Sunday, October 31, 2010


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

October 4th, 2010

John B opened the meeting with the Serenity Prayer

Nancy read the Traditions

Introductions were done

John W gave the District financial report

Mike gave the Intergroup report. There is a Friday 5PM-10PM and a Saturday 1PM-6PM shift open. Alternates are always welcome.

Assembly Information - The Host Committee needs baskets (and goodies to put in them) and volunteers. Please go back and discuss this with your homegroup. They also need a meal to be provided. Please discuss this with your groups. Mike said he will donate a Marilyn Monroe drawing. This is YOUR Assembly (50/51).

Darlene has fliers for the Regional Forum. It will be held at Myrtle Beach SC, December 10-12. Springmaid Beach Resort 3200 South Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach SC 29557. The contact number is 1-800-770-6895 and the group ID number is 4737. There is no registration fee.

The 2nd Quarter Assembly will be in Murfreesboro. The contact number is 1-866-678-2378. There is no registration code. Rooms are $89/night+tax.

3rd Quarter Assembly will be in Chattanooga, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo July 22-24. The rooms are $92/night+tax.

The 4th Quarter Assembly will be a voting Assembly and will be held in Nashville. All Assembly dates, locations and other information is available at

Corrections - Ken said there are only 3 people left of the Committee. They have been unable to get any more people approved to go into the facilities and they really need volunteers. He said things aren't looking good for the Committee at this point but right now they have the jails covered. Nancy said she talked to Michele who told her that she will try to get what applications she can approved. The jail meetings are Monday 7-8PM. The Correction Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at the Flatiron, 6:30PM.

Grapevine and Events No report

No treatment report

CPC No report

PI No report

Old Business - We need a new Archivist.

New Business - John W asked for a raise in the allowed amount to travel to the Assembly. $300 was approved.

Group News - Nothing new at this time.

District 50/51 needs help. Talk to your sponsees, it's a good way to get involved in Service work.

The next meeting will be November 1st

Submitted with love by
Gina M.

Hotline Volunteers sorely needed!

To all our good members in East Tennessee we are in need of a hot-line volunteer starting Oct. 29 (Friday) and continuing every 2 weeks after that . Surely you have someone in mind e-mail to fill this commitment. Lets keep the hot line open!

Chairman's Message and Intergroup Meeting

Reminder the next Inter group meeting is NOV. 7th - 1PM at the Rockford Fellowship Hall

Check out the on-line edition at and be sure to send me your e-mail address so that you will be on our notification list if your not on it now.


The hot weather is behind us. The leaves have turned their fall colors' and are now falling. The seasons have changed. We are looking forward to a new horizon. A new time of year. A new reason to remember what the past was like and what changes have come to our lives as a result of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Do we express our gratitude every day?

No matter what happens in our life, if we don't drink as a result of it (good or bad) we should remember that gratitude with acceptance is the key to our sobriety.

Are we doing all we can to show are Gratitude or are we just skating along letting the other guy do the work? In every region our Central Offices are in need of volunteers to cover the HOT-LINES. Are you showing your GRATITUDE by volunteering for this service work in your area?

We at East Tennessee Intergroup wish every one a Happy and Sober Thanksgiving.
Peter O.

November Birthdays

Blount County Group
Terry R
Ann H
Daniel F
Peter O
Donna M
Karen E
George E
Tina S
Emily S
Dan I

Surrender to win:
Nancy R. 1 yr
Tina S. 5 yrs
Emily S. 6 yrs
Karen E. 7 yrs
George E. 7 yrs
Zeke C. 9 yrs
Pete O. 30 yrs

Seymour Group
Bob D 3 yrs
Ed H 5 yrs
Tina K. 5 yrs
Melody W 6 yrs
Glenn G 22 yrs

Tellico Village Group
Doris C. 2 yrs
Jan P. 5 yrs
Pete 30 yrs

Chuck E. 10/12/1984. 26 years

Sharon G. 10/09/2004 3 years
Dan V. 10/15/2006 4 years