DISTRICT 14 - BOOZE NEWS


December 2006
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District 14 met on 10 December in Waterloo IL with the Waterloo Group hosting. There were 20 GSR’s and guests in attendance. The January & February 2007 meetings will be hosted by the Cahokia Serenity Group at either their site in Cahokia or at the 623 Club. At this time, it is unclear where. The time for all GSR Meetings remains the same at 1 pm. See you there…..



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IN MEMORIAM

LIAM TULLY

Leaving us with over 3 years of sobriety


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NOTES FROM THE MEETING:




The following groups need support: New Athens and Fairview Heights.

The Columbia Group has ceased meeting as of this writing.



Treatment Facilities (Jason K.): Jason volunteered for the position after Udell G. resigned from the position for personal reasons.

Grapevine (Gene E. – 228-9108): Gift subscriptions can be given with the special offers I have, but you have to give one subscription at full price, then given a second at half price. Great for the Alkathon. During the Alkathon, 3 subscriptions can be given out at the book raffles; a great way to start the New Year off!!!

Web Site (Rich M. – 398-2334): Gene talked to Rich at length. The ice storm messed up the electric supply to the server; especially the on again, off again sequences that many people experienced. Web Site is up and running as of the evening of 13 Dec 2006 as Gene checked.

Answering Svc (Ethereal T. – 233-7104):

Corrections (Doug T. – 337-8451):

PI/Literature (Tom D. – 282-1973): All the literature that he had ordered was received and distributed. He has put in three more orders. Sherry said the literature could be distributed to the Women’s Violence Shelter. Sue S. said that Call for Help could use a rack. This will be done. Among the places with racks to be stocked and/or places that District 14 hopes to place racks are:

VA Clinic
St Elizabeth’s Hospital
TASC
Cahokia Library
Swansea Police Station
Touchette Hospital
Gateway Facility
St Clair County Jail



UPCOMING EVENTS:


The District 14 Alkathon will be held 24 Dec 2006 through 1 Jan 2007. It will be held in the Cathedral Grade School Cafeteria as in recent past year. Nights have been selected and/or tentatively selected already:
Sun - 24 Dec 2006 --- Dist 14 Volunteers
Mon – 25 Dec 2006 --- Dist 14 Volunteers
Tues 26 Dec 2006 --- (tentatively) Ala-Non
Wed 27 Dec 2006 --- 623 Group & St Henry’s Book Club Group
Thurs 28 Dec 2006 --- (not sure) maybe Sparta & God’s Corner
Fri 29 Dec 2006 --- Cahokia & Waterloo Groups
Sat 30 Dec 2006 --- Wades Square & Kings House Groups
Sun 31 Dec 2006 --- OFTG
Mon 1 Jan 2007 --- ESL Groups


The New Years Eve Dance cost is going to be $4 for adults, $1.50 for children 12 and above and free for children 12 and under.
A general Alkathon schedule was agreed upon; breakfast @ 8 am followed by a meeting; lunch @ noon followed by a meeting, dinner @ 6 pm followed by a meeting at 8 pm.



The Journey Continues…”A Big Book Study” will be held 26-28 Jan 2007 at the Route 66 Hotel in Springfield Illinois. For registration at the hotel, call 217-529-6626. The cost is $66 per night. For more info, call Randy & Dee L. at 217-522-3551 or Liz B. at 217-415-9613.

The Delegate/Past Delegate Conference will be held 9-11 Feb 2007 in Sandusky Ohio. More later…

The SRN IL 21 Area Spring Conference will be held 2-4 Mar 2007 at the Rend Lake Resort in Whittington IL. For reservations ($75 to $80 per night), call 800-633-3341. For more info, call Gene A. at 618-942-6039 or Yvonne F. at 618-967-8174.

The SRN IL 21 Area Assembly will be held 11 Mar 2007 in Decatur IL at the AIW Hall on 2882 North Dineen. For more info, call Mike P. at 217-520-6270. More later….

The NRN IL Area Spring Conference will be held 30 Mar – 1 Apr 2007 in Moline IL. Maybe more later…..

The East Central Regional Conference will be held 18-20 May 2007 in Middleton Wisconsin. Some later…..

The IL State Conference will be held 3-5 Aug 2007 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire IL. For reservations ($99 per night), call 847-634-0100. For more info, call Steve K. at 847-746-3479 or Ray L. at 847-336-1393.

The 2007 East Central Regional Conference will be held 12-14 Oct 2007 in Manitowoc Wisconsin. More seriously later….

The East Central Regional Forum wwill be held 9-11 Nov 2007 in Arlington Heights IL. More a whole lot later…..

The 2008 Southern Illinois Area Spring Conference will be held during the month of March 2008 in District 7. This is beyond seriously later…

The SRN IL 21 Area Assembly will be held in September 2008 and will be hosted by Dist 14. Some of the sites being considered for this event area: Shrine, Ramada Inn, Four Fountains and Fischers. Needless to say, more really, really later……







BIRTHDAYS:
(Birthdays will only be entered if they occur before or on the date of the GSR Meeting; otherwise, they will be entered in the next Booze News)



623 Group: Jeff M. – 6 yrs, Michelle – 4 yrs.

623 Men’s Group: J

Cahokia Serenity Group:

Collinsville Honesty Group:

Collinsville Lounge Group: Dave M. – 5 yrs.

Collinsville New Life Group:

Dr. Bobs Group: Mary Kay R. – 15 yrs, Mary Francis D. – 9 yrs.

East St Louis 12x12 Group: Charles B. – 14 yrs, Derrick S. – 4 yrs.

Fairview Heights Group:

God’s Corner: Don B. – 31 yrs.

Here and Now Across the River Group:

Okawville Group:

Kings House Group:

New Athens Group:

Mascoutah Group: Wayne L. – 13 yrs, Gary R. – 4 yrs, Pat – 6 mos, Larry – 3 mos

O’Fallon Trailer Group: Nancy B. – 21 yrs, Leisa B. – 20 yrs, Bob K. – 18 yrs, Chuck G. – 17 yrs, Jason B., Mark W. – 13 yrs, Cindy W., Sally C., Cheryl B. – 11 yrs, Bill R. – 10 yrs, , Phyllis W., Dennis M, RZ R. – 9 yrs, Isaih N., Joe K., Greg H. – 8 yrs, George H. – 6 yrs, Nyki L. – 5 yrs, Barbara D. – 4 yrs, Candy M., Mike M. – 3 yrs, Rick – 2 yrs.

Page 516 Group:

Recovery-In-Brooklyn:

Red Bud Group: Diana N. – 17 yrs.

Shiloh Coffee Pot Group: Tom S. – 15 yrs.

Sparta 212 Group: Roscoe H., Rich H. – 22 yrs, Bill M. – 18 yrs, Leisa A. – 9 yrs, Larry L. – 7 yrs, Regetta D. – 5 yrs, MJ S. – 4 yrs.

St Henry’s Book Club Group: Eddie C. – 3 yrs.

The Solution Group:

Wades Square Group:

Waterloo Group: Bob B. – 31 yrs, Irene S. – 12 yrs, Lester J. – 8 yrs, Chuck D. – 3 yrs.



Rule 62 Corner:

Rule 62, Part 387: I haven’t lost my insanity yet. Courtesy of Sherman P. Belleville IL



Editor: Gene E. (228-9108)