Monday, June 29, 2009


Tradition Seven: Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

If you need to get in touch with the East Tennessee Intergroup Central office our phone number is : 865-974-9888 or you can send us an email at

If you think you have a problem with alcohol you can call our Hotline at 865-522-9667

A meeting schedule and further information about A.A. in East Tennessee can be found at:

I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there, and for that, I am responsible.

Bridging the Gap

How important was it for someone to introduce you to the A. A. Fellowship when you came out of Rehab?

If you were taken to meetings, what a start you were given on your Sobriety Road. If you weren't, what a longer road to travel.

Our Chair Person for The Bridging the Gap program had to step down (personal and business problems) just as he was working on getting it organized. He left the job open to you. All you need to do is give me a call or send me an e-mail.

The only requirement is 2 years of continuous sobriety and the desire to GIVE BACK WHAT WAS SO FREELY GIVEN TOO YOU!

How do I know he left the commitment to you? That is the answer you have to give...
Call or e-mail me

Chairman ETIAA


Inter group meeting June 7-09
Meeting was held at Rockford
and called to order at 2:05.


1. Bridging the Gap NO Report

2.On line Newsletter Still
getting over 4 hits a day
average. Many hits coming
from NASHVILLE Area.

3.Hot line full - can always
use back up.

Old Business
Price increase for literature
will go into effect July 1st.
Donations for this year are
running behind last year.
Most Intergroups are
having same problem.

New Business

NEW BYLAWS to deal
with present conditions
of East Tennessee Intergroup
were discussed and voted
in. See your Intergroup rep
for information on the NEW BY
Meeting ended at 3:00 P.M.

NEXT MEETING - Sunday, July 12th - 2PM @ Rockford

District 50/51

Wayne W opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

Jim R read the Traditions

Motion made to accpet previous month’s minutes. Motion passed.

Jim R read the District financial report

Mike gave the Intergroup report. Supplies are being exhausted quickly and he isn’t able to restock at this time. Intergroup is in need of donations. Doris has resumed the Hotline Coordinator position. Call her or Pete O’N. if you would like to help.

Assembly Info – The next Assembly will be in Murphreesboro July 17-19. The State Convention will be held at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg Sept 4-6. The group rate has been extended throughout the Labor Day weekend.

CPC – Gordon said Macy will give to him the information she has.

No Archives report

Corrections – George has applications for correspondance. The next Corrections Committee meeting will be this Thursday and every first Thursday of every month 6:30PM at the Flatiron.

Grapevine had no report

Treatment – Chuck said the books have been picked up and delivered and he thanked the District for the funds to buy them. Wayne asked about the situation with Serene Manor and Chuck said there has been no word yet.

Old Business

Still in need of Grapevine donations for Treatment and Corrections.

New Business

Chuck asked if financially Intergroup would be able to function through the summer. Mike said probably. The 5:30 Unity Group is now meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday per their groups conscience agreement. The meeting schedule now on weekends are as follows:

New Beginnings

Saturday 9:00AM – 10:30

Sunday 9:30 – 10:30AM

Speaker meeting is on the last Thursday of every month and is also birthday night. This is the only speaker meeting help at the Flatiron.

The Upper Room as started a book study meeting Wednesday evenings at 7:30.

7th Tradition hat was passed and $12 was collected.

The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

Submitted with love by:

Gina M.

Chairman's Message

The summer months are upon us. We use this time to get rid of the winter time blues. Let us not forget our obligation to ourselves and to A. A.

Our Groups still meet, our temptations are still out there, our obligations to our groups remain. Remember to continue to attend and support A. A.

How many members took time out on June 10th to thank Bill and Bob for founding our great Fellowship?

Peter O'N.

July Birthdays

North Station
Steve 1 yr
Mike C. 17 yrs

Bean Station
Airplane John 18 yrs

Fri night Primary Purpose
Sterchi M. 4 yrs

Oak Ridge
Back to Basics
David Mc 2 yrs
Ray B. 5 yrs
Jim E. 6 yrs
Tim M. 7 yrs
Randy H. 26 yrs
Jenny P. 1 yr
David H. 7 yrs
Bob R. 7 yrs

Jean W. 2 yrs
Joss D. 1 yr
Tim S. 3 yrs
Jean M. 16 yrs
Rodney H. 30 yrs

Blount County
July Birthdays
Craig July 1992 17 yrs
Bud H July 1983 26 yrs
Ron H July 1979 29 yrs

Surrender to Win
Terry G 30
Dottie S 32
Chris B 7
Jody B 19
Erin H 18

Monroe County
Jim L. - 16 yrs

Stephen Millard
Rockford Group

Jimmy Carter
Monroe County