June 2019

June 2019
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 (jshsellis@sbcglobal.net) to Gene or call him (618.228.9108) so he can send out an email to let the fellowship know. Thank you.

District 14 met on 9 June 2019 at the 623 Club & was hosted by Dr Bobs Group in Belleville IL. There were 18 attendees. The next meeting will be held on 21 July 2019 at the 623 Club . As always, the meeting starts at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there.

NOTE: The meeting was moved from 14 to 21 July 2019 as the 14 July date conflicted with the East Central Regional Conference.

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 14 April 2019 to the present.

7th Tradition Donations to the District:

Courage to Change Group – $50

Kings House Group (Wednesday Nite) – $160


Dist 14 has a post office box & the address will be printed on the cover page of the Where & When for 2019. 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

Brent R. is the new GSR for the Half Measures Group.

Dennis M. is the new Alt GSR for Dr Bobs Group.

There is a new meeting in Columbia IL. It is called the Three Amigos & it meets on Friday at 6 p.m. The address is: 180 Admiral Trost Drive. It meets inside the BJC Medical Bldg and please park in the rear. The meeting info will be available in the on-line Where & When.

There is also a recently new meeting at the Union United Methodist Church at 721 East Main St in Belleville. It is called the Half Measures Group. It meets on Monday at 7 p.m. It is an O/D/NS meeting. The meeting info will be available in the on-line Where & When.

The district is still pursuing acquiring tax-exempt status as a not-for-profit entity. There is more than one category of this & some research will be conducted before a recommendation is made to the Trusted Servants for action. This would preclude the paying of sales tax and some reports would have to be provided. Research is ongoing as of 9 June 2019.


Jacob Stangle

A longtime member of the Shiloh Coffee Pot Group

& he frequented meetings at the Trenton Group

He will be missed

Ron Fritsch

A long standing member of the 623 Club

Leaving us with over 27 years of sobriety

His outspoken viewpoint will be sorely missed

Phyllis Watts

A longtime member of the OFTG

She was one of the first publishers of the Booze News with Juanita Wickens

Leaving us with over 21 years of sobriety

Pete Bauer

He attended the OFTG and was involved for a long time with the Wades Square Group before moving to Mobile AL

Leaving us with over 35 years of sobriety

Committee Reports:

Archives: Alex C.: All is going well. Alex would like to attend the National Archives Convention/Conference in Sep 2019.

Booze News and Where & When’s: Gene E. (618.228.9108): W&W’s: More W&W’s were handed out at the 9 June GSR Mtg. BN: All is well.

Bridging the Gap: Dan G.: Not present.

Corrections: Chuck D. and Ed H.: Currently, there are 4 people approved to go into SWICC on Mon & Fri. The process to get approved to become an approved volunteer has become less arduous. A relief to all. The National Corrections Conference Committee had requested funds to support the annual conference; it actually had to state that enough funds had been received & to stop sending money. An awesome response to be sure!!! Ed H. will attend the conference representing Area 21. Chuck D. may go representing Dist 14….more on that later…..

CPC: Eric O.: Contacted one doctor in Fairview Heights. Continue to hand out W&W’s & giving info where I can.

CSO: James R.: Not present

Grapevine: Dana C.: Nothing to report.

MESYPAA: There was a hosted event on 8 June 2019 & it went very well. Now, they are working on the hotel contract for the MESYPAA Conference.

PI/LIT: Mike M.: Not present

Special Events: Lori W.: Not present

Technology Committee: Rob C.: The Annual National AA Technology Workshop is being held on 20-22 Sep 2019 in Bowling Green KY. Rob will be attending this event.

Looking for a Meeting ? There’s an App for that … District 14 Meetings are Available using “Meeting Guide” !

This App is Downloadable for Android or i OS. Search ‘Meeting Guide’ from Google Play Store or Apple iTunes. App can travel – just update Zip Code. Meetings load on current day \ time, with previous day’s Meetings grayed out. Searches can be made for Day, Time, City & Type. App uses Google Maps to direct you to the facility.

The Meeting List is automatically updated daily, at 12 N & 12 M, pulling from our District’s Database. Remember: If you have a Meeting Update, Addition, Change or Deletion, please advise the Technology Committee at District14Live@gmail.com Subject: Meeting Update so that we may remain good stewards of good information for those who are still suffering.

Treatment Facilities: James W.: Not present.


On 22 June 2019, the 623 Club is holding the 3rd Annual Speaker Jam. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. & go until at least 9 p.m. There are 6 speakers scheduled. A light breakfast & lunch plus dinner will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle, book raffle, Grapevine raffles & more. For more info, call Megan G. at 618.580.4777 or Teresa K. at 618.670.9891.

The 3rd Annual Metro-East Banquet will be held 3 Aug 2019 at Bellecourt Manor at 225 East A St in Belleville IL. The fellowship begins at 5:30 pm and the dinner begins at 6:30 pm. The speaker will begin promptly at 8 p.m. The speaker is Marti P. of Buda TX. Tickets are $30 and the last day for ticket sales is 19 July 2019. There will be no tickets sales at the door. For more info, contact Eric O. at 618.531.1671.

The Rend Lake Campout at Rend Lake is back!!! It will be held 22-25 Aug 2019. The location is the North Sandusky Loop at the Shagbark Group Area. The fees are $20 per camper & $10 per tent. More later….

The December 2019 Area Assembly will be hosted by District 14 & will be held on 8 Dec 2019. More to come later…..

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: Dennis H. – 37 yrs, Kay W. – 35 yrs, Desiree M. – 32 yrs, Donna C. – 31 yrs, Rodger T. – 24 yrs, Tara S. – 18 yrs, Sandy C. – 17 yrs, Jay H. – 14 yrs, Joe S. – 13 yrs, Tara C. – 12 yrs, Scott W. – 11 yrs, Lana D. – 7 yrs, Dave P. – 6 yrs.

Busted Ego Group: Corey K. – 3 yrs.

Cahokia Serenity Group: Ron W. – 28 yrs.

Carlyle Lake Group: Denny H. – 36 yrs, John R. – 13 yrs, Laurie K. – 11 yrs.

Coffee Pot Group: Jere B. – 27 yrs.

Collinsville Lounge Group: Larry O. – 14 yrs.

Courage To Change Group: Cheryl S. – 9 yrs.

Dr Bobs Group: Roy B. – 32 yrs, Larry H. – 22 yrs, Sara S. – 13 yrs, Katy D. – 9 yrs.

East St Louis 12×12 Group: Kenny W., Donald R. – 28 yrs, Vernice G. – 26 yrs, Maurice Y. – 25 yrs, Vickie P. – 18 yrs, Angela W., Sam L. – 16 yrs, Anthony W. – 12 yrs, Reggie W., Lamanuel H. – 10 yrs, William D. – 9 yrs.

Kings House Group: Larry S., Wayne E. – 31 yrs, Michael C. – 30 yrs, Allison, Marilyn V. – 13 yrs, Jerry G. – 12 yrs, Rob C. – 3 yrs.

How It Works Group: Gordon N. – 25 yrs.

Mascoutah Group: Pat B. – 13 yrs, Will R. – 3 yrs, Joel S. – 6 mos.

New Athens Group: Charles M. – 35 yrs, Neece W. – 30 yrs, Mike N., Meg W. – 28 yrs.

O’Fallon Trailer Group: Clete G. – 60 yrs, Larry F. – 33 yrs, Steve S., Jeff M. – 32 yrs, Mary S. – 31 yrs, Sally D., Duane R. – 30 yrs, Donna H. – 29 yrs, Jim F., Ronny W. – 28 yrs, Randy F. – 25 yrs, Robert M. – 24 yrs, Mike B., Aaron C., Dave H., John H. – 23 yrs, Doug H., Roger G., Helen Z. – 21 yrs, Mike P., Renee L., Mike F., Jason D., Gloria C., Dorothy L. – 20 yrs, David A. – 19 yrs, Steve M., Ken C., Dawn W., Terry H., Ron L. – 18 yrs, Darah F., Jeanie W., John M., Michael K. – 17 yrs, Cori S., Kathy B., Joel T., Emma Z. – 16 yrs, Bill J., Ellen D. – 15 yrs, Jamie R. – 13 yrs, Candi C. – 11 yrs, Dave C. – 10 yrs, Maggie D., Sarah S., Joe G., Alan W. – 8 yrs, Stacey A. – 4 yrs.

Sparta 212 Group: Mary R. – 31 yrs, Mike L. – 28 yrs, Ross E. – 22 yrs.

St Henry’s Book Club Group: John G. – 7 yrs, Lori W. – 2yrs.

Trenton Group: Gene E. – 25 yrs.

Waterloo Group: Diane H. – 6 yrs.

Rule 62 Corner:

Rule 897: Finally, I became sponsorable. Courtesy of Eric O. at the Trenton Meeting.

Rule 898: If you are grateful….tell your family that you love them. Courtesy of Lee W. at the Trenton Mtg.

Rule 899: We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it. Courtesy of Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of 18 March

Rule 900: And we have our inner voice — our Higher Power — on which we can rely through even the wildest hurricaine. Courtesy of Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of 29 March

Rule 901: Simply continuing with the flow — of our program, of faithfulness to our values, of being emotionally present in our relationships — adds up to a rich life. Courtesy of Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of 22 April

Rule 902: Once we have embarked upon this program, we find spiritual recovery through relationships more than any other single factor. Courtesy of Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of 27 April

Rule 903: The unity of A.A. is the most cherished quality our Society has. Courtesy of the 12×12, pg 129.

Rule 904: Our first objective will be the development of self-restraint. Courtesy of the 12×12, pg 91.

Editor: Gene E. 228-9108