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Monthly District 42 Highlights


This month's District 42 Spotlight:

Upcoming Workshops

                                        Join us at any (or all!) of our                          upcoming workshops!

  • February, 24, 10am-Noon: Service Opportunities
  • March, 25, 10am-Noon: Sponsorship
  • April, 22, 10am-Noon: Traditions
  • May, 27, 10am-Noon: Come Take Our Inventory

Refreshments are served at all workshops, some come stop by! Workshops are located at Christ Church of Oakbrook (31st St & York Rd, Oakbrook, IL) in the basement. Workshops are "closed" events, intended only for persons with a desire to stop drinking.  

Good Sam Needs Volunteers!

A Call for AA Volunteers for Bed Side 12-Step Calls We are a team of AA men & women, who share their experience, strength & hope with the Detox Unit & Psych Ward in-patients at GSH so that they might recover from alcoholism.  Each team member commits to visit the Detox Unit and the Psych Ward (optional) on the day(s) assigned in each month’s schedule.  One female and one male team member are scheduled to visit at least 1 day of each month; you can specify which day(s) of the month you’d prefer. If you’d like to join our Team, here are GSH Requirements:
  • Minimum 2 Years Continuous Sobriety
  • Register:   https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=101525846(Put "Kathy P" down as your reference and "12 step" as area/subject.
  • GSH Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to pick up “Onboarding” packet
  • Contact Employee Health for mandatory vaccination (flu shot exemptions for medical/religious are available)
  • Complete online orientation: http://stream.advocatehealth.com/flashfiles/12lgh0109/index.html
  • Complete online background check
  • Provide copy of vehicle registration & driver’s license and get photo taken for ID badge to be worn when volunteering.
  • Contact AA scheduler upon GSH approval.
  • Initial shadow visit with a AA team member
  To Join or for more information, please contact: Kathy P             630 999-3900 AA / Hospital Psych Ward Interface Tony V.             630 267-3999  Monthly Scheduler

We’re building an Army and we want You!

Service Opportunity Workshop We’re building an Army and we want You! Presented by District 42 Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 10 am. to Noon Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st  Street & York Road,  Oak Brook,  IL. District 42 provides much needed services to the Groups; to the public; and to the professional communities.  District 42 has immediate openings for more Trusted Servants to help carry AA’s message of recovery and hope.  The 5th Tradition says: “Each group has but one primary purpose-- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers”. Are you ready?
  • Want to learn new ways to share your Gift of sobriety?
  • Interested in meeting new, fun, sober friends?
  • It can be as easy as 5 minutes every 3 months, or as involved as you want it to be, come and find out how District service works.
  • Many service positions have NO length of sobriety requirement—from 1 day, to 30 years,  we have jobs that need you.
  • Want to understand AA’s alphabet soup: PI, CPC, TFC, CFC, TSAC?
  • Bring your Sponsors and Sponsees.
  • Gratitude is an action, not a speech, please come and share yours.
  • Refreshments will be served.
As with all of the AA Program, please remember: The Life You Save May Be Your Own


This month's District 42 Spotlight:

"Greetings. My name is John, and I am an alcoholic. I am also the new District Committee Member (DCM) for District 42. As DCM, I am responsible for facilitating communication between the various AA groups in our District and the next higher level in the AA hierarchy, the Northern Illinois Area (Area 20). I look forward to serving you in this capacity for the next 2 years. District 42 meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the United Methodist Church at 55th Street and Garfield Avenue in Hinsdale. The meetings begin at 7:00 PM and are not just for General Service Representatives (GSRs). Everyone in the fellowship is invited attend these meetings to see what is happening in our District. You can also keep apprised of ongoing activities and service opportunities by visiting our website at www.aa-nia-dist42.org. District 42 hosts monthly workshops on the fourth Saturday of the month beginning at 10:00 AM at Christ Church of Oak Brook at 31st Street and York Road. The first two workshops will focus on the role of the GSR and service opportunities. Service in the fellowship should be a vital component of each recovering alcoholic's program. Remember that people were there when you first walked in the door. I intend to visit each meeting in our District over the next 2 years. This will insure the accuracy of information in our directory as well as give you the opportunity to pass along any personal concerns you may have. I wish everyone a safe, joyous, and sober new year."


This month's District 42 Spotlight:

A Message from the District Archivist

My name is George C. I am an alcoholic. I am also the District Archivist. As Archivist, I am responsible to maintain the historical records of our District. Before I can maintain them, I have to collect them. We have been gathering and organizing a partial collection over the past year, but we are by no means done. Anyone interested in helping in this area is more than welcome.
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A message from Chris T., District 42 Grapevine Chair:

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.

NIA District 42, 900 Ogden Ave #195, Downers Grove, IL 60515 | (630) 887-8671

On this website you can find all of the AA meetings in Dupage County, IL. You can also find the Free Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (free AA Big Book), the AA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions (12 and 12), the AA Preamble, AA How It Works, AA Promises, and AA District 42 Help Line (District 42 Answering Service).