Unity Breakfast tickets – we ask members to return
money or unsold tickets to our UB Chair at our NGSG
Dr. Bob's Farewell Talk
meeting on Monday, October 15 at 7:30pm. If you are,
My Good Friends in AA and of AA...
unable to stop by, please contact him at
I get a big thrill out of looking over a vast sea of
to make alternative
faces like this with a feeling that possibly some small
arrangements. Or send us a check or money order at:
thing I did a number of years ago played an infinitely
NGSG, PO Box 5, Old Westbury, NY 11568. There are
small part in making this meeting possible. I also get
groups and individuals on our waiting list for tickets.
quite a thrill when I think that we all had the same
Please DO NOT leave money or unsold tickets with
problem. We all did the same things. We all get the
phone volunteers or mail them to the Intergroup office, as
same results in proportion to our zeal and enthusiasm
they have been asked not to accept any Unity Breakfast
and stick-to-it-iveness. If you will pardon an injection of
a personal note at this time, let me say that I have been
The 57th Annual General Service Conference
in bed five of the last seven months, and my strength
Reports are in and will be distributed to GSRs/DCMs at
hasn't returned as I would like, so my remarks of
the upcoming NGSG meeting. Any questions regarding
necessity will be brief.
General Service and how you or your group can get more
involved, please let me know. Groups with an active GSR
There are two or three things that flashed into my
are connected to the Fellowship. These groups also have
mind on which it would be fitting to lay a little emphasis.
the right to participate in all issues that may affect AA as a
One is the simplicity of our program. Let's not louse it
whole at our Annual General Service Conference.
up with Freudian complexes and things that are
Unfortunately, groups without a GSR are considered
interesting to the scientific mind, but have very little to
isolated groups. Finally, NGSG officers are available to
do with our actual AA work. Our Twelve Steps, when
facilitate group inventories.
simmered down to the last, resolve themselves into the
Together We Can,
words “love” and “service.” We understand what love
is, and we understand what service is. So let's bear
those two things in mind.
Let us also remember to guard that erring member
Suffolk County Share-A-Thon
the tongue, and if we must use it, let's use it with
The Suffolk Intergroup Association of Alcoholics
kindness and consideration and tolerance.
Anonymous will hold its annual Share-A-Thon on Sunday,
And one more thing: None of us would be here
October 28, 2007, from 9am to 4pm.
today if somebody hadn't taken time to explain things
The Share-A-Thon will be held at St Joseph’s College
to us, to give us a little pat on the back, to take us to a
in Patchogue and is open to the public. There is no
meeting or two, to do numerous little kind and
charge to attend this all-day event, which will feature
thoughtful acts in our behalf. So let us never get such a
workshops by members of AA and Al-Anon. The college’s
degree of smug complacency that we're not willing to
main entrance is on the Sunrise Highway service road,
extend, or attempt to extend, to our less fortunate
just east of Waverly Ave exit.
brothers that help which has been so beneficial to us.
For information, contact the Suffolk Intergroup
Thank you very much.
Association at 631 654-1150 or share@suffolkny-
Reprinted from Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, pp. 337-338 with
permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
General Service News
Help a Homebound Alcoholic
The “Communication and Participation – the Key
Elderly Female Alcoholic in New Hyde Park
to Unity and Self-Support” workshop held at the
needs rides to meetings.
Intergroup office last month went well. Besides a few
Homebound Alcoholic: Any Female AA interested
curious local folks, we had members from Brooklyn,
in bringing a meeting to a homebound female alcoholic
Putnam, and Westchester drop by. Hopefully, some of
those curious folks were inspired to get involved with
service beyond their home group and maybe we will see
Handicapped Alcoholic: A woman in a nursing
a new General Service Rep or Intergroup Rep. Thank you
home in Freeport, would appreciate calls, visits, or
to the panel of speakers, and special thanks to the chair
being taken to meetings.
and his team, who put the event together.
Contact Special Needs Chairperson:
Also last month the Nassau Intergroup PI Chair, and I,
with the help of a few others, completed the joint library
project. The Nassau Library Service received 130 books
Cedarhurst-Hewlett Group of AA:
(65 “Big Books” and 65 Twelve Steps and Twelve
Traditions books). This important public information
Speaker at 8pm
project was made possible through the generous funding
Food-Music-50/50 | Come & Celebrate | Bring a Newcomer!
of NGSG and NI. We salute you!
Friday, October 26, 2007
St. Joseph's Church Cafeteria, Hewlett 11557