October 2018

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.

District 14 met on 14 Oct 2018 at the 623 Club in Belleville. There were 23 attendees. The 11 Nov 2018 meeting will be held at the 623 Club in Belleville IL. As always, the meeting starts at 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 9 July 2018 to the present.
7th Tradition Donations to the District:Sparta Sunday 2pm – $100

NOTES FROM THE MEETING:Dist 14 has a post office box & it is printed in the back section of the Where & When for 2018. 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
Committee Reports:
Archives: Alex C.: A packet of old W&W’s was given to Alex via Mike D. for inclusion into the Dist 14 Archives.
Booze News and Where & When’s: Gene E.: W&W’s: Mailed about 250 W&W’s to Jerry P. for distribution amongst the Collinsville groups. Handed out a large number of W&W’s at the Oct GSR Meeting. The drafting of the 2019 Booze News has begun. A draft will be ready for the Trusted Servants at the Nov 2018 GSR Meeting. BN: All is well.
Bridging the Gap: Dan G.: Not Present
Corrections: Chuck D & Ed H.: Meetings are still held on Mon & Fri at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance has dropped due to a change in policy at SWICC. Getting ready to attend the National Conference on Corrections. Much literature has been ordered. Per Ed H. – the Area Committee on Corrections will meet with the DOC to see about getting the applications moved to an electronic format vs. paper.
CPC: Terry L. : Doing inventory of what is on hand and getting ready to place an order to complete and make more packets for distribution.
CSO:James R. : Update at the Nov meeting.
Grapevine: Dennis M.: Not present
MESYPAA: On 29 Sep 2018, the monthly potluck was attended by 66 people. Absolutely fantastic!!! Planning on having the next event in early December.
PI/LIT: Dave S.: All is going well. Student Info Packets generally for nursing and counseling students have been passed out in good numbers.
Special Events:Lisa H.: The first committee meeting was held on 6 Oct. Getting ready for the Thanksgiving Eve eating meeting. Most arrangement are done. The next Special Events committee meeting will be 20 Oct at the Women of Hope at 10 a.m.
Technology Committee: Rob C.: Update at the Nov meeting.
Treatment Facilities:Craig Z.: Two meetings still doing good at Gateway on Sunday & Monday. All is going well at SMARTS.Workshop:This has been put on hold until further notice. Paula E. is away until further notice.
The SIA 21 Assembly will be held on 9 Dec2018 in Jacksonville IL at Hamiltons at 110 North East St in Jacksonville IL. This is hosted by Dist 15. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the Assembly beginning at 9 a.m. The registration cost $5 with the lunch buffet costing $10.
The Pre-GSC (General Service Conference) will be held on 27 April 2019 & hosted by Dist 14. The Chair is Adam W. More later on this event…….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:Terry N. – 43 yrs, Mike S., Loretta B. – 32 yrs, Rex F. – 31 yrs, Denny R. – 26 yrs, Debi C. – 25 yrs, George D., Pat C. – 23 yrs, Joe D. – 21 yrs, Paul T. – 20 yrs, Eleanor W. – 19 yrs, Brenda S., Rob B. – 18 yrs, Laura M., Tina L. – 16 yrs, Tom N. – 15 yrs, Ron D., Chris P., Justin W. – 14 yrs, Steve W., Suzy H., Cyndi B., Ed P. – 11 yrs, Kent L. – 10 yrs, Gary A. – 9 yrs, Ron H. – 8 yrs, Lindsey R., Paul S. – 7 yrs,Damon B. – 3 yrs, Angela – 1 yr, Travis W. – 6 mos, Tyler H., Cassie K. – 30 days.
Archway to Freedom Group: Don C. – 37 yrs.
Busted Ego Group: Eric O. – 2 yrs.
Cahokia Serenity Group:Les L. – 31 yrs, Brandon C. – 10 yrs.
Coffee Pot Group: Arlene N. – 42 yrs, Sherman P. – 21 yrs.
Collinsville Honesty Group: Cyndi P. – 33 yrs, Brian R. – 6 yrs.
Collinsville New Life Group: Debbie B. – 20 yrs.
Dr Bobs Group: Paul S. – 38 yrs, Susie R., Walt S. – 29 yrs, Alan W. – 25 yrs, Jakki L. – 18 yrs, Ronni T. – 16 yrs, Dave K., Art K. – 11 yrs, Lisa S., Mike R. – 10 yrs, Chris B., Fred F. – 9 yrs, Stephen R., Roger A., Jeff R., Kevin B. – 8 yrs.
East St Louis 12×12 Group: Nathaniel H., Lester G. – 26 yrs, Craig S., Buggy B. – 25 yrs, Louis J., Marqueto H., Nova – 24 yrs, Larry D. – 23 yrs, Danny J. – 20 yrs, Sheila M. – 15 yrs, Gene Y. – 13 yrs, Pamela S. – 7 yrs.
Kings House Group: Mike N. – 30 yrs, Mike D. – 25 yrs, Chris V. – 20 yrs, Jen V. – 12 yrs, Kathy K. – 9 yrs, Alex C. – 7 yrs, Wesley D. – 6 yrs, Jimi P. – 4 yrs.
Mascoutah Group:Wayne L. – 25 yrs, Christine S. – 17 yrs, Larry R. – 5 yrs.
O’Fallon Trailer Group:Jan A. – 40 yrs, Linda L-F. – 39 yrs, Gene S. – 34 yrs, Donna W. – 31 yrs, Bear, Rich M., Richard B. – 30 yrs, Bob T. – 29 yrs, Jim B., Jim M. – 28 yrs, Jim F., Jay G., John M., Shelley P., Paul H. – 27 yrs, Cecil F., Tracy H., Tony G. – 25 yrs, Steve L. – 24 yrs, Karen W. – 23 yrs, Jerry J., Rick B. – 22 yrs, Amber B., Randy R., Ben V., Neil B. – 19 yrs, Bob V., Crystal M., Rose L., Mike N. – 18 yrs, Jeff K., Dominic R., Matty S., Mark D. – 17 yrs, Johnny P. – 16 yrs, Allen R. – 15 yrs, Gary K., Karen T. – 14 yrs, Claude H. – 11 yrs, Dave J. – 9 yrs, John L. – 8 yrs, Lisa M., Melissa H. – 7 yrs, Mark F. – 5 yrs, Kim S. – 4 yrs
Rule 62 Group of Breese: Mark W. – 2 yrs.
Sparta 212 Group: Aleve L. – 37 yrs, Rorbert G. – 32 yrs, Wayne D., Bill V. – 26 yrs, Eedsel D. – 23 yrs, Cindy Z. – 16 yrs, Jason H. – 7 yrs.
St Henry’s Book Club Group: Barney S. – 18 yrs.
Trenton Group: Lee W. – 16 yrs, Carl B. – 6 yrs, John – 2 yrs, Sierra T., Kristin W. – 30 days.
Waterloo Group:Paul H. – 15 yrs, Jeanne R. – 11 yrs, Patricia S., John S. – 9 yrs.
Women of Hope: Lisa H. – 12 yrs, Kim B. – 1 yr.
Rule 62 Corner:
Rule 843: GOD = GUS: Guy Up Stairs Courtesy of Lee W. at the Trenton Mtg
Rule 844: If you think it’s hard trying to avoid the first drink, try to avoid the second. Courtesy of the 623 Club.
Rule 845: We have good reason to disbelieve those who think spirituality is the way of weakness. For us, it is the way of strength. Courtesy of the Big Book, pg 68.
Rule 846: The willingness to grow is the essence of all spiritual development. Courtesy of a letter by Bill W., 1955.
Rule 847: From the beginning, communication in AA has been no ordinary transmission of helpful ideas and attitudes……our channels of contact have always been charged with the language of the heart. Courtesy of AA Today, pgs 7-8.
Rule 848: We of AA find that our basic antidote for fear is a spiritual awakening. Courtesy of the Grapevine, Jan 1962
Rule 849: To be vital, faith must be accompanied by self-sacrifice and unselfish, constructive action. Courtesy of the Big Book, pg 93
Rule 850: We continue to learn and to grow, but the lessons are not the things we expected. Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of May 11th
Rule 851: We can breathe a sigh of relief because much of the tension in our lives is reduced when we stop trying to conquer every moment and instead simply flow with it.Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of May 15th
Rule 852: DOG spelled backwards is man’s best friend. Seen on a church marquee in Trenton IL.
Rule 853: Often the most troubled lives are those most unyielding to change. Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of June 5th
Rule 854: Spiritual awakening is a wonderful daily occurrence. Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of June 1st
Rule 855: A feeling of self-respect flows into us when we stand up and say “I did something wrong.” It is surprisingly helpful to our self-esteem, and it improves our relationships. Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of May
Rule 856: Life is not fair; it just is. It is left to us to chose how we will respond. Courtesy of the Touchstones Daily Meditations for Men, reading of June 19th
Editor: Gene E. 228-9108