Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tradition Twelve: Anonymity is the spritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.

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.

Holiday Meetings

Sat, Dec. 5 - Pathfinders Group Knoxville - 5:30 till Whenever. Food served 6:30 - 7:30 provided by group. Covered dishes are welcome. Speaker 7:30

Sat Dec 12 - New Beginings Group (Lenoir City-Loudon County) - 5:30 till whenever. Bring covered dish also will have grab bag for anyone who wishes to participate - $10. max. This is open to families and not a speaker meeting.

Sun Dec 20 - Maryville 12 step Group (Blount County) - food 7 P. M. Speaker 8 PM. Drinks and meat provided by group. Covered dishes and deserts are welcome.

Tues Dec 8 - Etowah Turning Point Group (Mc Minn County) Food served 7 and 8 P.M. Meat provided by group - please bring covered dish. This is groups 29th annual Eating meeting . No speaker - Families welcome.

Sunday Dec 13 - Townsend Down on the river group (Blount Co,) following noon meeting. Group supplies Turkey and Ham. Please bring covered dish, desert or drinks.

Rockford Group (Blount Co.) details not confirmed. Open from 8. PM meeting Dec 24 till 8 PM meeting Dec 25 Food and fellowship all day Dec 25. Rockford will also be open all day on Thanksgiving Day.

Park 40 (Knox Co) Open all day Dec.25th

Wed. Dec 16 - Surrender To win (Blount Co) Food 6 PM. Regular meeting 7 PM. Group supplies all food.

Intergroup Minutes

The Intergroup meeting was held Sunday, Nov.1 at Rockford Fellowship Hall.

Nominations were held for Intergroup officers and were approved:

Chairperson - Peter O.
Co-Chair - Ben S.
Secretary - Kristina R.

Once again discussion was held regarding 12 step list. We will update it as of 1st quarter 2010.

Next meeting Sun Dec 6 - 1:15 at Rockford.

Chairman's Message

Once again we are at the Holiday season. A time for parties and celebrations. We must remember that our number one priority is our sobriety and we must use all our AA tools to protect it.

In this issue we have listed functions for the AA fellowship during the Holiday season. Please take advantage of them.

On behalf of East Tennessee Intergroup I would like to wish everyone a Safe, Happy and Sober Holiday Season.

Peter O.

December Birthdays

Blount County Group
Joy R. 13 yrs
Don T. 15 yrs
Ralph S. 23 yrs
Jerry O. 25 yrs
Paul H. 30 yrs

Dick H. 21 yrs

Chris 1 yr
Joan 2 yrs
Jo Ann 10 yrs

Monroe County
Willis B. - 29 yrs.