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June Board Meeting

Today is the Intergroup Meeting at 6:30p both online and in person at the Intergroup Office.

Topics: Prudent Reserve Evaluation, Survey Results and State of the Intergroup

We need a secretary if you are looking for service work.

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Office Opening

To Our Members:

Intergroup will re-open on Monday May 4.

  • We will REQUIRE a mask to enter (that protects us) and we will wear masks to protect you. We cannot find hand sanitizer so if you have any, we’d love to have some.
  • We will wipe down after every visitor.
  • We will also allow only one visitor at a time.
  • We will not have coffee or refreshments for the public.
  • Our bathrooms will not be open to the public.
  • Do not enter if you are sick, if anyone is your house hold is sick or if you have a temperature.

We will continue (and prefer) the curbside service if you are more comfortable with that process. Just call 865-522-9667 to place your order, and we set your order outside. You can pay online at this link.

We are making decisions a day at a time, so stand by. I hope we can have an Open House very soon.

Be safe.

Office Manager

Service Needs and notes

Intergroup Service Needs

Updating the meeting lists, website and app.  Needs to be proficient in Word Press and MS Publisher and highly organized. Meeting Guide App keeps updating functions so updated meetings need to be frequently revisited to have updated information.

Someone to provide content for the website.  Mainly making posts and writing articles.

Online Store Set Up- Needs to be proficient in Square and work with USPS.

Helping set up users to get online to stay in touch with AA.  Setting up email, Meeting Guide, Zoom, Newsletter to help other who are not technologically savvy.

Outreach to meetings; does not have to cover all of East Tennessee.  Contact Ken L to start outreach work in your area.

Meeting list/app coordinator to update meeting info

Someone to help with YouTube videos

Re-label and reorganize pamphlets

Hopefully, within the next quarter, we will be adding a chat bubble to our website to respond to newcomers. We are looking for people willing to help with that. Like the hotline but digital. We will not be able to provide this without service workers.

Notes to our members:

We depend on you for meeting updates. Please check your meeting info on the MEETING GUIDE app and our website at and let us know of any errors.  Each meeting update gets changed in 5 places so human errors are easy to make.

Intergroup has a private FaceBook group.  You cannot see who is in the group or what they are saying but you can search for it under “East Tennessee Intergroup” and we do verify that you are an AA member to join.

The Intergroup Office in San Jose, CA has some awesome resources regarding a digital Seventh Tradition.

Older Alcoholic Story Request

The 2019 General Service Conference recommended that “the pamphlet ‘A.A. for the Older Alcoholic – Never Too Late’ be updated with a revised introduction; current and inclusive stories; reference to online A.A.; and an updated ‘How Do I Find A.A.?’ section.”

The trustees’ Cooperation with the Professional Community/Treatment and Accessibilities Committee is seeking stories from a broad cross section of older A.A. members to make the pamphlet more representative of the Fellowship.

Typed manuscripts should be 500-800 words, double spaced, in 12-point font. Handwritten manuscripts should be approximately 5 to 6 pages. Please include your complete name, address and email/phone information; The anonymity of all authors will be observed, whether or not their story is selected for publication. Please email your sharing to: and put “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic” in the subject line of the message. Or, you may mail it to Access Assignment, General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2019.