Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.

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 etiaa@msn.com.

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

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.

New Meetings

New Meeting: Blount County
Big Springs-Back to Basics
Big Springs Presbyterian
115 Meadow Road
Wed. 7 P M
Open Discussion

Seymour Group
Eat and Speak last
Friday of month
starting Jan. 2010
Eat at 7 open speaker

Holiday Meetings

Christmas Information
Park 40 open all day Christmas

Rockford open from 10: am
Christmas eve till after 8: p m
meeting Christmas day.
Christmas dinner following
noon meeting on Christmas.
All meetings are OPEN

Seymour will just have
regular meeting no eat
on Christmas.

New Years Rockford open
from 10 A M News Years Eve
after 8 P M meeting New
Years Day. All meetings are
OPEN. New Years Eve Dance
9:30 New Years Eve.

Green County: Alano Club
Greenville News Years Eve
Dance following 8 P M
speaker meeting.

Out of East Tennessee
check your area for
Special holiday events
We never need to be


Tennessee Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anynomous.
Feb. 26th - 28th, 2010

Crowne Plaza
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN

Pre-Registration - 15.00
Registration after Feb. 1st - 20.00

District 50/51

District 50/51 Representative Meeting
December 7, 2009 6:30 PM
John W. opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer. Wayne read the 12 Traditions. Introductions were made. John W. expressed his appreciation for letting him serve as DCM.
The previous month’s minutes were read by all and accepted as written.
District Financial Report: John W. gave the report. A motion was made to pay $70 to renew the district’s P.O. box for another year. Motion carried.
Intergroup Report: Mike gave the intergroup report. Overall, Intergroup received $2,917.90 and paid out $2,541.39. The checking balance is $1,690.19. The savings balance is $5,759.24.
There is a Hotline opening on Monday from 5:00-10:00. Call Mike (at intergroup) or Kathy (256-6127) to volunteer.
Assembly Info: 1st Quarter Voting Assembly will be held in Memphis January 8-10, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis Airport (call 901-332-1130 or 800-465-4329 to make reservations. Hotel code: L51). Cut off for reservations is January 6, 2010.
Dave said that anybody who wants to carpool to the assembly with him can call him at 865-566-3078.
CPC/PI: Gordon gave the report. He has been exploring the possibility of getting a canned PSA that we can get from GSO for free to put on channel 12 or 20. The PSA may include the meeting schedule.
Corrections: David H., the new corrections chair, gave the report. The committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 at the Flatiron.
Treatment: Ruth gave the TC report. Gordon (CPC/PI) and Ruth will schedule a committee meeting in January.
Richard brought Grapevines to donate to treatment. Thank you, Richard!
New Business: Wayne said he has enjoyed serving over the past 10-12 years. He encouraged the new committee chairpersons to vounteer in January to continue to serve. He thanked John for his service.
First Quarter Assembly 2011: John W. said that district 50/51 (Knoxville) got the bid to host this assembly. Voted to meet on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 at the Flatiron. We’ll elect officers at the first meeting on Jan. 21, 2010 at 6:30. Everyone is encouraged to attend and help plan the assembly. Any AA member is eligible and encouraged to serve.
Richard said Northside Group is having a Candlelight memorial meeting Dec. 24 at 10:00 pm to remember those who have passed away in the last year. If you have the name of someone, call Flat Iron, and they will add the person’s name to the list.
7th tradition was passed. Motion to adjourn. The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.
Next Group Rep meeting: Monday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 PM at the Flatiron.
Submitted by Ruth P.

Intergroup Minutes

Meeting was held on Sunday Dec. 6 at the Rockford Fellowship Hall.

Meeting opened at 1:15 with Serenity Prayer.

Discussions were held on up-dating 12 Step List.

Working with GSR's on restarting Bridging-the Gap program.

New representatives will take their positions in Jan. and programs will go forward.

Next meeting Sun.Jan3 1:15 Rockford Fellowship Hall

Meeting ended 2 P. M. with the Our Father

Peter O.

Chairman's Message

A new Year a new Beginning.

This Year, we are looking forward to making your Inter-group better able to meet the needs of East Tennessee. Elections have taken place and new representatives have been put in place. Your group hopes you take your responsibilities and duties seriously.

Our meetings are held every month on the first Sunday at the Rockford Fellowship Hall starting
at 1:15 and ending by 2:00. Distance and travel can be a problem as East Tennessee is a vast area. With this in mind any representative can be keep informed thru the use of the Internet.
Use my e-mail address to stay informed.

Reminder the International convention is July 1st- 4th. Have you registered?

Peter O. - Chairman

January Birthdays

Tellico Village Group

Tom R. 28 yrs

Jim B. 22 yrs
Jo K. 34 yrs

Bolunt County Group

Jan W. 17 yrs

Maryville 12 Step Group

Greg 23 yrs

Monroe County Group

Willis B. - 29 Yrs

Jeff - 8 Yrs.
Ben S. - 2 Yrs.