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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.

Help Wanted

DEIG needs a volunteer for the Treasurer and PI/CPC positions.

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


(more at Newsletters)
(even more at The Barn)
Area 28 Information

Please send events to the webmaster@downeastintergroup.org.

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.

GSR Pre-Conference Forum At the Sullivan Harbor Humility Group Meeting

When: Friday March 22 at 7pm immediately following the Sullivan Harbor Humility Group meeting. Where:  Sullivan Harbor Humility Group, Hancock
What: Mellie will be providing Lasagng and Maple cookies. Sheila will provide a salid for supper. Mellie will share with us the changes that the GSR is looking at to help bring the AA messages to our current social environment. Somethings to consider: when AA first started devices did not exist. A persons attention span is now much short than it was back in the early days of AA.
Here is the document that Mellie sent to me.

Area 28 Spring Assembly

When: From April 5th 5pm to 7th, 2019
Where:  Bucksport High School Gymasium (102 Broadway St, Bucksport, ME)
What: Area 28 Spring Assembly Brouchure

From the February Newsletter:

District 10 Annual Old Timer's Meeting on Saturday April 10, 2019.

District 16Lincolnville, 9 am Wednesday mornings.

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.