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Alcoholics Anonymous
Downeast Intergroup -- Area 28

COVID-19 -- Meetings Suspended

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, distributing AA literature and providing a Hot Line (top right hand corner of this page) for those who need to talk with a helpful member of the aa community.

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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Pumpkin Carving Party

Greetings District 3 Members!

Pumpkin Party Image Are you ready for Fall festivities? This Sunday, October 25th, District 3 is a hosting a pumpkin carving party! Join us outdoors in the corner pocket of the B.A.R.N. parking lot, 1-3PM. Please bring your own sculpting and decorating supplies, and we will provide the pumpkins. It may be a bit crisp outside, so dress accordingly, and please wear a mask, so we can do our part to keep everyone safe.

The B.A.R.N. will be open on Sundays starting this weekend, and bathrooms are available. This is a family friendly event, and we will have a limited amount of miniature gourds for our younger participants to decorate. Hope to see you there!

Where:142 Center Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Anaul AA Convention in London, UK

Invitation from the London Convention Committee
Please find attached our flyer for next year’s convention at the Tower Hotel London, UK. This website link will take you to the hotel and event registration, plus the itinerary.

The hotel booking is open and we encourage early booking because the hotel is likely to fill up with non-AA guests nearer to the event.

We can confirm that the hotel only charges your card on check-out and that you can cancel (for any reason) up to a week prior to the event. We can also confirm that if guidelines due to COVID mean that the event is cancelled or restricted, or that you cannot fly at that time, then your registration fee may be refunded too, and no hotel payments will be taken.

Nobody really knows yet what the world will look like next spring, but we are ever hopeful that the convention will provide a great opportunity to all meet up once again, and for the first time at this stunning location, right next to Tower Bridge, on the river Thames. This is the very first year we are holding this particular International event and work on it was well underway in March when the current crisis suddenly hit us all! The convention is supported jointly by both London Alcoholics Anonymous Regions (UK) and we are very much looking forward to a fantastic celebration of sobriety and freedom next spring.

Please pass on to your service officers, sponsees and networks. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Yours in fellowship,
Richard F (London convention committee)

August Note from the Meeting List Chair

September report from the Meeting List Chair

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.

Help Wanted

DEIG needs a volunteer for the PI/CPC positions.

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

GSR Group Packets

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

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 68 towns in Maine.

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, Castine, Cherryfield, Chester, Columbia, Corinna, Corinth, Dedham, Deer Isle, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, East Millinocket, Eastport, Eddington, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Greenville, Guilford, Hampden, Hancock, Indian Island, Levant, Lincoln, Lincolnville, Lubec, Machias, Mariaville, 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, Southwest Harbor, St Stephens NB, St. Stephen, Stockton Springs, Stonington, Sullivan, Swans Island, Veazie, 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.