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Alcoholics Anonymous
Downeast Intergroup -- Area 28

Who we are

The Downeast InterGroup Committee is a group of Alcoholics Anonymous members coming together in the spirit of fellowship to help carry the AA message by publishing a newsletter, sponsoring AA oriented social events, and distributing AA literature.

Our Purpose

We support communication and participation between AA members, groups and districts. Downeast InterGroup serves Area 28's District 3, 8, 10, 11, 16, 18, 21 and 25. These districts cover most of Maine's Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington and Waldo Counties.


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Area 28 Information

Adopt a Rack

Downeast Intergroup is looking for AA groups to adopt– a – rack. DEIG will provide the plastic rack, AA pamphlets, and meeting lists. Local groups choose a good location in the community and make sure their rack stays stocked with AA information!

Please send events to the webmaster@downeastintergroup.org.

$8.06 Challenge

The challenge is that every Alcoholics Anonymous member would donate $8.06 on August 6th.

You can mail your donation to;

General Service Office
Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163


Send your $8.06 to NY via an online contribution at www.aa.org under the 'make a contribution' link. The fiscal difference is that approximately 6 paid employees have to handle your mailed in contribution for it to be able to be utilized by Alcoholics Anonymous, making it actually much less than $8.06. If you make your contribution online, not one person has to handle it, making your actual donation $8.06.

Lets step up and represent Maine! Please carry this message to Members, Home groups and Districts. Lets do our part to get AA truly Self Supporting. I have attached a printable flyer that can be easily carried and distributed.

I know my personal recovery is worth much more that eight dollars and six cents, so on August 6 I will make my online contribution to Alcoholics Anonymous as a thank you & to support the continued action of one Alcoholic helping another.

Thank you.
In Love and Service
Robin G
Area 28 Delegate

Help Wanted

DEIG needs a volunteer for the PI/CPC positions.

(Public Information/Cooperation (with the) Professional Community)

GRS Group Packets

What: After a Frenchmans Bay Group meeting, Bruce, our District 8 chair, presented the GRS packet that is available for those who want help in achieving sobriety.
Here is a link to the summary of his presentation.

Please help

Bill L some big shoes to fill since he is taking over Mellie's meeting list roll. Please lelp him out by sending the meeting list changes to meetinglist@downeastintergrooup.org. meetinglist@downeastintergrooup.org Please check the meeting list on this site to see if your meeting information is accurate. There are about 200 meetings in the DEIG area and we need your help. The meeting list on this site is more up todate than the printed list. The printed meeting list is taken directly from the website lists. Since the last printing there may have been some changes.

Please send meeting updates to: meetinglist@downeastintergroup.org

The AA Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission

AA Meetings in Maine -- Downeast Maine

The Downeast Intergroup (DEIG) respresents aa meetings in 71 towns in Maine as of last count in April 2017.

AA meetings in Downeast Maine can be found in the following towns:
Abbott Village, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Beals Island, Belfast, Blue Hill, Brewer, Brooklin, Brooks, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Castine, Chester, Columbia, Corinna, Corinth, Dedham, Deer Isle, Dennysville, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, East Millinocket, Eastport, Eddington, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Greenville, Guilford, Hampden, Hancock, Indian Island, Levant, Lincoln, Lincolnville, Lubec, Machias, Mariaville, McAdams, NB, Milbridge, Millinocket, Milo, Newport, Northeast Harbor, Old Town, Orland, Orland Village, Orono, Orrington, Parkman, Patten, Pembroke, Penobscot, Pleasant Point, Princeton, Salisbury Cove, Sangerville, Searsport, Sedgwick, Somesville, South Gouldsboro, Southwest Harbor, St Stephens NB, Stockton Springs, Stonington, Sullivan, Swans Island, Veazie, Whiting, Winter Harbor, Winterport

Please check theAA Meeting list page for time, location and directions. If you know of an AA meeting that is not listed or needs correction please let the Meeting List Chair ( meetinglist@downeastintergroup.org ) know. It is because of you letting the Chair know that the meeting list is up to date. Your help is needed and appreciated in advance to keep this list current.