Available at Intergroup
Meeting List Changes
Of the two primary purposes of Nassau
Intergroup, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date
The Home Group: The Heartbeat of A.A.
meeting list could arguably have the most wide
This book consists of 42 articles reprinted from the
ranging consequences for both the new comer and
Grapevine by A.A. Members out of their own
the old timer.
To prevent any confusion, it was decided that
The following is from the preface to this book:
changes would only be accepted that have been
“The Home Group is where recovery begins; it is
submitted on the "Meeting List Change Form"
where A.A. Members grow up by the time-honored
readily available at the office or on line. Changes
process of trial and error, to discover that can be loved
can no longer just be phoned into the office,
“warts and all.” It is where they learn to put the needs
scribbled on a scrap of paper or sent in by eMail.
of others ahead of their own desires. It is where they
first have the opportunity to serve others, and where
This form is really quite simple and self-
they learn the opportunity of service beyond the group.”
explanatory, but does need to be filled out
completely, including a contact name and phone
Read about the journeys of the spirit A.A.'s have
number, other wise it will not be processed.
taken on their way from alcoholism to recovery: Their
A recent example also proved the need of
return to the abandoned faith of their youth. Their
proof reading before submitting. This form was
discovery of an entirely new Higher power. Their
turned into the office on 8/10/06, listed all the
integration of personal philosophies with the principles of
meeting times across the board ,indicated "No
the Steps and Traditions. And the practical ways they put
their spiritual values into operation in their daily lives. On
changes" (they just wanted to up-date the "Last
the spiritual journey, we follow many paths.
Updated" notation on their listing). Only problem,
(from the Grapevine web site)
there was no Town, Group Name or even Mtg
2007 Calendars and Pocket Planners also available
Okay, so I'll go the extra mile and call the
GENERAL SERVICE NEWS
person who submitted the form and check. Go
On Saturday, September 16th, 2006 at the
down to the "Telephone #" and find "897" for the
Southeastern NY (SENY) Elections Assembly the
phone number, unfortunately my phone company
following AA members were elected to serve
does require more than just three digits to
SENY and Alcoholics Anonymous for 2007/2008:
complete a phone call. So to some group out there
Delegate - John W, Alt Delegate - Richard S, Area
that is expecting their meeting list entry to be up
Chair - Roberto L, Treasurer - Susan F, and
dated, please re-submit the information.
Secretary - Linda M. Congratulations from Nassau
Trying to keep track of over 275
groups/meetings with over 788 individual meetings
Also a friendly reminder to groups who have a
is quite a challenging task. Please do your best to
GSR, Nassau General Service Group will be
make sure these entries are current and accurate.
holding it’s elections of new officers on Monday,
In Love and Service,
October 23rd, 2006. I’ve invited Marie MS,
Intergroup Chair and Cynthia S, 1st Vice Chair to
help with our elections. Thank you ladies!
Back from Texas and back to business. Catching up
at work and home has me a little busy, and maybe a
little stressed. So what does my sponsor say, “meetings
and service will cure that kid”.
Our first Share-a-Day Committee meeting went
pretty well. We could still use more help. Please join us
at our next Share-a-Day Committee meeting. It will be
Ray “Papa” H (August 21, 2006)
Wednesday, October 11th,2006 at 8:00 pm at the Nassau
Cedarhurst/Hewlett Group 26 years
Intergroup office. Together we can. See you there.
Your AA Brother,
Brian M (April 8, 2006)
Monday Night Men Group N.Y.C.
2007 Share-a-Day Chair