From the Chair:
WE LIST ONLY AA MEETINGS
I hope you are all having a sober and peaceful start to the
New Year. As we settle into the winter months, remember
Baldwin Harbor: Sober Living Group The last
that one of the best ways to enhance your sobriety and keep
Monday is a Traditions meeting. (Used to be
your enthusiasm alive is by getting involved in service…
described as the 4th Monday.) This meeting is
giving back what was so freely given to you.
also Handicapped Accessible. Calvary Protestant
It’s as simple as taking a commitment in your Home
Church, 2801 Park Ave. 11510.
Group; joining a service committee at the Intergroup office;
Garden City: Dartmouth Street Group Meetings
volunteering to answer the phones; signing up to take the
are now held Monday at 7:30pm (Beginner's) and
Night Book; sharing your experience, strength and hope at a
Thursday at 7:30pm (two meetings: a Closed
meeting; and most importantly helping a newcomer.
Discussion meeting and a Step meeting). St.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved, all you have
Anne's Church, 35 Dartmouth St. 11530.
to have is the willingness. Pick up the phone and give me a
call at (516) 292-3045, and I’ll share with you opportunities
that are available at Intergroup.
Remember two important jewels: (1) The first step
begins with “We” to remind us that we can’t do this alone;
Farmingdale: Sunday at the Park holds a Closed
and (2) You can’t keep what you have unless you give it
meeting on Sundays at 9:30am. Allen Town
Community Park, 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale
Happy Anniversary to all February celebrants!
Blessed to Serve,
Freeport: Jaywalkers Group will meet at 7:30pm
on Mondays and offer Open and Big Book
meetings. First Presbyterian Church of Freeport,
From the Treasurer
178 S. Ocean Ave.
From the Treasurer- Prudent Reserve
Nassau Intergroup maintains a reserve fund. This
prudent reserve serves as a buffer to assure we can maintain
Anyone with 6 months sobriety, who is
services in the face of either the unexpected or a large
interested in answering the phones,
planned demand on our resources. Examples of the
CONTACT: the Office Coordinator
unexpected include ordinary things like fewer contributions
coming in than budgeted, but also extraordinary things like a
catastrophic loss not fully covered by insurance (the
intergroups in New Orleans understand this well). An
example of a large planned demand on our resources was the
Make your New Year's Resolution to take the
expenses related to the renovation of the office last year.
Hotline once a year. An experience I had recently
The maintenance of the reserve fund is set out in
is I spoke to an alcoholic on the hotline and told
Intergroup’s by-laws in Article VIII, specifically that we
him where a meeting was; he showed up and was
“will seek to accrue and maintain a prudent reserve not to
very grateful. Sometimes we forget how much
exceed one years combined expenses of Nassau Intergroup
impact we have on others that don't have the
and its various committees . . . .” You will note the by-laws
tell us only the upper limit on the reserve.
I wish to thank the following groups for taking
I hope this information will be helpful as we continue to
the Nightbook in January:
discuss the management of our reserve resources.
3 Glen Cove Women's Discussion
In other matters, please remember to place your group’s
NIG number—found to the right of your group’s name in the
3 Manhasset Group
meeting list—on all contributions and inquiries. Also,
3 New Life, West Hempstead
remember the upcoming Finance/Treasurers’ Workshop
3 Gift of Serentiy, Franklin Square
February 17th here at the office.
Love & service,
I am happy to try to answer any questions you may have,
and to assist your group in any way. Just ask.