept busy answering questions and supplying pamphlet literature, Grapevines & WW’s.
Thanks are due to Gordon N., Dennis M., Eric O., Austin N. & Cory K. for their willingness and enthusiasm in carrying the message of AA.
Special Events: Lisa N.: Not present
Technology Committee: Rob C., Teresa K., Mark W., Paula E.: If you have a flyer on an AA function and want it posted on the District 14 Website, please send it immediately to Teresa at: District14Live@gmail.com
The website has been cleaned up. New meetings have and will be posted. Closed meetings will be removed from the website in the very near future. Any questions have been brought to the Dist 14 GSR Meeting for discussion.
Treatment Facilities: Dan G.: Just appointed to position after the meeting.
The 34th Annual Fall Classic will be held 1-3 Sep 2017 at the Airport Hilton at 10330 Natural Bridge Road in St Louis MO. Registration is $20; the banquet is $44; the brunch is $18. Always a fantastic time and a great location and facility. For more info, contact Stacey Z.
The Southern IL Serenity Campout (formerly the Rend Lake Campout) will be held 8-10 Sep 2017 at the Arrowhead Lake Campground at 1600 Peterson Avenue in Johnston City IL.
The 2017 National AA Technology Workshop will be held 8-10 Sep 2017 in Sacramento CA. It will be at theHilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel. For more info & to register, go to: http://www.naatw2017.org
The Southern IL Area 21 Assembly will be held 10 Sep 2017 at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center at639 York St in Quincy IL and the host will be District 5. Registration begins at 8 a.m. & costs $5. Assembly starts right sharp at 9 a.m. Lunch will be catered by the Center & is $11.50 per person.
Dr Bobs Group Annual Picnic will be held Saturday, 16 Sep 2017. It will be held at Bellvue Park at the Stone Pavilion and the festivities begin at 11 a.m. With the eating commencing at 12 Noon. There will be an AA and a Alanon speaker. The bringing of a covered dish and/or a desert is strongly encouraged and appreciated. See you there…..
The Cahokia & Waterloo Annual Picnic will be held Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at Konarcik Park in Waterloo. The eating will begin sharply at 12 Noon with the speaker at 1 p.m.
The 20th Annual Illinois-Misouri Men’s AA Breakfast will be held 5 Nov 2017 at the Orlando Gardens at 2050 Dorsett Village in Maryland Heights MO. Breakfast begins right sharp at 9 a.m. with the speaker at 10 a.m. who will be Dennis H. of Belleville IL. The cost is $22 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The 1st National Corrections Conference will be held 10-12 Nov 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel at 1973 Craigshire in St Louis MO. Registration is $30 and the Banquet is $30.
BIRTHDAYS: (Birthdays will only be entered if they occur before or on the date of the GSR Meeting; otherwise, they will be entered in a future edition of the Booze News).
623 Group: Thomas J., Rob B. – 29 yrs, Rick E. – 24 yrs, Rick S. – 22 yrs, Zara E., Jan R., Doug B. – 21 yrs, Kelly J. – 17 yrs, Jackie O. – 15 yrs, Christina C. – 13 yrs, Kim F. – 6 yrs, Dan W., Pat M. – 4 yrs, Ted L. – 3 yrs.
Coffee Pot Group: Skip B. – 20 yrs.
Collinsville Lounge Group: John F. – 12 yrs.
Dr Bobs Group: Jack B. – 26 yrs, Elmer R. – 13 yrs, John L., Kelley B. – 8 yrs, David M., Frank G., Mark M., Susan V., Mike P., Marion O. – 7 yrs.
East St Louis 12×12 Group: Barry S. – 27 yrs, Leo H. – 24 yrs, Mary D. – 23 yrs, Donella C., Louis J. – 22 yrs, Terry B., Lulu Y. – 21 yrs, Angelica C. – 14 yrs, Livina S. – 12 yrs, James K. – 8 yrs.
G.O.D. Group of Sparta: Jennie G. – 7 yrs.
Highland Group of Dist 18: Alisha G. – 4 yrs, Patty B. – 4 mos.
Kings House Group: Mary Ellen J. – 30 yrs, Cindy H. – 28 yrs.
New Athens Group: Rian B. – 5 yrs.
O’Fallon Trailer Group: Jim W. – 48 yrs, Dustin B. – 37 yrs, Roger C. – 30 yrs, Scott A. – 27 yrs, Nick W. – 23 yrs, John G., Mark B. – 22 yrs, Gil B., Jenny T. – 20 yrs, Jodi F., Kate S. – 19 yrs, Curt K., Jason D., Duane K., Jennifer D. – 18 yrs, Tiffany C., Aaron C. – 17 yrs, Mary H., Roger C., Megan C., Sam K., Jim P. – 16 yrs, Keith P., Kevin B., Joseph A. – 15 yrs, Beth W. – 13 yrs, Debbie H. – 10 yrs, Tony P. – 8 yrs, Barb H. – 7 yrs, Bruce N. – 5 yrs, Deb G. – 2 yrs.
Red Bud Group: Rod G. – 14 yrs.
Sparta 212 Group: Paul M. – 18 yrs.
St Henrys Book Club Group: Keith P. – 14 yrs, Tim S. – 10 yrs.
Trenton Group: John M., Mark W. – 10 mos.
Women of Hope Group: Amy B. – 13 yrs.
Rule 62 Corner:
Rule 774: I’m not where I thought I would be but I am exactly where I want to be. Courtesy of Jay H. at the Trenton Mtg
Rule 775: I never had goals before….. Courtesy of John M. at the Trenton Mtg
Rule 776: The biggest challenge in my life is finding balance. Courtesy of Alisha G. at the Trenton Mtg
Rule 776.1: We seek balance in our lives. The greatest sign of unmanageability in our past was the unbalanced lives we led. Courtesy of the Daily Reading in Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men on 6 August.
Rule 777: To gain enough humility and self-respect to stay alive at all, we had to give up what had really been our dearest possessions — our ambition and our illegitimate pride. Courtesy of AA Comes of Age, p 287
Rule 778: We are not living just to be sober; we are living to learn, to serve, and to love. Courtesy of a Letter by Bill W. 1966
Rule 779: When we decide to be less controlling, we begin to believe in possibilities we didn’t allow before. That is how we let God influence our lives. Courtesy of the Daily Reading in Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men on 9 August.
Editor: Gene E.