Sunday, October 25, 2009


Tradition Eleven: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.

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.

District 50/51

District 50/51 Representative Meeting
October 5, 2009 6:30 PM

John W. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer. Gordon read the 12 Traditions. Introductions were made.

The previous month’s minutes were accepted with the following correction: Kelly was nominated and elected District 51 DCM, not alternate as was written.

Treasurer’s Report: was read and accepted as written. John W. said there are currently three signatures for the account, but that we should have a fourth person. A new treasurer is to be elected in January. A motion was made that John continue as acting treasurer until a new treasurer is elected in January. Motion carried. A motion was made that Darlene write out a check to John for the assembly, to be signed by John (so he wouldn’t have to write a check to himself). Motion carried.

A check in the amount of $250 was written for the previous District 50 DCM to go to the 3rd quarter assembly, but she was unable to attend. The check has not been cashed. Darlene made a motion that John W. call Pam to see if she still has the check, and if not, to stop payment on the check. The motion carried.

Intergroup Report: Mike gave the intergroup report. Intergroup received enough donations to pay this month’s bills and to keep up the chips supply, but will run out of books soon. The hotline is still full. Mike said that John S., a long time hotline volunteer, passed away recently.
The prudent reserve is at approximately $4,200.

Assembly Info: 4th Quarter Voting Assembly will be held in Nashville October 9-11.
Corrections: George (521-6698) gave the Corrections report. Corrections Committee met Thurs., Oct. 1 at 6:30 PM at the Flatiron and discussed needs for literature in the future. Grapevines and other donations are always appreciated. When the women’s meeting starts, they will need to make a literature request. The women have been approved, and are working to bring 2 meetings a week to the women in jail. The men’s meeting is on Mondays at 7:00. Applications are available for men and women at the committee meeting the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 at the Flatiron. Correspondence forms are also available.
Annual Volunteer Orientation meeting Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 PM at Maloneyville Road location.

Treatment: Ruth gave the TC report. Gave Grapevines to Serenity House Recovery Center for Men (on Magnolia Avenue). The Serenity House needs literature. Ruth requested a donation of Big Books and 12/12's from District 50/51 for the Serenity House. Wayne made a motion to give TC $100 to buy 5 Big Books and 5 12/12's to donate to the Serenity House Recovery Center for Men with the stipulation that the books stay at the Serenity House. George seconded the motion. Motion carried. If you want to help carry the AA message to alcoholics who are in treatment, hospitals, and halfway houses in our district, please contact Ruth at 310-7889. If you know of a treatment facility in our district that needs help obtaining AA literature, information, meetings, speakers, etc., please let her know.

Grapevine: No Grapevine report. John W. reminded everyone to save their old Grapevines and bring them to the next meeting so they can be donated to Corrections and Treatment.

Old Business: None.

New Business: None.

Motion to adjourn. The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Next Group Rep meeting: Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 PM at the Flatiron.
Submitted by Ruth P.

Intergroup Minutes

Meeting was held on Sun Oct 4at Rockford. Discussion was held about 12 Step List, Group Donations and Newsletters. Suggestions were made and taken under advisement till new Reps take office.

Reps were reminded that nominations for Intergroup officers will take place in November and elections if needed in December.

Next Meeting Sun Nov. 1st1:15 at Rockford

Intergroup Announcement

Next month -December- we have many Groups holding Holiday parties and eat and speaks.

Please send this information in by November 15 so we can publish it in the December News Letter.

Our Seventh Tradition

Our 7th tradition tells us we are self-supporting. Your Intergroup depends on Group donations to provide the services needed.

In East Tennessee your Intergroup donations are received from less than 1/3rd of the Groups. We realize that many groups do not collect that much in donations.We also realize that groups do not think that only giving small amounts helps. $5.00 and $10.00 a month goes a long way in maintaining YOUR Inter-group office.

Please check to see if your Group is Supporting your Intergroup office.

Next Intergroup Meeting

The next Intergroup meeting will be Sunday Nov.1st 1:15 Rockford.

This is the nomination meeting for your Intergroup officers.

Chairman's Message

We are rapidly approaching the end of another calendar year. We are also embarking on a new Service year.

Many Groups have elected new Trusted Servants to guide them in the next year.It is my wish that these people take their positions seriously. It is by being responsible that OUR FELLOWSHIP continues to grow and survive.

To all our General Service and Inter-Group Representatives I ask you to be responsible to your position and attend your meetings.

Peter O.

November Birthdays

Oct Birthdays
Surrender to Win Group
Mary K. 10-24-90 19 yrs
George K. 10-24-85 24 yrs
Dan S. 10-22-84 25 yrs
Judy G. 10-17-77 32 yrs

Maryville 12 Step Group
Zeke 8 yrs

Tellico Village
Doris C. 11-29-08 1 yr
Jan P. 11-29-05 4 yrs
Pete O 11-20-80 29 yrs

McMinn County Groups
Ben R. 3 yrs
Sandy S. 5 yrs
Chuck A. 6 yrs
Jungle Jim A. 13 yrs
Larry H. 33 yrs

Alan 4 yrs

Blount County Groups

Principals before Personalities
Daniel F. 14 yrs
Danny B. 25 yrs

Blount County Group
Tina S. 4 yrs
Emily S. 5 yrs
Karen E. 6 yrs
George E. 6 yrs
Sumner 7 yrs
Donna M. 10 yrs
Terry R. 15 yrs
Ann H. 18 yrs
Dan I. 22 yrs
Peter 29 yrs

Monroe County

Doug H. - 28 yrs
Gary M. - 23 yrs