DISTRICT 14 – BOOZE NEWS
District 14 Website Address: www.aa-district14.org/
Note: If you know of a member of AA who has passed away, please send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to Gene so he can send out an email to let the fellowship know. Thank you.
District 14 met on 9 July 2017 at the 623 Club in Belleville IL. There were 17 attendees. The 13 Aug 2017 GSR Meeting will be held at the 623 Club and will be jointly hosted by the Trenton and Busted Ego Groups. The time of the meeting(s) remains 1 p.m. Hope to see you there.
A longtime member of
St Henry’ Book Club Group & 623 Club
His great smile & happy outlook will be truly missed
Leaving us with over 24 years of sobriety
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 22 May 2017 to the present:
7th Tradition Donations to the District:
Sparta Sunday 2pm Group – $20
Courage to Change Group – $100
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
An item that has become a hot topic at GSO in New York is a Safety Card that can be read at meetings. Ask your GSR about this……
The Women of Hope Thursday meeting is struggling and needs help.
Archives: Alex C. : Not present
Booze News and Where & When’s: Gene E. (618.228.9108): W&W’s: More were handed out at the July 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 their first & last names to keep people somewhat separated. Ex: There are at least 9 Mike B’s. At this writing, only a single request has been received but it is anticipated there will be more.
Bridging the Gap: Ben G.:
Corrections: Chuck D. – & Ed H. : The attendance is up to an average of 15-22 per meeting. One new volunteer was approved. Volunteers are now at 3 full-time and 2 part-time.
CPC: Terry L. & Jaclyn C. ): Clinton County Health Department wants a couple of pamphlets & these wil be provided.
CSO: Vacant (the monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month)
Grapevine: Dennis M. : Ordered catalogs for Grapevine Publications to be handled out at the Aug 2017 GSR Meeting.
PI/LIT: Dave S. : The sober event at JJK Center on 22 July 17 has invited AA to participate & Dave drove down to the site and got a confirmation that AA is wanted.
Special Events: Lisa N. : Need more people on the committee! A speaker event will be done in Oct. More on this later. All special event supplies are soon to be relocated to Dennis M’s garage for storage.
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
We have removed some products from out GoDaddy WebHosting Account that were not necessary…..’Online Bookkeeping’ and the old hosting account from before we switched to WordPress which has resulted in a savings of $38. This has been credited towards our new hosting plan. At this point, we do not owe anything for hosting until 3 Jan 2020.
In the past few months, we were beginning to use email addresses for some committees (committename)@district14live.com. However, when we made the changes previously mentioned, that apparently discontinued our ability to use these email addresses @district14live.com.
We have set up the email address for use by Dist 14 committees. You don’t have to use yours, but they are available. Call Rob or Teresa for them and even if you need assistance in setting up and using the email.
Treatment Facilities: Diane H. & Dave P: Not present
The very 1st Metro East Banquet will be held 5 Aug 2017 at Bel-Air Bowl (Panorama Banquet Center) at 200 South Belt West in Belleville IL. Fellowship begins at 5:30 p.m. With dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Peter M. (Boca Raton FL) & will commence at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 per person. For more info, contact Dennis H. or Adam W.
The 2017 Illinois State Conference will be held 11-13 Aug 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 5440 North River Road in Rosemont IL. For reservations, call 877.337.5793. The hotel cost is $109 per night. Registration is $25 & the registration/banquet combo is $65. For more info, call Ruben G.
MESYPAA will be having a an Ice Cream Luau on 12 Aug 2017 at the 623 Club beginning at 1 p.m. with the Speaker Panel beginning at 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “Principles before Personalities”. Wear your favorite hawaiian attire and for a $5 donation, you can get lei’d!!!
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 1-3 Sep 2017 at the Arrowhead Lake Campground at 1600 Peterson Avenue in Johnston City IL. For more info, call Rhonda, Mary, or Nancy
The 2017 National AA Technology Workshop will be held 8-10 Sep 2017 in Sacremento CA. It will be at the Hilton Sacremento 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 at 639 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 and the festivities begin at 11 a.m. The bringing of a covered dish and/or a desert is strongly encouraged and appreciated. See you there…..
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: Danny P. – 34 yrs, Desiree M. – 30 yrs, Donna C., Jerry H., Dennis C. – 29 yrs, Tony H. – 23 yrs, Rhonda Q. – 17 yrs, Tara S. – 16 yrs, Craig B. – 14 yrs, Kevin H. – 13 yrs, Dale A. – 12 yrs, Marcella B. – 11 yrs, Tara C. – 10 yrs, Dennis P. – 3 yrs, Dean V. – 2 yrs, David S. – 6 mos.
Busted Ego Group in New Baden: Corey K. – 1 yr.
Cahokia Serenity Group: Kevin S. – 26 yrs.
Coffee Pot Group: Jacob S. – 21 yrs.
Collinsville Honesty Group of Dist 18: Tom C. – 17 yrs.
Collinsville Lounge Group: Chris S. – 15 yrs.
Dr Bobs Group: Larry H. – 20 yrs, Kenny K. – 14 yrs, Ed N., James D. – 12 yrs, Steve F. – 9 yrs, Curtis C. – 8 yrs, Katy D. – 7 yrs, Samantha A. – 3 yrs.
East St Louis 12×12 Group: John B. – 30 yrs, Kenny W., Donald R. – 26 yrs, Vernice G. – 24 yrs, Myran C. – 22 yrs, Lenora A. – 18 yrs, Denise F. – 16 yrs, Kendall B. – 14 yrs, Timothy S. – 11 yrs, Stan H., Charles T. – 9 yrs, Robert V. – 8 yrs.
Gatehouse Group: Harold M. – 26 yrs, Steve S. – 25 yrs, Doug S. – 13 yrs.
How It Works Group: Chuck D. – 7 yrs.
Kings House Group: Larry S., Wayne E. – 29 yrs, Marilyn V. – 21 yrs, Jerry G. – 20 yrs.
Mascoutah Group: Will R., Alan E. – 1 yr.
O’Fallon Trailer Group: Helen B. – 39 yrs, Barb H. – 31 yrs, Jeff M. – 30 yrs, Mary S. – 29 yrs, Gil G., Marilyn L. – 27 yrs, Ronny W. – 26 yrs, Kristina W., Liz H. – 25 yrs, Dawn O., Amanda N. – 24 yrs, Dave H., John H. – 21 yrs, Roger G., Helen Z., Amy P. – 19 yrs, Gloria C., Dorothy L., Karen G., Craig R. – 18 yrs, Sheryl K., Perry W., Laura M., John H., Don L. – 17 yrs, Dawn W., Terry H., Ron L. – 16 yrs, Emma Z. – 14 yrs, Chris J. – 13 yrs, Dave C. – 8 yrs, Deb C. – 5 yrs, Jerry G. – 4 yrs.
Red Bud Group: Lou B. – 29 yrs, Mike M. – 20 yrs.
Rule 62 Group of Breese: Frank C. – 7 yrs, Mark W. – 9 mos.
Sparta 212 Group: Ted N. – 33 yrs, Mike L. – 26 yrs, Becky C. – 8 yrs, Logan H. – 7 yrs.
St Henrys Book Club Group: Paula E. – 31 yrs, Gary G. – 14 yrs.
Trenton Group: Gene E. – 23 yrs, Corey K. – 1 yr, Roger E. – 6 mos.
Waterloo Group: Chris K. – 8 yrs, Chuck D. – 7 yrs, Diane H. – 4 yrs.
Rule 62 Corner:
Rule 773: Life Happens!!! Courtesy of Lisa H. at the July 2017 GSR Meeting.
Editor: Gene E.